Obtain Clarity Through Equation

Part of what made Einstein so smart was his ability to explain the complex in a simple way. After all, it was Einstein who quipped “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” He was able to distill part of his Theory of Relativity into the simple equation E=MC2. Einstein’s Equation for… Read more

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Obama Uses Humor at White House Summit

I saw this in the news today and I thought I’d share it: Obama uses humor at White House summit. Despite the great challenges facing the nation, President Obama found ways to interject humor into the day to engage the audience and keep the summit (somewhat) enjoyable.  From the article: Easygoing though always in charge… Read more

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How to Take Advantage of Microblogging

Over the past couple of weeks, a tool/service called Yammer has been picking up traction where I work.  Yammer is basically a corporate version of Twitter–it allows for “walled” microblogging or, to put it more simply, the ability to post short notes that only people with your company’s email address can see. (Side Note: If… Read more

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Warm-up Your Audience by Conducting a Symphony

One of the easiest ways to get an audience engaged and energized at the beginning of a presentation is to conduct a symphony.  Simply put, you use the separate sections of the audience saying different syllables that, when combined, sound out the title of your presentation. Here’s what you do: Step 1: Tell the Audience… Read more

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Starting With Humor Series

New to the concept of humor in the workplace? Still not sold on the value of office humor? Here’s what you need to know about humor and how it can revolutionize your office.  If you haven’t already, you may to start with What is Humor? The Health Benefits of Humor Building Teams and Relationships with… Read more

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