Introverted startup founders struggle with everything from investor pitches to making introductions at a networking event. How do you let go of the fear?
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How often do you Google yourself? Are you aware of the online reputation that you or your business have? Do you keep tabs on all the web properties that people could find?
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I wish had the proverbial nickel for every participant in one of my sessions who has approached me after the program with a comment that began, “Have you got a minute for a question? My boss and I just don’t get along. We need to have a conversation, but he/she…” From there, the story and details diverge.But here’s the commonality: The conflict has been ongoing, stress has clearly altered productivity and results, and both parties have crashed against a communication barrier that seems insurmountable.
If you find yourself in that same predicament, consider these tips for a straightforward conversation that helps you break through that wall of hard feelings and misunderstandings.
1. Realize that two sides can be right. Conflict is not a competitive sport. The other person does not have to lose for you to win.
2. Communicate what happened, what you have concluded about what happened, and how you feel about what happened. Then listen for the same information from the other person. You will uncover hidden invalid assumptions, wrong interpretations, and inaccurate information.
3. Make a conscious choice about whether you will accommodate, compromise, overpower, or collaborate to come to resolution. Backing people into a corner rarely serves good purpose. But you yourself may decide to accommodate the other person’s wishes to “bank a favor” when something is not all that important to you. Remembering that you have a choice in the matter helps.
4. Define areas or issues that you agree on and move forward from there. Refocus on your goal rather than the obstacle. Continuar leyendo «Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud»
The Chinese consumer has always had a voracious appetite for technology and innovation. More than a decade ago, every teenager on a city bus could be seen furiously texting on a mobile phone. It’s no surprise that well over 550M Chinese are online, over 400M are connecting via mobile, and over 300M of those are now on social media. Continuar leyendo «The Top 5 Chinese Social Networks»
This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top – District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs. Continuar leyendo «Personalize Learning Newsletter – Motivation, Engagement, and Voice»
5 easy to follow tips on how to create a successful non-profit newsletter.
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Last night, we hosted our second annual showcase event at Willis Junior High School. The evening was an opportunity to share our learning experiences, and school culture, with the local community. We invited our own parents and students, as well as those from our local feeder schools. In addition, district administrators, as well as local business and state leaders were in attendance. While our teachers were an integral part of the organization of the evening, we emphasized students as presenters. Our kids demonstrated their use of technology, discussed projects, participated in musical performances, and served as greeters, and guides for our guests.
As I moved around campus during the event, I paid particular attention to our students. While not necessarily surprising, their level of engagement and enthusiasm was evident. They jumped at every opportunity to share their work with guests — answering questions, modeling technology tools, and engaging younger kids in a variety of activities. Watching these students present to an audience that extended beyond our school walls reminded me of this quote:
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In essence, McLuhan opened our minds to the role of technology and media by asking the right questions. He wanted to know how technology and media affect our minds, habits, society and culture. Late in his life he gave us, what in my opinion, is his most useful piece of work – the tetrad. His «tetrad» of four media laws tried to clarify the nature & impact of a technology or medium
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A jellyfish is shown under the Ross Sea ice in Antarctica.
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Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.
An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.
Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.
Additional topics covered include:
The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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With the help of data collected from intracranial electrodes implanted on epilepsy patients, researchers are getting a rare look inside the brain in hopes of discovering the exact pattern of activity that produces a memory.
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The near-term economic outlook in the United States and Europe is bleak, between the latter’s monetary crisis and the fact that the United States won’t reach full employment for 11 years and four months if we keep gaining jobs at the rate we did last month.
But if you look a bit further in the future, the outlook becomes much rosier. The OECD has a new report out projecting what countries’ economic output, both total and per capita, will be in 2060. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese and Indian economies will have eclipsed the U.S. one, which will remain in third place
But the per capita numbers are more striking, and encouraging. The report projects that between 2011 and 2060, real GDP per capita will increase sevenfold in India and China. In China, that means a jump from $8,387 in 2011 to almost $60,000 in 2060, in constant 2011 dollars. By contrast, U.S. GDP per capita in 2011 was $48,328. Continuar leyendo «Good news! The next 50 years are going to be amazing»