This was my micro-presentation for #TMSydney hills yesterday – Halloween. As there are only 5 slides, I thought I’d blog it rather than slideshare it. In truth, I found it very hard to create something for just 2 minutes. I guess it’s kind of like my philosophy or approach to tech integration and working with people.
Trick or Treat
by VerÃ³nica Bautista
If I can deliver anything of value in 2 minutes then that’s my trick.
If you can get anything of value in 2 minutes then that’s a treat!
I’m going to give you a glimpse of how I work as an IT integrator.
by Anna Fischer
I ask a lot of questions. I like playing the ‘devil’s advocate’ (and for effect, wearing plastic red horns). Who? What? WHY? When? How? Where? and What if? Now there’s a good question as it opens up to lots of possibilities and opportunities.
I first heard of “Cage-shaker” from @whatedsaid. Her Learner Profile post explains this concept better than I can ever do in 20 seconds! That post helped me distill my thoughts into a 2-minute presentation.
- Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images
I am a creative thinker. This photo shows a 1930s nanny in the UK using a patented baby-cage to ‘solve’ the problem of space in the home. As an IT integrator, I think of solutions that may actually seem ‘out there’ and admittedly, may not always be the best solution.
Cage-maker is a metaphor for creative thinking rather than poor solutions – I hope you got that! 🙂
I’m a cage-buster. I open up possibilities and opportunities. But sometimes, the bird inside is too paralysed to fly out. I think for these people, workingn with me is more a trick than a treat.
So this is what I do.
I think: critically, creatively and reflectively.
I act: coach, model, workshop. I provide training. I communicate. I talk. A lot.
All this amounts to a ‘trick or treat’ experience for some people. I know that it can feel like a treat for some but I hope that for the most part, working with me is a treat.
That’s my presentation. Happy Halloween. I hope it was a treat.