Hi, I'm DK!

Advisor, speaker, producer
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About

BETTER QUESTIONS, INNOVATION AND SMILES

Currently:

Have:

  • founded leading social media training / consulting agency, MediaSnackers (a term I coined early 2004/5’ish) plus CEO / executive-level mentoring firm, Social Media For Suits, both ‘paused’ in 2011
  • been part of online communities and blogging since 2000 plus produced over 200 podcasts and vodcasts
  • spent nearly a year with Design Thinking agency Empathy Design

Currently based in the coolest capital in the world, and work internationally.

Yes, DK is my (legal) name. Just a D and a K.

Clients

NEARLY 200 BRANDS / ORGANISATIONS AND COUNTING. HERE'S A FLAVOUR:

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ubisoft client small
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“That was the most useful lecture of my whole University degree.”
Massey Uni Student
“DK was engaging, informative and thoughtful. He challenged us to think differently.”
DOWA IBI Group
“You absolutely and undeniably rocked our world today…!!!”
University of Waikato

Services

How I pay the rent

ADVISOR

Insights, guidance, ideas on better ways of using social media / technologies. Simples.

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SPEAKER

Welsh-toned energetic talks brimming with juicy examples and tasty adaptable concepts.

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PRODUCER

Fantastic events plus helpful guides for wonderful souls like you to attend / buy.

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Latest from the Better Questions Blog

VARK | How Others Learn To Better Teach / Inspire

vark explained

Understanding how we learn to better teach / inspire others into action.

For many years and until recently, I developed and delivered social media courses for a vast array of cross sector clients. Early on it was apparent that attendees learned and reacted to what we were sharing in different ways, which in turn broadened our delivery to accommodate these varying styles.

Some participants would literally run ahead of the pack clicking all the buttons and figuring it out on the fly, a fair few would need to take their time and consider the notes / outlines / examples given and move forward checking themselves as they go, whilst a few literally needed one-to-one careful tuition which meant lots of reinforcement and a higher intensity of care (which is why we always delivered in tandem).

The VARK model gives a great insight into how we all have biases towards specific stimuli and learning. It’s my go-to when describing or helping clients deconstruct their own delivery / content around teaching staff or inspiring others:

  • visual—they like to be shown not told, prefer illustrated examples and visual cues of achievement;
  • aural—this group prefers to listen and will be adept at converting spoken instruction into action;
  • read / write—these do best within the ‘traditional’ educational approach by devouring text and replicating the medium;
  • kinesthetic—the more action focussed party of people who love just getting their hands on tools and figuring it out through physical feedback cues.

If you’re involved in any kind of capability building or skill increasing activities check if your ‘teaching’ style is fluid enough to cater for all those who learn differently.

What is your learning / teaching style?