Technical Setup for Keynotes

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Patrick will bring a customised Keynote presentation on his own Mac. 

The Keynote will contain many short embedded video clips (without sound). The Mac can sit on the technician's desk with all their other equipment. Output resolution will be matched to your equipment - eg from 1024x768 to 1920x1200 (HDTV) or much higher resolutions such as 3000x1000. He will provide a copy of the keynote in pdf format, on a USB stick for backup on a technician's machine.  

Patrick will need:

1) USB remote control to advance slides if the stage is a long distance from technicians.

2. Clip-on microphone as he walks around a lot - often right into the audience.

3. At least one monitor onstage so that he can see what is on the screen without needing to turn.

4. Confirmation of exact format / resolution at least one week before the event.

Planning your event with ultra-large screens or innovative staging? If you are planning to be creative / innovative, please send a stage plan. Patrick adapts his material to display in dramatic ways across unusual stage sets, working perfectly across ultra-wide screens etc.  

Advance copies of keynotes? Patrick is pleased to supply draft keynote slides as a pdf ahead of time as a guide for discussion but they are mainly images, and the content is often adjusted slightly on arrival. 

Video recording of keynotes. Patrick is always delighted for conference organisers to make video of his keynotes and to use them however they wish , including publishing online, on condition that he receives a copy soon after the event which he can use in the same way (confidential information removed).

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April 18, 2010 - 02:32
Thanks a lot

Hello Dr. Patrick Dixon

i am a student at "jordan university of science and technology" .I am very appreciate your efforts in quality.these days am working in a leadership project and i have watched your video about " Leadership, Motivational Management Training - Great Events - keynote at conference for 4,500 "..deeply i liked your presentation and espically the idea of the radar screen...i would be grateful if you send me your slides for that lecture to my e-mail

Best Regards,

Sandeep kumar(journalist)

Jake Atchoo
December 05, 2008 - 17:45
Help: In Efforts for a Sustainable Future

Dear Dr. Dixon,

I am a freshmen Psychology and Sustainability major at Arizona State University. Our school is one of the first to offer a go-green major and I am privileged to be able to take advantage of it. Sustainability is really the study of the interconnectedness of all things. I admire your views on the future of technology in relation to population trends and primarily the $40 trillion climate change business. I know my purpose in life is to serve others and see myself innovating different from the rest in a way that consists of perpetual emotion that will impact the world in a way we've never dreamed. My school is offering a month-long trip to Australia this summer to understand the human dimensions of Sustainability. It unfortunately is a costly $9,000 and my financial aid will not cover it nor do I have time to obtain a job with my double major. I have exhausted many options and begun writing to politicians and organizations whos seminars I have attended, to obtain the funding. My positive optimism and motivation keeps me viciously learning new things from morning until night and the thought of not attending this learning experience is not an option. If you have any recommendations of those I should write to that share my sincere, sympathetic dream and persistence for a better future it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Jake Atchoo

December 02, 2008 - 04:41

cloning should be banned

Ian Clark
November 24, 2008 - 04:50
RSS Feeds

Hi Patrick,
Great site - I have followed much of it since hearing you at New Wine back in the late 90s. Fantaastic!

I am surprised to find that the RSS feeds dont work in Google Reader. From the front page of global change - in the URL bar you are given the option of RSS2.0 or Atom1.0 both links take you to an identical copy of the front page - but if pasted in to Google reader both feeds are unknown?

Ian Clark

Reply to Ian Clark
Patrick Dixon
November 26, 2008 - 07:32
Re: RSS Feeds error

Sorry - we are going to fix it very soon - may have been damaged in conversion to the new format site. Glad you enjoy these pages. Patrick Dixon

Richard of Eire
November 22, 2008 - 15:53
The mystical point of connectivity

Dear Dr. Dixon,

I have rarely spoken in public, yet I would consider myself to be a great keynote speaker.

I grab attention, have provocative ideas which last, give people hope and boost morale, change the lives of those I meet, communicate the most complex ideas in a single phrase, take the wider view - setting the tone and perspective for everything that follows, entertain as well as inform, create a buzz, and boost conference morale; intensely interested in other people, warm and confident in what I am saying without being arrogant, flexible in that I view an event’s success to be more important to me than my own ideas, work closely with organizers to make the message fit well, good team worker, pay the closest attention to detail to get it right, and charm with my voice. Feels when the mystical point of connectivity with my listeners is being approached, and with reaching sustaining at will that delightful connectivity for the remainder of the talk.

