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7 Must Reads: Presentation Skills

Posted in conference, design, ideas, Media, quality by aldorf on January 18, 2011

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

by Garr Reynolds

Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

By Stephen M. Kosslyn

The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed & Critical Errors to Avoid

by Michael Alley

slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

by Nancy Duarte

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

by Carmine Gallo

The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick

By Andy Boundes

The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

by Dan Roam

 

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Clay Shirky: How Cognitive Surplus Will Change The World

Posted in conference, internet, Media, web by aldorf on January 10, 2011

Clay Shirky looks at “cognitive surplus” — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we’re busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we’re building a better, more cooperative world.

Clay Shirky believes that new technologies enabling loose collaboration — and taking advantage of “spare” brainpower — will change the way society works.

“Living City” How Buildings Can Talk To Each Other – Yang Soo

Posted in architecture by aldorf on September 23, 2010

If you are interested in architecture and planning future city, Yang Soo’s presentation is spot on. He speech “Living City” is about buildings that can “talk” to each other. It’s about Sensors integrated into the urban fabric and how they transmit information about local conditions to a network of other buildings. Yang’s work is very interesting as it shows how the city can be seen as a research lab.

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Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 8, 2010

As Merlin Mann commented: “This is terrific.”

“What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship,” says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful “lizard brains” to avoid sabotaging projects just before we finally finish them.

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