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I found recently that there is a name for the fear of public speaking: glossophobia. Nervousness at having to deliver a speech is common, and is found even in great speakers. It is said that Winston Churchill tried to gain confidence by writing out and memorizing his speeches, but gave up, and turned to impromptu presentations.
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- 25 MORE Awesome Public Speaking Quotes(bigfishpresentations.com)
- Winston Churchill’s cigar bills and draft war speeches put online(telegraph.co.uk)
- Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking(prmarketingcommunication.com)
- never give in(anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com)
So if you or I took the Turing test, would we pass? Or fail?
- Artificially intelligent game bots pass the Turing test on Turing’s centenary(sciencedaily.com)
- Artificially intelligent game bots pass the Turing test on Turing’s centenary(eurekalert.org)
- Artificially intelligent game bots pass the Turing test on Turing’s centenary(InnovationToronto.com)
- Turing Test(phscomputerapplications.wordpress.com)
- More human than human: AI game bots pass Turing Test(gizmag.com)
.. another misinterpretation that’s always bugged me: Ship early, ship often OR Ship quality product. Quality isn’t something to be sacrificed … Ship early, ship often, sacrificing features, never quality.
- Kyle Neath
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
Candy Chang creates art that prompts people to think about their secrets, wishes and hopes — and then share them. She is a TED Senior Fellow.
Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life.” (Candy Chang)
- Before I Die & Candy Chang – StumbleUpon(digger666.com)
- TED: Candy Chang: Before I die I want to… – Candy Chang (2012)(ted.com)
- Ted Talks: Candy Chang: Before I Die I Want to…(milkandcookies.com)
- [VIDEO] Candy Chang: Before I die I want to …(theglobalheroes.com)
- 6 art installations by Candy Chang that make the viewer part of the piece(ted.com)
- Social Innovator of the Week: Candy Chang(conversations.nokia.com)
- Before I Die I Want To(alainsojourner.com)
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. She is the co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” a political roundtable radio program.
- Why is Donald Trump Attacking Arianna Huffington? (celebs.gather.com)
- WATCH: Arianna Huffington, Pro Masseuse, Rubs Down Joel Stein (newsfeed.time.com)
- Advice to Working Moms From Arianna Huffington (ctworkingmoms.com)
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns — like conflict avoidance and selective blindness — that lead managers and organizations astray.
Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.
With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them.
- What I Learned From Daphne Koller (bwatwood.edublogs.org)
- Massive online education: Daphne Koller at TEDGlobal 2012 (ted.com)
- Coursera’s Machine Learning Course Runs Again (i-programmer.info)
- Daphne Koller What We Are Learning From Online Eduction (i-programmer.info)