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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

 

The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.

 


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This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 10, 2014 7:37 PM

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. 

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

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Fake News Isn't New; History Offers A Way To Fight It - MediaShift

Fake News Isn't New; History Offers A Way To Fight It - MediaShift | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Imagine opening your morning newspaper (itself a novelty these days) and finding a story about, not just life, but entire civilizations on another planet, attributed to one of the world’s foremost astronomers. Would you believe it, or might you suspect that some “alternative facts” had found their way to your doorstep?


Back in 1835, many readers in New York ended up believing just such a tale. The New York Sun, then one of the city’s leading newspapers, printed an elaborate six-part series about exotic animals living on the moon (including human-like creatures with wings), purportedly discovered through a gigantic newfangled telescope. The source of the information was Sir John Herschel, who was an actual real-life astronomer but had nothing whatsoever to do with the Sun’s scoop.


Rough image of lithograph of “ruby amphitheater” described in the New York Sun newspaper in August 1835.


Public domain image.Somebody at the Sun (just who remains something of a mystery) made the whole thing up, in an effort to goose its circulation. The hoax did eventually unravel, although the newspaper never retracted the story.


Today, of course, we are battling similarly fake news, found not only in dark corners of the Internet but in mainstream venues such as Facebook. Yet, even in our “post-truth” world, it is still virtually unthinkable that a major newspaper in a major U.S. city would publish information that it knew to be demonstrably false....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Fake News is certainly not new! Joseph Goebells used fake news combined with propaganda techniques to spread deliberate miss-information. Socialist Governments in the Pre-Berlin wall era used fake news to keep the 'herd' together. 
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 18, 9:04 AM

Fake news has a "storied" history in journalism and Rich Shumate shares a great example from the New York Sun in 1835. Recommended reading! 10/10

Lezen over media's curator insight, May 22, 8:11 AM
Leven op de maan - nepnieuws uit 1835.
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Does Branded Content Really Work?

Does Branded Content Really Work? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Polar tested different ad formats including image-based content (graphics, image galleries, and slide shows), article-based content, and video-based content. It tested more than 30 pieces of content, with each type tested by a minimum of 1,000 people  via desktop, mobile, and both.


Among the findings of the study, conducted in March 2017:


--Consumer awareness of a brand increased to 69% after engaging with branded content, while purchase intent was 51%. The study also used a control group with no branding.


--Incorporating companion display ads next to branded content improved purchase intent by 17% and didn’t have a negative impact on brand perception


--Imagery (infographics, image galleries, and slide shows) performed the best among content formats. And notably, video isn’t always needed to tell the story. However, imagery outperformed articles by 11%.  


"We found that consumers responded a bit more favorably when there was less obvious branding,” Bella said....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Somehow,  consumer awareness about brands has increased and people will always prefer to go for a branded product than any other one. 
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 18, 12:30 AM

Does branded content really work? Research says yes and that's great news for marketing.

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A Brief History of Content Marketing, Back to the Future Edition

A Brief History of Content Marketing, Back to the Future Edition | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you ask us, there are three things that we marketing nerds might love more than anything else: History, visual content, and the 1985 film Back to the Future.


So when it came to our attention that our friends at Uberflip combined all three of them, we were thrilled, to say the least. An infographic that uses our most beloved 1980s movie characters to explain the history of content? Be still, our beating hearts.


In all seriousness, have you ever thought about where this whole idea of content marketing really began? Perhaps you've wondered what its earliest forms looked like, before there was social media, blogs, or even -- gasp! -- the internet. After all, it's the very thing that, for many of us, can make or break an online presence. So who do we have to thank for it?


This fun infographic has the answer, pointing out some of the most important landmarks and developments in content marketing's history along the way. Let's hop back in time, and figure how we got to the present -- something that was once a rather futuristic vision....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Amazing way to trace the history of content marketing. Surprisingly, the cave painters were amongst the first content marketers. 
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 5, 10:04 AM

Explore this brief, visual history of content marketing, as told by the characters of the beloved 1980s film Back to the Future.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 5, 10:18 AM

Explore this brief, visual history of content marketing, as told by the characters of the beloved 1980s film Back to the Future.

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3 dark trends that could Destroy the Web - Tim Berners-Lee

3 dark trends that could Destroy the Web - Tim Berners-Lee | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web.

