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Weekly inspirations: April 10th, 2015

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

You’d never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn’t like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn’t even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet, with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also happens to be the third most-watched TED Talks presenter of all time. Ironic for an introvert, isn’t it? Sinek’s unlikely success as both an inspirational speaker and a bestselling author isn’t just dumb luck. This article looks at the 7 really good tips to become a great public speaker.

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12 Things You Should Expect From a Creative Director

This article is short and sweet but does a nice job out lining what I think the roll of a creative director should encompass.

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How Ted Baker Hacked Instagram Filters For a Brilliant Campaign

Ted Baker, the designer clothing label, flipped conventional Instagram marketing on it’s head with it’s #Pinch_Me campaign, and that creativity translated into some serious exposure. In under a month, Ted Baker‘s campaign hashtag generated 7.3 million impressions and was used by People Magazine and a host of the world’s biggest fashion bloggers. It is a really cool campaign and this article gives you a great look at how it was done.

Read the article here.

SoloShot Robotic Camera

The SoloShot is a really cool new robotic camera stand that uses a tag on the subject of the video so the stand will shoot you in motion all by itself. The video is impressive and it is a really cool concept. Now if they can just come up with another robot that will keep people from stealing your camera while you surf, ski or skateboard.

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Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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