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Swami Knows All, Tells Most

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science,

SwamiWe couldn’t leave the Neiman Marcus Catalogue without including one more item that we found especially intriguing. The Swami Conversational Robot knows who you are individually, carries on conversations, develops a rapport with you, and answers questions. He has micro-camera eyes, more than 30 robotic micro motors and runs off an (included!) PC laptop.This bot makes Zoltar look like child’s play, but then he is available for about 10 times the price at $75,000.00.

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Tips for the Unconference Presenter

Posted by Stuart Maxwell Categories: Tips, Sessions,

The idea of an unconference is relatively new, so I suppose it’s not surprising that few people have a well-developed sense of how to plan and execute a top-notch unconference session.  Time management, choosing compelling topics, or coping diplomatically with a participant who’s monopolizing the conversation can all be challenges, even for experienced conference presenters.  So, whether you’re a newbie to November’s Mind Camp, or an experienced ‘Camper, you’ll really appreciate Scott Berkun’s latest post entitled “How to run a great unconference session.”

Scott’s post is filled with plenty of Dos and Don’ts, including some session patterns you can use to help shape your presentation.  If you’ve signed up for Seattle Mind Camp, or any unconference, I’d encourage you to give it a read.

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