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Orlando gunman raged against 'filthy ways of the west'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts and searches before and during his attack on a gay nightclub, raging against the "filthy ways of the west" and blaming the U.S. for the deaths of "innocent women and children," according to a Senate committee …

Afghanistan

Oscar Money Watch: 'Imitation Game' Tops $85M Thanks To Oscar Season

In a less “franchise-friendly” world, it can be argued that <i>The Imitation Game</i> would have just been a rock-solid studio programmer with a strong lead performance by a popular actor. But as studios shifted away from mid-priced dramas and star vehicles towards more bombastic fantasy-based would-be …

The Oscars

Extended ‘All New HTC One’ Leak Video Shows Brushed Gray Stainless Finish

The HTC One (not the old one, the new one) is being introduced tomorrow at an event in NYC that kicks off at 11 AM ET, but in case you weren’t yet tired of the steady stream of leaks that have ruined any possible surprises at the flagship unveiling, here’s a nearly 15-minute video look at HTC’s …

Know What Your Doubters Will Say When Presenting Ideas

"The first time you do that, somebody might say, 'Well, everybody's on board.' Then I'll say, 'Well, you guys aren't listening very well, because there's always another point of view somewhere and you need to go back and find out what the dissenting point of view is,'" Pittman tells Adam Bryant at …

Public Speaking

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …

Screenwriting

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We all know that when we give a presentation or speak in front of a group, not only are our words important, but the body language that accompanies them.<p>Your words may give the audience one message while your body sends quite another.<p>As if getting the words …

Public Speaking

Read This Now and You, Too, Can "Talk Like TED"

I was giving a speech at my father’s retirement banquet and I can tell you – I was a nervous wreck. It’s one thing to speak on marketing to an …

6 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Pitch | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are never finished pitching. From the day they first sell friends and family on a pie-in-the-sky business idea all the way through to the IPO roadshow, entrepreneurs must continually craft the perfect pitch. The problem is, not all business owners are born pitchmen.<p>That's where Ron …

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How to Cure Stage Fright: The Science Behind Public Speaking

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or 50, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us.<p>Before co-founding ooomf, I had a huge fear of speaking in public. Any time I had to present something …