An American Accent Tip to Help You Sound More Natural Today

"In this American accent quick tip lesson, you’ll learn how to sound more natural when making plans, scheduling appointments, or discussing events and even the weather! This is a tip you can learn today, practice tonight and use tomorrow!"

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Improve Your Listening Skills with Active Listening

"Practicing "active listening" is a good way to improve your listening skills. You make a conscious effort to hear what the other person is saying, by paying close attention to them and not allowing yourself to be distracted."

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Why We Choke Under Pressure — and How to Avoid It

"When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock [photo, left] reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most."

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Try These Two Smart Techniques to Help You Master Your Emotions

"By more clearly identifying our feelings or by recategorizing them, we can reduce suffering (yes!) and increase well-being, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett."

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How to Open and Close Presentations

"In this clip Mark Powell provides best practice tips for opening and closing presentations. . . ."

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The 7 Secrets of the Greatest Speakers in History

". . . In this masterful talk, [Richard Greene] explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a "speech" but rather creating "conversations" from the heart."

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What AI Is – and Isn’t

"Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun [photo, left] wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an inspiring, informative conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Thrun discusses the progress of deep learning, why we shouldn't fear runaway AI and how society will be better off if dull, tedious work is done with the help of machines. . . ."

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You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them

". . . For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett [photo, left] has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think."

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