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How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | Leah Georges

The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z -- we're all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we're more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education


Google Slides: The Easiest Way to Collaborate

We’ve all been there. The boss assigns a presentation to the team, and everyone quickly springs into action to collaborate and create a powerful and engaging slide deck. However, as time goes on, what seemed like an easy project becomes complicated, convoluted, and confusing. The exciting opportunity to collaborate turns into multiple files with different notes on each and confusing titles that leave everyone wondering if they’ll ever be able to communicate a cohesive, united message. If you hav...
Tags: Google, Speaking, Google Slides


What Access Levels Should You Assign To Members?

In one client gamification project, we’re looking at permissions members can achieve as they level up. This raises some interesting questions. How valuable is each permission to the user? How will they use it? What is the risk? For example, letting members that reach ‘level 25’ mark answers as accepted solutions sounds handy…until they begin marking every answer they give as an accepted solution. Or, just as likely, mark the answers of their friends as accepted solutions. Of cours...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA? | David R. Liu

In a story of scientific discovery, chemical biologist David R. Liu shares a breakthrough: his lab's development of base editors that can rewrite DNA. This crucial step in genome editing takes the promise of CRISPR to the next level: if CRISPR proteins are molecular scissors, programmed to cut specific DNA sequences, then base editors are pencils, capable of directly rewriting one DNA letter into another. Learn more about how these molecular machines work -- and their potential to treat or even ...
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, David R Liu


Kvitt deg med kredittkortene før du søker finansiering

I 2019 kommer gjeldsregisteret på plass, og da er det ikke nødvendigvis lurt å eie flere kredittkort. Skal du for eksempel søke om forbrukslån, vil du kunne få nei fordi du har fiktiv gjeld. Hvorfor kan du lese om her. Mye ubrukt kreditt i Norge Det finnes over 300 ulike kredittkort i Norge, og i omløp er det totalt 6,6 millioner kort. Det tilsvarer omtrent 1,5 kredittkort per innbygger som er gammel nok til å eie eget kort. Problemet er verken antallet forskjellige kort, eller mengden av kort...
Tags: Uncategorized, Eu, Speaking, Norge, Kvitt, Norge Dette


How Speakers Can Stop Using Filler Words

Audience’s want a speech without a lot of filler Image Credit: -Curly- I bet that your next speech is going to be great! You’ve got an exciting topic, your audience wants to hear what you have to say, and you’ve created a speech that virtually crackles with great content. However, you can still blow this speech and take away from the importance of public speaking. If instead of delivering a tasty speech with great content to your audience you instead provide them with a speech that is stuff...
Tags: Speaking, Distraction, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Credibility, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Filler Words, Disfluencies, Hesitates, Repeats, Respond Immediately, Uncomfortable Silence


Flagrant Anger

A flaw of communities is the more emotional the post, the more persuasive it seems. Angrier posts are more likely to be accepted as true by new members and attract more likes/comments (thus appearing at the top of the community for all members). It doesn’t take long for members to realise that the angrier they post, the more attention they get. If you let angry posts stand, your community soon becomes filled with them. Two approaches can help here. The first is to have a rule or ...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Denise, Community Management, Online Communities


Lån uten sikkerhet er ikke akkurat billige

Lett å la seg friste En kan se reklamer fra ulike banker som tilbyr forbrukslån overalt. Blant annet på internett, på plakater, på reklamer og lignende. Bankene fremstiller det som en drøm å ta opp forbrukslån. Det er nok meget lett å bli fristet. I finansmeldingen 2018 kan en lese at ved utgangen av 2017 utgjorde forbrukslån i norske husstander omkring 100 milliarder kroner. Videre står det at nordmenn tar opp mer lån nå enn før, til tross for at lønnen er bedre. Lettvint å søke For å søke k...
Tags: Speaking, Låne Penger


A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe

How often do you think about the air you're breathing? Probably not enough, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Romain Lacombe. He introduces Flow: a personal air-quality tracker that fits in your hand and monitors pollution levels in real time. See how this device could help you track and understand pollution street by street, hour by hour -- and empower you to take action to improve your health. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Romain Lacombe


“Help Us Make It Amazing”

If you’re about to launch something new to your community (new platform, feature, product, etc..), you could try telling members how great it is. This sets high expectations and you’re going to blend in with everyone else also declaring their new project is amazing. A better approach is to ask your community to help make it amazing. This lets members point out flaws without dumping on the project. It gives members a sense of influence and ownership. It increases the number of members...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


