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Daniel Goleman, "Focus: the Hidden Driver of Excellence" | Talks at Google

In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today...
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This may potentially be off-topic, but Daniel Goleman gives a great talk at the Google headquarters  regarding how to spend time and emotions wisely. (1 hour long)

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Brandsavant - Tom Webster

Brandsavant - Tom Webster | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Many marketing experts trust this man. You should too.

Ken Morrison's insight:

Probably no less than 20 times over the past two years, I have been on a bike, or walk, or subway listening to various podcasts and heard my favortie experts talking about something new that Tom Webster had shared. Every time, I told myself that I would remember to start following him and viewing his content.  Yet, I always forgot.  I finally remembered this morning and I got a tiny taste of what I have been missing.

 
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Seth's Blog: Millions of words and only six emotions

Seth's Blog: Millions of words and only six emotions | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Seth Godin says that we should focus our communications on these six words.

 

Ken Morrison's insight:

Do you want your ideas to spread?  Godin suggests this short list of emotions that we should focus on.  Anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise.  I would suggest adding Trust (desire to connect), Lust, Desire (for material goods), and Pride.

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Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers

Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The same personality traits that make people good with computers also make them more likely to defy authority figures and social conventions.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this interesting article because it talks a bit about the psychology trends of a recent string of computer users who stood up for what they felt was right.

 

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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this article because it talks about how our increased use of cell phones is causing us to decrease our ability to connect with others emotionally.

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Psywar - Full Documentary

This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relatio...
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The reason that I am sharing this link is because it does a great job of talking about the history of Public Relations.  There is no escaping that public relations has ugly roots.

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5 Elements of Powerful Stories

5 Elements of Powerful Stories | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

 I think that the most important is #5

 

1. Powerful stories resonate within us. 
2. Powerful stories show the light and the dark.

3. Powerful stories point to a greater cause.

4. Powerful stories teach—but in a different way.

5. Powerful stories leave room for interpretation.

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The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain

The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be more persuasive, convincing, or if nothing else, understand how others try to influence you? …Of course! Who hasn’t?

 

Understanding how storytelling works in persuasion, influence, and change, and the research/neuroscience that informs it all is critical if anyone is going to work with stories effectively.

 

And hooray -- Gregory Ciotti has put together his list of favorite books that help us understand persuasion, influence, change, and stories more deeply. We'll all become more articulate and better at our craft -- whether you are a consultant, storyteller, entrepreneur or CEO.

 

Some of these I've read, some I haven't -- so I can't wait to dig into this list myself.

 

I hope we all learn lots and gain lots of useable insights for our work. Enjoy!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Karen Dietz's comment, September 20, 2012 12:34 PM
Thanks for the comment Michael! Enjoy the day.
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Must have list on influence !

Metta Solutions's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:08 AM

Must have list on influence !

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Left Brain Vs. Right Brain Teaching Techniques | Funderstanding

Left Brain Vs. Right Brain Teaching Techniques | Funderstanding | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The human brain is separated into two distinct hemispheres connected by a corpus callosum, or a bundle of nerve fibers that facilitates communication between...
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 31, 2012 6:42 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I like the practical suggestions at the end of this article. Of course we do many of these as teachers, but it is interesting to see why each type of thinker appreciates it.
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Exercise | Brain Rules |

Exercise | Brain Rules | | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials.
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Brain Rules for Presenters

Ken's Key Takeaways:

-Exercise boosts brain power

-We don't pay attention to boring things

-Vision trumps all other senses

 

I keep hearing great things about Dr. John Medina.  When I saw this presentations presented by Garr Reynolds, I had to share!

 

 

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Dreams: Whether You Dream In Color Or Black-And-White Might Depend On Your Age

Dreams: Whether You Dream In Color Or Black-And-White Might Depend On Your Age | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The medium is  the message.  But apparantly, it also determines the color of your dreams!

 

Watch the video 'Dreams: Whether You Dream In Color Or Black-And-White Might Depend On Your Age' on Yahoo! News.

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SPOS #305 - The Virtual Self With Nora Young

SPOS #305 - The Virtual Self With Nora Young | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Welcome to episode #305 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. Now, with the ubiquity of smartphones and mobile connectedness, it has never been easier to share with the world our each and every move (look no...
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StoryTelling: How to Create Clear and Memorable Business Stories

StoryTelling: How to Create Clear and Memorable Business Stories | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
StoryTelling: How to Create Clear and Memorable Business Stories—Do you often find that your articles don't seem to come out as fun when fun inside of you? Why do they seem to lack that precise zing?
Ken Morrison's insight:

I have taken free classes by psychotactics.  I have been happy with my results. They do a good job of not just giving instruction and action plans, but also sharing the psychology of why you are doing the steps.

