Here’s this week’s roundup of good stuff.
First some new stuff up on speakerconfessions.com:
- Should speakers ban or support twitter? – some nice data about how twitter was used at one popular talk.
- Learning from Make TV’s Bill Gurstelle – He’s the author of Backyard Ballistics and does live lectures as well as appear regularly on a TV show. Good stuff here.
- The myth of the tough crowd – What makes a tough crowd so bad? Do speakers create their own problems? Here’s my opinion.
And the regular web round-up:
- In defense of eye candy. Some great examples of why making things ‘pretty’ isn’t of trivial importance, and does effect people’s behavior.
- 13 things that do not make sense. It’s a great mystery to me why, given how little we know, how little time we spend talking about all the stuff we have not figured out yet. I love these lists.
- Empowerment, whether you like it or not. This hits at one of the roots of micromanagement – often the boss has less information than their report on something and needs to force them to make the call. Good stuff.