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The Art of Storytelling in Presentations – Connecting In late March I’ll be speaking at Hook: The Presentation Conference about The Art of Storytelling in Effective Presentations. As we lead up to that event, which you can register for here, I wanted to write a few articles about the different aspects of storytelling (in no particular order) that I’ll be addressing. I wanted to start with Connecting, which I believe is why including storytelling in your presentations is so important. As Nancy Duarte said in her most recent book “Resonate” (which is a must buy): Stories are the emotional glue that connects an audience to your idea. As a presenter trying to convey an idea, whether it’s to educate, persuade, encourage action or otherwise, it’s imperative that you make a connection with your audience. The Art of Storytelling in Presentations – Connecting
A Reader Asks: What’s the difference between Taxonomies and Ontologies? And do I even need to care !? Editor’s Note: For basic definitions of the terms in this article please see our online glossary of terms. Dr. Search Responds, What’s the difference between Taxonomies and Ontologies? - Ask Dr. Search What’s the difference between Taxonomies and Ontologies? - Ask Dr. Search
E-communication and society: A cyber-house divided IN 2007 Danah Boyd heard a white American teenager describe MySpace, the social network, as “like ghetto or whatever”. At the time, Facebook was stealing members from MySpace, but most people thought it was just a fad: teenagers tired of networks, the theory went, just as they tired of shoes. But after hearing that youngster, Ms Boyd, a social-media researcher at Microsoft Research New England, felt that something more than whimsy might be at work. “Ghetto” in American speech suggests poor, unsophisticated and black. That led to her sad conclusion: in their online life, American teenagers were recreating what they knew from the physical world—separation by class and race. E-communication and society: A cyber-house divided

Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information

Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information Updated Oct. 18, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some cases, their friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. The issue affects tens of millions of Facebook app users, including people who set their profiles to Facebook's strictest privacy settings.
Very Quietly, Nixon Peabody Launches 'Second Opinion' Practice Nixon Peabody's most experienced trial lawyers are marketing a service in which they evaluate strategy in other firms' ongoing cases. Clients seem willing to pay for a different perspective, but the firm doesn't want to be seen as a poacher. The ALM® and LexisNexis® Content Alliance LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM’s legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM’s content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via lexis.com® and Nexis®. Very Quietly, Nixon Peabody Launches 'Second Opinion' Practice
Bite the Bullet Point - Magazine - ABA Journal Posted Oct 1, 2010 1:49 AM CDT By Dennis Kennedy Illustration by Jim Frazier I’ve recently been in the audience for a lot of PowerPoint presentations, and some of the uses have made me wonder if recent news articles asking “Is PowerPoint killing presentations?” are right on target. Bite the Bullet Point - Magazine - ABA Journal
THE LAST DAYS OF THE POLYMATH

THE LAST DAYS OF THE POLYMATH

People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species. Edward Carr tracks some down ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Autumn 2009 CARL DJERASSI can remember the moment when he became a writer.
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