Inspirational Speakers 4 schools (and the power of Twitter)

Last week I was followed on twitter by @lonkwantes who runs the website http://www.inspirationalspeakers4schools.com which provides inspirational speakers and trainers for schools and colleges.

We entered into a communication exchange and Lon discovered that I had skills (uses of technology in education) that would compliment her site, so it was agreed that I would be listed as one of her speakers/trainers.

Then the very next day she had a request from a school wanting training providing which fit my bill, which today we have finalised and all set up for a day in November.

This shows the power of services like Twitter, putting me in touch with Lon, which instantly lead to work for me (and hopefully other future dates as well) thus giving me an opportunity to work in the school sector, and an opportunity for the school sector to benefit from my abilities.

This form of marketing and networking, interest me far more than the various sites, and directories that want me to pay to be listed (which I don’t do).

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Does education kill creativity

A colleauge of mine pointed me to this video on YouTube, which is of Sir Ken Robinson talking about ‘Do schools kill creativity’, which although over 20 minutes long, is well worth watching as it is very funny and very effective with an important underlying message.

One quote in the video in particular was ‘If we are not prepared to be wrong, then we can never be creative’

I think the messages in this video are very good, and it also shows that you don’t need PowerPoint presentation to keep an audience captivated for 20 minutes.