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Tuesday
Jul072009

Tom's SpeedLink #2

Here are some things that caught my attention this past week.

1. Nick Morgan's riff "Who's the most powerful person in the room?" points to a fascinating study. Nick writes, "Gregory and Webster found that in conversations and meetings, people rapidly match each other’s low-frequency sounds. In short, to have a productive conversation or meeting, we need to literally be on the same wavelength!" Hmmm...definitely thought-provoking!

2. Check out Lance Armstrong's "It's About You." Wow! This site is a storytelling powerhouse; includes short personal videos and soooo much more. Lance's site is another great framework for organizations to consider modeling their communication strategy after (video or no video).

3. Are you following the "free" debate? Chris Brogan's "I Believe Mark Cuban is Right" post and Mark Cuban's riff "Free vs Freely Distributed" riff is well worth the read.

4. Ever wonder what a "Producer" really does? Julie Matlin over at the National Film Board of Canada clears things up a bit with her latest post; "A working definition of the “producer” title."

5. The brain rules. I just stumbled on this older post by presentation guru, Garr Reynolds. "Brain rules for PowerPoint & Keynote presenters" makes some great points- even for those involved with corporate videos.

BONUS: Looking to following some cool folks on Twitter? "Twitter Power 150" has a listing of the top 150 twitter folks from the AdAge Power 150 List. (Yours truly just made it at #138.)

---Tom

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Reader Comments (1)

Thank you for mentioning Garr Reynolds in your post. I work for Peachpit Press and thought you and your readers might be interested in knowing that he just released his first video, Presentation Zen: The Video, where he expands on the ideas presented in his book and blog. More info can be found here:

http://su.pr/6N0VlM
July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

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