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August 22, 2016

The Demo Day at Otaniemi's Urban Mill is coming up soon- Saturday the 27th. I'll be joining loads of co-workers and co-creators with great ideas: 3D printers, magnificent headphones, Finnish wine, huge tablets, you name it.

You can see the full list here: http://tag.urb...

March 18, 2016

Any time we communicate, our deep-down goal is to impress someone. We want them to follow us into battle or buy our product or agree with our choice for lunch. If we don't impress them in some way, they are less likely to go along.

 

Three ways to IMPress our audience

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January 21, 2016

Okay, it’s not exactly being held in Helsinki. And it’s not exactly being shown live in Helsinki. But, for the first time, part of the TED Conference is being shown in cinemas around the world- in Helsinki at the Kinopalatsi on 17 February.

 

I’ve followed TED for 7 or 8...

September 17, 2014

I've been thinking a lot about my post before the spring- Why, oh, why? I had been at a conference where I was quite disappointed at the quality of the presentations, especially in the way the presenters used visuals.

 

During the conference, my feeling was that these fo...

May 9, 2014

I think I’ll have a quick rant before I start my weekend.

 

This week, I spent a couple of days at a trade fair meeting people, drumming up business and gathering ideas. I also watched a few presentations.

 

Now starts the rant: I don’t understand why people still think th...

February 19, 2014

You know the old parlor game where everybody tells which three people- living, dead, fictional, real life- they would invite to dinner? My answer changes regularly among five or six people. But one guy just earned a permanent seat.

 

I’ve always admired Alan Alda for the...

February 14, 2014

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend a mini-seminar on workplace personalities. The odd thing was that it took place on a Friday evening in the form of a dinner theater performance. Minna Kivelä and Annu Valonen gave us a one-hour presentation on the types of co...

January 23, 2014

Jeff Bezos of Amazon (and now the Washington Post) has banned PowerPoint presentations from Amazon staff meetings in favor of six-page written arguments.

I certainly understand the motivation to get rid of bad presentations; it’s one of the reasons IMP Communications ex...

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