How the ideas are born? Where and when is the ideal place and time to come up with ideas?
Steven Johnson author of the book “Where Good Ideas Come From” gives a remarkable talk about the recipe for creating a great idea.
“We take ideas from other people, from people we’ve learned from, from people we run into in the coffee shop, and we stitch them together into new forms and we create something new. That’s really where innovation happens.”
For more on his theories and findings, read his book “Where Good Ideas Come From“.
What did I learn from Julian Treasure’s talk?
Seven deadly SINS of speaking. Let’s all try to avoid them!
- Exaggeration/ lying
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Four elements which will improve the speech to be more powerful and important for the audience:
- Honesty = being true to what you say, being straight and clear
- Authenticity = just being yourself
- Integrity = being your word,actually doing what you say, and being somebody people can trust
- Love = wishing people well
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Six tools which will increase the power of speaking if used in the right way:
- Register – speak with deep lower voice if you want to project power and with authority;
- Timbre – the way the voice feels (people prefer voices which are rich, smooth and warm);
- Prosody – the patterns of stress and intonation in speaking;
- Pace – how quickly we speak;
- Pitch – high or low
- Volume –
“It’s really simple — you sell to the people who are listening, and just maybe, those people tell their friends.”