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Melissa Thornley

Creative Leadership Expert, Melissa Thornley Consulting in Chicago

My Belly Button: A User’s Guide

PRESENTED ON MAR 03, 2015
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 33

Our belly buttons connect us to our mother as we enter the world.  Melissa Thornley reflects on how we get our nourishment once that connection is cut.

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Is Crowdfunding the New "Like" Button?

BY BRIAN MEECE
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Brian Meece gives a quick rundown on what crowdfunding is and what you need to start a crowdfunding project. He gives an example using a company called Spira. Spira makes revolutionary new sneakers with springs in the soles to make walking easier.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 14, 2013.

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How Pole Dancing Changed My Life

BY ANGEL STEWART
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Pole Dancing is a highly misunderstood sport that requires extreme flexibility and muslce control. Angel Stewart, a pole dancing instructor, goes beyond the stigma to show how it has changed her life both physically and emotionally. 

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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In the Belly of the Fail

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Second-generation librarian, Megan Garza is interested in failure. Why do we have such a hard time failing? What does failure do to us? How can we fail better?

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My Prince George: What it was, what it is, and what it could be

BY GREG JONUK
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Greg Jonuk’s first view of Prince George was through the window of a Greyhound Bus. He quickly learned that, while the city may not be very handsome, it sure was handy. After 25 years since he first arrived in Prince George, Greg reflects on what we’ve lost, what we’ve gained, and what we can hope for in the future.

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Two Wheels Good

BY LOU CHRISTY
IN LINCOLN, UK

Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans  runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

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Behind the Podium: Jeopardy!

BY DAVE LEACH
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

Alex Trebek loves the SNL parodies of his legendary show. What is the minimum bet for a Daily Double? What else might you not know about Jeopardy!? What is, of course most everything unless you listen to Dave Leach guide us through the selection process of Jeopardy! contestants and other #BTS aspects of this legendary game show. Keep your button ready and good luck on the Daily Doubles!

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Button Masala

BY ANUJ SHARMA
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

"It's been nice to see how powerful design can be."

Anuj Sharma is the fashion designer who invented the technique Button Masala. Button masala is a simple joinery system designed for clothing. The technique uses only buttons and rubber bands. His PechaKucha shows many examples of this innovative technique – enjoy the ride!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 5th, 2017. 

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My Queenstown Life

BY JANE GUY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 20, 2017

This presentation focuses on the places that Queenstown Life blogger Jane Guy loves about her town. She performs an ode to the sights and life in her beloved town.