How hip-hop helps us understand science | Danielle N. Lee

In the early 1990s, a scandal rocked evolutionary biology: scientists discovered that songbirds -- once thought to be strictly monogamous -- engaged in what's politely called "extra-pair copulation." In this unforgettable biology lesson on animal infidelity, TED Fellow Danielle N. Lee shows how she uses hip-hop to teach science, leading the crowd in an updated version of Naughty by Nature's hit "O.P.P." [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Danielle N Lee


Take All the Scary Stuff Away

One member in a client research interview said “I just want someone to take all the scary stuff away”. This is the reality which drives most people to your community. They’re new to the topic and overwhelmed, scared, and frustrated. They’re not going to ask questions because they don’t know how to formulate the question. They’re not going to respond to questions because they don’t feel they have the expertise. They’re not going to spend hours browsing content because there’s ju...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Creating a Presentation Video

Sometimes as a presenter, the last thing you want to worry about is when to click to the next slide. Whether it be the distraction of knowing when to click next or the inevitable brain blank that interrupts what comes next, clicking through slides can be difficult. If you are the type of presenter who is easily distracted, we have a solution for you. Trade out the need for a clicker by exporting your presentation as a video! Exporting your presentation as a video does require you to stick to the...
Tags: Video, Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Don, Presentation Design, Presentation Video


Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman

At the center of a galaxy more than 55 million light-years away, there's a supermassive black hole with the mass of several billion suns. And now, for the first time ever, we can see it. Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, head of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, speaks with TED's Chris Anderson about the iconic, first-ever image of a black hole -- and the epic, worldwide effort involved in capturing it. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Event Horizon Telescope, Chris Anderson, Speaking, Sheperd Doeleman


Nye forskrifter for forbrukslån

Den 12. februar 2019 kom det nye forskrifter fra Finansdepartementet som regulerer utlån av forbrukslån. Bestemmelsene i forskriftene er ikke nye, men til nå har de vært å anse som retningslinjer som bankene ikke var forpliktet til å overholde. Les videre om hva dette betyr for den som skal søke om lån. Derfor strammes det inn Forbrukslån utgjør ikke mer enn 3% av befolkningens samlede gjeld. Kostnadene på disse lånene utgjør imidlertid hele 14%, fordi rentene er så pass mye høyere enn på sikr...
Tags: Uncategorized, Nye, Speaking, Banken, Krav, Kombinasjonen, Bankene


Strategy Before Technology

We’re working with a client to launch a new community in a competitive space. A review of competitor communities noted a growing trend in people sharing the lessons learned from achieving their specific goal. This trend could be the basis of a powerful community concept. Instead of creating another generic forum about the topic, similar to competitors, we could laser focus on the part people really love. It would be a completely unique community concept. Instead of posting a question,...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Incorporating Props in Your Next Presentation

In our world of distractions, presenters are always looking for a way to keep their audiences engaged and connect with them on a more visually appealing level. One way to accomplish this is through the use of props. Props are a tool that, when used correctly, break up the monotony of a talking head and create a visual reinforcement of the content. But not all presenters are comfortable with using props in their presentations. In fact, many shy away from them for fear of seeming cliché or unprofe...
Tags: Design, Illustration, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Props, Presentation Hacks, Object Lesson


How Twitter needs to change | Jack Dorsey

Can Twitter be saved? In a wide-ranging conversation with TED's Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discusses the future of the platform -- acknowledging problems with harassment and moderation and proposing some fundamental changes that he hopes will encourage healthy, respectful conversations. "Are we actually delivering something that people value every single day?" Dorsey asks. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Jack Dorsey, Chris Anderson, Dorsey, Speaking, Whitney Pennington Rodgers Twitter


Real Change Happens Among Small Groups of Peers

Joining a community dedicated to quitting smoking will make you slightly more likely to quit smoking than not. But connecting with a small group of peers within that community will make you much more likely to quit smoking. This shows up in many studies. People who join the community are already more likely to join the behavior. The real power of an online community is to help members establish a peer group who they want to impress and emulate. Most online communities are meant t...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


How to Edit Videos in Keynote

Including videos in a presentation is a powerful tool to drive home your content and insert a different voice to break up the presentation. While they are a powerful tool, when not inserted correctly, they can become clunky and distracting. That is why every presenter who chooses to insert videos into their presentation must pay careful attention to the software they choose to use. No matter the presentation software, there is always an option to insert videos into your presentation. However, wi...
Tags: Videos, Video, Design, Editing, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Video Editing, Speaking, Presentation Design, Edit


