Alejandro Moreno

Woodacre, CA, United States

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English, French, Spanish

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Sales, Business Consultant, Business Operations, Personel Develo

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Alejandro Moreno
Posted over 1 year ago
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
No matter how great the speech, if you don't know how to carry out its delivery, it will be a wasted effort. A key tenet for any public speaker is the ability to connect with an audience. Part of that connection is based on the speech's delivery. Humor allows people to connect with you. The more they connect with you, the more they will retain about what you said. Humor also creates positive energy, and as Shawn Anchor said, positive energy increases intelligence, creativity and energy levels, and can lead to dopamine production which turns on your learning centers. All these will make for a more receptive audience as well. Since you yourself said "this is a great speech and has many great and valid points", then you will probably not disagree with Shawn Anchor's points about positive energy, and therefore the usefulness of humor in a public speech. More importantly however, just because you don't appreciate humor in a public speech, does not mean it "takes away from the great points of his speech" for other people. We're all different, and we each have our own lens through which we view the world. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying we're all different.
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Alejandro Moreno
Posted over 1 year ago
Wouldn't happiness bring about professional and personal stagnation?
José, I'm having difficulty with your interpretation of Shawn Anchor's argument, which is actually the foundation for the question you posed here (and this entire thread). Let me explain: You say that "however, following the argument brought forward by Shawn Anchor, unhappiness is the main driver for continuous personal and professional development"... The problem I have with this is: When exactly does Shawn Anchor say (or imply) that "unhappiness is the main driver for continuous personal and professional development" ? I don't think he ever does. I've watched the video 4 times, trying to glean this as either verbatim or implied, and I am not deducing your interpretation of Shawn Anchor's argument from what he actually said/implied. Go back to 9:04 in the video, and carefully listen again to what he says. I think you've got your cause and effect mixed up. I don't think he's saying that unhappiness causes the drive for personal and professional achievement. I believe what Shawn Anchor is actually saying, is that the human mind turns our results from achieving personal/professional development into unhappiness because we keep changing the goal posts "of what success looks like". Watch and listen again starting at 9:04 if you're still not convinced. After watching that again, I think you will agree that he is not saying that unhappiness is the driver for personal/professional development, what he's saying is that we as humans have been conditioned to turn our successes into unhappiness. And if my analysis of your (mis)interpretation is correct, then that would make this whole thread a moot point, but not one without value, as apparently there are many other people here who mistakenly assumed your interpretation of Shawn Anchor's argument was on point.
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Alejandro Moreno
Posted over 1 year ago
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
Bryant, your reply to Yan was absolutely short of anything to offer. In fact, it's actually far worse than that, as it goes beyond a simple negative reply. Let's review what you actually said: 1) Your preemptive apology as a starter is actually the emotional equivalent of pulling the rug out from underneath someone, or punching them in the stomach before you insult them, preventing them from being able to react fully and capably. 2) To deny her experience at the end with "But, I don't think you did" without your actually having been there is patronizing and ASSumptive 3) And then to end your patronizing reply with "Peace" and "Cheers", is nothing short of cynical and manipulative. 4) Your grammar sucks. I hope that my reply to your reply to Yan Li makes you a more enlightened person (but I'm betting it won't -_-) "Peace" "Cheers"
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Alejandro Moreno
Posted over 3 years ago
Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love
@U are all Nuts, thank you for the bit of sanity, as I was growing extremely bored with a few people here who, aside from being negative, have a penchant for non-stop self-aggrandizement. You know who you are. Please just shut up or go away. No one wants to read your peanut gallery opinions anymore.