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The 1 Public Speaking Skill You Can Learn From Microsoft's Best Presenter

PowerPoint shouldn't drive a presentation; PowerPoint should complement a story.<p>Microsoft vice president Panos Panay oversees the company's hardware products, from Surface to Xbox. After his keynotes and product demonstrations, audience members often post positive feedback on Twitter about the …

MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president Rafael Reif recognized this and decided the city needed an engine to push those ideas and The Engine — part venture capital firm, part business …

Startups

Noah Smith on Twitter: "Does monopoly power increase innovative activity? Google is trying to be the next Bell Labs... https://t.co/KC5mUz6X4H"

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Canada needs a national overhaul of university IP policies

In today’s global knowledge economy, Canada needs to foster policies that encourage ambitious science research and the commercial translation of …

Federal Laboratory Consortium - What is Technology Transfer (T2)?

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NIST Publishes 2016 Department of Commerce Laboratories Technology Transfer Report

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the U.S. Commerce Department’s (DOC) 2016 Annual Report on …

The Key to Nailing Any Presentation, According to a TEDx Speaker With 3 Million Views

Speaking consultant Terri Trespicio shares the secrets for making any talk a success.<p>You can generate boatloads of content for LinkedIn and Facebook. Blog and vlog and hire a Millennial to run your Instagram. However, there's nothing--nothing--as powerful for your brand and business as getting up …

When Public Speaking, Look at Individuals Instead of the Entire Group

The next time you’re asked to lead a meeting, teach a class, or give a speech, here’s one way to get everyone’s attention: look at individual people …

How The Most Successful Presenters Pitch Their Ideas

It’s not enough to simply deliver a message. I’m flattered when I get glowing feedback from the audience after a talk. When I deliver a keynote address, I know I need to inspire, entertain, educate and engage the audience. My keynote address is only successful if the audience gets new ideas, can …

11 places to learn public-speaking skills for free

And yet public speaking is still the top phobia, affecting more people than fears of spiders, heights, darkness and even death.<p>That's right, death.<p>If you're one of those people who would rather curl up in a ball and simply die than speak in front of a crowd, you definitely need to check out these …

Public Speaking

How I Became More Comfortable With Public Speaking

I was going to give the worst talk of my life. I was in Kaiserslautern, Germany for a big conference that had accepted a research paper of …

20 Tips on How to Deliver a Remarkable Presentation

20 practical steps to delivering presentations that are memorable, and effective<p>I'm lucky. I get paid to speak at events that I used to attend. But it wasn't always that way.<p>Things changed when I decided that I wanted to speak at events back in 2004. I was an ambitious Director of Sales. I knew …

Conquer Fear of Public Speaking Through Emotional Intelligence - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

<i>Written by Patrick Donadio and Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President</i><p><b>Caption:</b> Person giving a speech (image …

Gamified public speaking app helps users improve step by step

This board game and app helps people improve their public speaking skills.<p>23 Aug 2016<p>Like the love it or hate it reaction to Marmite, public speaking …

Become A Public Speaking Black Belt With Bruce Lee

I’m a big fan – I was going to say “huge,” but Donald Trump has commandeered that word for the time being – of a blog that you should know about if you don’t already: Brain Pickings Weekly. It’s a compendium of wonderful musings on love, life, and philosophy, and I learn something from it every …

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. …

6 Apps That Will Turn You Into an Expert Public Speaker

The cure for all your presentation woes may lie in your mobile device.<p>It takes only a few public speaking mistakes to lose an audience. Luckily, you can now solve many of the most common problems--from anxiety in front of a crowd to talking uber-fast--with your smartphone. As Kit Eaton of <i>The New</i> …

5 Tips on How to Become an Incredible Public Speaker

Follow these useful strategies for conquering stage fright.<p><i>This story first appeared on the Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you're delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping onstage at a local or …

Experts Have Just Found Gas Leaking Out Of 1,000 Spots In New York City

Old pipes in Manhattan leak lots of natural gas. These leaks probably aren’t concentrated enough to trigger explosions, but they do add to global warming — and higher utility bills.<p>Thanks to old and rusty pipelines, Manhattan leaks three to five times more natural gas than cities with newer …

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

New proposals would build on administration's plan for addressing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a significant contributor to climate change.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

Obama has a plan to cut down on methane leaks

The Obama administration has been rolling out a series of new environmental regulations ahead of the UN climate summit later this year. Their latest effort calls for a more than 40 percent reduction in methane from new oil and gas wells.<p>Professor Pat Parenteau of the Vermont Law School says the new …

Natural Gas Methane Problem Overstated

<i>Where natural gas is replacing coal – as in the massive coal-to-gas transition in the United States – it is buying time to develop and deploy</i> …

Trendsetting Manhattan Leads in Methane Leaks, Too

Methane is spewing from more than 1,000 natural gas leaks under Manhattan, giving it 10 times the number of leaks per mile in its aging natural gas …

Fossil Fuels

Smart, Comprehensive Approaches Will Reduce Methane Emissions

Each year, billions of cubic feet of natural gas -- enough to heat more than six million American homes -- are directly released or leaked by the energy sector into the atmosphere, wasting a valuable energy resource, threatening the health of our communities, and accelerating the impacts of climate …

Two Bold Efforts to Speed Methane Detection Technology to Market

Surging national focus among both industry leaders and government officials on the problem of methane emissions has put a sudden new premium on tools …

Oil & Gas Industry

Study Reveals Vast Unrecorded Oil and Gas Industry Methane Emissions

A new study published today reveals that facilities that collect and gather natural gas from well sites across the United States emit about one …

Oil & Gas Industry

U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly half

The<p>Obamaadministration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.<p>The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling 40% to 45% by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. The …