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A different kind of education but...

Watching the #sorallstars  live at +JBTV Music Television makes me think that there's something to this performance based learning.

These 13-18 year-old kids are way more confident than the majority of the ones who walk into my classroom at the beginning of each semester. I can't imagine the difference I'd see in speeches if my kids had this much self-confidence and awareness!

My hats off to you +SchoolofRockUSA... Send me students like yours please!

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Glass in the Class Season 2 Finale: How Technology changes ANY Business Today

Still working on the banner... Will have it soon hopefully.

Youtube Live Event URL: http://youtu.be/HKOnQ6QRGY4 Here's the rundown: 

My classroom for 1 hour with my students.
3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.
Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guests.
And this time we'll be incorporating audience comments and questions!

So who are my guests speaking about changes in business today you ask?!

I am thrilled to announce the incredible panel I have lined up for this one hour special of Glass in the Class.

+Larry Fournillier: Caribbean chef, HOA host, and talent manager
+Jim Shankle: Incredible businessman, opportunity developer currently working with EBN
+Linda Hefferman: Local School Marketing Manager for School of Rock USA
+Yifat Cohen: G+ GoTo Gal and Hangout Host

As you can see this is quite the variety of individuals, each with a unique background in business. So it will be fascinating to learn how each sees technology changing communication and business today. If this panel doesn't finally convince my students of the importance of communication in our tech. immersed world today, I don't know what will!

Each person will have a unique perspective, but I also think each of my guests has one thing in common: They see the business world changing. For better or for worse our communication technologies are changing not only business relationships but relationships in general. So how do we adapt? How do we make sure we aren't left behind?

Well let's see what advice my savvy guests can offer.

Please ask questions in advance!

And if you share elsewhere please use the hashtag #GICKent  so we can keep track and incorporate them into the live broadcast!

As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me and making everything look pretty!

Live Event URL: http://youtu.be/HKOnQ6QRGY4

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Glass in the Class Season 2 Episode 3: Relationship Building vs. Technology... Can they get along?

Youtube Live Event URL: http://youtu.be/tpfRAiGtB_E

Here's the rundown: 

My classroom for 30 minutes with my students.
3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.
Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guest.
And this time we'll be incorporating audience comments and questions!

So who's my guest speaking about relationship building you ask?!

The lovely and always insightful +Gina Fiedel! Gina has made it a habit to post incredible content about authenticity, trust, and building relationships online today. As a web designer I'm sure she's had to work hard to not only build relationships with her clients, but teach her clients how to do the same in the increasingly tech-centric world today. What's even more interesting about Gina is her history as an artist and why she became a web designer.

While the specific goal of communication is to send a message, we also communicate to build relationships. Depending on how well our message is sent and then received, a stronger or weaker relationship will be developed. 

So how are we building relationships through tech? Is it hurting our relationships as so many seem to suggest?

Let's see what a woman who has created a business around communicating online through websites has to say about it.

Please ask questions in advance!

And if you share elsewhere please use the hashtag #GICKent  so we can keep track and incorporate them into the live broadcast!

As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me and making everything look pretty!

Live Event URL: http://youtu.be/tpfRAiGtB_E

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Added photos to Glass in the Class: Nonverbal communication in a computer-mediated world.

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Glass in the Class Season 2 Episode 2: The importance of nonverbal communication in a computer-mediated world

Youtube Live Event URL: http://youtu.be/epYOBlii9E8

Here's the rundown: 

My classroom for 30 minutes with my students.
3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.
Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guest.

So who's my guest speaking about nonverbal communication you ask?!

If you don't already know him then you haven't been in Plus long and you certainly haven't attempted anything with Google Hangouts. My guest is none other than The Hangout Helper +Ronnie Bincer! Ronnie's entire venture hinges on our desire to further incorporate nonverbal communication into this computer-mediated world so I'm thrilled to have a discussion with him as to why it's so important for both individuals and businesses.

Nonverbal communication includes any unwritten or unspoken message considered meaningful by the receiver. That's why in any sort of face-to-face situation we say you can't not communicate and that tends to be people trust nonverbal communication more than they trust verbal communication.

So how are we building trust online?

Well maybe Ronnie has an answer ;)

As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me.

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Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow to talk mastering the art of delivery.

For my students it's about giving better speeches, but for many of you it may be about your video presence.

Either way, the art of delivery is key and +Mark Traphagen has it down!
 
Glass in the Class Episode 1 Season 2: The Art of Delivery in Public Speaking

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Here's the rundown: 

My classroom for 30 minutes with my students.
3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.
Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guest.

So who's my guest speaking about delivery you ask?!

+Mark Traphagen, forever an educator but at one point a teacher will be talking to my students about how the art of delivery in public speaking continues to be important, but how it might be changing with technology today. Mark's expertise in Authorship and understanding of search, coupled with his innate ability to educate and reduce complexities to simple "start here" ideas will make this particular episode a great learning experience for my students. Did I mention Mark also has experience with improv? You know he has a thing or two to teach my students about how to master the art of delivery!

There are many components to public speaking, and it's usually the parts of delivery we tend to need to work on. Things like volume, appropriate movement and gestures, use of space, tone, and many others are the things many of us forget in our excitement anxiety to speak in front of a crowd. So how do we master these cues that seem like things you either have or you don't? Well, that's for Mark to answer ;)

As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me and +todd l lebeauc for the mad imaging skills on the banner!

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