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Creating an entry point for complicated topics

At the end of last week I reached out directly to the members of my email list to learn some of the things that they’re struggling with right now.  I had a great response and received some nice detailed replies, which I really appreciate. What did I learn?  Most of you are not really focused on the web…

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It’s a Christmas cartoon clip show!

Apparently this is my 200th freshspectrum post going back to March of 2010 when I started this blog.  Looking back it’s been an evolution for sure.  To celebrate, I’m going to do what they do on TV, clip show it, Christmas style!  

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Does the academic world need a Seuss up?

The Cat in the Hat was written as an alternative to the school primers that were the null in the 1950s. Books like Dick and Jane delivered all the requisite material just without the imagination. If we simply judge the books by what’s covered, there is little difference. But there is more to great communication…

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What did the whos actually know?

It's Christmas season and that means it's time to watch Christmas movies. Ever notice how unfazed the whos are when the Grinch comes down the hill with all the stolen gifts and food? I mean they literally just open up a doorway into their singing circle. It makes you wonder…    

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Just a couple of misfits

What is a misfit really? You would think with all the sugar elves consume, to stay on top of their toy making game, having one of their own as a dentist would make perfect sense. Why does it take so long for the other reindeer to see Rudolph’s nose as a useful tool? Oh, that’s…

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Does your presentation have a heartbeat?

It’s interesting how a new frame can alter your perspective. I was recently re-watching Nancy Duarte’s TEDx East talk from last year. If you’ve never seen it, or would Ike to re-watch, I’ve embedded it below. In it she talks about the structure of presentations given by great presenters. The presentations essentially have a heartbeat…

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