June 1 2011
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I've been to something like one hundred conferences and corporate events in the past several years as I travel the world delivering keynotes and running seminars. I've seen a few great speeches. Sadly, most speeches I see are not very good. Some are downright terrible. I've been collecting some observations on what makes a good presentation and also drawing from my own experience. Most of us have an opportunity to speak, perhaps at your industry event, or your company's sales conference, or to a local club.
Despite being of the male persuasion, even I know that bikini season is no day at the beach. Finding the right fit in a style and cut that threads the needle of decency is enough to make any woman throw up her hands and opt for a one-piece with shorts.
Digital agencies are bastards born out of the loveless marriage between creative agencies and the software industry
Jean Russell interviews opening speaker, John Hagel , on “ the power of pull ” and the opportunity to make meaningful change at Gathering ’11. Jean: Hi John, Thank you for sharing with me today.
There has been lots of chatter about a technology bubble in Silicon Valley. LinkedIn’s initial public offering , Groupon’s upcoming I.P.O. and bloated start-up investments and valuations are bringing back painful memories of the dot-com bubble’s burst roughly a decade ago. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Peter Thiel says the technology industry is missing a key component for a bubble: the ability for the public to invest money. But this time there is no bubble, says Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder , early Facebook investor and hedge fund manager. “We don’t have a tech bubble for a variety of reasons,” Mr. Thiel said in an interview.
Quicklinks AP Images now distribute Fotolia images April 26, 2012 - We're very excited to announce that as of today, APImages will be giving customers access to millions of royalty-free Fotolia images. The collaboration between AP and Fotolia makes this an industry first in one-stop-shop for all imagery needs. "We're excited to be part of yet another industry first by opening up a new market for our 126,000-plus artists", said Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and CEO of Fotolia. "We believe this is just the first step in a strategic alliance that will allow both of us to continue our industry-leading innovations, grow our companies and benefit our customers." Fotolia acquires crowd sourcing design community Wilogo.com March 15, 2012 - We now offer a new way for designers and clients to stay connected.
A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of "out of body" experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals .
There is a lovely coy line in this BBC report about the hoax call about mass graves in Texas last night : “US police say there were no bodies found at a house in east Texas, where an anonymous caller claiming to be a psychic said there was a mass grave. US media earlier reported there were up to 30 dismembered bodies including children buried there.”
Posted by Tom Foremski - June 8, 2011 I use GMail all the time and its spell checker is usually pretty good. But the other day I noticed it can't spell "Facebook."
Gavin Andresen , Principal of the BitCoin Virtual Currency Project, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about BitCoin, an innovative attempt to create a decentralized electronic currency. Andresen explains the origins of BitCoin, how new currency gets created, how you can acquire BitCoins and the prospects for BitCoin's future. Can it compete with government-sanctioned money? How can users trust it? What threatens BitCoin and how might it thrive?
I write a little about the work I do - PHP, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Web Fonts, MySQL, Data Visualization and such, at this link: I used to blog here, but I don't anymore. I now blog using Google+. You can view my public posts, even if you aren't a Google+ user, at this link:
Is there greater thrill than encountering a new species technology in the wild ? The blogs Threat Level/Gawker recently reported the appearance of an entirely new genre of technology: an anonymous marketplace , or anonymarket. Out there on the internet is a place where you can buy and sell anything anonymously using untraceable money. What is mostly being bought and sold in this stealth market right now are recreational drugs -- pot and acid, etc. There has always been black markets in every city of the world, but as underground and out of sight as they might be, you still needed to show up in person to trade. And there has long been outlaw areas of the internet where black markets thrive and you don't need to reveal yourself, but paying without any trace has been a problem.
Amid the countless edible plants and animals on Earth, there’s little consideration for the ground beneath our feet. Intentionally eating dirt, also called geophagy, is a natural instinct and may serve a greater health purpose.
Mind & Brain :: Facts and Fictions in Mental Health :: June 7, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print See Inside Research suggests limits to looking on the sunny side of life By Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz “Accentuate the positive,” the 1944 song by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen cheerfully implored us.
So many small businesses try very hard to use social media as a megaphone, trying to shout their messages.