Communication Across the Curriculum Program

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How To Write Something That Can Engage Your Readers

Do you want to improve your writing skills? Even great writers choose to work on improving their writing technique and style, from authors to …

Ten useful words for academic writing

Academic writing can get very cerebral very quickly. It’s always important to be eloquent in writing – to say the most with the least. Lecturers …

Academic Writing: process and product

5 presentation tips to beat your competition

There’s nothing more intimidating than giving a pitch to a panel of VCs. Why? No matter how awesome you and your company might be, there are too many unknown variables: competitive companies in a portfolio, lack of interest, mismatched market opportunity, run rate numbers that are too low — the …

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5 presentation design rules worth breaking

Giving a presentation? Not sure where to get started? The first step is to break the rules that you’ve always been told.<p>Human attention spans are shorter than ever: some studies say that people are tougher to engage than goldfish. Bad puns aside, you need something to hook your audiences and reel …

Public Speaking

7 tips for becoming an excellent public speaker

Having to give a speech in front of an audience can cause some people to shake, sweat, get sick, or freeze in terror. The root of this fear is …

Public Speaking

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

Lots of articles about giving good presentations focus on structure and style. Tips focus on the role of stories to get people interested in the material, the value of summaries at the end of talk, and the many facets of presentation performance – things like how you should stand and ways to use …

How to Deliver a Great Presentation [Infographic]

Dreamforce is around the corner, and we have presenters traveling from near and far to share compelling product, technology, and customer stories. …

3 Places You Can Become a Better Public Speaker for Free | Inc.com

Stage fright is more common than you think.<p>Close to three quarters of Americans suffer from glossophobia--that is, the fear of public speaking, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Even famous entrepreneurs like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson loathe making speeches.<p>Just …

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How To Persuade Anyone Of Anything In Ten Seconds

Shares 10K<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>Most people don’t get what they want — in life, love, or business</i> …

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9 Speaking Habits That Make You Sound Smarter | Inc.com

There are four kinds of speakers in the business world:<p>The <i>incoherent</i>, who meander, use tons of jargon, and talk of things interesting mostly to themselves.<br>• The <i>coherent</i>, who can verbally communicate facts and opinions but seldom say anything memorable.<br>• The <i>articulate</i>, who speak succinctly and clearly …

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9 Resources for Essay Writing that Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

9 Resources for Essay Writing that Make a Teacher’s Life Easier What’s the toughest part of your work as an educator? You are used to teaching …

Essays

How to Become an Essay Writing Guru Using These 15 Websites

Online Life

A Teacher's Guidebook to Social Media, Technology in the Classroom

<b>Technology in the classroom</b> is fast-paced, and it seems as though something new is coming out every day. Ten years ago you were lucky if you could …

Social Media

30 Ways Google Glass Can Innovate the Classroom

Google Glass has huge potential to innovate many industries, but many believe it could truly flourish as a learning tool in the classroom.<p>The …

What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Gamification in Learning

With the rise of gamification in learning, we analyze Flappy Bird and share lessons that can be applied to creating engaging eLearning.

Education Technology

5 Common Grammar Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Grammar gaffs distract the reader...and send some gleefully running for their editing pens. Use these quick tricks to banish some common mistakes …

Book Publishing

5 Lies Writers Tell Themselves

For a long time, I lied to myself about being a writer by telling myself things like “writers are poor,” “you can’t make a living as a writer,” and …

Where Do You Write? (And a Giveaway!)

by Kellie McGannThis week some writing friends and I went on an adventure to find a new place to write. We ended up thirty minutes away from home, in …

Creative Writing

Is A Messy Desk Really Better For Creativity?

Productivity experts sing the praises of organized workspaces, but is a messy desk really better for your creativity?<p>It took the better part of a Sunday, but my office was looking great. My files were organized and my workspace was clear, except for my laptop and monitor, as well as a notebook, cup …

10 Tips to Write an Essay and Actually Enjoy It

by Joe BuntingWriting an essay may not be easy. It may not come to you naturally. After all, writing is a skill, and skills take practice, whether …

Creative Writing

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser

<i>Image used with permission by Mark Ostow/Yale Alumni Magazine</i><p>Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The …

Here’s How You Can Stop Saying ‘Um’ Forever

Um. It’s a simple word, and it’s one that most of us use too often. It’s a crutch that we all say to stall while we think of the next thing we want …

The Power of a Killer Keynote

There is no better means of human connection than a story.<p>Different narratives intertwine to form emotions that we empathize with, being moved to …

Public Speaking

A collection of hints on how to do public speaking - Women's Agenda

I’ve been doing more public speaking lately. It wasn’t really planned, it just seems to be one of those things that the more events you do, the more …

10 Things That Separate Great Speakers From Boring Babblers | Inc.com

They say some people fear public speaking more than death. So what do you do when you're called on to give a short speech?<p>It's important to use words properly of course (as some of my Inc.com colleagues like Jeff Haden and Christina DesMarais have written--here and here, ICYMI). But it's just as …

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The world’s biggest fear