This Week in Insights: Week of August 17
ON THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS BLOG:
FROM OUR TWITTER AND LINKEDIN FEEDS
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]
The folks at Convince and Convert say these four adjectives should dominate email subject lines [Do you agree?]
The Power of Taking Reading Breaks
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 it.
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?