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Just a couple more stops until the Death Star. @sean_voegeli Many of our employees live a long way from the office. One of our designers has a particularly hellish trek. Instead of whining about it — or just staring at his phone like the rest of us — he started making it a #creativecommute. Sean Voegeli* is a talented illustrator, avid Instagrammer, and loyal Star Wars fan. First, where can we find your work? What tools do you use? I like Adobe Draw a lot. How has your #creativecommute affected your day? On the way home, it’s a good way to unwind and transition into dad-mode. How do you decide what to draw? Which comes first, illustration or photo? How long does each piece take to make? Why Instagram? Do you have a favorite piece? “All strollers and droids must enter through the gate please.” And this one. Don’t you dare order a hotdog at this Disneyland stand. Last question, who should we be following on Instagram? So we dare you.

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How to Present to Senior Executives - Nancy Duarte by Nancy Duarte | 11:00 AM October 4, 2012 Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options. So they won’t sit still for a long presentation with a big reveal at the end. Facebook Demetricator A web browser extension that hides all the metrics on Facebook Install Visit the Install Facebook Demetricator page to setup Demetricator on your preferred browser. Introduction

Presentation Zen There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips. Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming. Therefore, when someone credible comes along who offers free, insanely simple yet effective advice for improving one's story, he will find a very large audience indeed. Data Driven Nonprofit Blog — Evaluate for Change On December 10th, 2014, the Obama administration announced that one billion dollars in funding from a combination of private and public sources will be dedicated to expanding early childhood education programs. The logic behind this large financial commitment is driven largely by a number of research studies demonstrating the benefits early childhood education has on later educational outcomes. This story is one example of how data can drive policy recommendations and affect change.

Get-It-Done Guy Jane writes in: I'm a grad student. I do a lot of online research. How do I keep track of all the links and material I find when researching? Pasting it into one massive word processing document doesn't seem like the best idea, and my Internet bookmarks are out of control. The information revolution is wonderful, isn’t it? Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte by Nancy Duarte | 2:00 PM December 12, 2012 We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps. Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them. Digital apocalypse: living through the death of virtual worlds 7inShare Jump To Close In the middle of the night on November 30, 2012, Erin Palette's carefully kept world ended. During the last moments, her City of Heroes character Silence Do-Good held a torch aloft in her bright red-gloved left hand as a spiderweb of broken concrete spread out below her equally bright red, knee-high boots.

BLOG - Visual Brains The Participation X-ray Hi everyone! Like many of you I’m starting to prepare for AEA’s annual conference next week in Denver, where I will be presenting an innovative poster called: “The Meta-evaluation Dashboard” – a Dashboard that helps us unravelling the methodology and decisions made by the evaluators. It is also a valuable tool for Evaluation quality assurance. I would warmly like to invite you to stop by during the poster session (next Wednesday 15th from 19:00 to 20:30) so you can take a look and we can discuss it and you give...

Geekpreneur One of the problems of working online is keeping track of your life. It doesn’t matter whether you are researching for an offline job or are a hardcore web worker. In the past, a lot of us have used paper day planners, but if a significant part of your day is spent online, you likely have digital information to track. One of the most powerful and flexible ways to do this and stay productive is with a Personal Dashboard.

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The security detail for this event rivals the Democratic National Convention. Another hour passes before you’re comfortably seated in a giant auditorium that’s crackling with anticipation. Finally, at 9:43 a.m., the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives.

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