Susan Batson is a world-famous acting coach who has worked with clients such as Nicole Kidman and Juliette Binoche, Jennifer Lopez and Chris Rock. On the entrance table where students sign in is a stone with the word “wisdom”
Roaming about the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York City, I ran across this insight from legendary industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss: “For research, I once got behind the counter in the clock section of a store. My first customer
New Yorker writer Andrew Marantz says “additive tourism” is travel to embellish the self — seeing new art, tasting new foods, hearing new music. “Subtractive tourism,” he explains, is travel taken to remove distractions keeping you from yourself —
“Gathering string” is jargon sometimes used by newspaper and television reporters to describe their process of seeking out facts, quotes and other tidbits while developing stories. A reporter’s “string” might be a photo hanging on someone’s wall, a nervous
In the United States, most of us are already war-weary from all the badmouthing and mudslinging that’s happening in the presidential campaigns. Listen to this negative drumbeat for too long, and you’re bound to be downcast, because most talk
In her book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert talks about a paradox of creativity — that it has to be both important and unimportant. True. Because when we’re in the middle of a creative endeavor — be it making an
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones is widely considered to be one of the greatest rock hits of all time. Keith Richard’s three-note guitar riff drives the song. But it might never have happened if Richards
How strong of a presenter are you? Are your speaking skills becoming better, staying the same or getting worse? Here are six ways to assess your speaking abilities and help improve your presentation skills. 1. You understand your audience.