Tag Archives: changing cultures

Dare To Be Different

Coming to the end of a run of conferences, it’s been interesting to check out current trends. How quickly it comes to pass, that the attempt to find a new way…..when presenting, eschewing the podium in favour of wandering around … Continue reading

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Beautiful Belgrade

I’m very proud to have been invited by the British Council in Serbia to speak at the ‘New Technologies in Education 2016’ conference in Belgrade this weekend. It’s my first visit to the country, but I have heard nothing but … Continue reading

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Lovely Lithuania

Lucky me! I’m in Lithuania again for the beginning of November.    Vilnius is such a beautiful and historic city, filled with lovely people and great food. On this occasion, I’m giving a couple of presentations and running several training … Continue reading

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EU Presidency Conference, “Cultural and Creative Crossovers” Latvia 2015

There are now You Tube clips available of some really fascinating presentations that took place at this conference March 11th and 12th 2015. Nikky’s talk, ‘The Creativity Connection’ is here at about 50:50: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGLykExSkg0

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Growing the Future

Based on Nikky Smedley’s seminar given at Bett 2015, Excel London this January – a version of this piece originally appeared in ‘Teach Secondary’ magazine. Links used in the presentation are listed at the end. “As a company to be … Continue reading

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Case study: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO)

Since the inaugural concert in 1920, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar, the CBSO has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation, performing to over 300,000 people a year. As the resident orchestra of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the CBSO … Continue reading

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A Rebus A Rebus!

Did you know that almost 50% of the brain is involved in visual processing?  People will remember 80% of what they see and do, but only 20% of what they read and it also only takes 150ms for a symbol to be … Continue reading

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Collaborate / Co-Operate – What’s the Difference?

As you can see from the previous post, our Director Nicola Richardson has been speaking at the Radi! conference in Riga, Latvia. The item that leapt out at me from her company report, was the fact that in Latvian, there … Continue reading

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Not just a pretty space

It was great to be invited to talk as part of Radi! in Riga this time last week.  You can see why it is the current European Capital of Culture.  Beautiful varied architecture, hundreds of special events – culture in … Continue reading

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ENGAGE ABC

One of the things that makes being part of changing cultures so exciting – and, we believe, so innovative – is how our beliefs and values drive our business model. We started discussing what our main focus might be for this year’s … Continue reading

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