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  • 1. Listening to the children - for they are the future Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 2. Global WarmingWorld HungerPollutionHIV/AIDSNatural Resource DepletionUnequal distribution of financial resourcesNuclear WeaponsGenocideRacism, sexism, bigotryFundamentalism and narrowness Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 3. the definition of "Listening" listen verb [ intrans. ] give one's attention to a sound : evidently he was not listening | sit and listen to the radio. • takenotice of and act on what someone says; respond to advice or a request : I told her over and over again, but she wouldn't listen. • make an effort to hear something; be alert and ready to hearsomething : they listened for sounds from the baby's room. • used to urge someone to pay attention to what one is going to say :listen, I've got an idea Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 4. Solution agents today are tackling some of the most complex cross- generational problems the world has ever seen... ... how are they communicating with the agents of tomorrow who will end up inheriting these very problems? Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 5. Discourse bet ween the solution agents of today and tomorrow is imperative to solving some of our toughest problems. Many of the ideas from the next generation may surprise you. They might be things you never heard of. They may come from someone half your age. It might be what we need today. What can we do to make sure that we hear these new solutions? We might be becoming better teachers, but are we missing opportunities to be better listeners? Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 6. Influencers of today have knowledge + expertise to share, challenge and guide the next generation - the restless youth has untapped imagination and the ability to dream beyond the scope of what has been previously achievable. What is lost from the lack of communication bet ween these parties? It could be the next solution. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 7. These revealing conversations will inspire, streamline and communicate the solutions of tomorrow through a more powerful, resonating, and unified voice. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 8. By creating a platform + toolkit that support and foster the mutually exchange of ideas, passions, aspirations, and inspirations bet ween the actors of tomorrow and the actors of today, we can create conversations around actionable solutions. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 9. This platform, by design, will attract and engage cross- generational thinkers to spark, spread, facilitate, and sustain the synergistic exchange of wisdom and creativity. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 10. Listen to ideas Listen to possibilities Listen to solutions Listen to the future. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 11. the Plan Provide core list of functionalities of destination site including platform specifications Identify an initial set of long-term problems Build + deploy the site Onboard experts Onboard youth groups + school Partner with charities, socially conscious media/ corporations/publishers Grow the community Further evolve the platform Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 12. How do we shape the future? We listen . Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 13. the Action Listen to the reasons around the ideas that resonate with you. Listen to the community’s response to the ideas (replies, shares, etc). Select the top 3 most actively engaged ideas. Amplify the conversations around these top three ideas. Onboard expertise and partner resources to drive further discussions, create awareness, and to help discover actionable solutions. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 14. the Result An open communication platform with multiple channels that measures listening as the most valued component, from tomorrow’s changemaker to today’s influencers To listen is to discover - solutions to problems - envisioned in concert - enacted with a lasting passion. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • 15. Listen to the voices from the future, only with them can we shape lasting solutions. Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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