Amanda Palmer: The art of asking
It’s not business as usual anymore. Amanda said she didn’t want to loose her direct connection with people, so she brought it fully into her music and performance. Her fiercely loyal fans proved it’s not business-as-usual in the music industry. She used crowdfunding to ask for $100k and received over $1.1 million instead. This isn’t just about hte music industry. This is about asking for what you want. And being open to receive.
Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks
Need to get excited about creating a Powerpoint presentation? Find out how to incorporate story into your presentations, and your audience will be excited, too.
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
Are you asking people you work with to metaphorically dig a hole, then fill it in, then dig a hole again? Contrary to conventional wisdom, money isn’t the biggest driver for performance. And it’s not exactly joy either. People thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
My invention that made peace with lions
Do you ever feel your business is too small or remote to make a difference in your community? Check out this mighty mindset that posed the challenge: “I had to find a way of solving this problem…” Sometimes… these Talks bring me to tears they are so profound.
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