Band of Heathens New Video for “Trouble Came Early”

March 12, 2018

I love this new video the Band of Heathens did for a song that Gordy and I wrote together called “Trouble Came Early.” Recorded at several live performances, it shows off the band’s blistering version of this song that was released on their new album (details below). Thanks to Rolling Stone for the coverage of […]

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Updated Greatest Films of All Time for 2017

March 8, 2018

A new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die was published in October 2017, and that means a batch of new movies have been added to the “Greatest Films of All Time” movie recommendation app. In the 7th edition of the ‘1001 Movies’ series, 22 movies released in 2015 and 2016 were […]

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Words of Persuasion – The Text Predictors of Persuasive TED Talks

February 18, 2018

What makes for a persuasive presentation? How can you speak to persuade? To create theodorespeaks.com, I webscraped every TED Talk, analyzed words in the transcripts & user’s ratings, and found that the most persuasive speakers used MORE negative emotion words and LESS ‘I, me, my’ words. So the next time you’re trying to convince, try […]

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