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Communications

Updated 08/04/2017
com·mu·ni·ca·tion
kəˌmyo͞onəˈkāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. 1.
    the imparting or exchanging of information or news.
    "direct communication between the two countries will produce greater understanding"
    synonyms:transmissionconveyance, divulgence, disclosure
    dissemination, promulgation, broadcasting
    "the communication of news"
    • a letter or message containing information or news.
      plural noun: communications
      synonyms:messagestatementannouncementreportdispatchcommuniquéletterbulletincorrespondence
      "an official communication"
  2. 2.
    means of connection between people or places, in particular.
    • the means of sending or receiving information, such as telephone lines or computers.
      plural noun: communications
      "satellite communications"



7 Ways to Make Communication with Anyone (15:22)
"We mustn't speak to strangers." Malavika Varadan, challenges this societal
norm, by presenting 7 ways to make conversation with anyone.


How Do You Define Yourself (13:10)
In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by
wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media,
Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself?  Once labeled,
"The Worlds Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create
her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.
 

 
         How to Magically Connect with Anyone (14:11)
Magicians have mastered the art of understanding different perspectives in order
to create illusions and connect with the audience. 
 Brian Miller explains how he
used that skill to create magic for a blind man.  Then he shares how you can use
the same technique to make better, more meaningful connections with people in
your life personally and professionally.  Brian Miller is a private event magician,
corporate keynote speaker, and youth motivational speaker.
 


 
Kalina Silverman wanted to see what could happen if she approached strangers
and skipped the small talk to have more meaningful conversations with them
instead.  She made a video documenting the experience.  The stories she heard
and the connections she made proved that there's power in taking the time to stop
and ask people to reflect on the questions that truly matter in life.
 

Nancy Duarte Uncovers Common Structure of Greatest Communicators (18:11)
Why are some presentations spellbinding and some not? Well, this is the question
Nancy Duarte takes on as she shares with the audience the secret of an excellent
presentation. In this fascinating talk Nancy Duarte explains the model that she
developed for designing transformative presentations. She explains the essential
qualities of an excellent presentation by analyzing the speeches of Martin Luther
King and Steve Jobs. She reminds us that the only way to spread important ideas
is to make sure that one is communicating his or her ideas effectively using strong
presentation skills. 


Shh!  Sound Health in 8 Steps (7:11)
Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health
-- even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften this sonic assault (starting
with those cheap earbuds) and restore our relationship with sound.


TED's Secret to Great Public Speaking (7:55)
There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the
best ones have in common. TED Curator 
Chris Anderson shares this secret — along
with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea
worth spreading?
Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and
wonder using math, science and code.  Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo,
Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and
science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real.
This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."


The Secret of Non Verbal Communications (21:01)
Dr. Chris Shea works in non verbal strategy analysis for groups and individuals
including analyses and skills training in non verbal communication.



The Secret Structure to Great Talks (18:11)                  
From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
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The Secret to Great Public Speaking (7:55)
         There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that
         all the best 
ones have in common.  TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this
         secret -- along with four 
ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes
         to share an idea worth spreading? 

 
         The Surprising Secret to Speaking with Confidence (18:55) 
         In this fun and personal talk, Caroline Goyder shares a story of moving from
         stage-paralysis
 to expressive self.  Accompanied by an unusual prop, she
         encourages us to use our voice as 
an instrument and really find the confidence
         within. 

 

Want to sound like a leader?  Start by saying your name right (15:32)
How we use language - our accent, expressions, and the structure of our sentences
- changes from region to region. 
Vera Regan explains why we should listen to these
differences, and why language can act as a cultural barometer.

 

What your speaking style, like, says about you (15:46)
How we use language - our accent, expressions, and the structure of our sentences
- changes from region to region. 
Vera Regan explains why we should listen to these
differences, and why language can act as a cultural barometer.