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Tim Berners Lee has mentioned the three most pertinent and evident downsides of the internet today. These weaknesses might destroy the web, or maybe even us! Today we feel more vulnerable than our parents because "We have lost control over our personal data"! To make matters worse, "it is so easy too easy for misinformation to spread" take for example how misinformation can foment communalism. The third weakness pertains to how "political advertising needs transparency". The recent leakage of UID card details could have had a worse impact if the owners of those cards had been younger working people with a sound bank balance!
 
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, May 7, 11:55 AM

A cautionary tale from Tim Berners-Lee oh how we are losing control of the Web and what we can do to bring more security and privacy protection to our online activities.  A must read for all of us.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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Minimalism Is Dead. Hello, Maximalism

Minimalism Is Dead. Hello, Maximalism | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Less is a bore, as Robert Venturi once said.


Minimalism has held a tight grip on the modern design industry for the past decade. We embraced the Apple aesthetic, extolled the logic of Helvetica, and worshiped at the church of Dieter Rams. It served its purpose, most recently, as a correctional to the excesses of the 1990s. But lately, as dispatches from Milan Design Week have shown, asceticism has given way to audacity.


Every April, hundreds of thousands of people trek to Milan for its trendsetting design week, which ultimately influences the furniture, accessories, and textiles that make their way into homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, and virtually every other interior. This year the artistic influences ranged from ’30s art deco to ’70s eclecticism. Designers and manufacturers experimented with digital fabrication–like 3D knitting–and rediscovered artisanal craft techniques, like lacquering, metal casting, and jacquard weaving.


But one thing was consistent: They’re embracing luxurious materials and textures, testing ambitious silhouettes, and piling on the details to yield products and furnishings that are visually enticing and emotionally evocative.In other words, minimalism is dead; maximalism has arrived....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Minimalism is obsolete while Maximalism is the new kid on the block. It is not surprising considering the huge advantage of digital designing, 3-D printing, and the immense possibilities afforded by collaborative designing. The intricacies of Maximalist design can be faithfully created digitally. Digital designing has allowed the artist and the designer to simply follow his or her dreams to reality!
 
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Ad Spend Figures Don't Lie -- Print's Worst Days Are Yet To Come

Ad Spend Figures Don't Lie -- Print's Worst Days Are Yet To Come | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The figures from AA/Warc are in, and as expected, 2016 was a massive year for digital marketing -- particularly mobile marketing. It grew 45% last year, nearly four times the growth rate of Internet advertising. Although the growth of mobile will be steady, it is still forecast to shoot up 30% this year and 20% next. 


That's the headline, but lurking a little lower down we have the demise of print. It's at this point that I know someone will comment about print's many attributes, and as a journalist from way before computer screens brought us news, I couldn't agree more. The trouble is that the figures don't lie. I am not happy about it, and I don't welcome it, but print's demise will only continue, and will likely worsen. Here's why.

First the figures. National newspaper advertising was down 10% last year, and it will be down 7% this year and 7% again the year after, AA/Warc reveals. Regional newspaper advertising was down 13% last year. Yes, there were modest single-digit increases for digital advertising -- up 5% for nationals in 2016 -- but in no way do they plug the gap of larger declines in print. Put it this way -- a 10% drop in national print advertising is very roughly equivalent to a little over GBP100m. National newspaper digital revenues for 2016 were only GBP230m, so a 5% increase would have been very roughly a little over GBP10m. That means, as a very rough calculation, that national print's losses were ten times the size of any digital gain. 


Via Jeff Domansky
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Unfortunately, print media is dying away, and I am not using a euphemism to hide the fact that print is on its last legs. The article being scooped points out to facts and figures that show a decline in the number of advertisements appearing in print media, and yes, it is dropping at a steady rate. Those of us who have been around for quite some time will be sentimental about the disappearing newspapers and magazines that we were so fond of holding. The fights over who would get to read the newspaper first, or the long hours spent in the loo (because someone took the newspaper into the loo) will all be faded memories.
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 27, 11:39 PM

The report notes that regional print results are even worse.

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'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired

'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d get in that car.”

As unnerving as driverless cars may seem, change can be hard for many people to accept. We often fear the worst — that music videos would be the end of radio, and tablets would eliminate traditional books. Just consider how many people find it concerning every time Apple changes its charging cord on the iPhone. Yes, it’s concerning. But, we adapt…because we have to.

Change, in all areas of life, can be daunting, and especially at work where our natural tendency is to find a groove that works for us. Still, the resistance to change can be dangerous — as the way we work, the when we work, and the things we work on are consistently in a state of flux.


