Archive for July, 2012


Free Graphics vs Royalty-Free Graphics

A number of people have asked me recently about graphic images for use in information products or in slide presentations. So I thought I’d share some tips here to clear up a common confusion. If you search for “free graphics” on Google Images or on the web in general, don’t assume you can freely use […]

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Henry David Thoreau writing on success

This morning I read a short essay about Henry David Thoreau in the BrainPickings newsletter.  The author stated that today is his 195th birthday.  There was also a lengthy quote included from “Walden”, Thoreau’s classic essay reflecting back on the time he had spent living in a small cabin on Walden Pond. I found part of the quote inspiring […]

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Visuals That Engage, Teach, and Inspire Action

I have often said that slide presentations — multimedia presentations — are really more like a movie than like a document.  When we limit our thinking to using slides as a way to put verbal information in front of our audience, we might just as well hand them all a printed report as they come […]

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Tuesdays with TED: Brain, Memory, and Multitasking

With more and more pressure these days to multitask, and more people insisting that they’re good at multitasking, neuroscience researchers have plenty of materials for their studies.  Some of that research is discussed in this fascinating TED video. Dr. Adam Gazzaley does a great job in this TED Talk of explaining the basic concepts of […]

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