Communication

6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections

By: Jim Bruce
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All of us want to expand the breadth of our networks and build stronger relationships.  Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections“ which appeared in FastCompany, gives us some helpful suggestions to do just that.  The essay’s author is Stephanie Vozza who writes about business and time management and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club:  105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Live Easier.

Less is More: When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading “Less is More:  When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored” is Lisa Evans' review of Joseph McCormack’s book Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The review appeared in FastCompany.com.  McCormack is a marketing executive who, among other activities, counsels military leaders and senior executives on key messaging and strategy initiatives.

The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons from
 30 Years of Spreading Ideas

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading, “The Best of TED” is a story that appeared in a March issue of FastCompany.  It’s based on research by Carmine Gallo who analyzed 500 of the most popular TED talks to identify what makes a TED talk great.  Gallo is a technology writer and author of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds (St. Martin’s Press, March 4, 2014).

The Laws of Simplicity

10 Laws
By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading, The Laws of Simplicity, is drawn from John Maeda’s book by the same title, and the associated website.  Maeda is President of the Rhode Island School of Design.  He is an artist, designer, and technologist.  Before going to RISD in 2008, he was a professor and associate director of research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.

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