Take 10 minutes of your day to stop, breath and watch this awesome animated presentation. It's combining excellent input with the latest studies on the evolution of civilizations, empathy and mirror neurons, and at the same time you can see, thanks to the talented cartoonist, the visual and simple representation of these complex ideas.
Brilliant! I've shared it with my eldest daughter, who is at home for the week end, and I was moved to see her moved, too (even if she added, at the end, it's all very nice "mais c'est utopique, Maman!").
It's not utopian, my dear girl, it's human, it's empathic, it's also suffering.
It also resonates with my own way of thinking, mixing intellectual concepts and comics. At last, I've found someone who thinks in the same crazy way as me!
- I already had this feeling a few years ago with The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard.
- Recently with the masterly lesson: Busting the Mehrabian Myth, by Martin Shovel and Martha Leyton, with great simplicity and fun.
- I also appreciated the cartoon corporate character with Johnny Bunko Carreer advices...by Dan Pink.
- Of course, there's also the Powerful Girl Effect Video
- Marketing to women tips, short entertaining animated video in She-conomy Blog
- I loved the touching simplicity of For Our Daughters, about the Glass Ceiling by CatalystInc
- It all boils down to SIMPLICITY. Find the flower of simplicity inside of you :-) Here's an illustration of the Flower of Simplicity and how it all started for Yoshi Arima,
Have you noticed how essential messages cannot be expressed anymore by long speeches or power points, but need to adapt to the web format and to the new demands from Millennials, raised with video games? (I've written about The Future of Presentations, inspired by Jeanne Meister's work on the 2020 Workplace, and as I've just received her book, I will continue this other series, adapting it to women in the future workplace).
In Picture Yourself Doing a Presentation in 10 Years, we had a quick look at our crystal ball.
We found out that presentations were going to look:
Great ideas need creative and innovative ways to express them, so that they are captured by the largest and youngest audience, who shape our future.I'm dreaming of leading empowerment trainings for young women from all cultures, using cartoons and animated videos. Designing great examples and role models for Gen Y girls and women, using comics strips!
I'm already integrating on a daily basis such tools in my coaching and training practice, via little "plastoy figurines". I guess the next step will be to play big and animate these figurines!
Meanwhile, enjoy watching the agile mind of a brilliant thinker, Jeremy Rifkin, unfolding magically in front of our mesmerized and childlike eyes...
Here is a summary in images (for those of you who don't care to click on the YouTube video and wait for it to upload...yes, I know, sometimes it's slow and we're impatient!)
If you're rather "left-brain wired", read Jeremy Rifkin's long article in The Huffington Post (no images, just 100% words guaranteed!)
Or read Jeremy Rifkin's new book 'The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis' (Tarcher/Penguin; January 2010)All Humans are Soft-Wired with Mirror Neurons
We're NOT Soft-Wired for Aggression
Life is Fragile and Vulnerable
...and it's Tough to be Alive!
Empathy is not Utopia
We Are Homo Empathicus!
How Does Consciousness Change in History? The Fiction of The Nation
Oh, and I love this one!" Empathy is The Invisible hand"
Call me a dreamer,but I can feel that invisible hand wrapped around our planet, healing it by creativity, compassion and empathy!"The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth. But our rush to universal empathic connectivity is running up against a rapidly accelerating entropic juggernaut in the form of climate change. Can we reach biosphere consciousness and global empathy in time to avert planetary collapse?" Jeremy Rifkin
Will women and girls make this hand VISIBLE ?
Will women and girls start by reaching for one another's hand?
Imagine a sisterhood of women and girls holding hands around the world, bringing along men and boys, oh, what a wonderful world!