Saw a couple of videos this morning from an intelligent and typically well-spoken business owner. Somehow he has experienced a disconnect between the use of videos as a "new, cool" medium and the use of videos as the best manner in which that specific message will be seen, heard, and UNDERSTOOD. He was positioned in front of a blah wall, his head was tilted nearly the entire time (which made it look as if he was questioning his own thoughts), and there was no passion or "oomph" or authority in… Continue
Added by Ellen Dunnigan on June 30, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Several months ago I learnt about two tools in Photoshop. One was called Photomerge and the other was called merge to HDR. These two tools allow photographers to create complex panoramas and something called a High Dynamic Range Images respectively. You see the human eye can see and detect far more colors and details than a camera will ever be able to capture in a… Continue
Added by PK Koduri on June 30, 2009 at 10:50am —
Added by Duncan Alney on June 29, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I was talking to a friend this weekend. She has a degree in marketing and is looking for a new job.
With this in mind, we were talking about convincing people to act in a specific way. She mentioned about how much she hates to be manipulated. I do too. In fact, If I feel that someone is intentionally trying to make me do something, I may do exactly the opposite. (The fancy term for this is "reactance.")
So then , why is she looking for a job in marketing, and why do I work… Continue
Added by Suzi Shapiro on June 29, 2009 at 10:21am —
Maybe I'm the only person on Smaller Indiana who is underwhelmed by the day so far. So I made a video, which is optimized, I think, for Netscape… Continue
Added by Paul Poteet on June 29, 2009 at 10:00am —
In the world of commerce which we all live in, we are constantly being offered some product and often each product from multiple providers. Often people are numb to the most common forms of marketing - we see ads, hear ads, receive them in the mail, on our desktop and more. Let's not throw out all the traditional forms of marketing, however consider this example: There was a time when everybody started getting an email address and when you saw a new message in your inbox you got excited and no… Continue
Added by Daniel Herndon on June 29, 2009 at 9:23am —
In anticipation of this year’s Spirit & Place Festival,
I think it's great the folks at WFYI
are encouraging everyone to submit photos of their most inspiring places. Between now and July 31, 2009, you'll be able to upload your photo
of any place in the world… Continue
Added by Erin Monahan on June 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
One of the things that is so inspiring to me about visiting this site is learning about all the people that are out there doing what they love to do. I'm so lucky to be one of those folks loving what I'm doing! If there is anything I've learned since graduating from college and joining the workforce a decade ago is that you have to LOVE WHAT YOU DO. There is just no way around it. And so while this entry is brief, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this site who, day in and day out,… Continue
Added by Amy Latka on June 28, 2009 at 10:24am —
I have been meeting and talking with a lot of people lately. Not just any sort of people, but small business owners, entreprenueurs. I am so struck with them. The energy they radiate almost makes them glow. The excitement in their voices when they talk about their businesses reminds me of my nephew talking about his new baby girl. The more excited they get, the faster they talk. The faster they talk, the more they have to say. Every once in a while when they pause to catch a breath their eyes… Continue
Added by Elaine Whitesides on June 26, 2009 at 7:49pm —
Today was the day, my dear loyal readers. I got to go to King David Dogs
in downtown Indianapolis this afternoon, as part of Indy's first TasteCasting
adventure. And what an adventure it was!
I got there early, as I was going to try to scout out a place to sit, close to an electrical outlet, but that didn't really work out, so I settled for… Continue
Added by Scott Semester on June 26, 2009 at 5:19pm —
On June 27, the only Catholic college in Indianapolis will become Marian University. I think this is a real point of pride for the city, because most great cities have a Catholic university. These institutions add diversity to our public forums, and they are public witness and voice for faith seeking and understanding in our community. Students and graduates of Catholic universities help challenge our thinking: yes we can do that, but should we?
Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.,… Continue
Added by Andrea Fagan on June 26, 2009 at 4:22pm —
At the tender age of 50+ I find I am making more discoveries now than in most other times of my life. I don't know if it is because I am treading new water, or if I just have the time to savor the discoveries. For whatever reason, each discovery is as surprising as feeling the soft velvet-ness of a stingray. This week the discovery I am relishing is that of working from home.
Until this last week I was viewing it more as a prison of isolation, I was constantly yearning for contact… Continue
Added by Elaine Whitesides on June 26, 2009 at 3:43pm —
"If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!" This old saying is one that, taken at face value, I am going to believe and never test for results. Metaphorically speaking, though, it will be on my plate every day.
Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog! is one of my favorite experts on human potential. He speaks worldwide to over 250,000 people a year and has written over 25 books. How do I… Continue
Added by Serina Kelly on June 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
There are few artists in the world that transcend geographic and whatever boundaries we humans draw around ourselves, Michael Jackson was one such artist. Like many kids growing up in India my exposure to pop music started with his best selling album Thriller. His dance routines spawned imitators in Bollywood and Tollywood and many kids learnt every move including the world famous Moon Walk. So I was shocked to hear that Michael Jackson passed away after a cardiac arrest at the age of… Continue
Added by PK Koduri on June 26, 2009 at 7:00am —
Week 16: Brian L. Phillips exhibit at wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & gARAGE
After all of the great art events I have attended in the last few months, last week I decided I needed to attend
something low-key. I was mostly looking for something that was inexpensive, easy, and didn’t require me to be there at a specific time. My friend (and fellow Smoosier)… Continue
Added by Laura Frank on June 25, 2009 at 9:49pm —
Man, I am so freaking on fire..GOOD fire, AWESOME fire...like so excited to be a part of Smaller Indiana and connected to so many awesome people! (I know that my incessant excitement may get annoying...I KNOW!, but that's who I am.)
So, yesterday, we had 275 people attend the Smaller Indiana Bigger Ideas event. Here is a thought that went through my head as I was listening to Jennie DeVoe speak. Someone had posted a blog on the reasons why they WEREN'T going to attend the conference, and I… Continue
Added by Lindsay Manfredi on June 25, 2009 at 8:18pm —
I rec'd an email the morning of Bigger Ideas from Mike Karnuta from the Indiana Sports Corporation
and it inspired me to write and tell this to the crowd at Bigger Ideas.
We are the misfits.
We are the rebels.
We are the troublemakers.
We are the round pegs in the square holes.
We are the ones who see things differently.
We're not fond of rules.
And we have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote… Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on June 25, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Smaller Indiana friends PK Koduri
, Brian Wyrick
and Paul Poteet
worked together yesterday to capture video at the Bigger Ideas conference. PK is currently editing several video segments and posting them as they are completed on Youtube… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on June 25, 2009 at 5:00pm —
On a regular basis people tell me people in Indiana aren't as cool, hip, smart or interesting as people on the coasts. And I just don't believe it. I have found some amazing, passionate, interesting people with life changing idea, right here in Indiana. And yesterday about 275 of them gathered at the Cabaret Theater for the Inaugural Smaller Indiana, Bigger Ideas Conference.
If you were there, please share your thoughts. If you weren't here is just a taste of what you missed with some… Continue
Added by Lorraine Ball on June 25, 2009 at 3:44pm —
Bicycle Garage does a lot for the biking community including financial support of the Hoosier Mt. Bike Association...the people who manually go out and build all the great new trails that are making Indiana such a Mt. Biking mecca. Combine that with great service… Continue
Added by Chris Baggott on June 25, 2009 at 2:00pm —