This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Do Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela have anything extraordinary in common? Jamie Mason Cohen shows in this entertaining, thought-provoking and interactive talk that great leaders share some intriguing personality traits... in their handwriting! And what's more fascinating is that each of us also possesses some of these traits in the way we write too. What if, with some small changes in your writing strokes you could take your inner leader to its fullest potential? "You all have the power to lead, if only you pause for a moment to look inside your writing", Cohen says. It's a message with inspiring possibilities for us all.
What others say: "[Jamie's] abilities are heroic and like a super hero, [he] uses them wisely. [He] has the ability to identify peoples' leadership qualities, 'promote' those qualities and send them away to be confident that they are the 'best' reflection of their handwriting." TEDxUBIWiltz Organizer, Dirk Daenen.
Jamie Mason Cohen is a former film director turned high school teacher who once worked for Saturday Night Live. He is the recipient of the 2013 TED/Huffington Post international teaching award, The Sole Challenge, and a lifelong student of handwriting analysis. Cohen is an innovation expert in education who creates and applies 21st century creative learning strategies to inspire students and teachers around the world in the classroom and the conference room. Handwriting analysis gave Cohen, a shy, twelve year-old boy who was afraid of speaking in front of others the realization that he could express himself with words and that he had dreams to do it one day. From that day on, Cohen developed a passion for learning how a person's writing could reveal what makes them truly extraordinary.
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If handwriting analysis/graphology has not yet been "verified" by modern western science, it likely will be in the near future, (in the same way that western medicine has only recently reversed its longstanding dismissal of the success rate of other ancient eastern practices, such as reflexology, acupuncture, meditation, etc., etc.
I didn't think it was as amazing as many other talks I've heard, probably because I didn't connect with the topic. But the man seems really good with the hope point, I loved the conclusion! And surprisingly the Gandhi storuly too
I knew someone who had learned that. Apparently there is some truth behind it. But honestly I think it is a bunch of BS. Why? Because my signature have change a couple of times in my lifetime and still do. I used to write it entirely, but now i end up making it shorter and shorter, to the point of not writing my last name, only the first letter and a bunch of ripples... lol. I think it only show i am becoming more and more lazy...
As unscientific and superstitious as I assume this to be on the one hand, it’s also interesting to think about how our subconscious mind may be relaying personality traits through our handwriting. A unique blueprint of our character? . . Hm
It would be really good if he could show science for every claim. But I do think he got that person right. I judged him on his appearance and body language instead. But I'm just as bad because I have no science backing my analysis up lol.
A great talk. it inspired me not to criticise my students ' handwriting as many teachers do, but to give them hope, a motive to be leading their lives. This is what I am thinking of doing the first time I meet my students in September. I will ask them to write their names on the presence sheet and sign, too. We will devote the first session to deeply know each other.I will learn about handwriting analysis of course, during Summer. In this case, I will play on the psychological side and make them more motivated to learn, more eager to trust their capacities and more than that I hope to gain their trust and engage them in my classes. Thanks one million times for this great talk.
Showing opinions and bias blew it. I've watched and studied many handwriting analysis diy reads and there's an actual system and they are all similar . This isn't even close. I feel like I just watched a name throwing speech done with arogence. Let's see if his handwriting shows 'Integrity ' , his unpracticed one.
I got about 5 mins into this and realised that there is this obsession with people to be the biggest leader, the most creative artist, highest achiever, significant master, a cheif not an Indian, any of those things. But in reality we are all setting ourselves up to be a failure of the everyday, letti g down those who need basic needs in our lives, be triumphant in daily milestones, be the hero of the normal and the life you need to be in.
I always read people's handwriting it's a lot of fun.. I say oh!! this particular person is *Creative* or this particular person is *Egocentric* or this particular person may be *Insecure* well this particular person is very *Optimistic*
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