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  • Are you respecting your audience?
    The power of respecting an audience
    Your presentation is all about your audience. Whether you're in Long Beach or Lithuania, you need to give your audience your all … or they will know that you didn't.You respect your audience whenYou are present in the moment with...
  • Reading a room
    The power to read a room
    After passion and authenticity, one of important aspects of speaking mentioned most often by speakers interviewed for the forth-coming book Public Speaking Super Powers was reading a room.What does that mean?Reading an audience happens when you...
  • Santana Excites His Audience
    Santana Excites His Audience
    Carlos Santana brought his passionate music to the stage! The audience was enthralled, sometimes mesmerized by Carlos' rich orchestrations. More than just seeing Carlos on television, experiencing his live concert makes you realize the real...
  • Online focus groups
    Online focus groups: A technological solution
    By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee BonnetUntil recently, traditional face-to-face focus groups have been the obvious and most widely used method in conducting research. However, like anything else, face-to-face focus groups have...
  • Public Speaking
    Nine Tips for Public Speakers Who Hate Public Speaking
    Butterflies in your stomach, dry mouth, arms sweating, envisioning your escape. It’s inevitable that at some point in your career, you’ll need to speak in front of audience; whether it is at a small meeting, a conference, on a panel or...
  • Engagement
    Leveraging social media for trial strategies
    By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee BonnetIn last week’s article (Using social networking during voir dire, October 22, 2013), we described how people’s social network information is useful in jury de-selection. Online...
  • Bethenny Frankel
    Bethenny Frankel’s new battle: Sources say she is not involved with talk show
    Bethenny Frankel has been filming her new talk show for quite some time now, but it sounds like some people are not being as supportive as one could imagine. She has a massive fan base and many of her fans show up to the show. But it sounds like...
  • Random audience member accepts MMA fight with 45 seconds to prepare
    Random audience member accepts MMA fight with 45 seconds to prepare
    According to an Aug. 21 post from Middle Easy, a random audience member at an MMA event in Russia accepted a fight with just 45 seconds notice.As the story would go, a professional Russian MMA fighter was left without an opponent on an Arrows card...
  • Bread and Butter
    Bread & Butter: A Necessary Conversation
    Something really important is happening.Collaborators Cristina Tadeo and Nicolas Davio present Bread & Butter: An Effort to Redefine an Artist's Worth, this weekend, August 17th and 18th, 2013. Showings take place on the 17th at 7:00 and 9...
  • Produce
    Warnecke is back with PRODUCE in its third season
    What happens when you combine a handful of eager artists who have already structured works, and throw them into a dance-artist blender? PRODUCE happens. That's what.The Ensemble Project and Signal Ensemble Theatre’s Julie Ballard and...
  • ASCENDance
    Two companies, one breathtaking evening
    In its most epic venture for years, Hedwig Dances surpasses all expectations this past weekend with their double billed show. Hedwig Dances and DanzAbierta (animpressive guestcompany from Cuba) combined forces at the Athenaeum Theater (2936 N....
  • Incidents II
    "Let Be" delivers calming, inquisitive environment
    Let Be, premeiring May 31 at the Chicago Cultural Center welcomes the viewer to a space of simplybeing. With principles of Zen, the piece pullsbeholders and dancers alike through a trance-like state and into a final awakening.All judgements...
  • Megaphone
    Guardian Research Shows Commenters Make Up Less than 1% of Total Audience
    Despite only being mentioned in passing on their site, The Guardian broke down some statistics on their commenting community. "At least 20% of the comments left on the Guardian website each month come from only 2,600 user accounts, who...
  • Reach a wider audience
    Top 3 reasons writers should use audio in their marketing
    Even when you are a Long Beach writer, you should aspire for a more than local readership. One way to grow a larger audience in general and geographically is to market your work using audio. Here are the top three reasons why using audio to market...
  • Mobile devices containing earSmart technology
    Apple and Samsung power Audience earSmart earnings
    Audience Inc.gave its first ever earnings report and earnings phone conference just recently. Never heard of Audience? Neither did this columnist until he re-searched the Apple v. Samsung patent infringement suit. And thus did Audience appear on...