JJG's innovative presentation style

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    1. kitseeborg 72 months ago | reply

      You really captured it!

    2. mantruc 72 months ago | reply

      Nice shot Jorge.

      Not so sure about the innovation though, seems pretty old skool to me ;-)

    3. jarango 72 months ago | reply

      @mantruc really? It's the first time I've ever seen someone presenting by walking up and down the length of the room reading from a mobile phone screen.

    4. nickf 72 months ago | reply

      I think mantruc's point is many people have done this presentation style in the past.. maybe not with a iphone but perhaps notecards or a small pad of paper.

    5. jarango 72 months ago | reply

      Ah, gotcha. "Everything old is new again." :) It was the first time I saw one of these at an IA Summit. (Jason Fried gave a PPT-free preso at IDEA 2008, but he had no notes.)

      I thought JJG's style was refreshing -- it allowed us to focus on what he was saying, as opposed to how. However, I was a little put off by the walking up and down the length of the room -- I can see why he did it that way, but found it a bit distracting.

    6. nickf 72 months ago | reply

      Because he was rallying the troops. Everything in his talk was reminiscent of a general talking to his troops before war. Nothing wrong with that given the talk is about fighting for and reclaiming "user" and talking about the defeat of IA, and staking claim to UXD, etc.

      But ya, it was awkward to watch him go up and down the length of the room... i am not the type to pivot in my chair or crane my neck to a speaker. That was a bit awkward for me. It would have been better to pace across the front of the stage area like most speakers so we can see him.. perhaps insight into Mr. JJG's personal style and preference.

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