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Kermit the Frog Gives a TED Talk About Creativity & the Power of “Ridiculous Optimism”

In 2015, 3.8 billion years after “creativity emerged” out of “sheerest emptiness,” Kermit the Frog was tapped to give a talk on creativity at TEDxJackson. How did a local, one-day event manage to snag such a global icon? Roots. The famed frog’s creator, Jim Henson, spent his first decade in Mississippi (though Kermit was born of a ping pong ball and Henson’s mother’s old coat after the family relocated to Maryland.) The conference took place 15 years after Henson’s untimely death, ...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Mississippi, Maryland, College, Creativity, Peter Pan, Sam, TED Talks, Tinker Bell, Kermit, Blondie, Ken Robinson, Alfred North Whitehead, Jim Henson, Henson


11 free or affordable online classes that can help make public speaking less daunting, even over Zoom

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Strong public speaking skills can help you nail a job interview and access new career opportunities.Below are online courses that can help you become more comfortable in front of a group, from free classes you can audit to certificate programs.On top of public speaking, some courses are focused on storytelling or persuasive writing since you need to be just...
Tags: Trends, Cnn, Harvard, University of Toronto, Chris Anderson, University Of Michigan, Simon Sinek, University of Washington, Monica Lewinsky, Robin Roberts, Dale Carnegie, Ken Robinson, Ethan Miller, Julia Pugachevsky, Gilbert Espinoza, Public Speaking by Chris Anderson Boston Globe


2020 was terrible for the ad industry, with nearly 50,000 agency jobs lost - here are 4 bright spots in an otherwise catastrophic year

John Wren, CEO of Omnicom, which cut 6,100 jobs in Q2. Dominique Charriau/Getty Images 2020 was the most crushing year for the ad industry since the recession of 2008. In human terms it was worse, with nearly 50,000 ad agency jobs lost globally, according to Forrester. Insiders said some digital and healthcare agencies saw growth, but the job market remains weak — especially for Black people and those over 50. Meanwhile, Facebook, Google, and Amazon rode an e-commerce boom to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, Digital, US, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Instacart, Young, Jones, WPP, Forrester, Ogilvy, Nordic


Thanking Your Audience

It’s a good time of year to talk about thankfulness. When it comes to delivering a presentation, there are two camps out there trying to answer this question. Should you thank your audience, and if so, when? Some theorists seem to think you can’t say it enough. Others say a “thank you” takes away from your content. We aren’t going to attempt to settle the debate. After all, it’s probably a matter of personal preference and presentation context. But we are going to take a look at current trends. ...
Tags: Ted, Simon Sinek, Speaking, Brene Brown, Robinson, Ken Robinson, Sinek, Dan Pink, Thankfulness, Presentation Fun Facts, Saying Thanks, Thanking


10 affordable online classes to boost your public speaking, presentation, and storytelling skills

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Strong public speaking skills can help you shine in a job interview, get promoted to higher-level leadership positions, and access new career opportunities.Below is a list of courses that can help you become more comfortable in front of a group, from free classes you can audit to certificate programs.These aren't limited to direct public speaking courses — ...
Tags: Trends, Cnn, Harvard, Yale, University of Toronto, Chris Anderson, Simon Sinek, University of Washington, Monica Lewinsky, Robin Roberts, Dale Carnegie, Ken Robinson, Ethan Miller, Mel Robbins, Julia Pugachevsky, Gilbert Espinoza


I've homeschooled my kids for the past 3 years. School, as we know it, is over — now's the time to reimagine it.

Tyshia Ingram's youngest child reading a book. Tyshia Ingram The pandemic spurred a new — and much needed — era of education, as parents, teachers, and school districts everywhere reimagine schooling to cater different learning styles and individual interests.  Experts say a curriculum centered around critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and compassion will more naturally prepare children for the future.  Though learning pods and homeschooling only recently gained momentum dur...
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LeadershipNow 140: August 2020 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2020 that you don't want to miss: Loss, grief, and fear can describe 2020. See why others are also describing it with hope, inspiration, and new beginnings: 2020helped.me The 4 Skills That Allow Your Team to Discuss The Most Difficult Issues by @RandyConley It’s Time to Rethink How You Innovate via @whartonknows Changing Direction is Not Lack of Direction by @KateNasser Five Steps to Supercharge a Growth Mindset for You, Your Team, and Business by @...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Ken Robinson, LeadershipNow 140, Rob Nail, Laura Huang, Ryan Yu, Ryan Gottfredson


