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Introducing The 10×10 Project: Do you have an Inspiration Engine?

Most recently, we’ve been toying around with the idea of using imagery, video and voice to communicate our ideas instead of simply writing a blog post. This all came about when reading a piece about how the attention span of people is becoming shorter and shorter and many others that reinforce mobile technology’s continued meteoric rise to rule the interwebz.

At the same time we were playing around with the idea of creating a series using the format of a Pecha Kucha but the mere fact that it takes 6min 40sec (20 slides in 20 sec) to complete a presentation dissuaded us from pursuing it further.

Lazy?

Hardly.

You see, it’s well known that it takes only a few minutes to lose the attention of a reader and even less if your content is crap. It only takes 3 minutes or so to read a 500-750 word blog post (Shut it! If you REALLY read it) so we thought the Pecha Kucha was only going to serve as frustration for the average information junkie because of its length.

So, there you have it!

The 10×10 Project was born.

Exactly 1/4 the time commitment of a Pecha Kucha but with all the great stuff people like; video, images, music and voice.

All you have to do is watch…….

…….and imagine.

It’s our little Inspiration Engine!

We hope you enjoy the first of our 10×10 Feature Videos

 

 

So? What inspires YOU?

Hit us in the comments……if you dare.

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

About this Author: Ralph Dopping (195 Posts)

A quirky sense-o-humour coupled with an indelible sense of stylish sarcasm makes it difficult to take the world too seriously doesn't it? My faves: fun, passion and hard work. I work here everyday: www.designdialog.ca


9 comments
AlaskaChickBlog
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WOW. I can't wait to dig! Thank you, Ralph for sharing such a fantastic idea with us all. I can't wait to see more!

KDillabough
KDillabough like.author.displayName 1 Like

Faster-paced, more animated verbal delivery will go a long way as well. Kudos to you for trying new things. Cheers! Kaarina

rdopping
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 @KDillabough Good tips. Faster paced, huh? Wow! Here I was thinking 10 sec a slide was pretty fast. I suppose the animation in my voice would surely help that. I really need to think more like an entertainer, huh?

KDillabough
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 @rdopping 10 second slide is good: just a little more inflection, intonation and speed in the voice would make it top drawer for me :) And yes! Think like an entertainer...pauses, pacing, highs and lows, energy...you got it!

BetsyKCross
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I'll be honest. 10 seconds is too long for me unless I'm engaging emotionally with the image. I need the audio to be very interesting or thought-provoking. My mind wandered after about 4 seconds. I wanted more information sooner. I think that the concept is brilliant. It really got me thinking about what works for me personally: 10 slides, five seconds (tops) each, simple message, flow of information builds to crescendo like a good piece of music, and delivers an emotional and memorable finale. 

Thanks, Ralph! I loved this!

rdopping
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 @BetsyKCross Maybe your mind wandered because I couldn't hold your interest in the topic. I wonder if you see a title and topic that is of keen interest to you if that would change your perspective? Do you want to offer me a topic that I can try out?

 

I really appreciate your feedback. I think this approach can gain some momentum. Your suggestions are fantastic.

BetsyKCross
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 @rdopping How about your cars? The ones that you've taken pictures of...the old cars. I'd love to see a narrated slide-show about them - maybe why you love them or what you're doing with them. Do that. :)

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