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Making presentations in the TED style

Making presentations in the TED style
TED has earned a lot of attention over the years for many reasons, including the nature and quality of its short-form conference presentations. All presenters lucky enough to be asked to speak at TED are given 18-minute slots maximum (some are for even less time such as 3- and 6-minute slots). Some who present at TED are not used to speaking on a large stage, or are at least not used to speaking on their topic with strict time restraints. Thanks to Tim Longhurst (The TED Commandments - rules every speaker needs to know) you can see the list in an easier to read format below. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.Thou Shalt Tell a Story.Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Bill Gates vs. Related:  SurvivalPresentation techniques

Global Genius Trust Forbes Welcome Thanks for coming to Forbes. Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. To thank you for doing so, we’re happy to present you with an ad-light experience. Hi again. Looks like you’re still using an ad blocker. Please turn it off in order to continue into Forbes' ad-light experience. Thank you for turning off your ad blocker! Thank you for visiting Forbes. We noticed you still have ad blocker enabled. Thank you for turning off your ad blocker. PechaKucha Night | San Diego Architectural Foundation What is PechaKucha Night? PechaKucha Night was designed by designers Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003 as an event for (you guessed it) designers and creative types of all disciplines to meet, network, and show their work, and play, in public. PechaKucha Night occurs in hundreds of locations around the world. If you've not experiences PechaKucha, please join us for a night of thinking, drinking and chit-chat. * Note that your occupation and presentation topic may be completely unrelated. ** Do not include flash or animation as samples or in your presentation – images only, please. We will reply to your email soon. The goal of PKN and SDAF in this effort is to stimulate thought, awareness and inspiration through the many forms that art and design take. For more info about PKN and its history, have a look-see at the following: Pecha-Kucha.org - official web site 20/20 Vision - Metropolis Magazine (Japan) PKN and Beer - A Sober Guide to Better Presentations - by Paul Baron

Best Practices for building JSON REST Web Services « Building Fe A few of our friends have been asking us what are some of the best practices we learnt over the last two years designing and implementing RESTful Web Services as the back-end of the feedly service. Here is a quick/high level brain dump: Phase 1 – Defining a simple resource/service | Take a sample resource such as Customer Information, model it as JSON. Build a simple servlet where PUT creates a new customer, GET returns the customer information based on the customer key, DELETE deletes the customer and POST updates the customer information. Make sure that PUT returns the right information regarding the URL of the newly created resource. In our case, we have a framework which maps JSON to our Java Model and use hibernate to persist that model in a MySQL database. Phase 2 – Implementing a client | Learn how to build a simple Javascript client which interacts with the service you built in phase one. We will try to add more as our back end evolves. Update July 8th 2009. Like this:

IQ ‘a myth,’ study says The idea that intelligence can be measured by a single number — your IQ — is wrong, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Western Ontario. The study, published in the journal Neuron on Wednesday, involved 100,000 participants around the world taking 12 cognitive tests, with a smaller sample of the group undergoing simultaneous brain-scan testing. “When we looked at the data, the bottom line is the whole concept of IQ — or of you having a higher IQ than me — is a myth,” said Dr. Rather, the study determined three factors — reasoning, short-term memory and verbal ability — that combined to create human intelligence or “cognitive profile.” IQ testing is used by many educators to measure intelligence, including in public schools in Ontario. The researchers advertised their tests through New Scientist magazine and on discovery.com. The scientists also used brain-scanning (fMRIs) on some of the subjects. Among the study’s other findings:

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters A couple of years ago, as a participant of a master’s program in Denmark, I met a fellow journalist from Chile who gave me a lesson on storytelling that I will never forget. I was in class, half-listening to the end of a monotonous PowerPoint presentation on the history of media, when the next presenter on the list—the Chilean journalist—was called to go up to the podium. His name was Enrique Núñez, one of the quietest students in the class. All I knew about him was that he always sat in the very front row and, unlike the other students, paid the utmost attention to every word that was said. As he prepared his notes behind the podium, everyone continued to type away behind their laptop screens. He confidently stepped out from behind the podium and said in a loud and animated voice, “Today, I’m going to tell you the story of a 16-year-old boy with a remarkable talent…” The clicking of keyboards suddenly stopped and all eyes were fixed on him. We all waited eagerly. “Who was he? 5 Show.

San Diego Architectural Foundation Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop | How-To | Smashing Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible. In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! GIMP1 is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists. GIMP was never designed to replace Photoshop, yet with every release, it comes a little closer to being able to do so. Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link In this article, we list eight tweaks to make GIMP a more serious Photoshop replacement option. Installing Plug-Ins, Brushes and Filters Link Before continuing, you need to know how to install add-ons. To install a brush or plug-in, copy and paste it into the appropriate folder and restart GIMP. 1. The PSPI plug-in allows GIMP to use Photoshop plug-ins. To start, download the PSPI plug-in from Gimp.org Restart GIMP and open the Filters menu. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Conclusion Link (al)

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