Standing IN your Story

Standing IN your Story

Visual-Spaces is an instrument to help you connect the steps you want to take, to whatever story you are living. Visual-Spaces is the start of an online platform geared towards the Virtual Experience of context related information. These SPACES help you to stand next...

“Step back to speed up!”

“Step back to speed up!”

In order to move beyond the mediocre state of affairs we see at most conferences today, the event industry needs to learn one simple principle... "Step back to speed up!" The go go go mentality of the event game is good for getting things done. In fact it has made the...

Shiny Happy Cressers

Shiny Happy Cressers

Op 16 April mocht ik een personeelsbijeenkomst van Koppert Cress bijwonen. Deze happening vond plaats op een mooi zonnige dag in de nieuwste kas van dit mooi bedrijf. Omdat ik al een tijdje bezig ben bij KC was het mooi om mee te maken hoe dit bedrijf gehoor geeft aan...

OFFSHORE testing

OFFSHORE testing

I have been working on a poster for the new Offshore test site at the port of Rotterdam. The Maasvlakte 2 is a man made harbor fit for offshore experimentation, testing and training. I have gotten to know the place quite well through my contact Edward Gilding of...

COW SMARTS

COW SMARTS

At the end of 2017 I reconnected with an old client. After about 15 years of development in the Dairy Industry, he was ready to start writing a book about it all. The cool thing is that at the time I helped him to make his views on Precision Livestock Farming more...

INSPIRATOR HOUSE

INSPIRATOR HOUSE

Last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to receive the key to the "INSPIRATOR HOUSE". A new location for inspiration hosted by Jake Blok. https://youtu.be/LnLr_TuqzH4 After receiving they Key and driving to my next Interaction, I felt great Joy and welcome into a place...

I-Care Team zwaait af!

I-Care Team zwaait af!

We zijn gestart in April en nu is deze nieuwe club binnen T-Mobile klaar met de cursus Tijd voor Tekenen! We hebben omwille van de drukke timing van dit team het 3 lessen format laten varen en de lessen uitgesmeerd over 5 keer. 10 weken samen werken dus! En wat zijn...

“The one vision is realized by the many steps.”
I have been living with a vision for the better half of my life and I can say with confidence and humility that the many steps can only be made consciously when you have a story to guide them. I envy the ones who just live one day at the time and are not burdened by the itch of something they want to build or create over TIME.
My VISUAL path has lead me across  many different story lines by both individuals as well as organizations. They all seem to want to move…but are all looking for that light to follow. That story you want to be a part of. That general direction that gives focus to the clear goals you need to be running towards. What I am seeing a lot, and have been uncovering as a running theme within the work I do for others, is the movement of Change. We try to walk the line that moves between a present point A and a pre determined area B, which we generally fashion to look very appealing. We love to SEE  a road or sequence of steps that help realize the milestones of the inbetween.  This sequence of planned steps between two points in time is how we have learned to tell and share stories. We start to tell the story by inviting your audience to a stage (your context) , describe the characters (or actors) and introduce a hero’s challenge. The quest is set.
You can move up and down that storyline and make your past, present and possible future VISIBLE for all to see. Now here lies a challenge.
In the land of storytelling we are exploring different ways to touch, move or inspire people. But alongside we are challenged by a multitude of tiny steps that are all part of a system. A structure that is getting more visible every day. We are living IN our own storylines… our Twitter and facebook feeds become a line that is influenced by so many different things, that it is almost impossible to be a good curator of your own STORY.
In a new economy focusing in on experience and transformation as the main value of trade, we see that the audience (or customer) is being taught that it is okay to want to have a Choice in where to start or even participate in a story. Pretty soon we will not be  interested in lectures anymore… we want to see and experience the whole story at once…
This is where the good storytellers take a leap out in front of the rest. When you are or live IN a story, you will be able to start anywhere… no sequence, no numbers… just a story and infinite angles…
more to come
 
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