WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

Jacqueline Fendt takes us into an imaginary trip in the search for real results, pursuing the goal of innovation through the use of creativity and imagination. We all assume results and appreciation come from following the path of rational things... This is not entirely true. We are about to find out that imagination and creativity, with the necessary dose of chance, can bring innovation. Don't be afraid to mingle with people and share your ideas, let them collide and get the chances. Serendipity is the key, it encompasses all sorts of different characteristics and in the same time, it's everywhere and it's nothing exceptional about it. Find out why mistakes are necessary and how to get sustainability in your solutions. "Mistakes are a great way for serendipity." "You will be princes and princesses of serendipity."  

WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

What defines genetical differences? That is what Jonathan Weitzmann wants to answer when talking about genetics, epigenetics, genotypes and DNA.///All started with a monk from the east of Austria and the peas from his garden... Gregor Mendel is the father of genetics, Conrad Waddington is the father of epigenetics. Chromosomes define who we are, but what are people so different, genetically speaking? And why do twins, who shares the same genomes, are different too? So let's follow Alice to find out what that means... "Curioser and curioser..." "Look at the persons next to you. Look how different and similar they are to you. How many letters do you think you have in common with them? Up to 3 billion." "As teachers what we do is push students to the top of the mountain and so they can become anything, based on who they are and how they interact with their environment."  
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WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

Divina Frau-Meigns explains in her talk how the digital tools that have been brought by 21st century could empower people. With curiosity you have to be wicked. You have to have that inner voice that will tell not to conform to set standards, to follow the path that has already been settled, that will tell you deviate a bit. The rise of the digital opens up new opportunities to become wicked. The ability of updating one’s profile on social networks give us a chance to actualize ourselves - la mise à jour de soi. The fact that we can play different games online give us somehow a tool to shape reality, to test it without taking any risks. Getting involved in online platform by showing our expertise in a certain matter, we’re streaming our competences for the benefit of others. And lastly, by casting your vote on different matters, we’re civically engaged. Those 21st century empower us, to reach out to others. “Trans-literacy is a new kind of literacy that we need to access and we need to give access to everybody” “You need to act, you need to hack, you need to cre-act, because as you know it’s not the one who created the candle that invented the bulb”    

WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

Are you a curious person? Do you like to discover new things? Then, ask yourself the right questions, and you will maybe become a creative person. If you are curious enough, if you allow yourself some time to discover new things, to ask yourself the right questions, then you might me able to be creative. That is what Petronela Zainuddin wants to prove, and tells us all about the creative process. "Curiosity is just a spark, it is the beginning of creative process, it is the beginning of anything that we want to invent or make new." "If you ask an artist or someone who is inventing new stuff how did the;y do that, if they tell you about 'well well well, one morning I got up and I had this idea', that is not true." "Plan your discovery moment. Take out your agenda, and plan the time when you want to learn, when you want to discover a world." "Do every week and every day something new, so you pioneer new things."  

WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

Phil Waknell shows how good speakers could engage their audience by triggering their curiosity. The first task of every speaker is to get the attention of the audience so as to make sure they’re listening. That way they will learn and remember. Curiosity is the prerequisite for people to grasp knowledge and enjoy things that we’re doing. Making people feel curious by touching their emotions is the key task that will engage every audience. Make them sad, or happy or surprised or angry - as long as you don’t make them bored, you’re doing your job right. Because there’s only one force in the world which is more powerful than a brilliant idea is to bring it brilliantly to a curious audience. “Curiosity is the thing that keeps us going and keep us growing” “If you want to plant a tree, you first have to dig a hole, if you want to plant a message you have to dig a hole in the minds to make people curious” “There’s only one force in the world which is more powerful than a brilliant idea is to bring it brilliantly to a curious audience”  
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WikiStage ESCP Europe 2. Paris, France, 2013

To make the audience curious is only the first step, Phil Waknell takes you further and teach how to make them inspired by your speech. What do you do when you already got the attention of your audience? People may forget what they hear, but they will remember what inspired them. To present is to inspire your audience because if you want to make a change in people’s minds you need to inspire that change. First, trigger the feeling of desire in your audience, so as to turn an idea to a wish. An impulse must follow, a certain spark that the audience could change into a flame so as to motivate them to take action. Then, show them the vision so project the future as it could be if they took action and follow that primary desire. Lastly, all of that should be done in a right environment which favors creativity. “Presentation should rhyme with inspiration”  
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