Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

Day one of Pinterest: Men’s Restroom Etiquette

Pinterest has rendered me a useless fool. I’ve spent half of my night reading recipes for shortbread and pizza monkey bread. In the midst of all this, I found this amusing visualization:

Source: 9gag.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest

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Tweak of the day: Andrew Dlugan and SMN

Andrew Dlugan is the author of Six Minutes, one of my absolute must-read blogs on public speaking. One of my favorite posts by Dlugan is titled “Average Speakers Suck. Don’t be Average.” I dig this post because it employs one of Dlugan’s most powerful rhetorical tools, metaphor. Dlugan points out that unlike an average chocolate chip cookie, average height, and an average golfer, an average presentation sucks. In Dlugan’s bell curve of presentation skills, “The line between being an effective communicator and an ineffective communicator is not down the middle of the chart. It’s over to the right.” This average zone according to Dlugan, “is the Death by PowerPoint abyss. This is the 15 filler words per minute zone. This is the “What the heck is this speaker talking about?” zone.  In homage to Dlugan, I am sharing with you today’s image of the day, which comes from Flickr user, SMN. I’ve paired it with one of my favorite quotes from this excellent article.

Image: SMN via Flickr

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Deck of the Day: Getting Unstuck: A primer

Today’s deck of the day comes from Adventure House. Check out this excellent presentation that not only illustrates excellent design, but also gives some great advice on how to get that creativity flowing and get unstuck!

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