Inspirational, Educational Analysis of Stroke by a Powerful Woman

In the presentation skills trainings Ray and I give in Tokyo, we talk about tapping into the right brain of the listener. In this inspiring, powerful presentation by neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, she actually brings a human brain out on stage to make her point. Now that’s a prop!

If you haven’t yet seen this Ted 2008 video of Jill Bolte Taylor’s experience of her stroke and what she was able to learn from it, please find 19 minutes and watch it. You will be glad you did.

Following Jason Calacanis’s recent keynote address at Affiliate Summit West, I was motivated to check Maholo’s entry. Good job.

About Linda Sherman

International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Managing Editor, Boomer Tech Talk, she is passionate about senior services including senior health care and housing. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications. She devised and implemented an innovative guerrilla-marketing plan for ZIMA in Japan that produced a lasting, profitable success.

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Linda. I *am* glad I watched it!

  2. Thanks Linda. I found the Stroke of Insight video to be quite inspirational and well worth watching. I believe that playing music by ear (as opposed to reading sheet music) is a right brain skill. I enjoy teaching serious students of jazz piano how to play by ear. I have found that most classical pianists can’t play by ear. These two gifts seems to be totally unrelated. It is a mystery to me.

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