Then why; why is it that nobody needs me to speak at any of their events? Is there something ‘wrong’ with self-designating oneself a self-publishing, rural-philosopher-poet-artist of the lyrical kind; a 21st century nuptial hermit? Would it make a difference if I were to deny who I know and believe myself to be, and to be becoming?

With gratitude and well being,



Reply to Richard of Eire
Patrick Dixon
November 26, 2008 - 07:29
Re: Public speaking at events

Have a look at my videos on this - go to - watch the MPI video on future of events, and also look at the 12 videos on how to give great presentations. Why not make some videos of your own?

November 19, 2008 - 08:14

hi my name is dani. i was looking for things on cloning and i got to your website in the process. i really admire your writing. you must take a lot of time to do this. im thinking of being a writer when i grow up but i dont know if that is the type of career i want. are you a writer?

Reply to dani.
Patrick Dixon
November 19, 2008 - 16:10
Re: Book writing

Yes I have written 12 books and also as you can see many blogs, web pages etc. If you are thinking of being a writer, take every opportunity to write now. Start with a blog of your own thoughts. You may be surprised at how many will read them. Over 11 million different people have been to these pages for example since I started in an informal way back in 1995/6. Patrick Dixon

October 23, 2008 - 19:34
Year 11 Futures Class - Ryan Catholic College

Dear Dr Dixon,
We are a highschool class from Australia who are mid-way through a futures course. So far we have studied personal empowerment, social innovation and have undertaken individual projects in our local area. During a class discussion, we discovered your youtube channel and were thrilled to see such an effective explanation and presentation of what a Futurist undertakes.

We would like to thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge. You have inspired us to continue our studies and perhaps pursue a career in this field.
Yours Sincerely,
RCC Year 11 Futures Class

Patrick Dixon
October 24, 2008 - 08:42
Re: Year 11 Futures Class - Ryan Catholic College

Thanks for the kind comments. Please do help others by going back to and ranking any videos you find helpful! Make it happen for others too. Patrick

October 16, 2008 - 20:41

Patrick can I share my vision with you?
I have, as you do now, travel 20 plus days a month for years all over this small planet we share all that due to the type of work I did for years ... as for the Subject on my email I hope I did caught your attention ....I would love to meet you one day and present to you the future of parcel processing it is here all the pieces are waiting for someone to put them together I simply do not have the budget.

Kind thanks for your time

Marcelo (From the future)

Ruben Barrios
October 16, 2008 - 09:49

You are the only person that seems to be talking about the true nature of the current crisis. Here is something most people are missing.

The whole subprime crisis has been caused in large by banks trying to cash in as fast as they can to mitigate the "future" loses that the foreclosures would cause. At the same time those actions caused a snowball effect in making the crisis even deeper. These same investors then moved on the next moneymaking scheme... commodities and created a bubble there too. Now the homeowners have three problems to deal with, high fuel cost, high interests and job losses. And the US government pumps money to save the banks -sigh-...
Had the banks acted rationally and renegotiated the loans with the home owners instead of ravaging them like vultures, a lot of this would have been avoided.

The governments should have pumped all this money to strengthen small businesses and help folks keep their houses instead of helping banks continue their tantrum...

Paul Browne
October 04, 2008 - 22:30
Geothermal Heat Pumps

I have viewed your YouTube address on the subject of Geothermal Heat Pumps. You refer to 45% of NZ's new buildings having Geothermal Heat Pumps. This surprises me as it is almost impossible to find a firm who has any experience in the field - in standard heat pump technology - YES, but not in geothermal. Could you please confirm where your information has come from in regard to NZ?
Paul Browne

October 02, 2008 - 21:25
Human Cloning

Hi, I am a student in Middle School and for one of my classes, I was assigned to write a position paper on a controversial issue. I chose to do human cloning, and I was wondering if I could do an interview e-mail with you sometime this week.
Thank you,

September 28, 2008 - 17:08
A few questions

Dr. Dixon,

I am a senior in high school from the United States and to graduate I am required to create a presentation on a current social issue. I also am required to interview at least one person and ask them a few short questions concerning my topic.
I have chosen to do my presentation on genetic engineering and after viewing your video on the future of genetic engineering I was wondering if I could use you as my interview source. If you could please consider this and let me know as soon as you have the time it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jason K.

brunilda topciu
September 08, 2008 - 12:08
Clone my son

Dear Mr. Patrick Dixon
To begin I would like to thank you for your answer and support. I read the information on your website for cloning, but I don`t see my existence until my son is cloned.
Please, I would like to council with you to what steps that woud to follow.

