Motivation In Action

Motivation In Action
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Carla's Little Secret
After years of reliable service Carla is leaving her job - why? She used to enjoy her work as a technical problem-solver with a small computer company. But now the…
Alison: Too Caring?
Alison was really excited when she got her high powered job working as a personal assistant for Maynard. But now she seems to be feeling the pressure. Is it because…
Joe: Leaving Soon?
Factory hand Joe has an "attitude problem" - and it's getting him into trouble at work. His problem is, he can't keep his mouth shut. If he thinks there's a…
Imran: Everythings Fine
Salesman Imran is the office joker, always quick with a smart remark. But why is he making fewer sales? Economic conditions - or is he losing motivation? Would he work…

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Call for Positive Action - Lincoln at Gettysburg
Finish the course with a look at what Professor Hale considers the greatest speech ever written: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Two powerful lessons you can take away from Lincoln's words: Include a clear call to action near the conclusion of your speech, and always craft a strong ending.
Appraisal In Action
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In theory, appraisal interviews are a chance for a company to give feedback to employees about how they're doing, and for employees to air their feelings and concerns. But what happens in the real world?
Employment Law In Action
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How do contracts of employment - and employment laws more generally - help people at work? This film includes some basic facts about employment as well…
The Art of Public Speaking - Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History
Improve and enhance your public-speaking skills with time-tested techniques and strategies used by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and other great orators. Delivered by frequent lecturer and distinguished historian Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer you helpful insights no matter who your audience is.
Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
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 to overcoming obstacles from stage fright to speech impediments.
Practice Your Delivery - Patrick Henry
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 vocal and physical elements like tone, pitch, facial expression, and…
Be Yourself - Elizabeth I to Her Army
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 some lessons taken from speeches by Elizabeth I and Sojourner…
Find Your Humorous Voice - Will Rogers
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 laugh makes a point and focuses your audience's attention on…
Make It a Story - Marie Curie on Discovery
Turn now to a series of lectures on composing effective speeches. Here, investigate the benefits of organizing information into a story to give your details weight and vividness. One powerful example of this concept at work: Marie Curie using storytelling to explain the complexities of radium - and to make…
Use the Power of Three - Paul to His People
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 the examples and anecdotes it uses - should be planned…
Build a Logical Case - Susan B. Anthony
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