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Building Relationships through Sharing Vulnerability

Building Relationships through Sharing Vulnerability

Managers work so hard to build effective teams and develop strong working relationships. Communication and Listening Exercises is the #1 post on this blog for good reason. Learning to communicate and listen, however, is only half the battle. Bringing people together also requires sharing vulnerabili... Read More
Present like Wonder Woman

Present like Wonder Woman

Amy Cuddy gave an amazing TED Talk about how to change our posture for 2 minutes to achieve greater self-assurance and success. She explains, it’s not just about how you project yourself outwardly, but how it affects your own self-image. If you’re about to walk into a stressful situation... Read More
Ron Gutman and the Hidden Power of Smiling

Ron Gutman and the Hidden Power of Smiling

Over 25 years ago, I joined the circus as a clown and did my best to make people smile and laugh. About 5 years ago, my dad and then business partner wrote an article about the benefits of smiling. Just this year, I launched Office Oxygen, so that people could smile more at work! So,… Read More
Great YouTubes for Learning and Work

Great YouTubes for Learning and Work

Many times,  people have asked what are the best movies we can use to demonstrate a variety of learning points.  While we have lists of feature films that are great for training, many are looking for that perfect YouTube clip that is “safe” to play in the classroom.  Following is the ... Read More
Engaging the body so the mind can learn

Engaging the body so the mind can learn

We talk a great deal about the importance of engaging the body so that the mind can learn. The Zip-Zap Circus School in South Africa takes this concept to the extreme. They take “ordinary” kids (including “youth-at-risk”), teach them Circus Arts skills, and thereby help them ... Read More
Doodling Works – with Sunni Brown

Doodling Works – with Sunni Brown

I was so happy to come across this great TED talk where Sunni Brown talks about the misconceptions and benefits of doodling. It’s under 6 minutes and worth the watch! Read More Research Shows Doodling is approved!... Read More
PowerPoint 10-20-30  & The TED Commandments

PowerPoint 10-20-30 & The TED Commandments

In a recent Trainers Warehouse customer poll, I found that 97% of the trainers and teachers surveyed use PowerPoint Wow! Here are some of my favorite tips relating to the use of PowerPoint: Tim Longhurst explains the TED commandments. TED Talks are some of the best speeches I watch. The speakers are... Read More