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The Flashcast Files

Writing about the art and science of engaging live audiences.

By Adam Siegel on Oct 24, 2019

Nipping anxiety in the bud at your next public speaking event

When it comes to public speaking, which I have to do fairly often as a CEO, my irrational negativity tends to run amok, leading to bouts of anxiety. Here's what I do to try and calm down.

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By Ben Schachter on Aug 12, 2019

Is there a "catch" to wisdom of the crowd methods like Flashcast?

New research proves skeptics on "wisdom of the crowd" methods wrong, with some exceptions that Flashcast already addresses.

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By Ben Schachter on Aug 12, 2019

The future is in collective intelligence - and it's why students need Flashcast in the classroom

The workplace leverages collective intelligence more and more, and so should college classrooms.

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By Ben Schachter on Jul 25, 2019

Make your presentations better with this one hack we learned from Apple keynotes

When it comes to using data in a presentation, there’s a fine line between compelling and overwhelming. The folks at Apple have provided a blueprint to solving this problem.

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By Vanessa Pineda on Jul 24, 2019

How professors can prepare students for the one skill employers need most

There's one skill employers wish recent graduates would be better prepared in. Flashcast helps professors harness that skill in every student in the classroom.

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By Vanessa Pineda on Jul 08, 2019

3 ideas to crush a presentation with instant audience connection 

Most public speakers never overcome the fear of being judged because it's simply a reality. Other people's judgment can manifest in what we call "audience resistance." Here's how Flashcast creates greater connection that can make your presentation resistance-proof.

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By Vanessa Pineda on Jul 03, 2019

How to get ineffective project status meetings back on track 

Are you hearing the same thing week after week like "we're working on it" at your project status meetings, but aren't seeing results? Flashcast will increase accountability and create an outcomes-based mindset.

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By Vanessa Pineda on Jun 26, 2019

4 lecture hacks professors can use for ultimate student engagement 

Professors have resorted to coercion to get students to pay attention: clickers, cold-calling, participation as a grade. But, wouldn't you rather have students want to engage?

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By Vanessa Pineda on Jun 25, 2019

Introducing Flashcast: The first predictive live audience experience

While popularity votes can be interesting, we think there is an opportunity for a far deeper level of engagement with live audiences.

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