Remembering Sir Ken Robinson, the educationalist who changed thinking on schools

Robinson was a world-renowned educationalist who promoted creativity and more diverse and individualized curricula.Robinson's 2006 TED Talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" remains the organization's most popular presentation.He also authored five books and advised numerous organizations around the world. Do schools kill creativity? That was the central question of a wildly popular TED Talk given by Sir Ken Robinson, the world-renowned educationalist who argued for more holistic, diverse, and indi...
Tags: UK, Learning, Education, Earth, Creativity, Innovation, Robinson, Ken Robinson, Warwick University, Liverpool Robinson, Bretton Hall College, Top Hat Robinson


Unused Assets Cost American Companies $55 Billion in March and April

If stay-at-home orders amid the Covid-19 crisis have made some of your business assets idle, you’re not alone. According to the latest report from Motus, unused assets cost businesses over $55 billion in March and April 2020. Unused Business Assets Due to Pandemic Response Due to the coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdowns, most small businesses had to voluntarily or mandatorily allow their employees to work from home. Indeed, remote working offers multiple benefits to small businesses. B...
Tags: Google, Sales, Motus, Ken Robinson, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, COVID, Office Spaces Company Owned Vehicles, Motus Company


16 May 2020 Playlist: Don’t Write With a Peach

Just in case you didn’t know it’s Saturday….it’s Saturday. Congratulations. Celebrate with a playlist of amusing mayhem curated especially for you. The immortal Fishbone kicks off with appropriate songs for this time we live in. A medley of celebrities impersonating various things and other celebs on The Graham Norton Show. My favorite TED Talk of all time, starring Sir Ken Robinson. The only person who could safely keep Don Rickles in his place: Groucho ...
Tags: Music, Television, Pizza, Stimuli, Brit, Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, Graham Norton, Don Rickles, Ken Robinson, Blues Brothers, Fishbone, George Burns


Creativity Quotes to Inspire You

Everyone has the power to increase their creativity skills. Whether you are a high tech entrepreneur or a barista, you can boost your creativity more than you might think. Like sharpening a saw, you can hone creativity into a razor-like edge. Whatever your goal is — to uncover startup opportunities, create innovative products or boost sales — the more you work at being creative, the more creative you get. But where do you start? You start by taking action. Break up your routine. Brainstorm with...
Tags: Apple, John Cleese, Ray Bradbury, Sales, Startup, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Pablo Picasso, Jim Jarmusch, Henri Matisse, George Bernard Shaw, Warner Brothers, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Edith, Charles Mingus


Top consultants issue coronavirus guidelines for ad agencies as they pivot to remote pitches

The coronavirus has led marketers to cut spending, and consultants predict a significant slowdown in ad agency reviews, the process marketers use to choose a new agency. But with some ad campaigns still proceeding, agencies have to pivot to remote pitching. The consulting firms that oversee these reviews issued guidelines to help marketers and agencies make the most out of the process with virtual tech and teleconferencing tools. Some consultants think the uncertainty caused by the virus could...
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Watch 21 Animated Ideas from Big Thinkers: Steven Pinker, Carol Dweck, Philip Zimbardo, David Harvey & More

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, better known as the Royal Society for the Arts, and best known simply as the RSA, was founded in 1754. At the time, nobody could have imagined a world in which the people of every land, no matter how far-flung, could hear the same talks by well-known scholars and speakers, let alone see them animated as if on a conference-room whiteboard. Yet even back then, in an era before the invention of animation and whiteb...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Education, Microsoft, College, Economics, Animation, Rsa, Dan Ariely, Seoul, Steven Pinker, Aristotle, Facebook Twitter, Sartre, Ken Robinson, Jeremy Rifkin


Big marketers are trying to slash their advertising budgets, and consulting firms are the latest casualty

The ad industry is under threat from clients who are squeezing them, devaluing their services. The latest casualties of this trend could be the management consulting firms that oversee agency reviews for big advertisers. These firms sometimes sell data to clients to let them compare the different agencies' rates, and the practice could further devalue advertising services. According to one source, a major pharmaceutical company went to the extreme of insisting that consultants provide that inf...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Trends, GlaxoSmithKline, Adweek, Mills, SVP, Ken Robinson, Omnicom, IPG, CPG, Ivan Pollard, Matt Weiss, External View Consulting Group, Russel Wohlwerth, Publicis WPP Dentsu


Where Does Inspiration Come From? By Michael Thies [& Book Giveaway!]

