The power of demonstration: Joe Smith’s “How to use one paper towel” [DeconstrucTED]

In our “DeconstrucTED” series, we look at some of our favorite TED and TED-style talks. We deconstruct them to demonstrate how we all can be more effective communicators in our own right. Joe Smith’s TED talk on “How to use one paper towel,” is one of Tamsen Webster’s favorites. In only 4-1/2 minutes, Joe forever…

What Obama’s Charleston eulogy can teach you about presentation styles

It’s hard living in Washington DC without becoming a bit of a political junkie. OK, a stark-raving mad, all-consuming political junkie. I love news, I love politics, and thanks to today’s 24-hour media cycle there is always something to watch and critique. I watch all the usual suspects­ – CNN, MSNBC, FOX. And as you’d…