Category: Links

Hmmm – apparently, I’m a “Brilliant interview guru” now. How shiny is that!? Well that’s what the nice folks on Guardian Careers seem to think. [Thank you Kerry] Great fun chatting through the ins and outs of the sweaty-palms experience of the modern job interview. I hope you find a thought or two that may […]

Heard of Ignite? They had me at the strapline – “Enlighten us, but make it quick” I got to do my monkey-boy flipchart dance at Ignite Dublin a few weeks back, I hope the satanic overtones are more obvious to you once you’ve seen his Master Plan.

Hoo-ahh! First, I made the Fistful of Talent top 25 most-likely-to-take-over-the-world list [oh all right, it’s the Talent Management Blog Power Rankings, but I like my title way better]. Many thanks to the FOT team of sound, right-minded judges. And then today, Jerry Weissman over at Power Presentations (he of the amazing Presenting to Win […]

Superb slideshow from Deity level Analyst Declan Chellar, showing the advantage of pausing for a moment to gain clarity and perspective before proceeding with your project. Three very worthwhile minutes of your time. The money-quote as I imagine it: “Oh! You want them to be alive when they get to the other side? Pity you […]

There are lots of sites and blogs which point out the foibles and follies of SlideWare, indeed I’ve done it here myself a number of times. Inevitably, there is a spectrum among these sites – some are good, some are very good and some are not good at all. I came across two slide makeovers […]

I’ve been a Rands reader for as long as I can remember. A very interesting post here on mastering your presentation software; but the post is made more useful by the insight it gives into his mindset as he prepares a talk. Presentation Kung-fu? Eerily reminiscent of Damian Conway’s Presentation Aikido methinks … typical of […]

I’ve been a Rands reader for as long as I can remember. A very interesting post here on mastering your presentation software; but the post is made more useful by the insight it gives into his mindset as he prepares a talk. Presentation Kung-fu? Eerily reminiscent of Damian Conway’s Presentation Aikido methinks … typical of […]

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita’s talk from TED this year, where he shows how to use Game Theory to predict large-scale negotiations. I noticed that his slides were particularly strong in illustrating his talk and wasn’t surprised when I found reference to them in a Duarte Design blog post detailing the makeover. The ‘Before’ slides are […]

“When I’m calling you, ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh …” On numerous occasions I have been called in to deal with low morale, high staff turnover, or jarring relationships in a workplace to discover that, at the root, there is one seriously unpleasant human being. And then, reporting back to senior management, I sometimes […]

Academic Earth. Lectures from the brightest and best academics out there on a broad range of topics. Stunning stuff, can’t recommend it highly enough. H/T: Mark C.