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Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10...

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After 50 years of film making Billy Wilder shares his top 10 storytelling tips.

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9 Cheap Ways To Network In A New City | CAREEREALISM

9 Cheap Ways To Network In A New City | CAREEREALISM | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Moved to a new city but not sure how you can swing expensive networking events? Here are some cheap and easy ways to get your networking on.
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This is a resource to explore ways characters may meet for the first time (or second time in a different light). This is also helpful for introverts who struggle with meeting new people but want to. Business types can benefit from meeting people for fun rather than for direct, work-related benefits.

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What We Mean When We Say Hello

What We Mean When We Say Hello | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Reinvention and resilience across the nation Read more Last week I wrote about conversation starters that follow “Hello” and “How do you do.” Many dozens of you have written in and generously included your comments and interpretations of what...
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business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking

business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking - Entrepreneur.com
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 Do you really pursue diversity in your friendships and work relationships? What have you discovered when you really listed your friends and work relationships? Differences include class, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, political beliefs, nationality, intellectual, education (and even more). Do people really have "nothing" in common? When is "having nothing in common" a good thing? Stories of happy surprises are welcome.

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Guest Post: Techniques For Better Conversations On Twitter

Guest Post: Techniques For Better Conversations On Twitter | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
This guest post is by the Geek-tastic Naomi Assaraf (pictured above). She has a wealth of connections and experience that match her perspective about social media, and the architectur
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Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills

Charisma is a special quality of leaders whose purposes, powers, and extraordinary determination differentiate them from others. It is also a positive and compelling quality of a person that makes many others want to be led by that person. An important element of charismatic leadership involves the attributions made by group members about the characteristics of leaders and the results they achieve. Social network members often influence a person's attributions of charisma. The relationship between group members and the leader is important because of these attributions. Charismatic leaders frequently manage their impressions to cultivate relationships with group members.

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from the article: "Charismatic and transformational leaders communicate their visions, goals, and directives in a colorful, imaginative, and expressive manner. Communication effectiveness allows for management by inspiration. One technique for inspiring others is to use metaphors, analogies, and organizational stories. Another is gearing language to different audiences. Charismatic and transformational leaders also extensively use memorable anecdotes to get messages across."

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The Writer's Guide to Managing Tension in Your Novels with Peaks and Troughs. - Venture Galleries

The Writer's Guide to Managing Tension in Your Novels with Peaks and Troughs. - Venture Galleries | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
  Tension is good. It makes the reader turn the pages. However,  constant high tension soon gets dull. The readers can't sustain continuous scared excitement, and after a while, instead of roused, they become bored.

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5 Things That Really Smart People Do

5 Things That Really Smart People Do | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Don't get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts.
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These are skills at learning from others. They are goals for conversations as well as in collaborations. They are the ways problems get solved in new ways (implications for innovation? for creativity? for developing a better imagination?)

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10 signs of intellectual honesty

10 signs of intellectual honesty | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
by Judith Curry

When it comes to just about any topic, it seems as if the public discourse on the internet is dominated by rhetoric and propaganda. People are either selling products or ideology. 

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Intellectual honesty is a tall order! Cognitive biases and fallacies number (together) towards a hundred. And the list is growing. You can't address each single bias or fallacy pragmatically and any shortened list can be arbitrary. Blog post also explores shifts in dialogue types.

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Four Things Writers Can Learn From Fairy Tales (Besides Never Eat The Free Apple) - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Four Things Writers Can Learn From Fairy Tales (Besides Never Eat The Free Apple) - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
These four simple lessons from fairy tales could change the way you write your story, improve your craft and technique!

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Changing expectations and rising inequality make today's best marriages better than ever, while undermining today's average marriages

Changing expectations and rising inequality make today's best marriages better than ever, while undermining today's average marriages | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Today Americans are looking to their marriages to fulfill different goals than in the past - and although the fulfillment of these goals requires especially large investments of time and energy...
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The 10,000-Hours Myth: What It Really Takes To Be An Expert

The 10,000-Hours Myth: What It Really Takes To Be An Expert | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"The '10,000-hour rule' — that this level of practice holds the secret to great success in any field — has become sacrosanct gospel, echoed on websites and recited as litany in high-performance workshops. The problem: it’s only half true. If you are a duffer at golf, say, and make the same mistakes every time you try a certain swing or putt, 10,000 hours of practicing that error will not improve your game. You’ll still be a duffer, albeit an older one. No less an expert than Anders Ericsson, the Florida State University psychologist whose research on expertise spawned the 10,000-hour rule of thumb, 'You don’t get benefits from mechanical repetition, but by adjusting your execution over and over to get closer to your goal. You have to tweak the system by pushing,' he adds, 'allowing for more errors at first as you increase your limits.'” | by Maria Popova

 


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Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) - CNET

Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) - CNET | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) CNET Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills...
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Exclusive Interview with Professor David Jonassen

" Research in problem solving shows clearly that good problem solvers understand problems in different ways." elearningpost provides news and views into the process and practice of e-learning. From knowledge managment to learning design and from usability to strategy, it caters to those responsible for making it work in their organizations.
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The Protagonist: How to Center Your Story

The Protagonist: How to Center Your Story | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In a traditional story, the protagonist has several very specific requirements, and if your protagonist doesn't meet those requirements, your story will break down.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, May 17, 2013 12:00 AM

Useful advice on how to create a strong protagonist for your story.