PowerPoint: Creativity & Games

Overview: Over 500 million people use PowerPoint, including 6 million teachers. This Microosft product garners 95% of the presentation software market. However, a great many users dislike using PowerPoint; hence popular expressions like ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and ‘PowerPoint Hell’. However, this is unfair. The critics confuse generally boring content and poor design with the medium itself. This is like blaming canvas for …

Howard Esbin, PhDPowerPoint: Creativity & Games

Webinar: Building Trust On Virtual Teams

In today’s globally connected businesses, many teams are “distributed by default”. How do we make remote teams work? How do we build trust and raise the quality of our communication? Join us, your hosts, Howard B. Esbin of PlayPrelude and Lisette Sutherland, of Collaboration Superpowers, as we showcase cutting edge research and work in the virtual team management field with …

Howard Esbin, PhDWebinar: Building Trust On Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams & Creativity

“Virtual teams constitute a relatively new knowledge area that has risen from two recent changes: the globalization of industry and markets, and advances in information communication technology tools. Continual technological advancement is set against a backdrop of international mergers, take-overs, and alliances, which invariably leads to more distributed collaboration, both formal and informal. The concept of creativity is often at …

Howard Esbin, PhDVirtual Teams & Creativity

The Cost of Incivility: The Value of Being Nice

“Workers have new tasks on their to-do list: Say hello to colleagues. Don’t forget to smile. Companies may be reluctant to admit their offices are anything less than pleasant, but incivility—think belittling barbs or gruff responses—can lead to lost productivity, creativity and talent. As employees who are forced to do more work with fewer resources become more stressed, the rudeness …

Howard Esbin, PhDThe Cost of Incivility: The Value of Being Nice

Hassan Osman’s Interview with Prelude Creator H.B. Esbin

Hassan Osman founded The Couch Manager to share his significant experience and lessons learned managing complex virtual teams for some of the largest global corporations. He also holds certification in PMP, CSM and ITIL v3. Hassan’s latest book “Influencing Virtual Teams” is a number one best seller in its category on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1vVjWod. The following is a transcript of his interview with …

Howard Esbin, PhDHassan Osman’s Interview with Prelude Creator H.B. Esbin

The Whiteboard’s Visual Power

By Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Corporate Visions The Picture Superiority Effect says concepts are much more likely to be remembered if they are presented as pictures rather than as words. In fact, research has discovered that visuals are recalled six times better than words alone. But what kind of visual support works best? Is there a superior …

Howard Esbin, PhDThe Whiteboard’s Visual Power

Interview: H.B.Esbin, Prelude Creator

Lisette Sutherland is a senior project manager with over 10 years experience with web-based collaboration tools and online community management. Her goal is to get the best people working together to solve problems regardless of location.Lisette recently co-authored “Engagement Management: a step-by-step guide to building a thriving social network“, and has helped over 40 organizations and businesses setup and run …

Howard Esbin, PhDInterview: H.B.Esbin, Prelude Creator

MaRS Future Leaders & iStar

“MaRS is a Toronto based business incubator that works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building the future… MaRS Future Leaders is a unique immersive and experiential program for 13- to 18-year-olds who are interested in both learning about entrepreneurship and gaining hands-on experience. This week long program enables high …

Howard Esbin, PhDMaRS Future Leaders & iStar