A collection of mixes curated, produced and presented by the Office Mix team. To get the free PowerPoint add-in, visit https://mix.office.com/Home/Setup.
1:07:11 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Richard Thaler, Tren Griffin] Whether buying a new car, selling baseball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments. Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
0:54:48 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Dorie Clark] Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they'll be recognized as experts on the merits of their work. But as Dorie Clark points out, "with more than a million books published each year and 500 million tweets sent each day" you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge to inspire and lead. Becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed? Stand Out explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. Featuring vivid examples and drawing on interviews with Seth Godin, Dan Pink, David Allen, and Robert Cialdini. Stand Out teaches readers how to develop a big idea, leverage existing affiliations, and build a community of followers. Stand Out offers not mere self-promotion, but an opportunity to change the world for the better while giving you the ultimate career insurance.
0:01:50 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix, a powerful add-in that brings interactivity, easy sharing and analytics to PowerPoint. This Quick Start video gives you an overview of the essentials of Office Mix.
0:04:27 | 2 years ago
This Quick Start tutorial looks at user flow to securely upload, publish and share your mix.
0:02:51 | 2 years ago
This Quick Start tutorial looks at the power and simplicity of Screen Recording.
0:09:27 | 2 years ago
Bill Gates takes a realistic look at a few of the most common myths surrounding foreign aid.
1:01:37 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Dr. Michio Kaku] For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. As part of the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series, Dr. Michio Kaku discusses this and The Future of the Mind.
0:56:42 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Graeme Simsion] As part of the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series, writer Graeme Simsion discusses and reads from "The Rosie Project," the story of Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
0:44:32 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Dorie Clark] Are you where you want to be professionally? Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, the goal is clear: to build a career that thrives on your unique passions and talents. As part of the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series, branding expert Dorie Clark provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution you can make.
0:59:50 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Carmine Gallo] TED and associated TEDx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire. Carmine Gallo identifies the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking, in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
1:01:32 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: John Foreman] How does a company whose business is not data, use its massive data set? John Foreman, author of the Excel-based data science book Data Smart and Chief Scientist for MailChimp, discusses what it means to "lead from the back" in data science, even if that sometimes means breaking out a spreadsheet in favor of Hadoop from time to time in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
1:06:51 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Liz Wiseman] For today's knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this "rookie" mindset as a way to keep your contribution vital and competitive in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
1:03:49 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Steven Johnson] What was the chain of unexpected connections that led from the search for clean water to the manufacture of computer chips? And how did the overheating of printing presses in the U.S. inspire mass migration and political transformation? Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by amateurs and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
1:03:01 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Steven Pinker] Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? Bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker, answers these questions and more in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
1:06:54 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Robert Scoble] Social media is but one of five converging forces–mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology–that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Robert Scoble discusses the resulting convergent superforce that is ushering in an era of what's been dubbed the "Age of Context" in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
0:55:10 | 2 years ago
[Speakers: Sheila Heen & Doug Stone] We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. The bestselling authors of the classic, "Difficult Conversations," teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
0:52:40 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Jordan Ellenberg] Math-whiz Jordan Ellenberg believes that math is not confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do; the whole world is shot through with it. He argues that math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It is a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is "an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength." With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way.
0:58:48 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Bill McGowan] Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.
1:03:45 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Aaron Hurst] A series of shifts are happening in our economy: Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start-ups, start small businesses that are rooted in local communities, or freelance their expertise. We are sharing everything, from bikes and cars, to extra rooms in our homes. We now create, buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease. While these developments seem unrelated at first, taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy. Like the Information Economy, which has driven innovation and economic growth until now, Hurst argues that our new economic era is driven by connecting people to their purpose. It's an economy where value lies in establishing purpose for employees and customers through serving needs greater than their own, enabling personal growth and building community.
1:11:17 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: G. Richard Shell] Success, both in one’s career and in life, can be difficult to measure and even harder to define. Professor Shell will challenge you to investigate two deeply personal questions: • How do I define success in my life? • What are my strengths and weaknesses in terms of success-oriented practices? He will help you to discover your current success beliefs in a story-filled talk on what modern social science research can teach you about the components of success, including such things as happiness, achievement, excellence, and meaningful work. Leave with some new ideas about how you can define and achieve your own “truly successful” life.
1:05:57 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Joshua Wolf Shenk] Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry" in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
0:50:11 | 2 years ago
[Speaker: Malcolm Gladwell] David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he have? The New York Times bestselling author discusses this and his latest book in the Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series.
0:11:28 | 2 years ago
Bill Gates dispels some common misconceptions about poor countries and explains why he is optimistic about the future for developing nations.
0:02:32 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This video is part of a series of How-To videos designed to help you create your very first Mix. In this video you will learn how to look and sound your best on your Mix recording. So here are some tips and tricks to recording quality audio and video.
0:01:38 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This video is part of a series of How-To videos designed to help you create your very first Mix. In this video you will learn how to upload and share your presentation. Happy Mixing!
0:02:07 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This video is part of a series of How-To videos designed to help you create your very first Mix. In this video you will learn how to record a screen capture and insert it into your presentation. Happy Mixing!
0:02:29 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This video is part of a series of How-To videos designed to help you create your very first Mix. In this video you will learn how to create and insert an interactive quiz. Happy Mixing!
0:01:53 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This video is part of a series of How-To videos designed to help you create your very first Mix. In this video you will learn how to record audio, video and inking on your presentation. Happy Mixing!
0:01:10 | 2 years ago
Welcome to Office Mix! This is the first in a series of How-To videos designed to walk you through creating your very first Mix. In this video you will learn where to download the PowerPoint Add-In and how to get started. Happy Mixing!