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Chat Trumps Meetings. December 12, 2012 I do a lot of public speaking about our asynchronous workflow at GitHub.

Chat Trumps Meetings

Our office is filled with chat rooms, email, and pull requests rather than development meetings and in-person code review. How to avoid death By PowerPoint: David JP Phillips at TEDxStockholmSalon #2/2014 Think Again. How to Give a Stellar Presentation. Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful.

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember? What the Experts Say Public speaking often tops the list of people’s fears. “When all eyes are on you, you feel exposed,” says Nick Morgan, the president and founder of Public Words and the author of Power Cues. Putting Out the Fire: Dealing With Conflict in Your Workplace. How many times have you witnessed conflict between employees create uncomfortable tension at work?

Putting Out the Fire: Dealing With Conflict in Your Workplace

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, the fire continues to burn, greatly affecting the atmosphere, which in turn affects everyone’s productivity. The truth of the matter is that on-the-job conflict is unavoidable. 5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking - John Coleman. If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage.

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking - John Coleman

And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no time to prepare. One of the key demands of business is the ability to speak extemporaneously. Whether giving an unexpected “elevator pitch” to a potential investor or being asked at the last minute to offer remarks to a sales team over dinner, the demands for a business person to speak with limited preparation are diverse, endless, and — to many — terrifying. 9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt.

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous dread in otherwise optimistic, happy humans.

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Here are our personal rules for mitigating that sense of foreboding: Cover of 'How Google Works,' by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg How Google Works 1. Respond quickly. There are people who can be relied upon to respond promptly to emails, and those who can’t. 2. Watch "The green blue red movement: Esteve Pannetier at TEDxTurku" Video at TEDxTalks. Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better. TEDxEast - Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators 11/11/2010. How To Win An Argument. SlideShare Tips: How to Create a 5,000-View SlideShare in 10 Minutes. 635 Flares 635 Flares × Is SlideShare part of your content strategy?

SlideShare Tips: How to Create a 5,000-View SlideShare in 10 Minutes

Truth be told, we have yet to fully integrate it into our content creation process here at Buffer. We’ve felt lots of great nudges, though. We’ve heard tell of the amazing opportunity on SlideShare, how it’s a primed network of highly engaged influencers just itching to find and share your stuff. What might ultimately sell us, though, is the response we got from a single slide deck, created in a hurry, that garnered over 5,000 views in one weekend. It would appear that SlideShare has the potential for big returns on a small investment. 5 Random Life Lessons I Learned At Pixar — Sutro. 1.

5 Random Life Lessons I Learned At Pixar — Sutro

We. Not I. One of the things I'll always remember, is that there was this feeling of being part of a team, almost like belonging to the same family. Yes, we had some fights, and sometimes we'd annoy each other at breakfast or Thanksgiving dinner, but there was this sense of respect, admiration, and true genuine friendship between all of us working there. 3 Psychological Theories To Help You Communicate Better With Anyone. 263 Flares 263 Flares × Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I’m sure there’s a theory that explains why that is) but I’ve come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people. I thought it might be fun to take a brief look at a few psychological theories that are especially relevant for business, marketing, leadership and overall communication skills. Keep in mind I’m no professional psychologist, so if you’re keen to find out more about these, definitely dig deeper into the research about each one.

Are you really managing information overload? At the social media webinar I gave at the end of last year for the PMI LEAD Community of Practice one of the main themes coming out of the comments and questions from participants was how to deal with the extra information channels that social media tools offer.

Are you really managing information overload?

People generally seem quite worried about how to handle information overload, to the point that it creates a panic or stress and they stop using tools that could actually be quite helpful if they were only used in the right way. Command Center Stage: 10 Tips for Powerful Presentations. Copy of Presentation On Presentations by Bas Landsbergen on Prezi. How to avoid Death By PowerPoint: David JP Phillips at TEDxStockholmSalon #2/2014 Think Again.

The Science of Persuasion: How To Get People to Agree with What You Say. 7.1K Flares 7.1K Flares ×

The Science of Persuasion: How To Get People to Agree with What You Say


The Three Musketeers. For the first version of your app, start with only three people.

The Three Musketeers

That's the magic number that will give you enough manpower yet allow you to stay streamlined and agile. Start with a developer, a designer, and a sweeper (someone who can roam between both worlds). Now sure, it's a challenge to build an app with only a few people. But if you've got the right team, it's worth it. Talented people don't need endless resources. If you can't build your version one with three people, then you either need different people or need to slim down your initial version.

Metcalfe's Law and project teams Keep the team as small as possible. —Marc Hedlund, entrepreneur-in-residence at O'Reilly Media Communication flow Communication flows more easily on small teams than large teams. —Steve McConnell, Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software Builders Inc. Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule. July 2009 One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I'll call the manager's schedule and the maker's schedule. The manager's schedule is for bosses.

It's embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals. When you use time that way, it's merely a practical problem to meet with someone. Presentation Zen. 5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators. 1.9K Flares 1.9K Flares × Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself “Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had!”?