Author Archives: Nilooka

About Nilooka

I am a learner; and also a great trainer. I make learning fun for myself and for everyone else. Follow me @NVEDissanayake and visit https://www.facebook.com/BizTrainerSriLanka

The art of misdirection

From the Most Popular @TEDTalks of all time. Apollo Robbins ( @ApolloRobbins ) at TEDGlobal 2013 Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious … Continue reading

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Stressed or Desserts?

So how can you add more desserts to life and go without being stressed? You can begin by checking out How to Make Stress Your Friend, a @TEDTalks video by @kellymcgonigal.  

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The Puzzle of Motivation

From the Most Popular @TEDTalks of all time: Dan Pink ( @DanielPink ) at TEDGlobal 2009. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t … Continue reading

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A Little Measure of Gratitude…

A little measure of  gratitude goes a long way. Whether you are a leader or follower, teacher or student, parent or child, try to find that “large amount of gratitude” you can hold within your heart. According to #positivepsychology, expressing … Continue reading

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Why we do what we do

#Video from the most popular @TEDTalks of all time: Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions.

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What is the secret sauce to…

This is a question we hear often. What is the secret sauce to (fill in the blanks) #success #getting rich #lasting love #relationships #romance #money management #leadership #publicspeaking I can go on and on about the things people seek #secretsauce to. … Continue reading

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How to Speak so that People Want to Listen

Listen to Julian Treasure at TEDGlobal 2013 Here’s how TED.com describes this talk Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of … Continue reading

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Giving up doesn’t mean you’re weak…

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak… Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.

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Podcast alert: WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original, premieres Feb. 28 — TED Blog

Adam Grant to Explore the Psychology of Unconventional Workplaces as Host of Upcoming New TED Original Podcast “WorkLife” Organizational psychologist, professor, bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant is set to host a new TED original podcast series titled WorkLife … Continue reading

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A Substitute for Wit: A Review of Quotations Websites

This is a newspaper article written for The Island, back in May 2004. So please note that the web links given may be obsolete. I just like the introduction piece, because, shall we say… its all quotations and I had … Continue reading

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