Cores and Edges (5)


My Smart Talk presentation, Cores and Edges in High Performance Sport, on Google Slides has received a number of visitors over the last two days.

I think this access transforms the opportunities I have in the talk to build upon people’s reflections about the content.

Today, I have added some data without labels or scales to prompt a discussion about where edges are.

I have been thinking about self- and other-referential edges.

I have added some blue poles to the start of my presentation to stimulate thoughts about how we locate ourselves in a world of performance.


A subsequent slides has an additional two colours:


Both slides use the same scale.

I have added some conclusion slides too so hopefully anyone finding the presentation from this morning onward will have the full presentation.




I am looking forward to Monday and am grateful to Tim Kelly for making this possible.

Photo Credit

Earth Art (On 12-13, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a series of seventeen photographs from the International Space Station during a single flyover of Australia. This first photo of the series was posted with the caption, “#EarthArt in one pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 1 of 17. #YearInSpace”).

Image Credit: NASA

Cores and Edges (3)


I have completed the draft of my Cores and Edges Smart Talk (to be given at the Australian Institute of Sport on 17 October).

I have added speaker notes for each slide and hope the presentation can be self- explanatory. I am hopeful that if those who are coming to the talk have seen the flipped version of the presentation, the conversation we might have will be vibrant after reflection.

I am using Google Slides for my presentation and a copy can be found here.

The picture for this post is from the Braidwood Times.

Lewis Holland and Charlotte Caslick came back to Braidwood after the Rio Olympics. The Braidwood Times reported “Lewis told the Times that he had ‘2622’ on his suitcase in Rio. He told the students how he had always lived in Braidwood for his schooling, even when he was away training.” The students were able to ask lots of questions of the couple before Charlotte finally produced the gold medal that had been stuffed in her pocket.

2622 is the postal code for Braidwood.

I think it is a perfect image and story with which to discuss cores and edges.

The photograph was taken by Alex Rea.