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Susan Maillot

Leadership Motivational Speaker, Blue Benjamin Consulting in Prince George

Dead Frog in the Rental Car

PRESENTED ON MAY 26, 2015
IN PRINCE GEORGE @ VOL 3

This is a look at finding delight and laughter, loneliness and frustration, and amazing people we find in our business travel journey.  Different than holiday and exploration travel where it's all about "me", business travel comes with a "they" agenda and the parameters that brings.  The trick is not to lose yourself in the agenda and to enjoy the ride and the surprises you may find.

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Dead Heat

BY ANTHONY LUKE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Anthony Luke talks about a unique twist that they added to a marathon last October. People dressed as zombies and chased the marathon runners in order to take their blue flags. They plan on doing it again this year at a new location.

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The Making of an Energy-efficient Car

BY ESBEN HOLM
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

In the future there will be more of us and we will be driving more. The transportation industry is the biggest energy consumer. Esben Holm and his team work towards reducing this energy consumption by creating a very energy-efficient car.

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Capturing Custom Car Show Character

BY GEORGE BRAINARD
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to photograph the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many stories. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2013.

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Keep it Light Enough to Travel

BY JILLIAN MERRICK
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Prince George is an industry town, filled with long, cold winters and really big trucks. So what would it be like to live car-free in Prince George? Dropping all her baggage, Jillian Merrick shares her experience with car-free living in the city and surprising discoveries that make being a pedestrian a bold and beautiful step. 

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I See Dead People

BY JESSICA SAXON
@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Professor of English at Craven Community College in New Bern, Jessica Saxon looks at early forms of "Spirit Photographery" and "Memento Mori," Victorian photos of the recently deceased. She discusses these earliest forms of photos manipulation that attempt to quantify and solidify the unknown. 

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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How to Make a Paper Frog

BY BEN CLARK
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Using none of the wisdom learned over ten years in the design industry, Ben Clark will teach you how to make a jumping paper frog in 20 ribbeting slides. 

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Living less with the car

BY PAUL OSBORNE
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

York remains a unique and attractive city, in part because it has always sought to deter cars from entering the city centre.  The historic core has been preserved by pedestrianisation, cycle routes, car parking policies, and park and ride.  But as the city grows, how do we nurture the city’s wider neighbourhoods to become less car reliant? Paul Osborne discusses how can developers tempt us with car-free living rather than automated double garage doors? And what do we all stand to gain from living less with the car?