Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 1, Part 2

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She used a Buddhist metaphor of a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the mind and the elephant represents emotions and instinct. Provide an alternative safety net: Provide notes or design slides so they can still act as a prompt without bullet points. In the afternoon of the first day of Presentation Summit 2011, I heard 2 excellent presentations and wanted to share them with you. Carmen Taran: I Can’t Remember %#&$!

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Girl Falls From Amusement Park Ride - Legal/Branding Fall-Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not giving appropriate instructions to riders. As for the product liability contention, there could be design or construction flaws. On the con side, here are the amusement park's usual defenses: Riders are aware of the risks and decided to go ahead anyway. The world rejoices that the ride-faller at Six Flags Great Escape was rescued. The condition of that 14-year-old girl remains unknown, however.

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Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal.

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"Michelangelos" - Titan Brings Ceiling Ads To MBTA Trains, Buses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When stuck on the subway or bus and determined to avoid eye contact with fellow riders, we tend to stay looking up. " As you recall, it was the design genius by that name who put religious art on the ceilings of cathedrals. Yes, we look up. That's what the Titan Advertising Agency in the Boston area knows. For its long-term client the MBTA, Titan is piloting the placement of ads on the ceilings of trains and buses. The experiment is called "Michelangelos."

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Crashes are part of the race

Speak Schmeak

Having watched the Tour de France for the past eleven years as well as other cycling races, I have come to understand that riders will get sick, the weather will range from sweltering to freezing, people will crash, get injured and leave the race, and all of this is completely normal. Sure, I imagine that the riders hope for perfect weather, no illnesses and no crashes, but that never happens. Download audio here.

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Life Is a Highway - But What Has the Right to Be on It, As Well as the Sidewalks?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Issues include: Safety of both those on the alternates and pedestrians/car riders. They already include designer bicycles, traditional gas-powered mopeds, motorcycles, trikes (three-wheeled adult tricycles), and scooters for the disabled. Ok, Boomer remembers the Americana of Seeing the USA in Your Chevrolet. It was all that simple. The "it" was how to get from Point A to all the other locations out there. The answer: a car. No longer is it that simple.

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Jobsworthy News: Council official to walk along a path that doesn’t exist

Max Atkinson

A council surveyor will have to walk the length of the path, which does not yet exist, and decide if trees might be damaged by cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Previous designs for the path, along the route of the old railway line, have caused controversy because they cut through private back gardens and an industrial estate. For sheer entertainment, our local newspaper takes some beating.

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