Via The Learning Factor
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Somehow, the human brain is averse to change, and disruption tests it severely. It will take some time getting used to riding in driverless cars or any new technology that challenges accepted beliefs and norms. To say that you hate change is a sure way to get fired. You need to get over your hatred for change and accept that there might be other ways to do things.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 18, 7:28 PM

In a world with driverless cars, drone package delivery, and technology advancing like never before, it can feel like everything, especially our work, is changing. But, there are some things that actually never change—like the five mindsets that could inspire your boss to ask you to ‘take a hike.’

James Schreier's curator insight, April 19, 8:25 AM

This is about "paradigms."

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Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should

Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

For fifty or sixty years job-seekers have been taught to write their resumes in the most opaque and unhelpful way imaginable.

Job-seekers have been taught to use terse, governmental language in their resumes, so that almost every job-seeker sounds identical to every other job-seeker!

That's the worst possible approach. You are not a dry, dusty person — you are lively and creative! Why not show some of that creativity and spark in your resume?


Via The Learning Factor
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This is a most important and highly informative write up by Liz Ryan! Resume writing is something we teach at school at the grade twelve level in India as part of job applications. We do not, however, don't tell our students to mention the "ten things" listed by Liz. Most of us professionals would prefer to outsource the designing of our resumes to an expert. However, for those of us who do our resumes ourselves, it would be a good idea to speak with our "own voice" and not hesitate in being "honest"! We are so used to cliches and accepted conventions that oftentimes, our resumes sound dead and boring. I will surely revisit my resume after this!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 7:07 PM

Here are 10 essential pieces of information that do not show up on 99% of resumes -- but they should!

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nice info it is very helpful for job seekers thanks for sharing.
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Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying "get out of the way." I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.

Working alongside the team in the trenches at times is important, but a high performance team must be empowered, nimble and adaptive. This is hard to accomplish when micro-managers are breathing down their necks all day. That's not a sound leadership strategy anyway and it won't lead to improving speed, efficiency or morale.


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Leaders who interfere too much, leaders who maintain a hawkeye's view of their employees need to "Get Out of the Way" according to this article! Somehow, successful leadership is about having the courage to give their subordinates the autonomy to do their thing. A tactful and unobtrusive supervisory style interspersed with periodic advice and tips for success will go a long way in empowering a team to be self-motivated, and self-driven.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 6, 6:40 PM

Effective leadership has many obstacles. Don't be one of them.

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Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain?

Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Are we headed toward an Artificial Brain?

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The artificial brain is moving towards a reality today. Artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic becoming by-words in today's world of technology, the days when an artificial brain substitutes a biological brain are really not very far away.
 
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 5, 1:23 AM

A cautionary tale for all of us.  Advanced work at MIT, along with rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning make the artificial brain a real possibility.  The stuff of science fiction is becoming science fact.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket

Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

As anyone who has ever walked into a supermarket to buy a gallon of milk and left with a cart full of impulse purchases knows all too well, grocery shopping can be a complicated process. To help brand marketers decode consumers’ path to purchase, Food Network Magazine partnered with research firm Open Mind Strategy to survey nearly 2,000 people (half of which were magazine subscribers) about their grocery shopping experiences, behaviors and attitudes.


“It’s difficult to categorize consumers as one type of shopper or eater—they want it how they want it and when they want it,” said Food Network Magazine vp, publisher and CRO Vicki Wellington. “They’re also more attuned than ever to ingredients and packaging: Less is more in regard to ingredients, and clear or transparent packaging suggests wholesomeness and ‘better for you.’”


And while the study found that e-commerce is growing, brick-and-mortar retailers need not despair just yet. “The majority of people still want to smell, see and choose their own products, particularly fruits and vegetables,” explained Wellington.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 4, 11:26 AM

A new survey from Food Network Magazine helps brand marketers decode the path to purchase. Valuable marketing insights!

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 5, 4:09 AM
The saleability of a product will to a great extent depend on how it is packaged. Effective advertising and content marketing can help boost sales.
 
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Elon Musk warns there could be 'no stopping' a Superintelligent AI

Elon Musk warns there could be 'no stopping' a Superintelligent AI | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Tech giant Elon Musk has revealed he’s kept a ‘wary eye’ on the growth of AI for years as an investor in DeepMind, which was acquired by Google in 2014.

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Science fiction writers have written about Artificial Intelligence destroying Mankind. In recent times we have had movies like Matrix that have talked about the destruction of the human society as we know it. I guess our next big battle will be with Cyborgs and Superbugs. Mankind has challenging times ahead!
 
