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Bill Gates – How to Create a Memorable Presentation

I saw Bill Gates do a presentation years ago at CES, and he wasn’t the most memorable speaker I’ve ever seen. (Gates has held up a lot better than the product he introduced that day – it was the short-lived software product “Bob.”) It seems like Gates has learned a thing or two about how to spice up a PowerPoint in the intervening years. At TED, the Technology Entertainment Design conference, Gates delivered a speech on the scourge of malaria. The BBC reports that Gates release multiple mosquitos into the room during his presentation. […]

By |February 5th, 2009|

Decoding CEO Faces

The basic concept of facial coding is that a trained observer can detect fleeting facial movements that indicate the true emotions that the subject is experiencing, even if the subject is trying to conceal those emotions. I’ve written about the process of interpreting these facial expressions in the past, notably in Facial Coding and Emotionomics. Yesterday, USA Today has picked up on the topic with a major story about the possible applications of different facial coding techniques in choosing investments: […]

By |February 26th, 2008|