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I Am Not Your Guru | Reflections

September 8, 2016

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I Am Not Your Guru. Netflix Documentary (2016). There is perhaps nothing as captivating and mysterious as what influences human emotion and behavior. There is also perhaps nothing that attracts more criticism–as reported by this Newsweek article–than those who claim to hold the secrets of that influence. The greater the master, the larger the, well, […]

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

February 25, 2016

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Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May and Emily Ludolph February 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm PST Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the […]

12 Angry Men | Reflections

October 14, 2015

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12 Angry Men. 1957 [NR] 12 Angry Men is a dramatic depiction of a jury whose deliberations about a murder case set the stage for a variety of group dynamics and realities that emerge out of the human spirit. In addition to the heart-wrenching display of how a human system is susceptible to the inadequacies […]

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

September 30, 2015

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The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them. And why is that? How can we […]