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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.

Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that took 30 points from her IQ. Before the crash Cuddy had an IQ near genius levels; her post-crash IQ was just average.

As someone who had always built her identity around her intelligence, the significant dip in Cuddy's IQ left her feeling powerless and unconfident. Despite her brain damage, she slowly made her way through college and even got accepted into the graduate program at Princeton.

Once at Princeton, Cuddy struggled until she discovered that it was her lack of confidence that was holding her back, not her lack of brainpower. This was especially true during difficult conversations, presentations, and other high-pressure, highly important moments.


Via The Learning Factor
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Attitude and confidence can bring down or boost IQ levels as this story would like you to understand. In other words, there  should be a positive correlation between attitude, confidence and intelligence! Somehow there has to be, also a relationship between all of them and Emotional Intelligence.
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 21, 5:33 PM

If you have not watched (and even if you have) Amy Cuddy's TED Talk read this very useful article from her on body language.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, March 26, 8:48 AM

Wow this is a great read!

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 10:38 AM
We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
 
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How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content.


The same goes for scientists, researchers and analysts and other professionals whose job involves a lot of writing.


With the deluge of information being published on the web every day, things aren’t getting easier. You have to juggle speed, style, quality and content simultaneously if you want to succeed in reaching your audience.


Fortunately, Artificial Intelligence, which is fast permeating every aspect of human life, has a few tricks up its sleeve to boost the efforts of professional writers....


Via Jeff Domansky
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That A.I. will step into professional writing is a foregone conclusion. A lot of us use Grammarly, MS.Word autocorrect, and a few other apps. Grammarly uses A.I. Unfortunately, the autocorrect function appended to most word-processing software can be 'pesky' and over-zealous in their efforts to identify mistakes. I switch off any of these while working on a blog. Sometimes these autocorrection apps might even change the tone and even the meaning of a sentence. In the meantime, I would state quite equivocally that some of the Artificial Intelligence assisted Apps are getter better and better, wonder if I should hire the services of A.I. to run my blog!
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 22, 10:06 AM

All AI, all the time... coming soon.

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15 Ways to Turn a Very Text-Heavy, Bullet-Ridden Slide into Amazing! [Presentation Hackathon Part 3]

15 Ways to Turn a Very Text-Heavy, Bullet-Ridden Slide into Amazing! [Presentation Hackathon Part 3] | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Beware if you are still creating slides full of bullet points!


Very soon, you will find audiences leave the hall in disgust or hold a placard in protest “No Bullet Points, Please.” Already you will find them moan in pain as soon as they see a bullet-ridden slide. That’s not surprising. The audiences are intelligent enough to know what will follow that boring slide on screen: a far boring talk with presenter reading the slides and audience figuring out whether to listen to the presenter or read the slides.


Such is the bullet-point terror in the presentation world that cognitive psychologist Chris Atherton writes, “Bullets don't kill, bullet points do.”


What are you supposed to do as a presenter then? All presentation experts will advise you to keep 1 message per slide. So if you have 6 bullet points on a slide, you can simply make 6 slides and save the audience a headache. But what if you do not want to follow this advice. What if you wish to keep those 6 bullet points on your slide.


Perhaps you are not presenting your slides on a stage. You want to send the presentation as an attachment to one of your prospective clients. You would therefore need descriptive slides in such instances. Or maybe you have a slide full of steps and you do not wish the break the process into multiple slides that’ll make it complicated for you as well as the reader. What to do then?...


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People who make presentations often will appreciate the suggestions made by the author. Text heavy presentations with the typical bullet points could become boring and somehow difficult to stay awake with. 
 
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Ines Bieler's curator insight, May 13, 2:33 AM

Here's how bullet points are killers to effective presentations.

CCI VAL D'OISE's curator insight, May 13, 12:58 PM

Here's how bullet points are killers to effective presentations.

Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, May 19, 3:09 PM

Here's how bullet points are killers to effective presentations.

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How smart cities are leading the charge for transportation and tech infrastructure

How smart cities are leading the charge for transportation and tech infrastructure | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
When it comes to building the high-tech infrastructure for data and transportation, urban planners are thinking globally and acting locally.

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There is a lot more to smart cities than just the tag! Planners of smart cities need to take into consideration the use of technology, and the internet to make smart cities better connected. Besides, the use of smart vehicles, smart public utilities, public transport, there must also be a conscious acceptance of civic sense in all the people residing in the smart city.
 
