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can I get a little hate?

I’m fascinated by branding. Not the marking-cows-so-the-don’t-get-rustled kind. The kind of branding that’s about identity and messaging and clear authenticity. How clear? If No One Hates You, No One is Paying Attention… 915 more words

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Peter reblogged this on The Presenters' Blog and commented:

Over the years, I've killed my throat. Or toughened it up - it all depends on your perspective. You see the thing is - I love spice. Whether it's black pepper, cayenne pepper, or chilli pepper, I'll incorporate it into recipes in some of the most surprising, and occasionally inappropriate ways. Just ask anybody that I've ever made hot chocolate for. Over the years though, my taste buds have toughened up to the constant flow of tobasco. It now takes fairly incredible amounts for it to register on me. I've developed a tolerance. In a similar way, our polarised politics and news media means that if you don't have a really strong opinion, a Scots-Bonnet of an opinion (chilli lovers will know what I mean), then you're not going to be heard, because audiences too have developed a tolerance for heat. Then I spotted this piece on the web-site of my friend and fellow blogger, Broc Edwards. That tolerance for polarised heat that we've all developed exists in the commercial branding world, and in presentation world as well. In a world where we've all become used to a good dose of chilli with every message, what's the right amount of heat to be adding to presentations?

Oxymoron - the birthplace of brilliant

Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man.

Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. 395 more words

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Five architect's jewels for your next presentation

by Peter Paskale

Dramatic business presentations don’t require drama. They’re better off without it. Drama is showy and blowy and overstated. It instantly puts the audience on their guard. 596 more words

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How to handle an ambush? With respect

In fairness to Representative King, he was trapped. Two determined DREAMers, Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas, had him cornered – completely hemmed-in, half-way through a hamburger. 620 more words

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The Straw Man Fallacy

by Peter Paskale

As the big bad wolf will gladly confirm, it’s way easier to blow-down a house of straw.

And so it is with arguments. 497 more words

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Janet Yellen's Double-Bluff of Darkness

by Peter Watts Paskale

Speaking slowly and clearly is the best way to help someone to understand you, right?

Wrong. Speaking slowly and clearly, and especially speaking slowly and clearly in a monotone, is the best way to throw someone’s concentration off. 420 more words

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Meet leaders and new up and coming stars! Hear who they are, why this company, why this team and what they… 66 more words