With love and respect
Brunilda Topciu

Reply to brunilda topciu
Patrick Dixon
September 09, 2008 - 06:23
Human cloning

I am not involved in human cloning and there is no practical possibility for you to go down this route without huge cost and risk to a cloned child.

stefan Sorce
September 06, 2008 - 12:28
Global warming - irising transport costs mpacts on distribution and logistics

Hallo Mr.Dixon,
can I find something on your homepage to this topics:
Global warming - irising transport costs mpacts on distribution and logistics

Reply to stefan Sorce
Patrick Dixon
September 09, 2008 - 06:25
Logistics and energy use

Have a look at for my youtube videos on this one.

September 05, 2008 - 06:44
Future of the natural gas industry

Dr. Dixon
Have you written anything on the future of the natural gas industry and if you can you point me to it please?

Brunilda Topciu
September 01, 2008 - 12:19
I thanks for reply and I like comunicate with you

Dear Mr. Patrick Dixon
You have my all respect for you intellectual job, but first of all your humanity job.
I am a mother 42 years old. It has been two months that my son died, killed by a criminal hand. He was only 17 years old when he stopped breathing, and he doesn`t have the chance to live his most beautiful days of life.
His name is Mario Kuka and he was away from the family for 3 years, in Rennes of France, living with his uncles. It has been 2 months that he is reposing in the grave of Kavaja city in Albania.
I am glad that science has made a great progress which gives me hope to have back my child that I miss everyday more.
I hope you could understand and help me to contact you for further information concerning about the possibility of cloning my child.
I would like to thank you with my heart for this kind communication
I appreciate very much your help and your generosity.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

I thanks again and congratulate you

Reply to Brunilda Topciu
Patrick Dixon
September 02, 2008 - 16:30
Cloning your child

Thanks - I am so sorry to hear about what happened. Sadly there would be huge risks in cloning - even if you could do it right now - to any child created. See

Themba Dupleix Mazibuko
August 26, 2008 - 04:44
Professional speaking mentorship

I am keen to be a professional speaker specialising in futurism. Since you are one of the successes in the field, I was just wondering what advice or assistance you can give to someone like me who desires to break into that field. Professionally, I am a Chartered Accountant with 10 years experience and based in South Africa. I also desire to establish a consultancy to assist companies with strategic planning.

Kind regards
Themba Mazibuko

Reply to Themba Dupleix Mazibuko
Patrick Dixon
September 02, 2008 - 16:25
How to become a futurist

have a look at my videos on this on - around 10 videos on it

Adam Billiald
August 17, 2008 - 12:32

Dr Dixon

Just wanted to say what a great presentation on paper and pulp I just watched!

I think I want to want to carry on listening to them all now - very motivational indeed!


Reply to Adam Billiald
Patrick Dixon
August 17, 2008 - 16:48
Videos on YouTube

Thanks Adam - glad you enjoyed the paper and pulp industry presentation. There are 207 others on a very wide range of industries but also quite a few on related issues - carbon use for example. Hope you enjoy them - remember to rate what you find useful so others can find. Who knows, in the next few days you may be the person who clocks the millionth video view across the sites. And remember to subscribe to the new videos coming soon.

andy lea
August 14, 2008 - 12:32
thanks for New Wine seminar last week !

Patrick I really enjoyed and was challenged by your seminar I attended last week at New Wine, Shepton Mallet.

We chatted at the end of the seminar and we discussed how to provide guidance and protection for my younger children from IT/the net/technology.

You kindly showed me an animated lion speaking - but you'd temporarily forgot the name of the software.... have you managed to remember it since then?

Thanks again

Reply to andy lea
Patrick Dixon
August 14, 2008 - 12:43
Animation software on my videos

Thanks Andy - It was good to meet you. The software is Crazy Talk - off shelf at PC world or download from their site. Brilliant way to animate any photo easily. Here above is an experiment I made in around 15 minutes. I just spoke into it to record the sound track, chose a photo and then adjusted the eyes, mouth and facial expressions as the video played back to set the animations in place. I am sure your children will enjoy playing around with it and uploading their own creations onto their YouTube sites.

August 08, 2008 - 09:34
Copy of your Truth About Drugs book

Hello Dr. Patrick Dixon,
I heard about your book a couple days ago on a local radio station here in my home town of Salt Lake City by the name of 97.1 ZHT. I have not had an opportunity to email you and request a copy of your book until now. If it is still possible I would love a copy. I am very intrigued by your take on this topic.
Thank you for your time,
Amy Funcannon

Reply to Amy
Patrick Dixon
August 17, 2008 - 16:56
Free books - where to get them

Hi there - I think the radio interview may have been about drugs and addiction. But in any case there are 6 free books available of mine online. Go go this link to read text of free books. In addition free copies of AIDS and You and also The Truth about AIDS are available to those who are in emerging nations / developing countries. Contact and we will send (or try to) as many copies as appropriate for your work, 23 languages available.

