How Language and Perception Change Each Other [Video]

November 15, 2012 coms 0

One of the most powerful weapons a politician has is their words. By controlling language they can shape perceptions. Just think of the effect a […]

The Profile of a Perfect Ted Talk

August 21, 2012 Chase 1

Ted Talks have become one of the most educating and informative platforms for scientists, authors, mathematicians, and more to share their ideas with the world. […]

Dating Tips from Ancient Greek Philosophers [Comic]

April 9, 2012 coms 2

Ancient Greek philosophers seemed to know it all. So it’s no surprise that philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, and Socrates would also speak the language of love fluently. We’ve compiled some of the most suave and debonaire quotes by Greek philosophers that would put even Cassanova to shame.

5 Ways Not to Bore Your Audience

April 6, 2012 Clint Cora 0

If you are ever to be asked to do a presentation in front of people either at school, work or at a social event like a wedding, you definitely want to do your best so that you are not labeled as a boring presenter. As a trained professional speaker myself, I can let you in on a few secrets and tricks that will help you make it over to the good presenters side rather than the boring speakers camp.

Lost Hiker

How NOT to Lose your Audience in your Presentation

March 27, 2012 Dr. Michelle Mazur 2

Have you ever been hiking and the trail suddenly disappears? All of the sudden, you don’t know where you are going. You are lost! You have to struggle to find the trail to push forward or you have to turn back. Like hiking, when speaking the last thing you want is to get lost. Luckily by following some good hiking advice, your speech can keep the audience engaged and on the same happy trail as you.

3 Nonverbal Hacks to Improve Your Credibility

March 19, 2012 coms 0

Credibility is everything. Newspapers that get the facts wrong are torn to shreds and politicians lacking experience don’t get elected, while people in lab coats command our respect immediately. Communication scholars define credibility as being the perception of one’s competence, trustworthiness, and goodwill. But as you probably know, perceptions can be hacked.