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Sunday, March 04, 2007
Lessons from an Academy Award winning presentation
Last week the movie "An Inconvenient Truth", based on a presentation by the same name, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. Earlier this year I watched the movie and wrote an article on what lessons presenters can learn from the presentation and how the message is being spread by Al Gore and others his organization has trained to deliver the presentation. Check it out at http://snipurl.com/inconvtruth .
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