August 07, 2008 - 08:13
interview on b98.7 8/7/2008

At the end of the interview you stated that anyone interested in reading your book that you would send them a free copy, if this is true I am very interested. please contact me at my e-mail & I will give you my mailing information. I lokk forward to hearing from you.

Reply to Kristy
Patrick Dixon
August 07, 2008 - 12:22
Which book

Thanks - I do many media interviews and they often get broadcasted long time later. What was interview about and which book? I have written 12. The one we usually give away is for emerging nations project workers to help them start programmes to prevent AIDS or care for people. AIDS and You.

Reply to Kristy
Patrick Dixon
August 12, 2008 - 19:26
Free books

Hi there - I think the radio interview may have been about drugs and addiction. But in any case there are 6 free books available of mine online. Go go to read text of free books. In addition free copies of AIDS and You and also The Truth about AIDS are available to those who are in emerging nations / developing countries. Contact and we will send (or try to) as many copies as appropriate for your work, 23 languages available.

brunilda topciu
August 06, 2008 - 12:35
Jam e lumtur per arritjet tuaja shkencore dhe humane

Zoti Patrick Dixon
JU pershendes dhe ju uroj per punen tuaj shkencore dhe ne rradhe te pare humane. Ju uroj qe puna juaj te eci sa me mire dhe te korrni suksese sa me konkrete.
Une qe po ju shkruaj jam nje nene relativisht e re ne moshen 42 vjece, qe prej dy muajsh me ka vdekur djali , I vrare nga nje dore e nxitur per krim. Djali im ishte vetem 17 vjec ne moshen me te bukur te jetes se tij. Djalin tim te quajtur Mario Kuka e kisha qe prej 3 vjetesh larg prej meje , ne Rennes te Frances tek dy xhajallaret e tij .
U ben 2 muaj qe trupi i tij prehet ne varrezat e qytetit te Kavajes ne Albani.
Jam e lumtur qe shkenca ka ecur perpara , dhe ka krijuar nje mundesi shpresedhenese per ti kthyer nenes djalin e saj te vogel qe e ka rritur me shume dashuri , dhe qe I mungon shume.
Shpresoj qe ju te me kuptoni dhe te me ndihmoni per te kontaktuar me ju dhe per te marre nje informacion me te plote rreth kesaj ceshtje.
JU falenderoj per kete mundesi komunikimi nga thellesia e zemres
Me rrespekt per ju brunilda topciu

Reply to brunilda topciu
Patrick Dixon
August 07, 2008 - 12:19
Sorry do not understand

Sorry do not know your language.

Joyce Scott
July 22, 2008 - 19:18
Austin Texas - September 22 - 23, 2008?

We are a U.S. speakers bureau with a prospect who has requested a supply chain expert for their annual Sourcing Roundtable event with an extended staff of Procurement and Supply Chain professionals.

I've heard of you and knew could fulfill their specific request for:

"an energetic speaker come and discuss forward thinking and relevant topics for our industry for 2-4 hours. Some examples would include sustainability, lean process, or items that your organization is seeing as a current trend relevant to purchasing and supply chain."

I need to know your interest, availability, about work you have done in the corrugated packaging - pulp and paper industry.

Your use and production on U-Tube is excellent, you have a fan.


Reply to Joyce Scott
Patrick Dixon
July 23, 2008 - 08:03
Thanks re enquiry about corporate event

Thanks Joyce - we are now in touch directly about this.

Comment to others: for enquiries about corporate events, best to use my e-mail address in link above the comments section. Thanks Patrick

sandeep kumar
July 21, 2008 - 07:12
Urgent reply soon...

Dear Sir,
I am Sandeep kumar(journalist & cameraman)in patna(bihar). I am very appreciate your news information quality & broadcast quality.

If you need any subject story & video kindly inform me.i will sure send your address.I have a own my production company.
How can work with you kindly help me.

Sandeep kumar(journalist)

Reply to sandeep kumar
Patrick Dixon
July 21, 2008 - 07:25

I have 11 million users of this site and huge numbers of comments / postings. I do not reply individually to people offering to sell me products or services. Please use this board to comment only on contents of the site or to contact me about corporate speaking events etc. Thanks. Patrick Dixon

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