Some quick videos that can help everyone understand how to handle speaking to one another.
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's
Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert
demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal
exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help
the world sound more beautiful.
Marc Pachter is a man of many talents, and it seems he's used every
one of them during his 33 years at the Smithsonian Institution. Although
he has devoted most of his career to one organization, with the single
goal of capturing the lives of great Americans, to do so he has played
multiple roles. He began his time at the Smithsonian just after
a five-year stint at Harvard, where he earned a master's in history and
taught Colonial history. Since that time he has served as acting
director of the National Museum of American History, chaired the
celebration of the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary, created the first
national portrait competition, organized the first national conference
on biography and created an interview program called "Living
Self-Portaits" which earned him the title of Smithsonian "master
In his final years at the Smithsonian,
Pachter was director of the National Portrait Gallery Director, retiring
in 2007 to work on his writing. Pachter has authored two books, Telling Lives: The Biographer's Art and A Gallery of Presidents, and is editor of several more. In addition, he holds an editorial role at the peer-reviewed journal Biography and was senior cultural advisor to the United States Information Agency for some years.