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How Douglas MacArthur Speech Shows Us How to End Every Presentation

You've probably read plenty about how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds of your presentation. Let's talk about how to close with just as much power. Closings are key--they're your last chance to leave a lasting impression. Last chance, that is, unless there's a Q&A. And if so, your closing matters even more! A weak ending can sabotage [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:03:21-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on How Douglas MacArthur Speech Shows Us How to End Every Presentation

The Guest House: A Poem

This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world. I love all of his poetry but this is definitely one of my personal favourites. It just gets to the heart of mindful living in the most eloquent and beautiful way. [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:42:43-08:00|All, Presentation & Public Speaking|Comments Off on The Guest House: A Poem

TEDx Talk | Common Structures of the Greatest Communicators | Nancy Duarte

Why are some presentations spellbinding and some not? Well, this is the question Nancy Duarte takes on as she shares with the audience the secret of an excellent presentation. In this fascinating talk Nancy Duarte explains the model that she developed for designing transformative presentations. She explains the essential qualities [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:52:17-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TEDx Talk | Common Structures of the Greatest Communicators | Nancy Duarte

TEDx Talk | Giving Presentations Worth Listening To | Gordon Kangas

Presentations can be among the most painful experiences in both school and the working world -- and that includes listening to them. The way most of us give presentations is broken and ineffective, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if small changes in the way we prepared [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:39:00-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TEDx Talk | Giving Presentations Worth Listening To | Gordon Kangas

TED Talk | How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

By |2019-09-04T08:32:13-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TED Talk | How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

TED-Ed | The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it) | Mikael Cho

Heart racing, palms sweating, labored breathing? No, you're not having a heart attack -- it's stage fright! If speaking in public makes you feel like you're fighting for your life, you're not alone. But the better you understand your body's reaction, the more likely you are to overcome it. Mikael Cho advises how [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:12:36-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TED-Ed | The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it) | Mikael Cho

TED-Ed | How to practice effectively…for just about anything | Annie Bosler and Don Greene

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:06:40-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TED-Ed | How to practice effectively…for just about anything | Annie Bosler and Don Greene

TED Talk | Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, [...]

By |2019-09-03T09:01:01-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TED Talk | Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer
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