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Presentation Tip: Stop Pacing With This Trick from a TED Coach

There are many movements on stage that can make a speaker appear nervous. Pacing is one of them. While walking on stage is important, too much back and forth will make you appear uncomfortable and insecure. To avoid this, a TED talk coach shared this presentation tip to stop pacing. Presentation Tip: Stop Pacing With This Trick from a TED Coach Bryn Freedman gave a workshop at TED’s headquarters in New York City in July. According to...

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A Machine Productivity Search Question

Here is another test or quiz question that showed up in my search logs: a machine tool is producing 90 pcs per day .using improved cutting tools,the output is raised to 120 pcs per day. what is the increase in productivity of the machine? I guess the answer seems pretty obvious… 90 x 1.33, rounded a bit, is 120, which gives us a 33% productivity improvement, right? Not so fast… (pun intended) How fast does the machine need to...

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Using Takt Time to Compute Labor Cost

How can I use takt time in computing labor cost? Sometimes the searches that lead here give us interesting questions. While simple on the surface, this question takes us in all kinds of interesting directions. Actually the simplest answer is this: You can’t. Not from takt time alone. Takt Time Takt time is an expression of your customer’s requirement, leveled over the time you are producing the product or service. It says nothing...