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Hijacking Emotion Is The Key To Engaging Your Audience. The default to emotion is part of the human condition.

Hijacking Emotion Is The Key To Engaging Your Audience

To better appreciate the role of emotion and what it allows an audience to do, we need to take a brief detour into evolutionary biology. The human brain can be understood as three separate brains working in tandem, if not completely integrated with each other. The primitive brain and the limbic brain collectively make up the limbic system, which governs emotion. Within the limbic system, there is a structure called the amygdala, which leaders need to understand. When faced with a stimulus, the amygdala turns our emotions on. The amygdala is the key to understanding an audience’s emotional response, and to connecting with an audience.

I have become somewhat notorious in the programs I teach at NYU for the way I start each class. Five Strategies for Audience Engagement Establish connection before saying anything substantive. The default to emotion is part of the human condition. [Image: Flickr user Howie Le] 9 Human Behaviors That Still Can’t Be Explained. When you were a little kid, you probably got on your parents' nerves quite a few times by responding to everything they said with the word "Why?

9 Human Behaviors That Still Can’t Be Explained

" Most of their responses involved breaking down the way the world works or the importance of eating your vegetables until they devolved into the classic parent answer, "Because! " But if you asked your mom or dad about the following nine normal human behaviors, they genuinely wouldn't be able to answer you (and would probably make something up) because even the brightest minds in science still aren't sure why we do these things. You probably didn't realize we were all so mysterious, did you?

Laughing You laugh at jokes. You laugh at guys getting kicked in the crotch. We hope you will never experience this sensation, but it's one of the most mysterious phenomena that happens to humans. Spezify. Before I Die. What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public.

Before I Die

After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean's Blue Hole, filmed on breath hold by Julie Gautier.

Extreme Mountain Camping. Normal camping is for pussies.

Extreme Mountain Camping

Bertrand Russell - to our descendants. Koalas to the Max dot Com. Giant Ant Colony is a World Wonder Video. PNG tribe encounters white man for the very first time [VIDEO] 1 Man Starts A Dance Mob Video. Life Hacks. Hunter.s.thompson.avi. Family tree of the Greek gods. Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font.

Family tree of the Greek gods

See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons. Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence. Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence Michael Anissimov Singularity Institute April 2004"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.

Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence

" - Albert Einstein A personal catchphrase of mine is: "never expect the default to be optimal! " The default situation, whether in human affairs, technological systems, or natural patterns, is always the preexisting system, which often works "satisfactorily", but only because the system itself sets our standards!

We're so used to the default cluster of reference points because it's all we see. Simple Accountability. Positive Change. I Will Knot! Easy 2-Step Lucid Dream Method. America's Got Talent: Glow-in-the-dark dubstep group. Sistine Chapel. Funny Pictures - photobesity. No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden. Hunter S. Thompson: Live at UC Auditorium, Boulder from 1977.  Something For Everyone . . .