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How to Speak : Lecture Tips from Patrick Winston

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If you are a public speaker or a teacher / lecturer, you must check out this great video series by Professor Patrick Winston : How to Speak. Total of 45 minutes of lecture, broken down in 13 mini-episodes (Quick Time),  filled with great advices on persuasive public speaking, delivered in the form of "heuristics" that you can use to guide your own presentations.

In this skillful lecture, Professor Patrick Winston of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers tips on how to give an effective talk, cleverly illustrating his suggestions by using them himself. He emphasizes how to start a lecture, cycling in on the material, using verbal punctuation to indicate transitions, describing "near misses" that strengthen the intended concept, and asking questions. He also talks about using the blackboard, overhead projections, props, and "how to stop."

About Professor Winston (Wikipedia)

Via : Boing Boing

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February 20th, 2008 at 5:08 am

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Crucial Conversations In Social Media

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Awesome slide-show by Kelsey Ruger : Crucial Conversations In Social Media. Some ‘obvious’ unwritten rules of effective and engaging conversations at the age of Conversational Marketplace.

Some more gems by Kelsey Ruger:

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February 15th, 2008 at 8:27 am

KONIGI: A journal of User Experience Design

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There are many sites focused on user experience design for web based media. But most of them only consists a gallery of ‘inspirations’. KONIGI (Knowledge Sharing & Competitive Research for User Experience Design), a new site, goes one step further  by providing de-construction and explanations of the ‘goodness’ in those interface design both in form and functions.

 

I liked ‘rationale’ of the site:

Ever since I started working in this industry, I’ve maintained swipe files or bookmarks at various places to track the sites that have left an impression with me. But over time, I began to wonder if doing this type of research with the intention of influencing your own work positively might subconsciously affect the work in ways I don’t necessarily want. Even when you set out not to copy what others do, the awareness of what they’ve done may, in a sense, negatively influence by hampering innovation. So with this in mind, I publicly add this warning to myself as I begin to chronicle the evolution of web user experiences even more rigorously here.

There are lots of feed subscription choices available for KONIGI, but here goes the complete feed.

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February 14th, 2008 at 5:46 am

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February 4th, 2008 at 8:21 am

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February 1st, 2008 at 8:18 am

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