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This one image describes what I want to keep doing in 2012

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This one image describes what I want to keep doing in 2012 is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

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An operating system for living

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough said, really. An operating system for living is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

I love what I do

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is true. I love what I do is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

2013 141

Viv Mcwaters - Untitled Article

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts. Conferences

2012 100

Just do the work

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’ve shared this more than once this week. It touches something deep within me – and it seems, in others too. Just do the work is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

2012 180

Capturing the essence of improv

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is a fantastic summary of highlights and insights from AIN Downunder: Thriving In Uncertainty from April Seymore. Capturing the essence of improv is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook.

2012 185

Play is serious business!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Too right! “Play is absolutely fundamental for children’s physical, social, mental, and emotional development.” ” Professor Roger Hart.

2014 130

Facilitating with confidence

Viv Mcwaters

Confidence and the Goldilocks dilemma Confidence is a strange thing – it comes and goes, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Have you seen our Facilitating With Confidence video?

Embracing reluctance cont.

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts: Confidence and the Goldilocks dilemma Confidence is a strange thing – it comes and goes, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Johnnie Moore and I are about to release an eBook on Creative Facilitation.

2012 141

Learn facilitation?

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Facilitating is like rock balancing – you never know if you can do it until you try. Everyone’s offering training at this time of the year (let’s face it, everyone’s offering training all year round!)

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Back!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Thanks for your patience while I was doing some tweaking on my web site. There’s a few minor changes that you’ll notice – a menu for easier navigation, and a little less clutter. More posts coming too. is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts. Geeky Stuff

2011 109

RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s Chrome: Add these extensions/addons/plugins to your preferred browser if you want the browser to find the RSS feeds for you. RSS Extensions to Omnibox/URL box for Browsers (for my students). This is what you want in your browser right?

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How to get there

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This cartoon by Michael Leunig tells you all you need to know about how to get there. I think it’s brilliant.

2012 164

Facilitation is hit and miss too

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’ve been reading about different approaches and processes in facilitation recently that proclaim their use will guarantee success, change, results, transformation and so forth. Nonsense.

2013 219

Don’t lecture me!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is worth watching again – and again, and every single time you think that standing up in front of a group of people and talking at them will ‘educate’ them about something. It won’t. It never did.

2013 141

The essence of every new day

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It feels a bit like pressing the restart button, this first day of January. An opportunity for new beginnings.

2013 158

I tried something new

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’m prone to trying new things when I’m facilitating with a group. I make stuff up. I create processes and activities. I get an idea and figure the only way to test it is to try it. Does it work? Sometimes. Does it work for everyone? Probably not. Is it scary? Will I do it again? You bet. I tried something new is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

2013 109

Remember that time.

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. You know that time you felt nervous before you stood up in front of a group? And that time when you thought everyone was glaring at you? And that time when you forgot to say something really important?

2013 223

Creative Facilitation – the workshop!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The last one was fun, so I’m doing it again. On May 1st. In Melbourne. Early bird registration closes on March 28th. Sorry about the blatant self-promotion.)

2013 141

Burlesque, red dust, sexual and mental health, fun, connection – and cocktails!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. While I’m on about inspiring, how about this? The Channel Country Ladies Day. Also on ABC’s Landline. You can watch it here.

2014 163

Awareness

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. While using some improv games in facilitation training recently, I had a nice little insight. It was serendipitous because of the combination of games I'd chosen.

2013 130

Creative Facilitation Workshop February 27 – Bringing meetings to life

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough people have asked, so here it is – a one day intensive Creative Facilitation Workshop.

2013 194

Just so

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. “The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.” ” …so says, Syrio Forel, in A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin pp 513. Just so is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

2011 109

The cause, and solution, to all our problems

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It’s inevitable. In every movement, organisation, group, and relationship the villain is often communication. And the saviour. “The problem is communication.”

2014 151

On being a novice – again

Viv Mcwaters

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2014 193

Facilitation training workshops

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Back by popular demand is Creative Facilitation: Bring Your Meetings To Life , a one-day workshop on Tuesday, April 29th, full of processes and tips on how to get people involved and keep them engaged.

2014 203

Sharing the love

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Looking forward to this Creative Performance Exchange Meetup: reflections of a roving facilitator , on May 3. And this, In the Minds of Entrepeneurs; The Playful Entrepeneurs on May 10. Would love to see you there. Sharing the love is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! Related posts: Meetings or Meetups?

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Use the Feedly plugin for other people’s channels e.g

2015 262

We interrupt this blog…for some travel reporting from Cambridge, England

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Inspired by this travel blog (disclosure: we’re related) here’s a few bits and pieces about Cambridge.

2013 170

A surefire way to solve problems

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I now have a tried and true formula for solving problems. I’ve tested it many times and it ALWAYS works. Most recently was yesterday. I was struggling with some work and finding a way to breakthrough.

2012 186

Kinetic type AND language AND Stephen Fry

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. In my last post about interests, I mentioned that one of them was kinetic type.

Social Media: Web Developer and Agency Ripoffs

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

30,000 to add ubercart or opencart or some other shopping cart plugin, so the woman (student) can sell a dozen CDs. Wordpress comes with shopping cart plugins and even something bespoke shouldn’t be 30k.

Facilitation in pictures

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. In March I was delighted to facilitate a workshop at the Malaysian Facilitators’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur. And yesterday, “The world is getting smaller and smaller”, wrote a friend in an email.

Rock balancing

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. After a particularly busy week, and with another looming, today’s glorious autumn weather and a bit of free time drew me to the beach. And a bit of rock balancing. I like being on my own when balancing rocks.

2012 130

Playlists

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. A singer, or a group, takes to the stage with a playlist in mind and sometimes throws it out as soon as they feel the mood in the room. Or maybe they change their mind according to their own mood. They need a repertoire of songs to perform. And the skills to perform them! They need presence to notice what people react to. And self awareness. They need confidence to take the audience on an emotional journey.

2013 109

The introduction to a book I never wrote

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I wrote this in 2007, and published it in my blog in 2012. I found it again today, re-read it and thought to myself that I really should blog that. Luckily I checked before blogging it again.

2013 151

What change looks like

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This TEDxHarlem talk by Jake Barton describes how we can move beyond the traditional (and mostly dysfunctional) public meeting and mobilise the community to be involved in creating a better future.

2012 176

Egyptian revolution on Twitter

Endless Knots

To collect the network data, I used the Gephi Graph Streaming plugin , connected it to a Python web server I made myself.

Stepping in

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Creativity is not the clever rearranging of the known – Viola Spolin. Which raises the question of discovery – how do we find what we don’t know? We go on adventures.

2013 151

Facilitation and equilibrium

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Some beliefs and theories in facilitation have always bothered me. What appears to be sane and sensible on paper, in reality, just simply don’t stack up when working with a real, live group of humans. One of these is divergent thinking and convergent thinking.

2014 165

Remembering to learn from who, and what, is already out there

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I really loved this list of Reminders for Every Improviser by Andel Sudik.

2013 153