Category Archives: At Work

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

Julian Treasure studies sound and advises businesses on how best to use it.

Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly

The CLM 2 is a levitating display shelf that lets you make objects of all sorts look like they’re floating a few inches up in the air. It’s awesome. Simply set an item down on top of the floating disc and, boom, it’s immediately got that David Blaine magic going on. Continue reading Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly

Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

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Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

Ruth Chang asks why some choices are so hard — and what that means for the human condition.

$30,000 in Cash & Prizes: The Start Something Challenge Video Competition

Start getting motivated! and get a kickstart to begin reaching your goals.

Do you have a business idea? Is your non-profit starting a new initiative? Are you launching a new product? Share what you’re starting using a free online tool at Animoto that takes your pictures or video clips and transforms them into a cool short video clip that can be shared with millions in a matter of minutes, and win up to $10,000 for your business!

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8 WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR NEW-PRODUCT LAUNCH SUCCEEDS

Fast Company | If you’ve considered launching a new innovation to grow your top line, you’re not alone.  

According to Forbes, 250,000 new products were introduced to the world in 2010 alone. We’re overwhelmed by so many new product entries, which range from sophisticated new technologies like the Nest thermostat and infomercial sensations like Pajama Jeans. To complicate things, brands are introducing new line extensions like Kraft Sizzling Salads, Disney Appmates, and a wealth of “new and improved” products from venerable brands like Gillette and Kleenex. Continue reading 8 WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR NEW-PRODUCT LAUNCH SUCCEEDS