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Al Gore’s Our Choice

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Since a couple of years I have the idea to produce an interactive book with great photos, videos and really interactive charts. Here is one which seems to be very good…

Books: What are you doing with your Thoughts?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-74.pngThis question is indeed somewhat difficult to answer: What are the 10 most important thoughts today? What where the best ideas you had last week? The message is simple: you need to scribble down everything (! almost) what you think. But not in the same (very personal) manner than a diary. It’s a logging of ideas; and the fruitful combination, extension, explosion of them after a couple of months, by re-grouping them, ordering them, extending etc. and creating thus new project ideas or starting to write articles or anything else you saw you cared of over the last months or years.

Books: How to talk/present/bring your message over

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-73.pngWonna learn how to make great presentations (without PPT support!)? Want that your message (do you have one?) comes across to the audience? How to you fell if you see people in the audience dozing off? How can you avoid that? Nicely written – without the potential of dozing off – this book gives you lots of hints at hand how to improve your presentations (talking) skills.

Books: Slide:ology

Monday, December 15th, 2008

picture-72.pngSick of tiring, boring Power Point presentations? Wonna excite your audience while speaking to them? Having slides supporting your message, not distracting from it? This book shows how to turn around 180°, with lots of great examples. Really slick! 5 stars!

Books: Brain Rules

Friday, September 26th, 2008

picture-333.pngOne of the questions is: How does the brain actually work? Beside the fact that even nowadays the scientific community can’t really tell us an answer, the other question is then: What do I have to know to more efficiently use that organ? And here Medina’s Rules are very interesting to learn about:

EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.

Especially the first two thirds of the book are really interesting and sometimes funny. Very useful information, which can be used for everydays learning, as well as for example presentations. Here is a nice PPT from PresentationZen:

Brain Rules for Presenters

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Books: Made to Stick

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

418clvfrihl_ss500_.jpgHow comes that certain ideas or projects stick in our head, whereas others just vanish the minute we hear about them? That certain phrases and proverbs rest with us, whereas others are being forgotten soon after we’ve heard them? This book shows how you can make your ideas better “stick” – and it does it well!