As an English language studies professor, I wanted to understand how presenters build credibility, so I analyzed the transcripts of 30 panel discussions at the Brookings Institution in 2019 to glean the verbal strategies used by foreign affairs experts. While I have carefully dissected these strategies as a specialist in public speaking skills, they boil down to a simple message for anyone delivering a presentation via a digital screen: Brag and name-drop. … [Read more...] about 11 science-backed ways to boost your credibility when you work remotely
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How one helps the chicken is unclear, but he has at least one ally: Dustin Diamond, better known as Screech from Saved By The Bell, who will play a role in the next phase of the campaign launching on Wednesday. Eric Hirschhorn, chief marketing officer for Burger King North America, told the Associated Press today that there’s a video coming in which the chicken will “turn the tables” on viewers (better learn to moonwalk, y’all) and that Screech is “an incredible addition to the film.” Hirschhorn also says that while the Subservient Chicken is tied to the 10th anniversary of the campaign and the launch of the Big King sandwich, he’ll be around for a while. … [Read more...] about 10 Years Later, Burger King Brings Back The Subservient Chicken
Why do we need voting boxes anyway? If you’re anything like me, you hadn’t heard of a drop-off voting box until recently. That’s because ballot drop boxes are relatively new. Tammy Patrick—a former commissioner for the Presidential Commission on Election Administration appointed by President Obama, and senior advisor at the bipartisan government accountability group the Democracy Fund—has watched them rise into prominence over the past five or so years, then suddenly spike in the run-up to this election. … [Read more...] about Perfectly safe, wildly underused: The ballot box epitomizes all that’s wrong with the 2020 election
Panay describes the initial target audience for the Surface Duo as “Surface fans who live in the Microsoft app ecosystem,” and such folks may well be thrilled with the device right out of the box. Those who do at least some of their living in Slack, Zoom, and other non-Microsoft apps will be happiest if other developers begin to support the double-wide view, along with another feature that Microsoft implemented in its own apps: the ability to drag and drop elements such as text from one app to another. Microsoft calls support for these features “enlightening” an app, and says that it’s working to help other developers do just that. (One early example: An upcoming update to Amazon’s Kindle e-reading app will show a page of text on each screen, like a real dead-tree book.) … [Read more...] about The many sides of Microsoft’s new two-screen Suface Duo phone
• Debt funds have some risk (interest rate risk, credit risk, etc.) and hence, are capable of providing better returns than fixed deposits (FDs). But this is not guaranteed. FD interest rate is known beforehand. Same is not the case with liquid funds. But well-run liquid funds are generally able to beat the interest rate earned on FDs of similar duration, that too if held for 3+ years (where they get better tax benefits). … [Read more...] about Viewpoint | Where to invest emergency money – savings account, fixed deposit or a liquid fund?