The OG Weekender: 10.14.2011

Another busy and beautiful fall week comes to a close here in Dayton, Ohio. This weekend is a great time to make a trip to an apple orchard before they close, take the family for a nature hike at Glen Helen and check out the leaves, or head to downtown Dayton and take part in the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. For your reading pleasure this weekend, we offer the following collection of educational, informational, and entertaining links from all around the interwebs.

Virtuous Spirals: – Check out this post, complete with videos, where designer Chan Hwee Chong uses a simple Faber Castel art pen and spirals to recreate masterpieces of art.  This is one of those videos that just makes you wonder how some people can be blessed to be so talented.  Very cool stuff.

Faber Castell from eric yeo on Vimeo.

 

Hidden Treasures – According to the internet, not that you can trust everything you read on the internet, people will be very busy playing with new iphones and iOS 5 this weekend.  Well, Wired magazine was kind enough to put together a little iOS 5 cheat sheet with some of the lesser known feature / functions of Apple’s new mobile operating system.  The “Check App Usage” and “Alternate Routes Maps” both look to be very interesting to me.

 

Winning Faces – Looking for some inspiration on how to use your brand’s Facebook page more effectively? Check out this short article from Aaron Lee that shows how Heinz, WalMart, and Universal Pictures are getting creative with Facebook marketing.

 

Myth Buster – Peter Kim is a very smart and really nice guy.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple years ago when he spoke at the Digital Non Conference in Cincinnati.  He recently spoke at a conference in NYC, and Nicola Kean was there to capture and summarize his take on busting some popular social media myths.

 

PowerPoint Help! – I hate bad powerpoint.  I have written songs about my disdain for it, and performed for business audiences in a desperate plea to get them to improve their .ppt skills.  One of my go to thinkers on the subject is none other than Seth Godin, who wrote a great post about a tactical approach to creating better presentations.  If you use PowerPoint, please do the world a favor and read this.

 

Enjoy your weekend.

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