Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

[MUSIC] Welcome. I’m very excited today to talk about effective speaking in spontaneous situations. I thank you all for joining us, even though the title of my talk is grammatically incorrect. I thought that might scare a few of you away. But I learned teaching here at the business school, catching people’s attention is hard. […]

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A Failure to Communicate

A Failure to Communicate

Excuse me. Hello? Hey! I’m a human being! If you don’t want to help, at least say so! [Machine] Hello. I am deaf. I may have trouble comprehending you. Thank you for your consideration. [Girl] Hm? [Machine] Usually, I’d read your lips to understand you. [Girl] Oh! Oh. [Machine] If you’d like, you could let […]

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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

So, I’ll be speaking to you using language … because I can. This is one these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones and hisses and puffs, and […]

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TEDxBoston – Franny Choi – POP!goesKOREA!

TEDxBoston – Franny Choi – POP!goesKOREA!

Translator: Blanca Esteban Reviewer: Denise RQ The following piece incorporates songs from actual Korean drinking games. (Laughter) The Korean word for “bottoms up” is (singing) “Bada-bada-ba, bada-bada-ba, bada-bada-ba-ba.” One shot straight in the neck with a dose of lollipop slapstick and yogurt soju. Strawberry-cheeked gourmet Popsicle ladies who stay out all night drinking midori sours […]

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How to Improve Intercultural Sensitivity : Overcome Ethnocentrism Through Avoiding Judgments

How to Improve Intercultural Sensitivity : Overcome Ethnocentrism Through Avoiding Judgments

Alright, the last thing that we have to do when we’re trying to work on overcoming Ethnocentrism is we have to avoid judgments. And what that means is making blanket statements that are negative about another culture, judging them. “Well, they’re bad, they’re stupid, they’re evil”. “Well, they are corrupt, well, they are…”, and you […]

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The Importance of Nonverbal Cues as told by “Friends”

The Importance of Nonverbal Cues as told by “Friends”

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way…” “You’re jobs a joke, you’re broke…” I’m pregnant. And you’re the father by the way. But you got it. “You’re job’s a joke, you’re broke, you’re love life’s DOA…” I know I can get them to forgive us. I don’t know. I’m telling you, […]

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How Much Do You REALLY Know About Autism?

How Much Do You REALLY Know About Autism?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! A lot of people talk about autism, but not everyone understands what it is. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, affects how people communicate with and relate to others. This isn’t the same as being shy or not knowing what to say. Most people with autism don’t understand some of […]

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How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity

How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity

“I take one of that and one of the other.” “In the morning?” “In the morning.” “Like this.” “Okay.” (Narrator) Effective healthcare communication policies and practices, including provider health literacy contribute to improving the quality of services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations as well as people with limited health literacy skills. At HRSA, we […]

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The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

If I showed you this paint chip and asked you to tell me what color it is, what would you say? How about this one? And this one? You probably said blue, purple, and brown — but if your native language is Wobé from Côte d’Ivoire, you probably would have used one word for all […]

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How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

How do you explain when things don’t go as we assume? Or better, how do you explain when others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions? For example: Why is Apple so innovative? Year after year, after year, they’re more innovative than all their competition. And yet, they’re just […]

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