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Are Excellent Presentations Hurting Us

David Gane
David Gane
Pre-TED, I used to be able to sit through a boring lecture or presentation — diligently taking notes while being sufficiently nourished by whatever small sliver of new insights or information the speaker could provide. I had patience, fortitude, and a long attention span for the bad presentation. TED has extinguished this valuable skill.

Joshua Kim’s revelation that TED and Google talks may be weakening his constitution for boring lectures.

(via Uncertain Principals)


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.