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How to (and how not to) end a presentation in a cool way...
 
I've tried more ways than you can imagine to end my keynotes. It is always good to try, fail, learn, optimize.

I've always hated the first one (when I've been in the audience, hence I've never done it). I'll say something like... "and now it's your turn to critique what I've said, challenge me, or give me a great example!"

Another one, not below, that is quite depressing is to ask people to raise their hands. As in... "raise your hands if you've had a kale burger in the last 24 hours". No one likes raising hands! Stop it already.

You would be surprised how often the Lululemon bag one works: https://instagram.com/p/zif-Mku1yV/

I've never tried the last two (confetti, cloud of smoke). If you have, would you please share if it is really as awesome as implied?

#storytelling  #changingminds  #influence
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May 15th is Food Revolution Day, and Jamie Oliver is asking us to join the fight for food education for every child (via +Food Tank:The Food Think Tank)

Sign & Share - Food Revolution Day: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com

Learn More - Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF): http://www.jamieoliverfoodfoundation.org.uk/
May 15th is Food Revolution Day, and Jamie Oliver is asking us to join the fight for food education for every child.
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What the experience of #writing is all about: Writers aren’t really producing life itself on the page. Instead, we’re giving airy nothing a local habitation and a name. It’s all about experience—being highly attuned to “ what it feels like to be on the planet Earth ,” as James Dickey used to say. And then speaking that feeling truly.
A Midsummer Night's Dream got it right, Richard Bausch says: Authors must find a way to turn nothing into something.
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From the Indiegogo Life fundraiser "Directly Help Khokana": In the Khokana village (south of Kathmandu), over 600 houses were destroyed and 6000 people displaced. Residents are organizing themselves to support each other, but the hard part is yet to come. Support the villagers by donating directly to the local-led NGO OSED Nepal.

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Khokana is a small Newari village south of Kathmandu. It was very badly hit during the earthquake. Over 600 houses were destroyed and 6000 people displaced. Despite the devastating destruction people there have been remarkably resilient and complained very little. People have organized themselves i
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"20-20-20 rule" to protect your eyes: every twenty minutes, look away from your screen for twenty seconds, and focus on something at least twenty feet away.
If your eyes are tired after a long day at a computer, this is why.
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This is one of the most helpful pieces I've read since the Germanwings tragedy. We are all asking "Why?" and we want to find answers, and we want to feel that we can find ways to prevent tragedies in the future. The reality may be that satisfactory answers don't exist, and our impulse to find something/someone to blame won't improve things, but it is helpful to understand why we react to tragedies the way we do, and how we can better form our opinions when we slow down.
We're far too quick to react after terrible events like the Germanwings crash or the Sandy Hook shooting.
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"We want feminism to be an act of solidarity between women and men." - Deolinda Carrizo, National Indigenous Campesino Movement of Argentina
A group of indigenous women participating in one of the debates at the Fifth Continent-wide Assembly of Rural Women during the sixth congress of the Latin American Coordinating Committee of Rural Organisations-Via Campesina, held in Ezeiza in Greater Buenos Aires. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS ...
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素敵なフェアトレード石鹸、そしてその開発と生産に関わる人々の物語。使うものにこだわるところから、そして買うもののストーリーを理解するところから、貧困問題やその解決策について考えてみる、いいきっかけになると思います。
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植田貴子(うえだ・たかこ)1975年東京生まれ。大学卒業後、半導体商社にて海外ビジネスに従事。2002年に退職し、国際協力NGOシャプラニールでインターンに参加後、正職員へ。主にフェアトレード事業を担当し、フェアトレードコスメブランド「She with Shaplaneer」の立ち上げに携わる。2013年からダッカ事務所駐在を経て、現在は国内活動グループチーフ。 インドで必死に生きていく人びと。彼らの役に立ちたい。 大学時代はラクロス中心の生活。ラクロスのために就職浪人をする予定だったが、偶然受けた半導体のベンチャー企業に採用された。さまざまな仕事を任され、海外出張も多く充実していたが、3年程働いたとき、意義が見いだせなくなった。そんなとき、植田さんの脳裏に浮かんできたのは、ラクロスがオフのシーズンに訪れたインドの人びとだ。 初めて子どもに物乞いをされ、10円程度の料金で自分の祖父と同年代の人にリキシャ(人力車)で運んでもらった。私が楽しい思いをしに来たその場所には、必死に生きていこうと...
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“If you can't change the circumstances, change your perspective.”
If you're living for the future of when someone else realizes their “potential" and changes, and you’re feeling miserable, this may help.
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Are you a responsible tourism business or destination in Asia with an inspiring story to share? Apply now to the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards to showcase your example! Application deadline: May 15th, 2015.

#ResponsibleTourism #travel #traveldestinations #sustainability #Asia  
Celebrating Asia's Responsible Tourism LeadersWild Asia's Responsible Tourism Awards is an annual tourism award program specifically focused on sustainable tourism best practices. It aims to recognize those who are making a positive difference in their destinations and communities through responsible business and sustainable management practices. Each year some of the most exciting and influential examples of responsible tourism in Asia are selec...
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A practical way to support relief efforts in Nepal
 
Share, support, get involved!  "The networked nature of tourism puts the whole industry in a strong position to spread the word and support" key efforts in #Nepal , such as volunteering your time online to support Open Street Map.

Learn more:
- "How can tourism help the people of Nepal today?" http://bit.ly/1OZJs7f via WTM Responsible Tourism​

- "Here’s How you can support people stranded in the Nepal Earthquake" http://bit.ly/1EWJ8zt via The Blue Yonder​

#nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepalquakerelief  
It's possible to help the people in Nepal without leaving the comfort of your own home. And be part of one of the most innovative mapping projects in the world today.
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"Dogs are capable of surprisingly complex feats of social intelligence and emotional sensitivity". Well, not that surprising to us dog-lovers, but still fascinating.
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I think that the glass is half full, and that the other half is for those who need it most.
Introduction
I like to learn new things, and these days I'm learning a lot about learning, and about how people read, think, and connect with each other. I think that one of the most important ways for us to learn about our world and about ourselves is traveling.
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I can say a few things in German.
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training design, content development and management
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writing, editing, communications, project planning