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Semantic Search on Steroids

Things are about to get bigger, faster and glitzier real fast. Find out why and how and how you are affected. 
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Interesting. Thoughts?
 
New research out of Harvard Business School has some interesting, and at first, seemingly counter-intuitive, implications for the way we coordinate problem solving with others.

In short, it may help to organize ourselves quite differently for information gathering and for solution generation. Both are important for problem solving, and yet, if we use the same kind of organizational structure for both, we may reduce the diversity of potential solutions from which to choose. 

This is network science put to good use. I've kept this write-up short and succinct (a two-minute read), but it includes a link to the actual paper for more details.

#networks   #collaboration   #problemsolving  

Special thanks to +Chris Sutton and +David Amerland for first calling my attention to this study here on Google+ (just one more example, by the way, of the network's superior ability to discover new information).
New research on problem solving says groups should have tighter connections for information discovery and looser connections for solution generation.
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Nicely put, Bill
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The case for simplicity, the 1000 dollar example was expected but really shows how little people read, ask yourself how can you make things simpler...for your clients, prospects, team members, etc. I think this is the key behind infographics, people want information but they don't want to read to get it. I also think this is the KEY for a successful presentation, presenting simply is empowering, presenting complicated theories is defeating.
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What makeup should you wear on webcam for a webinar or virtual class?
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You don't have to have a radio voice to have more richness when you present in a webinar, webcast, or virtual class. Here's a simple trick you can use based on the physics of how microphones work, and since it's about microphones instead of software, it doesn't make any difference if you're using GoToMeeting, Webex, Adobe Connect, or Google Hangouts when you do it.
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Simple can be good, simplistic rarely is
 
My latest post (rant?) on LinkedIn's platform about the potential pitfalls of following (or blindly following) #sales tips, tricks and advice.  (Yes, another in the long string of attempts to ensure my unpopularity. ;-)
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Makeup for dudes is the issue (if we're really honest :)
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Why use a pre-recorded presentation in a live webinar? Not my favorite way to do things, but there are reasons to do it... 
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Full CV here: http://thevirtualpresenter.com/roger-courville/ 

Roger Courville is author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook, Successful Webinars with GoToWebinar, and contributing author to Business Expert Guide to Small Business Success.  

Roger is the principal at 1080 Group, blogger at TheVirtualPresenter.com,  and internationally sought-after speaker/teacher on the use of web seminars to deliver business results.

A veteran of the web seminar business since 1999, Roger has reached tens of thousands in speaking appearances and tens of thousands more with writing appearances for Workshifting.com, SpeakingAboutPresenting.com, Training Australia Magazine, Presentations Magazine, eLearningGuild, and more.  

His 2008 white paper “Five Keys to Moving Training Online” won TrainingZone.co.uk’s Reader’s Choice Award for “Top Download of the Year.”

1080 Group is a training, coaching and research firm helping executives design and deliver interactive webinar presentations and programs. The 1080 Group team has a collective experience that includes hundreds of clients, thousands of web seminars, and more than a million web seminar attendees.  

Contact him at +1.503.329.1662 or roger@1080group.com.


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