This Week in Insights: Week of August 17

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Tim Pollard shares how to slim down your presentation…and still have all the detail you could ever need.

FROM OUR TWITTER AND LINKEDIN FEEDS

PR pro, entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker Peter Shankman tells you how to send an email and guarantee it will be read

The One Trait That Elon Musk, Ben Franklin, and Marie Curie Have In Common [A super article from Forbes about the power of being a generalist]a9726a3e25c31631563f5b2cc062fb31.03269a3e047f6969ba1a2c463d8d8866-1

Why No One Pays Attention to Your Marketing, via inbound marketing company Moz

Want to speak at more events? Jason Keath, the founder of Social Fresh — the longest running social marketing conference — has 6 tips for you

The folks at Convince and Convert say these four adjectives should dominate email subject lines [Do you agree?]

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Leslie Belknap from presentation design company Ethos3 says  Public Speakers Need To Know About Microaggressions

Turns out extended eye contact can lead to altered states. So there’s that.

Just for fun: this game tests your color-matching skills

For the #SwipeFile (STORIES, IMAGES, ETC. YOU MAY WANT TO USE DOWN THE ROAD):

In case you ever need to demonstrate that marketing doesn’t always get it right: This Kodak employee invented the digital camera in 1975 – and the marketing department made him hide it8d9e558b1fbfff6110ac606b70e8b231.ef237f57d94cff0715b57ffb8acaeb94

For when you want to tell a story about a company that lived and died by current (and obsolete) technology: Columbia House, the Spotify of the ’80s, is dead

Work up excitement in your presentations with Karate or Jazzercise GIFs

The power of pop culture: Washington DC just adopted a 70-Year Old Font…thanks to Shake Shack?

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