Eric Mazur: confessions of a converted lecturer

Presentation Zen

In 1997, he published a book on the subject called Peer Instruction: A User's Manual. Eric Mazur is a well known physicist at Harvard University who is also a leader in science education. In the early '90s he developed an instructional approach to teaching called peer instruction.

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Five famous speeches by women who feared public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

For Roosevelt, intense bouts of writing and practice were key to overcoming her fear of public speaking. By the time she gave this 1997 presentation on the international ban on landmines , she had found a way to let her passionate interest guide her through a public event.

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Product Placement Exercise

The Communication Blog

Another Bond film, however, holds the record for product placements; the 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies earned $100 million for its product placements. We instead believe the current practice of disclosures at the end of the program works well. The recent release of Skyfall and the news that Heineken spent $45 million dollars to have James Bond drink its beer makes a perfect introduction to the issue of product placement.

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Attention Public Speakers: I Don't Know How She Did It.

Great Public Speaking

I recruited my first one in 1997 and he was a major part of my success today. The fact is that you shouldn't be wasting time trying to figure out complicated technological things when a local nerd could do it easily for practically pennies. and I don't care.

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Blueprint for a truly representative House of Lords

Max Atkinson

We already have a well-proven, practical and efficient system that's been achieving all these benefits simultaneously - and has been doing so for a very long time.

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Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

Lanham 1997 , 164] 1 University students are browsing Facebook on their laptops and sending text messages to their friends when they should be focused on the lecture; they are tending to their instant messages, their playlists, their television shows, and their shopping while they do their homework.

Politicians and broadcasters in the UK: collaboration or capitulation?

Max Atkinson

Media training and regular opportunities for practice have produced a generation of politicians who have become so skilled at avoiding giving straight answers to questions that interviews are arguably at best boring and at worst extremely irritating to the voting public.

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