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Did You Read My Email?

If you’ve ever said or sent that question, you need these email tips. What’s the matter with emails? We read (and write) them when we’re sitting at our desks, moving between meetings (or sometimes even during meetings), hopping on the subwa...

Kickstarter Spotlight: ‘Mech: Age Of Steel’ From Ragnarok Publications

A few years back I interviewed a self-published author by the name of Rob J. Hayes over at SF Signal. Shortly after the interview, Hayes’ series was picked up and published by Ragnarok Publications, a genre fiction publisher that I hadn’t really...
by Geeks of Doom on Apr 28, 2016

Analogize It!

It’s one of the most common communications white lies we tell ourselves: “If I say the words, people will get it.” Even when your audience is well-versed in your subject matter, it’s not always true. The truth is, the most ac...

The Big Short

A lot of times people ask, “What are the essential components of a speech?” They’re looking for the silver-bullet, the ideal length of time spent, the appropriate level of seriousness, how much humor, how many data points to include, etc. Often...

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by Documentary TV on May 31, 2015

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

There’s nothing like 77 bathtubs to give you a quick idea of what “7.7 cubic meters of water” looks like. A friend recently sent me a link to this post on the current drought situation in California. Regardless of your political standpoint on G...

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

There’s nothing like 77 bathtubs to give you a quick idea of what “7.7 cubic meters of water” looks like. A friend recently sent me a link to this post on the current drought situation in California. Regardless of your political standpoint on G...

Stop Compartmentalizing: Find a Story to Tell

Last week I was working with an executive, and he got flustered. “I can’t think of a story,” he said. I told him, “Just think about it – the stories will come to you.” And sure enough, they did. Why were we looking for stories? Not just b...

Ring in the Humor

Bobsled. Halfpipe. Hockey. Figure skating and speed skating. Slalom. Ski jumping. Even curling. With 3 young boys in the house, we watched a lot of Olympic coverage this year. My personal favorite moments are always the opening and closing ceremonies...

Green Means Go

Do you remember the movie Gone in 60 Seconds? Even if you remember it as a bad movie, it’s a good reminder about how quickly we can lose our audience. The first 30-60 seconds of our presentations, speeches or reports are always the hardest part. Ph...

Major Blues Scale Ebook

Play The Major Blues Scale In Any KeyYou should now know the difference between the Minor Blues Scale and the Minor Pentatonic Scale if you've read the other articles on this site.The diagram below shows the first box of the E Minor Pentatonic scale.
by Learn Guitar on Dec 12, 2013

Tacony Corporation Klasse Machine Needles 60

Tacony Corporation Klasse Sharps Machine Needles-60/8 5/Pkg Be good-looking from Tacony Corporation Klasse Machine Needles 60 with...The post Tacony Corporation Klasse Machine Needles 60 appeared first on Stitch Sewing Machine Store and Reviews!.
by Stitch sewing machines on Aug 31, 2013

4 Ways to Improve Your Songwriting

By Brynn Alexander   If you have dabbled in songwriting but have found yourself disappointed with your efforts, it's easy to get discouraged. Equally frustrating is when you think your songs... Get all you need from the world of music - vis...
by Grade Music Tutors.com on May 6, 2013

Shop Online Which Sells Safe Healthcare Products

Everyday people need healthcare products whether to cure some disease or only to make sure that their body is in good condition. From medical equipment, medicine for some diseases, and nutrition and supplements to support healthcare are sold in marke...
by Health for People on Apr 19, 2013

List of musical dynamics, articulations and their meanings

Dynamics and articulation are about how each note is played. Without incorporating these into your playing, music will sound 'one-dimensional'. Below is a list of what you must know to take your... Get all you need from the world of music - visit gr...
by Grade Music Tutors.com on Nov 16, 2012

List of musical dynamics and articulations

Dynamics and articulation are about how each note is played. Without incorporating these into your playing, music will sound 'one-dimensional'. Below is a list of what you must know to take your... Get all you need from the world of music - visit gr...
by Grade Music Tutors.com on Nov 15, 2012

Create a tipping point: 3 ways to bring in the bucks for your cause

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America got me. On April 19th at about 7pm I walked into the ballroom at the Santa Clara Marriott to a dinner honoring the California Youth of the Year, knowing very little about the organization. Three hours later, I walk...

Airline-inspired Analogies

We talk a lot about building SHARPs into messages: Stories, Humor, Analogies, References (Quotes), and Pictures/Visuals. One of the first reactions to this is something like, “Yeah, I love when people use them, but I’m not very good at it. I’m...

Video Blog: Get creative with your visual aids

Using a PowerPoint deck soon? Remember: even when you’re using a slide deck in a presentation, you’re not a slave to it. Believe it or not, you can still break up the talk by utilizing other visuals. You can still walk to a different part...

Follow the Four Commandments of Storytelling

We promised more tips from the brilliant speakers at this year’s TED conference (see earlier post on Bryan Stevenson). I just watched Andrew Stanton’s TED talk again, and it’s even better the second time. You don’t have to be an Oscar winner...


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