A while back I was invited to make a 10minute presentation to “Civil Society Day“, held at the EESC.
Kwinten Lambrecht asked me to upload the ppt, and others asked for followup links, hence this post. I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to resurrect this blog yet (see previous post), however, so I won’t go into what I thought of the event, other than to regret the rather plaintive nature of some of the
rants speeches, and to recommend that you check out the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process, presented by fellow panelist Ariane Rodert, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Sort-of new stuff
Blogactiv won’t allow me to upload a .ppt for security reasons, so I slideshared it (view it on slideshare to download the .ppt if you must):
I might come back here to add the video when it’s available, and/or synch its audio track to the above slides, as I haven’t yet had an opportunity to try slidecasting with slideshare.
Update: I did make a slidecast on slideshare, but – once again – Blogactiv won’t allow me to embed it, so check it out if you want. Slideshare’s done a great job – the online slidecast editing tool rocks – but they still lose your presentation’s animations when you upload it, so if you want to do something similar don’t use animations in your presentation: instead, make a different slide for each animation step.
Update 2: Kwinten Lambrecht tweeted the above image. It’s great – the only improvement could be to turn the denizens of the bubble inwards, to face each other. 😉
Update 3: watch the video (unembeddable, typically). The good news is that you get the animations with the narration; the bad news is that you get my face.
Update 4 (May, 2104): Slideshare has removed slidecasts, which is a massive pain in the neck as my slidecast on slideshare has been viewed almost 2000 times, embedded in 10 other places, etc. Massively disappointed in LinkedIn, Slideshare’s owner. May grab the audio and make my own slidecast on screencast.com one of these days, just for the record …
RTFB* part 2
As promised also, some links relevant to my presentation:
- The joy that is Brussels Jungle and BerlayMonster
- Cultivating the EU Online Public Sphere: an alternative EU Communication Strategy?
- The Brussels bubble may be growing, but it’s still a bubble (and as a special treat: all posts on the #bxlsbbl, for the truly bored)
- Vacancies: Specialists required to build bridges
- Being useful beats EU Propaganda **
plus some things I mentioned in comments:
- The problem of scale, usually massively underestimated
- Applying the NYU/Guardian Citizens’ Agenda approach to the next European elections
- 10 things the EU should know about social media
- A longer slidecast on the EU online public sphere (someone asked me about Prezi …)
- and seeing as we heard a lot about it at the event, some posts on trust
* What’s RTFB? See RTFB*! Part I
Author : Mathew Lowry