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This is what scares people most about AI. It might surprise you

This is what scares people most about AI. It might surprise you | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A new report on artificial intelligence shows the types of AI that people feel most threatened by.

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I would say that the scariest thing about AI is its taking over mankind. We have read so many comics, and watched so many movies about robots taking over a whole city! Remember Robocop? Well he was an android, wasn't he?
 
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, May 7, 11:44 AM

The fear is that robots and artificial intelligence could do us harm through our digital IoT (Internet of Things) devices.  We fear loss of control over everyday technology that monitors our lives, businesses, and education.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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7 Simple Hacks to Increase Traffic on Your Website

7 Simple Hacks to Increase Traffic on Your Website | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Photo by fancycrave1, CC0 1.0 Every single business owner wants to drive more traffic to their website. No matter whether you’re running a small, local

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SEO continues to rule the roost as far as website traffic is concerned. And, yes we don't as yet have a new kid on the block. Keywords are not the only options for bumping up traffic on your website. In fact, there is much more to website traffic optimisation, such as content development, use of social media, and even sending new content by e-mail.
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 27, 4:24 AM

 

All small business owners would love to see greater volumes of website visitors, but unless you implement a range of strategies to specifically drive traffic to your website, you will always struggle to generate leads. As the primary function of a website is lead generation or sales conversion, it pays to do all you can to ensure that your website is discovered, when customers are searching the web for what your business offers to the market. The tips offered in this article are a good starting point for any business owner not satisfied with the volume of visitors to their business website.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:48 AM
And that’s it! Make sure you follow these simple hacks if you want to see success for your website in 2017. These are all simple and affordable ways to grow your business online.
 
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How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.

Your next thought may be, How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?

It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership roles every day who have no business belonging there.

Sometimes it's political; other times it's the easier choice--promote from within and avoid the high cost of recruitment--but a bad choice, nonetheless.

The biggest challenge leaders face is performing to the set standards of the best in the business. This means raising the bar really high--as the ten hugely successful CEOs I wrote about recently have done.

In the end, you'll find the leadership journey is predicated on two things that drive success: Results and relationships. You can't have results at the expense of people. And serving your tribe well without getting results is merely putting lipstick on a pig.


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I guess this says it all! Leadership is not everybody's cup of tea! The biggest challenge faced in leadership positions is to perform to a very high set of standards.However, all is not lost for those who are struggling with leadership roles, as they can always make use of some of the tips given in this article!
 
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Susan Claudia Freeman's curator insight, April 24, 11:49 AM
There are remarkable differences between LEADERS and MANAGERS...
 
Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 25, 12:23 AM

www.inc.com provide us with some useful ideas here about what 'really good' leaders to at work.  I've been thinking about the strategies offered; 1. giving feedback 2. regular team planning sessions 3. conducting stay interviews 4. recognition & appreciation 5. freedom to make decisions 6. allowing people to take on new responsibilities 7. open-door policy.  All of these rely on the fundamentally critical technical skill of being able to give and receive feedback and the heart-connected qualities that allow people to thrive because you want them to do their best.  For me, really good leaders empower people to succeed.  Allowing freedom is great, but to do this without building trust and sound relationships first, could be an action taken too soon. Interesting topic!  

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These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses

These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying to say, it could be that your perceptual languages are getting in the way. Discovered by development psychologist Taibi Kahler, perceptual languages are the different processes of how people communicate. The way people communicate often carries more information than the words themselves, says clinical psychologist Nate Regier, cofounder of the communication-coaching firm Next Element.


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Communication is a complex process that goes much beyond mere verbal communication.The study of semiotics, kinesthetics and the use of gestures all of them happen to be an integral part of a system of communication that goes beyond the verbal level.Taibi Kahler suggests that "perceptual languages" are different processes and filters used by people while communicating with others. Teachers and educationists will find this article interesting especially as it helps them understand why some of their pupils find it difficult to comprehend what they think are "simple instructions".
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 6:56 PM

Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them.

Infra Bazaar Pvt Ltd.'s comment, April 13, 12:42 AM
nice info it is very helpful for communicating with others thanks for sharing.
Ian Berry's curator insight, April 15, 7:57 PM
I believe there's a seventh language although there's no words I call it optimum communication and it's just a look. How do I know my wife wants to go home? It's just a look!
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Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com

Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

One of the most fun things to do in design is swirling the latest color trends into your work. Color is a fascinating topic, and even a generator that understands color theory has recently been invented. Because they mean different things, companies also actively use color in their brand designs to encourage feelings and behaviors from customers. However, in different cultures, color theory isn’t all black-and-white. 


