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John Cleese Explains the Human Brain (Funny)

Posted by: leelefever on April 5, 2013- 2:37pm

Categories: Explanation, funny, humor, satire, video

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Joe Hanson at Itsoktobesmart.com shared this video and it made me laugh. A perfect satire of highly academic explanations.

10 Steps to a Truly Horrible Explanation

Posted by: leelefever on January 17, 2013- 12:44am

Categories: Art of Explanation, Explanation, humor, satire, tips

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Step 1.  Forget about your audience’s needs. Their needs don’t matter. Your job isn’t to help them, it’s to make yourself look smart.  This is all about you.  Step 2. Make tons of assumptions. Assume everyone in the room knows exactly what you know or more. Find ways to save time by skipping the big picture and context. Head straight for the details.   Step 3. Use lots of jargon and unfamiliar words. Since everyone in the room knows what you know, you can feel free to be loquacious in your... Continue Reading