I'm so excited about this blog post. When I first read it, it provoked so much thought. I hope you enjoy it like I did! Best of all, I get to giveaway a copy of the book to one lucky book lover. More on that after the post! Inspiration. It’s the essence of writing. It’s one of the questions we authors get asked all the time. Who inspired you? What inspired you? How did you come up with the idea for your novel? Of course, the answers to these questions vary with every author and his or her res...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, India, Religion, US, Karen, Harry Potter, South America, Core, Michael, Rafflecopter, Ken Robinson, SANTIAGO Chile, Len, Scooby Doo


education does not destroy creativity

There is a certain irony that the most popular TED Talk — Do schools kill creativity? — is seriously questioned in a TEDx talk over a decade later. Ken Robinson’s talk on creativity has had over 55 million views. Basically he says that our schools suck the creativity out of children. “Picasso once said this, he said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe this passionately, that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, w...
Tags: Apple, Learning, Nasa, Lego, Innovation, Albert Einstein, eLearning, Picasso, Robinson, Ken Robinson, McClure, Elisabeth McClure, Land Jarman


Jets’ Roslovic Making the Most of More Minutes

Prior to January, Jack Roslovic spent the majority of his time this season on the Winnipeg Jets’ bottom-six, simply as result of the team’s riches up front. Logging less than 10 minutes per game, he had limited opportunities to show off his adept passing, elite vision and wicked shot. About a month ago, though, his top-six shot finally arrived in the wake of Nikolaj Ehlers’ injury. So far, he’s made good on his increased role and the additional minutes he’s received to strut his offensive ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Jack, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Appleton, Brendan Lemieux, Ken Robinson, Jacob Trouba, Manitoba Moose


Extraordinary Things Happen In Schools That Integrate Arts Into Their Classrooms

Ken Robinson: “Schools operate as they do not because they have to but because they choose to. They don’t need to be that way; they can change and many do. Innovative schools everywhere are breaking the mold of convention to meet the best interests of their students, families, and communities. As well as great teachers, what they have in common is visionary leadership.” – KQED
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Ken Robinson


Why In-house Publishers Are Becoming Attractive Alternatives for Advertisers and Creatives

Once seen more as an added-value proposition for media placements, publishers' branded-content labs have expanded to meet growing client demand. Publishing studios increasingly have become an appealing option for creatives at agencies that must regularly churn out work for reviews and struggle to retain talent. Ark Advisors partner Ken Robinson, who specializes in managing agency...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Ken Robinson, Publishers & Platforms


Why Dropping Out of School Could Actually Help Your Kid, According to One Education Expert

But, Ken Robinson, a strong proponent of public education, does not believe that's a solution for everyone
Tags: Books, News, Education, Parents, Uncategorized, Ken Robinson, Onetime


The Green Hornét: A Nitrous-Huffing, Straight-Six-Powered, Patina-Clad, AMC Station Wagon

And A Budget Disc Brake Swap That Fits Behind the Factory 14” Wheels This 1972 AMC Hornet Sportabout, dubbed “The Green Hornét” by Freiburger himself, was acquired on a bit of a whim. After flying from Georgia to California for a Roadkill event in September of 2015, this oddly shaped and quite weathered station wagon was purchased for a mere $1,350 cash in L.A., then promptly driven 2,200 miles back to Georgia in just three days with very minimal issues – then we just kept on driving it. After ...
Tags: California, Amc, Los Angeles, Georgia, Clifford, Mike, Nos, Tucson Arizona, Ken Robinson, Jacob, CNC, Ford Ranger, Mike Finnegan, Raybestos, Finnegan, HOLLEY


Inspiring TED Talks for Teachers

Teachers are impactful presenters. You may not think of a teacher as a public speaker, but they deliver presentations everyday to different audiences. It’s important for teachers to remain inspired about their speaking skills, and that’s where TED Talks can help. This article features some motivational talks that can keep teachers excited to speak to their audiences. Do Schools Kill Creativity? This is one of the most popular TED Talks ever. Sure, the title sounds alarming, but take a liste...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Teachers, Khan Academy, Presentations, Public Speaking, TED Talks, Speaking, Don, Robinson, Ken Robinson, Sal Khan, Presentation Hacks, Emilie Wapnick, Rita Pierson, Thomas Suarez His


