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Leveraging on Metaphors and Visuals

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It's about how our communication is embedded with metaphors and use of visuals

It's about how our communication is embedded with metaphors and use of visuals

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  • 1. Leveraging onMetaphors & Visuals
    Speech delivered @MAPS National Convention 2011
  • 2. What’s in a NAME?
  • 3. Muhammad = praise / The BlesserOng / Heng / Wong= KingAnura = eternal love / devotion / hill of knowledge
  • 4. Metaphors
  • 5. Metaphors…
    Eases…
    Smoothens…
    The Unfamiliar = Familiar
    Complex vs Simple
    Personifies…
    Being used all the time… in languages, thoughts, and actions
  • 6. The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836
  • 7. Metaphors…
    Pervasive in our culture
    Nature / natural phenomena
    Plants
    Animals
    God(s) & Religions
    Numbers
    Diseases
    Food
  • 8. The fortune in cultures…
    He’s a dried stalk
    My love is like a rose
    A lion’s heart…
    Hatred is like cancer
    Time is money.
    Apple of my eye
    Ideas are wings
    Bagaiaurdengantebing
    Sedangkanlidahlagitergigit
    Tepuktapaktangan…
    Patahsayapbertongkatparuh
    Sarangtebuanjangandijolok
    Masakantempuanbersarangrendah
  • 9. Why Metaphors
    Common grounds
    Playful
    Heightens understanding
    Enriches
  • 10. Visual Arts
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  • 12. Visual Arts
    Graphics / Icons / Symbols / Pictures
    A picture is worth a 1000 words
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  • 16. Why Visual Arts
    Open to interpretation
    Cut across
    Cultures
    Languages
    Education levels
    Fast
    Story
    Personal, reflection
    Lowers barriers
  • 17. The Power of CombiningMetaphors & Visual Arts
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  • 22. Graphics Facilitation
    27 & 28 June 2011
  • 23. Graphics Facilitation
    Updates of Next workshops @ Facebook Page ~ Alpha Learning Lodge / Merapi Indah ~
  • 24.
  • 25. Join our Pages on
    Alpha Learning Lodge
    Merapi Indah
    Alpha IELTS
    Alpha Circle of Teachers
    Alpha Young Leaders
    Good Luck!