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La bêtise

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“La bêtise insiste toujours”.

“Stupidity always insists”

Albert Camus

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Event planning tips

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Are you afraid of organizing an event? In this article, the author asks 5 professionals, specialised in event planning for their tips.

 

1. Listen To Your Audience–Right From the Beginning.

The last thing you want is to throw a conference, then find that there’s no interest in the topic. The best way to keep in touch with your audience? Survey them at the beginning stages of the event.

2. Let Your Fans Spread the Message

It’s easy to set your fans up to tell the right story. You just need to call upon them, keep them accountable, and make it easy for them to share.

Make sure it’s easy for everyone to use the same hashtag. Pre-fill your event’s Twitter hashtag into your mobile event app. This way anyone tweeting with the app will automatically use the same hashtag.

3. Ask your “event insiders” to live-blog

When executed well, live-blogging is a great way to get people excited about the sessions and attractions at your event. Keep posts short and media-rich, and aggregate blog posts into an RSS feed.

4. Send push messages for immediate attendee updates

In addition to a headset for communicating with your internal team, use your mobile event app’s push message capability to send urgent updates to all attendees.

5. Use a feedback tool to stay on track

And if someone has feedback they want to share? Provide an official place for event feedback in real-time.

6. Keep things in perspective

Even when things get hectic, you have to trust your team. You’ve all worked to get to there together!

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How to spot a liar

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In this TED talk, Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows how to become a liespotter and why to go the extra mile and go from liespotting to truth seeking, and ultimately to trust building.

First of all, we should start by accepting the following proposition: lying is a cooperative act. Any lie’s power emerges when someone else agrees to believe it. Furthermore, we’re against lying, but we’re covertly for it in ways that our society has sanctioned for centuries and centuries.

She then analizes different patterns: speech, body language, facial expressions and attitude.

According to her, the key is to combine the science of recognizing deceptionwith the art of looking, listening,exempting from collaborating in a lie. Doing so we may signal to everyone around that we are not going to cooperate in any lie.

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Choice and Chance

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The Diplo calendar 2018 realized by Stefano Baldi presents a selection of quotes with simple advice that could help us to prevent or solve a problem.

Here is the selected quotation for the month of February. Some food for thought that will hopefully make your life easier.

Choice not Chance determines your destiny

Aristotle


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7 Tips to be more effective

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In a short video, Brian Tracy, motivational public speaker, provides 7 simple tips that can help us to be more effective. Some of them are well know, but it does not mean that they are put in practice:

  1. Set your goals
  2. Remember that you are never “stuck”
  3. Discipline yourself
  4. Practice self-evaluation
  5. Learn how to say “no”
  6. Delegate
  7. Declutter your life

If you want to know more watch the full video.