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5 Ways to Reduce Wordiness in Your Presentations

Have you ever been trapped listening to a presentation that was going nowhere fast? In a training session at the university where I teach, a technology specialist was sharing tips on how to use a new attendance tracking program. The presentation was so littered with jargon and personal stories and unrelated asides, that I pictured myself jumping up and screaming “get to the point!” I didn’t, of course. But I really, really wanted to. And I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. We all do it. Clutter up o...
Tags: Presentation Design, Active Voice, Composition, Concise, Content, Editing, Passive Voice, Presentation, Public Speaking, Repetition, Speech, Wordiness


Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for graduates to overcome "political noise" and algorithms

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at Tulane University on May 18th.Cook cautioned the graduates to not get caught up in echo chambers and algorithms.He acknowledged the failures of his generation. None Are we so caught up in technology that we don't notice any more the plight of people around us? On May 18th, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at Tulane University where he addressed modern narcissism and how to combat it. "In a world where we obsessively document our own l...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, Cook, Education, Future, Computers, Teaching, Innovation, Tim Cook, Algorithm, Speech, Personal Growth, Tulane University, Tulane University on May 18th Cook, Cook Push


Befriend your ideological opposite. It’s fun.

Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were unlikely friends. They debated each other at events all over the world, and because of that developed a deep and rewarding friendship – despite their immense differences.Scalia, a famous conservative, was invited to circles that were not his "home territory", such as the ACLU, to debate his views. Here, Strossen expresses her gratitude and respect for his commitment to the exchange of ideas."It's really sa...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Education, Relationships, Friendship, Aclu, Innovation, Collaboration, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Nadine Strossen, Strossen, Charles Koch Foundation


Free speech: The history every American should know

There's a reason you're free to wear clothing with protest statements on them today. In 1968, 19-year-old Paul Robert Cohen was arrested for disturbing the peace by wearing a jacked that read "F*ck the Draft" in a California courthouse. His case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided that being offended by the jacket did not merit censorship.Jonathan Zimmerman argues that the history of debate in the U.S. – of who gets to say what, and how that has evolved – should be taught to every Amer...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Law, California, History, United States, Language, Innovation, Debate, Speech, U S Supreme Court, ZIMMERMAN, Jonathan Zimmerman, Paul Robert Cohen


Becoming A Better Speaker Through Improv

Doing improv is one way that speakers can become better Image Credit: Stew Dean So the question is do you want to become a better public speaker? If the answer to this question is “yes”, then the next question has to be “how?” It turns out that there are a lot of different answers to this question and some of them work, and some don’t. Through trial and error and experimentation, what has been found to work is for public speakers to engage in some improv. It turns out that spending your tim...
Tags: Games, Planning, Humor, Stories, Practice, Speech, Imagination, Improve, Improv, Speaking, Spontaneity, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Adapt, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Off The Cuff


Analysis of Ancient DNA Suggests Finnish and Estonian Languages Came From Siberia

Northern Europeans who speak Uralic languages, such as Estonian and Finnish, can thank ancient migrating Siberian populations for their dialects, according to a fascinating new study that combined genetics, archaeology, and linguistics.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Genetics, Linguistics, Siberia, Languages, Speech


John Stuart Mill's big idea: Harsh critics make good thinkers

19th-century political philosopher John Stuart Mill defended the right of free societies to explore radical and dangerous ideas.One of his arguments was based on humility: You must be prepared to be wrong, and genuinely be open to being persuaded. Put your ideas into intellectual battle by exposing them to the harshest critics. These critics will show up your flaws and make you a more sophisticated thinker.Another of Mill's arguments was concerned with arrogance. He criticized the common tendenc...
Tags: Sponsored, Communication, Society, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Philosophy, Mind, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, John Stuart Mill


Why pitting prejudices against each other keeps society free

For society to stay open and free, you don't need to eliminate prejudice. You need the opposite: All kinds of prejudice pitted against each other.Intellectual diversity helps society as a whole learn the truth. And as long as society has rules that force ideas to be openly tested, the intolerant will not gain the upper hand."In America it's legal to be intolerant. It may not be right. It may not get you accepted or respected. But absolutely it's legal and it should be legal," says Jonathan Rauch...
Tags: Sponsored, America, Communication, Society, Policy, Language, Innovation, Collaboration, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, Jonathan Rauch


The platforms suck at content moderation and demanding they do more won't make them better at it -- but there ARE concrete ways to improve moderation

