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What to Expect from Generation Z

June 28, 2012


To me, the term “Generation X” has always suggested mystery—most appropriate, I can confirm from having fathered two members of this crowd. “Gen Y” sounds like a question—also apropos, since these Millennials seem to question traditional workplace processes and take delight in “What’s on your mind?” posts, tweets and text. So where does that leave […]

How to Keep Your Audience Awake

June 7, 2012


It’s 4 p.m. on a mid-July afternoon, and yours is the last presentation of the day. Arrayed in front of you are 215 conference attendees, drowsy from the heat, the droning speakers and a late lunch. Your first assignment, should you accept it: keep them awake, which may seem to be an impossible mission. If […]