Shane Lynch

Student
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About Shane

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Public Relations, Marketing, Communicaions, Crisis Commuications, Conflict Resolution

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Comments & conversations

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Shane Lynch
Posted over 1 year ago
I think TEDsters are way too generous with rating talks!
It's a good question. I think as a blogger there is something that really makes me feel sucessful when I get a pile of hits but I know for a fact that the tribe I want to build consist of the people who leave comments. I can't say for certain what the speakers think. I'm sure if you have the most watched video it means something but if it is somewhere in the middle of the pack I wouldn't say quantity of views means as much as the comments and ratings people are compelled to leave.
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Shane Lynch
Posted over 1 year ago
Should we really be so impressed that kids can use digital things?
I think we should be amazed at this not because kids are able to navigate a device as I am sure it is learned but for the fact that we are still discovering things about our race. I think it would be equally important to discover that children had no idea what to do with an electronic device and I suspect people would lose their marbles trying to figure out that inability but instead we say they are amazing, call it something and give credit to Apple or whoever for making an amazing device. It is huge that we as humans are still adapting and we are learning more about ourselves through the use of technology. Is is a new type of learning? On a biological level I'm not so sure but culturally... absolutely. We started writing about 5000 years ago. Was that a new type of learning? we are in the middle of a technological revolution and we are learning in dramatically different ways than we did 100 years ago. Kids are amazing, maybe I am bias because I have a young one myself but I know her ability to navigate an iPad is something else from the feeling I get, this intuition that it isn't natural and seems a little odd to me. I know that isn't scientific but there is something to be said about that split second feeling I get when I see her using it effectively.
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Shane Lynch
Posted over 1 year ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
I see this all the time in sport. I am an athlete and a coach in Taekwon-Do. Many of the people I coach come to me and display those non-confident positions. Before I saw this video I also had in my mind what a strong, powerful, confident and knowledgeable athlete looked like and how they behaved. I tried to incorporate that body language in different ways that was very specific for each athlete. I could tell when they first did it they didn't fell confident. They felt like they were fools posing like people they looked up to. They felt like fakes. Soon though they realize the difference between them and the people they idolize and try to mimic, their hero and example felt the same way until he/she developed these habits that helped them mentally as well as physically. I had no idea people were doing research on this. I see this everyday, no studies needed to convince me. Note: She was obviously very emotional during this speech. It takes a strong person to do that. Congrats!
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Shane Lynch
Posted over 1 year ago
Jeff Hancock: The future of lying
I think that more exploration on the "Butler" is necessary. I understand that those people are trying to create a buffer and they really do value the relationship but I think there are different ways to go about it and the way you someone playing the butler communicates can make someone feel one way or the other. The lie could be to the same degree but the way which it is communicated can amplify the result which can be damaging to the relationship. I think the butler isn't as innocent as he made out in this video.