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Trust Me, I'm Lying. Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media

Trust Me, I'm Lying.  Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Welcome to episode #369 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. There are certain people and brands who know how to manipulate the media. Not in a nefarious or evil way (those kinds exist as well).
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am glad that I was reminded about this book.  Great conversation between two masters who know the business well.

I was also reminded of "Help A Reporter Out"

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Sex, Alcohol and Oversharing | TIME.com

Sex, Alcohol and Oversharing | TIME.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What makes us reveal too much on Facebook and Twitter? And why do we do it?
Ken Morrison's insight:

Don't watch the videos. They are brainless and a waste of your time.  Yet, I do feel that there are nice nuggets in this article.

 

Basically, the article says that we over-share as an attempt to manage anxiety.  Also, "Beyond those originals in anxiety, though, it just feels good to brag about ourselves. According to a Harvard study, about 40% of our speech, and 80% of social-media posts, is devoted to telling others about what we feel or think. “Self-disclosure is extra rewarding,” said Diana Tamir, the Harvard neuroscientist who conducted the experiments with colleague Jason Mitchell."

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Social Calls-to-Action Work | Dan Zarrella [Infographic]

Social Calls-to-Action Work | Dan Zarrella [Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

How important is a 'call to action' in social media?

Ken Morrison's insight:

If you want action on social media, this recent data suggests that you should simply ask for it. This study does not mention if 'calls to action' lose potency if they are repeated too often.  My assumption is that Zarrella is already working on that data.  I strongly suggest following Dan Zarella if you are interested in the science of social media marketing.

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The 6 Twitter Personality Types – which one are you? | Lynda Partner's Marketing Morceaux

The 6 Twitter Personality Types – which one are you? | Lynda Partner's Marketing Morceaux | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Twitter attracts all types and with so many just putting a toe into the twitterverse, I thought I'd summarize the twitter types you're likely to run into. 
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This is a fun but fairly true breakdown of the types of personality categories on Twitter.  Which one are you?

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Digital Deceit: Jeff Hancock at TEDxWinnipeg

Ken's Key Takeaway:

A very interesting look at the history of lying and how technology may or may not be changing how often we lie.

 

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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you’re an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning.

The talks are in split into the following categories:

* General - learn about making technology work in education and more.

* Sharing education - exploring open, shared education.

* Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit.

* Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning?

* Leadership -new leadership skills.

* Educational technology - explore technology made for education.

* Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work?

* Technology education - what is the state of technology education?

* Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods.

* Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain » Online College Search - Your Accredited Online Degree Directory

15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain » Online College Search - Your Accredited Online Degree Directory | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway.  in the circa 15 years that the internet has been in wide use, it has changed our brains in 15 ways.  

 

Taken From article:

-The Internet is our external hard drive
-Children are learning differently
-We hardly ever give tasks our full attention
-We don’t bother to remember
-We’re getting better at finding information
-Difficult questions make us think about computers
-IQ is increasing over time
-Our concentration is suffering
-We’re getting better at determining relevance
-We’re becoming physically addicted to technology
-The more you use the Internet, the more it lights up your brain
-Our brains constantly seek out incoming information
-We’ve become power browsers

-Online thinking persists even offline
-Creative thinking may suffer

 

Article with Ken's highlights

http://diigo.com/0slzw

 

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The 10 Biggest Ways Emotions Affect Learning | Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Ways Emotions Affect Learning | Edudemic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A very nice survey of the much-forgotten trigger to learning.....emotion.

Ken


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Brain Rules - Multimedia introduction| lots of great content!

Brain Rules - Multimedia introduction| lots of great content! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This highly multi-media 'preview' of John Medina's book, Brain Rules gives lots of helpful content!

Ken

 

Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials.

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The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students

The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A recent study correlates frequent Internet usage with depression. The study also showed specific web habits correlates with being depressed.

 

Thanks to Stewart-Marshall for sharing this link.
Ken's Key take-away:

Frequent switching between applications and sites seems to be a link to depression in this first-ever study.  Late night usage and first thing in the morning are other indicators.

 

 

 


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Stewart-Marshall's comment, June 24, 2012 5:23 PM
Thanks Ken - and I seem to have so many of these internet indicators - switching, late night, early morning - but I think I'm okay :-) So I guess they are merely "indicators" - not perfect predictors.
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Everyday Sociology Blog: Rethinking Goffman's Front Stage/Back Stage

Everyday Sociology Blog: Rethinking Goffman's Front Stage/Back Stage | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An interesting look at Erving Goffman’s concept of “front stage” and “back stage” behaviors in an always-on, fully wired society.

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