Facebook's role in Brexit -- and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters -- and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election -- Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of th...
Tags: Facebook, UK, US, European Union, Higher Education, Silicon Valley, Brexit, Speaking, Carole Cadwalladr, Cadwalladr


Interview: Maile Collmer, Referral Marketer

Maile believes that business is built one connection at a time. In other words, she believes in individual excellence as well as team excellence. A team can do so much more than an individual, and excellent teams are made of excellent individuals doing their part. Maile is a marketer who built a referral team that […]
Tags: Public Speaking, Referral Marketing, Speaking, Maile, Pro-Track Profile, Maile Collmer Referral Marketer


The artificial muscles that will power robots of the future | Christoph Keplinger

Robot brains are getting smarter and smarter, but their bodies are often still clunky and unwieldy. Mechanical engineer Christoph Keplinger is designing a new generation of soft, agile robot inspired by a masterpiece of evolution: biological muscle. See these "artificial muscles" expand and contract like the real thing and reach superhuman speeds -- and learn how they could power prosthetics that are stronger and more efficient than human limbs. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Christoph Keplinger


Supporting Members Who Stumble

What do you do when someone in your community stumbles (professionally or personally)? Do a number of members respond with encouraging words to cheer them up? “You’ll do better next time!” “Don’t worry, things will be ok!” “You deserve better than that anyway!” While well intentioned, the authors would probably admit they really have no idea if these are true.   Blind empathy between strangers isn’t very useful in the long-term. Any random group of friends can give the member ...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Embracing Enthusiasm in Every Presentation

Did you know that enthusiasm is one of the greatest weapons you have as a presenter for engaging your audience and keeping them connected to your content? That’s right – studies have shown that presenters who have high levels of enthusiasm see a 37% greater return on their presentations than those who lack enthusiasm. The reason for this increase in success hinges primarily on the fact that enthusiastic people create excitement which leads to an increase in enthusiasm in those around them. As en...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Enthusiasm, Presentation Hacks


Empower a girl, transform a community | Kakenya Ntaiya

Kakenya Ntaiya turned her dream of getting an education into a movement to empower vulnerable girls and bring an end to harmful traditional practices in Kenya. Meet two students at the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a school where girls can live and study safely -- and uplift their community along the way. "When you empower a girl, you transform a community," Ntaiya says. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Kenya, Speaking, Kakenya Ntaiya, Kakenya Center, Ntaiya


Getting More Of Your Community’s Questions Answered

In a mature community, the challenge isn’t getting more questions, but getting better questions. You have to tackle several challenges at once: Repeat questions. Questions with terrible headlines.Poorly tagged or categorized questions. Questions which don’t provide enough detail. Mature communities should make it slightly harder for non-veteran members to ask a question, not easier. StackOverflow is a good example of this process. If you want to ask a question, you can either go th...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


On Writing, Art, and Carving Your Own Bear

The other night, I stayed up way too late reading Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone, a book I devoured and savored at once. Devoured: I wanted to stuff myself silly. Savored: I wanted to nibble each nuance and make it last because I loved each small flavor and the way they ingeniously worked together to create something much, much more filling. When I finally closed the book, it was after 2 AM. And I spent the rest of the mostly sleepless night mired in something close to despair. Much as ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Writing, Boston, Competition, Jonathan Franzen, On The Road, Road Trip, Richard Price, Speaking, Jim, James Wood, Franzen, Harvard s Museum of Comparative Zoology, Personal History


PowerPoint templates - impossible to customise

The Internet is full with PowerPoint template packs. Some are plain ugly, but others are actually very pretty. These templates are usually created by designers who are good at design, but have little understanding of business. (When the template is called “business template” you should be warned).These templates look great as a template, but as soon as a non-designer touches them, the magic disappears. This is partly the fault of the non-designer, PowerPoint itself, and the template.The most com...
Tags: Speaking, Brina Blum


IBM Project Debater – will AI eliminate speechwriters?

I caught a rebroadcast of an Intelligence Squared debate on NPR last night. Intelligence Squared is a weekly forum for balanced and intelligent debate. Their goal is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. (Hurray for them, although I can’t help thinking they’re pissing into the prevailing wind these days.) […]
Tags: Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Npr, Ai, Speechwriting, Speaking, Intelligence Squared, Debating