In this delightful infographic, SilverDoor describes color associations of different cultures, adding contrast to the way you think. Telling a person from another part of the world that you’re “feeling blue” may mean something entirely different to them. Is your favorite color offensive to another culture? Find out in the infographic below....


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Strangely enough, colours have different meanings in different cultures! In India, white used to be the colour worn by widows in mourning, while in the West, black is the colour preferred by those in mourning. On the whole, however, most colours have the same meaning across most cultures. Green might be the symbol for agriculture. 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 13, 1:56 AM

Surprising meaning of colors in other cultures.

Ashley Villegas's curator insight, April 13, 11:59 AM

Really cool... 

Michelle Harris's curator insight, April 13, 1:20 PM

Very interesting article that I wish I had read years ago.  Happy reading....

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Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.

In the Harvard Grant Study, the longest running longitudinal study in history, (spanning 75 years and counting--from 1938 to the present), researchers identified two things that people need in order to be happy and successful:

The first? Love.

The second? Work ethic.

And what's the best way to develop work ethic in young people? Based on the experiences of the 724 high-achievers who were part of the study (including people like future-President Kennedy and Ben Bradlee, the Watergate-era editor of The Washington Post) there's a consensus.


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Encouraging kids to do chores will empower them for life as successful adults. We tend to pamper children, when we discouraged them from making an odd cup of tea, or perhaps empty their plates into the garbage can before placing them in the sink. Teaching children to wash their plates, lay the table, or even dust or tidy their rooms will go a long way in making them successful adults!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 9, 9:04 PM

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

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Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket

Infographic: How Ads, Packaging and Smartphones Affect What Shoppers Buy at the Supermarket | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

As anyone who has ever walked into a supermarket to buy a gallon of milk and left with a cart full of impulse purchases knows all too well, grocery shopping can be a complicated process. To help brand marketers decode consumers’ path to purchase, Food Network Magazine partnered with research firm Open Mind Strategy to survey nearly 2,000 people (half of which were magazine subscribers) about their grocery shopping experiences, behaviors and attitudes.


“It’s difficult to categorize consumers as one type of shopper or eater—they want it how they want it and when they want it,” said Food Network Magazine vp, publisher and CRO Vicki Wellington. “They’re also more attuned than ever to ingredients and packaging: Less is more in regard to ingredients, and clear or transparent packaging suggests wholesomeness and ‘better for you.’”


And while the study found that e-commerce is growing, brick-and-mortar retailers need not despair just yet. “The majority of people still want to smell, see and choose their own products, particularly fruits and vegetables,” explained Wellington.


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The saleability of a product will to a great extent depend on how it is packaged. Effective advertising and content marketing can help boost sales.
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 4, 11:26 AM

A new survey from Food Network Magazine helps brand marketers decode the path to purchase. Valuable marketing insights!

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9 Creative Storytelling Methods

9 Creative Storytelling Methods | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer.But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.


Offline, too, authors have begun rethinking the traditional concept of the book in ways both innovative and unorthodox. Might a story be better understood as a set of machine parts? How might destroying a book actually bring its messages to life?Here are nine ways authors are revolutionizing the way stories are told....


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Story-telling is one of the most effective tricks for attracting an audience. It makes your content more interesting, and effective. This holds true not only for those in content marketing but also for instructors and educators. Educators could make boring content more interesting by telling their students the story of the topic. Tell your students the story of the formal letter, or the story of the classified advertisement rather than just move on with the formats!
 
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 29, 1:00 AM

Storytellers are deconstructing books and getting innovative -- both online and offline.

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9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.

New research from Stanford tells the story. Carol Dweck and her colleagues conducted a study with people who were struggling with their performance. One group was taught to perform better on a task that they performed poorly in. The other group received a completely different intervention: for the task that they performed badly in, they were taught that they weren't stuck and that improving their performance was a choice. They discovered that learning produces physiological changes in the brain, just like exercise changes muscles. All they had to do was believe in themselves and make it happen.

When the groups' performance was reassessed a few months later, the group that was taught to perform the task better did even worse. The group that was taught that they had the power to change their brains and improve their performance themselves improved dramatically.


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The primary takeover in life is that we should never stop learning. the moment we think that we are who we are is the moment we give away our unrealized potential. In Gandhi's own words, 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.'
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 23, 6:15 PM

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 26, 1:26 AM

All these skills are learnable, some are hard at first but like driving a car they become second nature when you have enough practice.