This is a once in a life time photograph. Look closely to see what is there. OMG!
Susan says, “If ever you needed a photograph to begin a discussion on fear of risk, this is the one. Look at the grasshopper with his “hand” to his mouth as he contemplates the danger inherent in his next step. I think that anthropomorphizing animals is one of the most powerful ways to present an idea. When we see human emotions or gestures replicated by animals we have two distinct reactions. One is joy, the other is comprehension. Both are terrific reactions to elicit from your audience. You’ve won the day before you’ve begun.”
Lucia says, ” I watched this grasshopper has he made his way across the back of a deck chair. He moved slowly and cautiously taking his time, pausing for the longest periods at each break between the slats. I thought about it from his point of view. I imagined those spaces looked like huge chasms to him. No wonder he had to stop and figure out his next move. He was really something to watch as he stretched one leg and then the other, and reached across the abyss to grab the next wooden slat. Now, referring to Susan’s ideas of how to use this photo in a presentation, and keeping Mr. Grasshopper’s point of view in mind, it’s not a big jump (no pun intended) to think about overcoming diversity or planning your route, or just being brave and getting on with it. ”
I hope this is a photograph and a concept that has brought you ideas that will enliven your next presentation. How would you use this photograph?
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