Merry Christmas

  With the commercial side of the holidays in full swing, it's good to pause and reflect. Our culture is saturated with incentives for buying things, even as many of us realize that experiences make more sense. An abundance of psychology research has shown that money spent on doing tends to provide more enduring happiness than money spent on having.     Four studies have demonstrated# that the most important benefit happens before we make a purchase. Anticipation or waiting for experiences fe...
Tags: Viola Davis, Marketing, Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, Nora Ephron, Heathrow Airport, Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Chekhov, Ken Robinson, Hardy, Loretta, Hitchcock, Ramanujan, Truffaut, Julie Julia


How the scrappy TED conference became a juggernaut worth millions — and where it wants to go next

TED, the media organization behind the popular ideas conference and video talks, is expanding. The 33-year-old company has stayed out of politics for most of its existence, but as political tensions create a crisis of ideas, TED now has to figure out where it's going next. The first stop, beginning this month, is a new TV show in India.  "So, uh, politics," Chris Anderson said as he paced across the stage in the Vancouver Convention Center. "Politics. Politics ... How do I say this?" It was ...
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The head of TED reveals the 3-pronged test every speaker's talk must pass

TED talks are some of the most popular online videos. For speakers to make it to the TED stage, the staff puts the talk through a three-pronged test. Talks must offer a fresh perspective on the world, propose solutions, and inspire people. Giving a TED talk can be a make-or-break experience for someone's career, so there is often enormous pressure upon taking the stage. But before speakers can get their 18 minutes (or less) of fame, first they must run their talk by TED staff. There is even ...
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30 Best Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of the Day

One thing that successful people share is that they are driven to set goals and meet them every time. There are various techniques that you can employ to feel inspired every day and one of them is getting positive reinforcement from the best motivational quotes. You can surf the internet for websites that specialize in quotes or you can download a daily quotes app to deliver the best motivational quotes to you on a daily basis. We are rarely ever apart from our mobile phones so it makes sense to...
Tags: Quotes, Motivation, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Nelson Mandela, Dolly Parton, Winston Churchill, Lifehacks, Bruce Lee, Walt Disney, J K Rowling, Mia Hamm, Ken Robinson, Helen Keller, Herman Cain, Zig Ziglar


The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister - From Finland - Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

"Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by themselves which teaching methods and materials they use." --  Sanni Grahn-Laasonen Sanni Grahn-Laasonen says her country's vision for education is a nation that is "continuously learning;" Finland wants an education system that gives everyone "strong, transferable skills, and also allows everyone to return to education when they need it." In the...
Tags: UK, News, Singapore, India, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Huffington Post, Wonderland, Ken Robinson, David Shaffer, Anthony Seldon, Rubin


41 Inspiring Quotes on Failure (and How to Handle It)

On some days things don’t go as planned. You fall. Or fail. Or stumble. It’s a part of a life well lived but how you look at and handle these dark or negative situations can have a huge impact on your life, success and happiness. In this week’s article I’d like to share the best advice and thoughts on failure from the past from the people who walked this earth before us (well, quite a few of them are still here and walking among us). This is 41 of the most motivating, though-provoking and helpf...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Success, Winston Churchill, Michael Jordan, Kevin Bacon, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Lifehacks, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Personal Development, George Eliot, Henry Ford, Napoleon Hill, Chris Hardwick, Douglas Adams


Around the World in 30 Days: January 2017

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report This month in The Global Search for Education, William Gaudelli, George Rupp and Dana Mortenson shared their perspectives on how to build more inclusive communities across political, economic and cultural divides, and on the lessons we all learned from recent world events. "The vote in the U.K. in favor of Brexit, the rejection by referendum of the peace agreement in Colombia, and the 2016 U.S. election all illustrate the power of democratic processes to...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Singapore, India, America, Colombia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Huffington Post, Wonderland


The Global Search for Education: The City of Jerome Bruner

"These schools and this community became staked more than fifty years ago on the idea that education is the highest investment for the present and for the future, in light also of the huge historical changes that human kind is going through." --  Carla Rinaldi In September 1994, Jerome Bruner, the famed psychologist, professor and education visionary, visited Reggio Emilia, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The President of Reggio Children at that time had written to P...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Singapore, India, New York City, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Huffington Post, Wonderland, Administration