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Stuffed baboons as croquet tournament prizes
How lessons from my weird grandma influence my work and taught me that in order to reach audiences, you must be fun and memorable.
A strengths-based approach to weakness
The advice to "build on your strengths" has become very popular, and is very good advice, but it doesn't eliminate the fact that we have weaknesses, and that sometimes those weaknesses affect our productivity and the change we want to make in the world. This five-minute talk will give both strength-based skeptics and adherents practical strategies for dealing with weaknesses.
The digital divide
There is growing generational digital divide which impacts corporate culture and organizational strategy in adverse ways for young professionals. We all run into the cases of Luddites in the work place and experience the inter-generational conflict as result but now in the midst of recession these points of disagreement are more important to consider than ever.
Conflict management in five steps
Minnesotans are notorious for struggling with conflict, but in five steps you can get over you and your colleagues' Minnesota Nice and get something done.
Get the (dance) party started: DJing for the young professional
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My talk will teach people how to craft a dance playlist that will use a variety of music and genres, keep the energy high (oh, yes, there will be graphs of this) and get people dancing. In the end, it's about being authentic and true to yourself, which everyone can relate to, as well as providing killer background music.
Donors, how do they work?
A talk about different fundraising approaches and communications pitches for different types of donors, and getting creative with it.
The Art of Modern Day Freestylin': A demonstration & historical overview of FrEeStyLiNg
(And how individuals and groups can harness the power of youth through the creative art of Hip-hop/freestyling)
Matthew Hauck and Emily Torgrimson
Eat for Equity: Throw a party and a fundraiser breaks out
Eat for Equity brings people together around good food to raise money for the greater good. We gather in different homes each month in different cities to eat meals made from scratch. In coming together, we manage to do some small good for a community larger than ourselves. We will present on the increasing grassroots nature of philanthropy and how nonprofits can engage new audiences.
Diversity and confusion
There's so much confusion and vagueness around the term "diversity" that often it becomes a sanitized package of a term that's too rigid for us to digest. I'd like to break diversity down to its fundamental and even almost philosophical level.
Why you should be more like a ninja pirate robot dragon honey badger
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This presentation looks at five of the most awesome archememetypes on the internet and how the principles and characteristics of each can guide you to better serve your personal goals and organizational mission. Delivered with the speed of a ninja, pirate like fun, robot precision, flames (pending dragon rental) and honey badger laissez-faire. #NPRDH