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The Creative Person - Practice and Passion
What, exactly, is creativity? Take a closer look at what makes a creative person in this introductory lecture that explores ancient ideas about creativity (including the muses of the ancient Greeks); debunks common myths about the sources of creativity; and…
Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes - the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential…
Practice Your Delivery - Patrick Henry
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Key to effective speaking is using your voice and body to reinforce your meaning. Using examples from Patrick Henry, Oliver Cromwell, Winston Churchill, and others, learn how the power of a speech lies not so much in words as in…
The Hidden Value of Debate
Part of the Series: The Art of Debate
Find out what we mean when we talk about "debates," and how immersing yourself in the techniques of formal debate can have a dramatic impact on how you make decisions in every aspect of your life. From the business world…
Lateral Thinking Is a Survival Skill
First, investigate the evolutionary history of creativity in human beings and the fascinating paradox of conformity and creativity - both essential to the survival and development of our species. Then, learn about how modern education approaches creativity in our youth,…
Human Resources Strategy
Key Topics Human Resources Sainsbury's General Mills Soft HRM Hard HRM HR Strategy What's meant by a human resources strategy? How does it work in practice? Clip #1: "Introduction" - Clip #2: "Case Study 1 - HR Objectives and Strategy…
5 videos
The First Year - Following Five Young Teachers
Winner of numerous festival awards including the prestigious Peabody, this powerful and moving film is a "must-see" for anyone who is, or has ever thought of, becoming a parent or teacher. The film chronicles the first year of five young…
Entrepreneur's Guide On Launching A Business
Part of the Series: Entrepreneur's Guide Series
A comprehensive, in-depth and entertaining series that mentors young entrepreneurs on launching and growing a business. From startup to the growing pains of a billion dollar business, it is all covered. Plus over 15 highly successful, real-world young entrepreneurs share…
Stages of the Creative Process - and You
Learn explicitly about creative problem solving, a research-based process that can help close the gap between what you have and what you want. There are four stages: clarify (identifying the challenge), ideate (generating tentative solutions), develop (turning good ideas into…
Leadership and Management
Key Topics Leaders Managers Autocratic Managers Democratic Managers Laissez-Faire Managers Paternalistic Managers Theory X And Y Managers What's the difference between a leader and a manager? What kinds of managers are there? What are the problems of managing in the…
4 videos
Be Yourself - Elizabeth I to Her Army
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
In order to make the deepest possible connection with your audience, it's essential to talk about yourself. This lecture provides you with advice on opening up to people about yourself - your experiences, your emotions, even your weaknesses - with…
Organizational Structures
Key Topics Structures Hierarchy Span Of Control Chain Of Command Decentralisation What's meant by the structure of a business? How does it affect the way a business operates? What happens when a company's structure hinders rather than helps its business?…
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Find Your Humorous Voice - Will Rogers
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Learn how to use humorous techniques such as hyperbole, incongruity, and surprise - even when your speech is of the utmost seriousness. The secret of effective humor, as speeches by Will Rogers and others show, is to ensure that each…
Creative Styles - Adaptors and Innovators
Using examples of real-life creative icons, investigate two major "styles" of creativity exemplified by Norman Rockwell and Pablo Picasso. The first: adaptors, who are precise, reliable, and detail oriented. The second: innovators, who approach problems from novel angles. Where do…
Organizational Cultures
Key Topics Culture Group Norms Power Culture Role Culture Task Culture People Culture What's meant by the culture of an organisation? What are "group norms"? How do these invisible factors influence the way a business works? Clip #1: "Introduction: The…
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Building a Successful Career in Counseling and Psychotherapy
There are many misconceptions about counseling and psychotherapy in popular culture--and that's not even considering the business side of the work. Because our field is so vast and only vaguely understood, those entering it need to know the real deal.…
The Structure of Argument
Part of the Series: The Art of Debate
The claim, the evidence, and the warrant: these three elements provide the structure of a strong argument. Unpack each of these elements by studying what they are, how they work, and how they come together to produce an argument. Then…
Emerging IT Trends - And Their Impact on Security Policies
Over the past decade, we have witnessed a true paradigm shift in global computing. This technological revolution has been led by familiar players such as the Internet, wireless communication and Cloud Computing and is complimented by a host of clever…
Job Interview Success Series 1
Series about the skills to have the most successful interview Clip #1: "Job Interview - No Surprises" - Clip #2: "Positive Mindset for Interviews" - Clip #3: "Skills for Answering Questions" - Clip #4: "Show Enthusiasm & Confidence" -
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Use the Power of Three - Paul to His People
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
What is the power of three? And why is it so important to writing a great speech? Find out as Professor Hale unpacks the 13th chapter from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to demonstrate why a speech - and…