Concentration in the tech sector has left us with just a few gigantic online platforms, and they have turned into playgrounds for some of the worst people on earth: Nazis, misogynists, grifters, ultranationalists, trolls, genocidal mobs and more. The platforms are so big and their moderation policies are so screwed up, and their use of "engagement" algorithms to increase pageviews, that it's making many of us choose between having a social life with the people we care about and being tormented ...
Tags: Post, News, New Zealand, Un, Speech, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 1a, Alex Jones, Corynne McSherry, David Kaye, Big Tech, Content Moderation, Jillian C York, Deplatforming, Filternet


Avengers: Endgame, Dark Matter, and a Fake Bear Not Named Ron: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s nearly May, and you know what that means: Game of Thrones will be ending, Divination Bot will soon return to haunt your sleep with machine-generated nightmares, and the weather will be much less depressing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Labor, Neuroscience, Star Trek, Cybersecurity, Mouse, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Oceans, Game Of Thrones, Aviation


Vocal Tract Simulator Translates a Person's Brain Activity Into Clear Sentences

By capturing brain signals associated with the mechanical aspects of speaking, such as movements of the jaw, lips, and tongue, researchers have created a virtual, computer-based vocal tract capable of intelligible speech. The system could eventually be used by people who have lost the capacity to speak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Speech, Assistive Devices, Brain Computer Interfaces, Speech Decoding


Brain-computer interface successfully translates thought into synthesized speech

In a pioneering study, scientists have demonstrated that an implanted brain-computer interface (above) coupled with deep-learning algorithms can translate thought into computerized speech. From Scientific American: (University of California, San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang) emphasized that his approach cannot be used to read someone’s mind—only to translate words the person wants to say into audible sounds.... Chang and his colleagues devised a two-step method for translating thoug...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, San Francisco, Speech, University Of California, Cyborgs, Chang, Neuroprosthetics, Neuroimplants, Edward Chang, Brain-computer Interfaces


Free speech on college campuses: A bottom-up approach is best

There are 2 different approaches to governing free speech on college campuses.One is a morality/order approach. The other is a bottom-up approach.Emily Chamlee-Wright says there are many benefits to having no one central authority on what is appropriate speech.
Tags: Politics, Education, Democracy, Government, Innovation, Protests, Speech, Emily chamlee-wright


How To Speak To A Global Audience

A global audience is very different from your normal audience Image Credit: Kieran Lynam As speakers we understand the importance of public speaking and so we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to say in our next speech. We’ll worry about what words to use, how we should stand when we are on stage, and the importance of making good eye contact with our audience. However, it turns out that there is something even more important than this that we should be spending our ti...
Tags: Remember, Speech, Short, Metaphors, Pause, Speaking, Sentences, Digest, 2 - Organize, Reach, Jim Anderson, Connect, Slow Down, Colloquialisms, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Global Audience


Toddlers engage more with print books than ebooks, developmental researchers say

Neurological development, educational success, social aptitude, the benefits of early reading are well-known. A new study finds that print books offer better communication and bonding opportunities for parents and their toddlers. While more Americans read print books than ebooks, they still don't make reading a priority outside of work and school. None Look into any toddler's room. Some are decked out in home-team banners and sports paraphernalia, others in dinosaurs and star charts. What you'...
Tags: New York, Learning, Parenting, Children, Communication, Play, Teaching, Creativity, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Innovation, Collaboration, Speech, Pew Research Center, Personal Growth, Scholastic, NYU School of Medicine


Speakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

In order to be funny, speakers need to find a way to twist their words Image Credit: Thomas Hawk So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly they understand the importance of public speaking. Look, I like to laugh just as much as the next person; however, gettin...
Tags: Funny, Surprise, Humor, Statement, Speech, Laugh, Audience, Pause, Speaking, Laughter, Structure, Thomas Hawk, 3 - Create, Exaggeration, Jim Anderson, Laughing


Speakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

Conversations have their place and it’s not as a part of a speech Image Credit:Johan A When you stand up in front of an audience to give a speech, something happens to you. You are transformed from just another person who happens to be in the room into the person that everyone is going to be listening to. What’s interesting about this transformation is that it has to have an impact on your voice also. However, sometimes when I’m listening to a speaker I’ll realize that they didn’t transform ...
Tags: Conversation, Body Language, Speech, Voice, Presentation, Control, Speaking, Transform, Johan, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Interrupt, Jim Anderson, Tone, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking


How Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

Introverts can identify their issues and become very good public speakers Image Credit: Robert So if you had to classify yourself, which camp would you place yourself in: introvert or extravert? If you have placed yourself in the introvert camp, then understanding the importance of public speaking and becoming an effective public speaker is going to be that much harder for you to do. However, the good news is that if you can understand the challenges that you’ll be facing as an introvert, th...
Tags: Speech, Need Help, Introvert, Speaking, Extravert, Listeners, 5 - Rehearse, Connecting, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Communicators, Strong Communication Skills, Robert So


Is free expression online threatened by content removal?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


Is free expression online threatened?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


A.I. system seeks to turn thoughts of people unable to talk into speech

A new system can turn thoughts into intelligible speech. Powered by speech synthesizers and A.I., it lays the groundwork for helping individuals who are unable to speak due to disability regain their capacity to communicate verbally. The post A.I. system seeks to turn thoughts of people unable to talk into speech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Speech, Brain-computer Interface, Thought, Emerging Tech


How to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows. The post How to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Computing, Windows 10, Speech, Microphones, Alexa


What Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Sure your speech has stories, but what is the message that is hidden in them? Image Credit: überBusy Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling all have a common theme that runs through them. If we can take the time to pick out what that theme is, we may have discov...
Tags: Stories, Speech, Takeaway, Obstacles, Harness, Message, Frame, Speaking, Lessons Learned, Struggles, 2 - Organize, Jim Anderson, Acting Out, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Anecdotes, Common Theme


Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

If you’re not used to public speaking, a teleprompter can be a useful tool to have in your arsenal. A teleprompter can help you keep your speech on track, and make everything run a bit more smoothly. There’s just one issue: Most free and web-based teleprompter for with an auto scroll, meaning that if you pause for any…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Lifehacks, Speech, Public Speaking, Teleprompter


How To Make Microphones Work With You, Not Against You

Microphones can be a speaker’s best friend when used correctly Image Credit: tie the ribbons Not all speakers are equipped with a voice that could be heard in the back of a larger room. Back in the days before electricity, this was a big deal – only the very loud speakers had any chance of keeping the attention of an audience of any size and sharing the importance of public speaking. However, now with the invention of the microphone any speaker can be as loud as they want to be. However, ...
Tags: Wireless, Speech, Sound, Emotion, Excitement, Tool, Microphone, Speaking, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson, Lectern, Dimension, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Hand-held


Why you should tolerate intolerable ideas

Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen argues that without freedom of expression we don't have freedom of speech. With some major college campuses disavowing "dangerous ideas" from certain speakers on campus, this can lead to a slippery slope wherein ideas—and even ways of life—can be marginalized entirely. The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new ...
Tags: Sponsored, Video, Politics, Society, Aclu, Language, Innovation, Mind, Debate, Speech, Nadine Strossen, Charles Koch Foundation, Jwplatform.com


'The Journal of Controversial Ideas' will launch in 2019. Is it dangerous?

A trio of respected philosophers have decided to launch a peer reviewed journal that would allow for anonymous submissions.If successful, the journal could allow for important ideas that might lead to threats or harm to the author to join the debate and promote discussion.Critics ask if this is needed, and warn of giving dangerous people a safe space to publish horrific ideas.Three very famous philosophers are teaming up to create an academic journal dedicated to ideas too controversial to put a...
Tags: Privacy, Innovation, Protests, Philosophy, Morality, Speech, Vox, Malik, Peter Singer, Georgetown University, Minerva, Nesrine Malik, Robert P George, Bradley Campbell, Sanford J Ungar, Thomas Malthus


Learn how to easily set up speech-to-text in Windows 10

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows. The post Learn how to easily set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Computing, Windows 10, Speech, Microphones, Alexa


Compelling speakers do these 4 things every single time

The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity. President Donald Trump, for example, is frequently noted for his every-man communication style, and the way he "tells it like it is." In contrast, former President Barack Obama is often hailed as one of our nation's greatest orators for his poise and eloquence. Robert Dallek, a presidential historian and author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, ranks...
Tags: Productivity, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Success, Communication, Teaching, Language, Jimmy Carter, Innovation, Storytelling, John F Kennedy, Debate, Oprah Winfrey, Speech, Donald Trump


Nuance Goes All-in on Speech Tech, Sells Document Business to Kofax

Nuance Communications is selling its document imaging division to Kofax for $400 million in cash, as Nuance’s new CEO narrows the company’s focus on its conversational artificial intelligence products and cloud-related technologies.Nuance’s (NASDAQ: NUAN) document imaging business provides enterprise software tools for securely capturing data from print or electronic documents, printing documents, and uploading and accessing documents from mobile devices, among other capabilities. Kofax is scoo...
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