For about fifteen years, I attended church every week and every week the minister gave a sermon that took about twelve minutes. Twelve minutes became a unit of thought for me. I didn't have to think about it: repeated listening conditioned me to accept twelve minutes as a natural time limit. When I came to give my own presentations, I already knew how to work within a twelve minute frame. I knew the kind of ideas that would fit and take flight within just twelve minutes.
Not only is this app great for kids who are trying to expand their vocabulary, but it is also a fantastic option for grownups that love languages and want to learn more words. It teaches you new words every time you open it. It also challenges you to use the word at least once during the day.
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materials. They index hundreds of free downloadable audiobooks, courses from ivy league universities in video and audio formats, ebooks, Another TED member connecting with Kruse
, documentaries--you name it. The biggest downside to a website that redirects to every other website is that it can be difficult to search for specifically what you want. It's best to let yourself browse. You will never run out of interesting things from this site.
Jessica enters the What Not to Wear 360 room with here "regular" clothes, and her own red hair pulled into a knot on top of her head. It's like a superhero without her costume, as Jessica says she feels awkward and unattractive in normal outfits. Stacy and Clinton tell Jessica she may feel differently if she gets clothes that actually fit and flatter her.
Stacy and Clinton get Jessica in front of the dreaded What Not to Wear 360 mirror. She's wearing one of her trademark outfits, with mounds of faux dreadlocks on top of her white blonde hair, rocker tee, black skirt with pink crinoline edging, skull patterned tights and black lace up boots. Asked if the look says "pretty, sexy, mom, hot young wife," etc., Jessica says no to all. It's basically just a way to distract people from looking at her.
Once you have a meta-tagline, go down through your presentation section by section and ask "What is my key message here?" How could you summarise it into a short sentence or tagline. This requires some thinking and can be difficult when you first use this skill. Once you have completed this, you should have an overall message or concept (meta-tagline) and between three to five messages summarising the main section content.
Most people don't deliberately speak longer than they should. They just lose track of where they are in time, consumed either by their topic or by their nerves. They get off track because they never take the first step of intending to give a great presentation within the time limits. How long is your time limit? If it were twenty minutes, how would you condition yourself to speak in twenty minute increments?
The first one he demonstrated was a project called "We Feel Fine". The software application he and some co-workers developed searches through blogs across the universe, collecting people's emotions by searching for the words feel or feeling in sentences or statements.
Getting invited to make a presentation at a TED conference is a big deal. Famous people will be in the audience, you'll be videotaped, your speech will live forever and will be viewed by, possibly, millions of people worldwide. Talk about pressure!