Linked – We Learn More When We Learn Together
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Linked – We Learn More When We Learn Together

“As employers’ training and development investments wane, we all have to take charge of our development. You can amplify opportunities for growth and learning by cultivating high-quality connections. Look for them inside and outside your team at work and beyond the boundaries of your organization, or even outside your professional life. The great thing about…

Linked – The science myths that will not die
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Linked – The science myths that will not die

  “Myth 4: Individuals learn best when taught in their preferred learning style People attribute other mythical qualities to their unexceptionally large brains. One such myth is that individuals learn best when they are taught in the way they prefer to learn. A verbal learner, for example, supposedly learns best through oral instructions, whereas a…

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Linked – How to Use the Feynman Technique to Identify Pseudoscience

“I finally figured out a way to test whether you have taught an idea or you have only taught a definition. Test it this way: You say, ‘Without using the new word which you have just learned, try to rephrase what you have just learned in your own language. Without using the word “energy,” tell…

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Linked – These 13 Bad Speaking Habits Are Killing Your Credibility

“3. Generic Presentations Not taking the time to tailor your presentation to your audience is a sure-fire way to lose your audience. You run the risk of sounding like you are on auto-pilot, and it’s disrespectful to people who have come to hear you speak. Making your presentation unique to your audience will help you…

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Linked – 5 Tips for Becoming a More Confident Public Speaker

“The take-home message is this: If you want to build your confidence in public speaking, you have to go out and do some. You will be nervous, because everyone is. It will get better the more you do it though, so accepting this and getting through the initial nerve-wracking talks will send you on the…

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An Important Lesson – Give a Show to Whoever Shows Up

Over the weekend, I spent some time on campus here in Corvallis, experiencing some of the Homecoming events. One of the events was a free outdoor concert by country musician, and Corvallis native, Jackson Michelson. Now, it was a chilly night, with a lot of other student activities going on, and so the crowd wasn’t…