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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | Generational Studies | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

Via Ken Morrison
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Funny but true. We have all sat through a presentation that made us want to stick a pencil in our eye a time or two.

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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Gen Y is Here… And the Workforce Will Never Be the Same [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

Gen Y is Here… And the Workforce Will Never Be the Same [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Generational Studies | Scoop.it
As generations mix within the workforce, building bridges across generation gaps creates the opportunity for innovative and symbolic work cultures. For example,... (New power?
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“When It Comes to Business, Does Father Still Know Best?"

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Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

It's a noble quest, but a tough one.

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1. Your level of EQ is firm, but not rigid. Our ability to identify and manage our own and others' emotions is fairly stable over time, influenced by our early childhood experiences and even genetics. That does not mean we cannot change it, but, realistically, long-term improvements will require a great deal of dedication and guidance.

Everyone can change, but few people are seriously willing to try. Think about the worst boss you ever had — how long would it take him to start coming across as more considerate, sociable, calm or positive? And that's the easier part — changing one's reputation. It is even harder to change one's internal EQ; in other words, you might still feel stressed out or angry on the inside, even if you manage not to show those emotions on the outside.

The bottom line is that some people are just naturally more grumpy, shy, self-centered or insecure, while other people are blessed with natural positivity, composure, and people-skills. However, no human behavior is unchangeable. One good piece of news is that EQ tends to increase with age, even without deliberate interventions. That's the technical way to say that (most people) mature with age.

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:28 AM

1. Your level of EQ is firm, but not rigid. Our ability to identify and manage our own and others' emotions is fairly stable over time, influenced by our early childhood experiences and even genetics. That does not mean we cannot change it, but, realistically, long-term improvements will require a great deal of dedication and guidance.

Everyone can change, but few people are seriously willing to try. Think about the worst boss you ever had — how long would it take him to start coming across as more considerate, sociable, calm or positive? And that's the easier part — changing one's reputation. It is even harder to change one's internal EQ; in other words, you might still feel stressed out or angry on the inside, even if you manage not to show those emotions on the outside.

The bottom line is that some people are just naturally more grumpy, shy, self-centered or insecure, while other people are blessed with natural positivity, composure, and people-skills. However, no human behavior is unchangeable. One good piece of news is that EQ tends to increase with age, even without deliberate interventions. That's the technical way to say that (most people) mature with age.

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Generation Y: The Internet’s Effects on Cognition and Education | Triple Helix Online

Generation Y: The Internet’s Effects on Cognition and Education | Triple Helix Online | Generational Studies | Scoop.it

In light of recent studies that found that internet usage affects cognition, education is faced with the challenge of adapting to internet minded students.


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Studies have shown that young people’s frequent use of the internet affected their brain development,1 a finding that gives rise to the question of how education today is affected by students’ different ways of thinking and studying. 

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Truth Hurts: 7 Lies Gen Y Was Told About the Real World ... - YouTern

Truth Hurts: 7 Lies Gen Y Was Told About the Real World ... - YouTern | Generational Studies | Scoop.it
American college students have been trained from an alarmingly young age to believe that as long as they show up, they should be rewarded. This mindset lulls...
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It sounds so simple, but in reality they were all tough pills to swallow. 

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Ken Morrison's comment, July 9, 2013 10:51 AM
I fully support the advice given after myth #4
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Why Gen Y outperforms everyone at work | Penelope Trunk Blog

Why Gen Y outperforms everyone at work | Penelope Trunk Blog | Generational Studies | Scoop.it
Why Gen Y is better at your job than you are http://t.co/mqb1yR8Zvo #workforce #edchat
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This is true in many cases but people still fear what they don't understand and that is change. 

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Generation Cry: Why I Can (Kinda-Sorta) Defend Gen Y ...

Generation Cry: Why I Can (Kinda-Sorta) Defend Gen Y ... | Generational Studies | Scoop.it
Is my generation — Gen Y — insanely entitled as the Time cover story seen round the world argues — or hopelessly misunderstood?
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Brad hit the nail on the head. If you are Gen Y then you will find it hilarious! If you are not, it may provide some insight...

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