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Was going to do kid Stan twins trick or treating comic for halloween (may still do) but this AU just entertains me to no end, so here, my contributions to @pointrixter‘s one of us AU, tho most panels are closer to screen redraws then anything else xD I feel like if he didn’t have any other ideas for beating Bill he really may have joined up just so the family could be spared.

13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker

Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation. Read on for a round-up of top public speaking tips from Stanford GSB faculty and guest speakers:

1. To manage anxiety, reframe the situation as a conversation rather than a performance. http://stnfd.biz/vJAix 

2. Set your goals at a reasonable level so you can overachieve. http://stnfd.biz/vJAjZ

3. Eat a healthy diet, get proper rest, and exercise to alleviate nervousness. http://stnfd.biz/vJAlX 

4. Diversify your material to keep people’s attention. http://stnfd.biz/vJAom

5. Use analogies to help your audience quickly process and understand new information. http://stnfd.biz/vJApw

6. Add emotion and variety to ensure people remember what they hear and see. http://stnfd.biz/vJAr7 

7. Make sure your content is relevant and easily accessible to your audience. http://stnfd.biz/vJAsS  

8. Add visuals to your slides. When you deliver information verbally, people only remember 10% of it. If you include a picture, retention is 65%. http://stnfd.biz/vJAuC

9. Spend more time rehearsing your body language than your speech. http://stnfd.biz/vJAwf 

10. Include a strong ending. Do you want people to stand when you finish? Or repeat a key takeaway? http://stnfd.biz/vJAxv

11. Practice your presentation beforehand to ensure your body language matches your message. http://stnfd.biz/vJAzh

12. Get to the venue early and imagine your body expanding to fill the room. Own the space. http://stnfd.biz/vJABs 

13. Keep your hand gestures symmetrical when you’re trying to be convincing. http://stnfd.biz/vJACJ 

15 Tips: How to Build and Manage a Great Team

Read the latest research and insights on managing team dynamics, from Stanford GSB faculty, alumni, and guest speakers:

On building or forming your team:

  • “You should have a higher calling, a triple bottom line. Build your team around things that transcend making money.”
     –Kenneth “Hap” Klopp (MBA ’66) stanford.io/1tSKyTh

  • Understand that “each personality on a small team can make a huge difference in swaying the dynamic of the entire team.”
    –Caroline Hu Flexer (MBA ’01) stanford.io/1tS2L7b
  • Build a team with complementary skills, the same value system, and compatible personalities.
    –Marcelo Manjon (MSx ‘13) stanford.io/1CcAolk

  • Build a team of people who you look up to and who are better than you at their functions.
    –Lecturer Rob Siegel (MBA ‘94) stanford.io/1Gq05Eg

  • Beware of ill-defined or overlapping roles within your cofounding team.
    –Alan Chiu (MSx ‘11) stanford.io/1wIwMXM

  • “Formalizing the team’s vision, roles, norms, work processes, and strategies can help keep a team on track.”
    –Professor Lindred Greer stanford.io/1uHSHP5

  • Organize retreats and team-building exercises to encourage trust, communication, and interdependence among coworkers.
    –Professor Daniel McFarland stanford.io/1nYgySK
  • What makes a team great? Trust and purpose: Faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal and organization.
    –General Stanley McChrystal stanford.io/1vJv7vO

On leading and managing your team:

  • "Leaders must embody the spirit they want the team to adopt. People pick up on phoniness. They trust authenticity.”
    –Professor Joel Peterson stanford.io/1wGLUER

  • Stimulate innovation at work by giving all team members an equal shot at pitching new ideas
    –Professor Baba Shiv stanford.io/1tXU8nY

  • If a manager detects a conflict in a team, he or she should identify what is being discussed, who is involved and why.
    –Professor Lindred Greer stanford.io/1pcnimc

  • Be willing to rotate expertise and team roles at work so that people can engage in fresh experiences.
    –Professor Daniel McFarland stanford.io/1nYgySK

  • Leaders, recognize when your team members are facing a power struggle and help them resolve it quickly and respectfully
    –Professor Lindred Greer stanford.io/1sVoYfY

  • “When team members succeed, the best leaders step aside and allow them to take credit.”
    –Professor Joel Peterson stanford.io/1CmZ0W6

  • Delegating can make your team more innovative.
    –Professor Nicholas Bloom stanford.io/1m43e3H
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Kalique approves of her sorta mother’s GSB (gratuitously shirtless boyfriend).

As you can probably tell, I’m in a Kalique mood. She’s so full of win on every single level, and Tuppence gave a brilliantly effortless performance - she’s 14,004 years old and lovin’ it.

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Characters doodles for the lil Gravity Falls cartoon I’m working on, Glass Shard Beach! Second pic is actually of some scenes I have written tho the script is still in the works. The girl is supposed to be tiny Carla McCorkle, still tweaking her design. I changed Ma Pines and Stanford’s outfits some from the canon.

GemsonaBomb 5.0!

this bomb’s theme:

Exit Exams, Enter the Bomb! 

(distant screams and rumbles)

Welcome to the most recent GemsonaBomb ever!! A magnificent, week-long fan-festival of art, plots, collaboration, memes and other enjoyable events!

If you have a gemsona (or multiple ‘sonas) and want to participate in the bomb, please tag your posts #gsbomb! That way they are easy to find and reblog.

You’re free to do whatever gemsona-related events you please all during the week. We do have daily prompts, though, to get things rolling! Don’t feel pressured to complete things on time. I do check the tag occasionally during non-bomb times. 

DAY 1: Weapon Summon! ~~

Draw your gemsona summoning their weapon; if they don’t have a weapon, then demonstrate their powers/abilities!

The next prompt will be revealed tomorrow i guess? Anyway. Hope to see your incredible work!