Were living in the transparent century where all information ia accessible only a keystroke away. Somewhere in the world someone is working right now on project ment to disrupt your brand and your products. We all fight hard to get our 15 minutes of fame. How can we get people to talk about our brand, our products and services?
What sticks? That is the question?
Well then, let’s talk about what sticks and what [click to continue…]
Ideas are like bubbles. They appear and look beautiful. But only to be gone seconds later. Catch them while you can.
I’m in the middle of building a brand platform for a brand I love. It’s been a long process and I’m only days from delivering the final document. In other words, I’m in the end of a creative process and I have to make the final decisions that will steer this brand in a direction for the coming years if not decades.
When I’m at this stage of a project I’m always pending between knowing exactly what I want and then suddenly not feeling that sure at all about what I want. I call this part the creative chaos. Creative chaos usually occurs in the beginning of [click to continue…]
Tons of people I meet tend to be envious of the entrepreneurial life. There’s this fantasy about leading a life that you, and no one else, control. People who are hired always seem to be looking for the next move. Very few actually seems pleased about working for someone else. Then of course there’s people who love their work and would like to spend the rest of their life working for their boss. Sooner or later that dream is shattered when that boss of theirs of maybe beloved colleagues leaves the company. Then those people also long for the next gig.
I’ve been running my own business in different shapes for the last 11 years now and it’s been the ride of my life. It’s hard work and definitely not about having more time off. It’s rather about working 24/7 BUT I can
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Inspired by Swedish blogger Fredrik Wass who stated that he will blog for a 100 days in a row I felt I had to get my blog going again. So here we go!
Photographed by Paulina while forecasting trends at the Creative Summit together with among others Brian Solis and Alf Rehn.
In 2011 I was honored to be selected as the keynote speaker for events all over Europe. I delivered more than 80 keynotes on entrepreneurship, creative ideas, future branding, communication and business development, some of them shared here on Slideshare. In more than 90% of the occasions I was given the highest ranking of all the speakers by the audience. Hell, I even spoke for 24 hours in a row without any sleep. In other words – I’m confident I have some thoughts to share on how to deliver a great keynote presentation.
Here are 15 keys to deliver a fantastic keynote presentation.
1. Before even getting on stage – make sure you’ve got your logos, pathos and ethos wired.
What you speak about is 50% of your keynote, but the way you look and sound giving that keynote is the other 50%. The worlds first branding expert Aristotles knew how to make people buy what he sold. He divided the means of persuasion, appeals, into three categories; Ethos, Pathos and Logos.
- Ethos: the source’s credibility, the speaker’s/author’s authority
My credibility when I’m speaking is of course a mix of how I look, my credentials and the way I bring my message forward on stage. A common mistake I see over and over again is when speakers enter the stage and then go; “Before I speak, let me tell you about who I am and the company I’m representing.” This is more or less totally unnecessary since you’re there for a reason. If you do your thing right people will understand [click to continue…]
It is hilarious. For as long as I’ve lived map-makers of the world has tried about a trillion different ways to fold a map so that it doesn’t crumple. Then suddenly someone, in this case a young designer named Emanuele Pizzolorusso from Milan, decides to look at the problem from a new perspective. What if that crumpling problem of the map makers was turned into an advantage. And bam, suddenly you’ve got a rockin’ product that is better, more usable, long lasting and on top of all cool looking.
Emanuele Pizzolorusso created soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof maps that are meant to be creased and crumpled
What Emanuele did with maps you should do with your products and services. Maybe your next winning product or service is hidden somewhere in the context of your biggest problem. Flip it around, turn it inside out, break it, shake it and most importantly don’t fall in love with your history – embrace your future!
It is Saturday morning. The summer is slowly coming to an end even though I’m still waking up way to early due to the light. I’ve had the privilege to have quite some time off with my family. Only one project has been running over the summer.
My youngest daughter Linn trying out her new fishing rod in the evening light
What’s up, that’s the question I’m asking myself right now. What’s the next big thing. What comes after Facebook and Twitter, when will YouTube be challenged, what’s the next hype after the iPhone, we’ve lived for quite some time now with Playstation, XBOX and WII. And what ever comes next, how will that change the way we communicate and sell brands and their products.
I’m searching deep inside myself to find something that shows me the way. Some spark of energy that I can nurture to bring it out in the open. Something that will light the fire that will guides me.
Whatever it is I’m sure it will be as easy to adapt to as the iPhone, it will be as social as Facebook, it will be as entertaining as the first Halo was, it will be as real as a piece of wood and it will be as eco-friendly as something we’ve never seen before.
I hope it hits the car industry cause to be honest, nothing has really transformed that business the last 50 years. I do hope it hits the home appliances industry cause things seems to be standing still there too. I’d love for the tourism industry to change. Not to mention the toy industry, please give me something that makes me and my kids have super fun. Oh please give me a new favorite restaurant. Hmm, beverages. Isn’t it time we found something that truly challenged Coca Cola. Just give me something new!
I think I can see the light…somewhere deep inside.
On monday morning I’m slowly getting back to work. I’m really looking forward to that. See you soon!