Presentation Champions (1)

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Who are champions? Champions are people in all walks of life that chase after a goal. You see them cheered in competitions and applauded in contests. Those who persist have a clear set of priorities and pursue their goals uncompromisingly. In addition, champions are people who support, promote or defend an individual, a cause or an idea. Presentation champions are …

8 Steps to Increase Productivity

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Do you find that creating a slideware presentation is a daunting task? Do you tend to regret the time you committed yourself to this task? Do you find yourself tweaking your material at the last minute? These symptoms can be cured with careful preparation. First, regardless of how experienced a speaker you are, give yourself a realistic deadline. Then consider …

The Power of Visualising Information

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The Action Most dictionary definitions would describe Visualisation on a technical level as “the representation of an object, situation, or set of information as a chart or other image”. On a more abstract level Visualisation would be defined as “the formation of a mental image of something”. The transformation of verbal or numerical information into visuals has become an almost …

Stop Spreading Fake News

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The proliferation of digital resources and media means that the sheer volume and nature of information and data available makes it possible for even the most honest presenter to fall victim to misinformation. The situation is aggravated by fake news, i.e., intentionally created and published news items that are not more than hoaxes, propaganda items, and lies claiming to be …

The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life

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Full Title: The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life, by Ralph Keyes (1st edition, St. Martin’s Press, 312 pages: 16 chapters; organised in 3 parts including a Notes, an Acknowledgements and an Index section) October 7, 2004, Hardcover Author: Ralph Keyes is an American author and lecturer, born in 1945. He has written sixteen books including the bestselling …

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

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According to the Wolf in the well-known fairytale: “Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs, or at least they think they do. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story”. In this hilarious, yet revealing retelling of the story by Jon Scieszka, …

Basic Presentation Checklist

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What is a checklist? A checklist is “a type of informational aid aimed at eliminating failure”. A checklist is used to counterbalance the possible limits of human memory and attention. A checklist helps to ensure consistency, standardisation and thoroughness in carrying out a task, such as pre-flight preparations. Checklists range from the basic “to do list” to the more advanced …

INNOVATIVE PRESENTATIONS FOR DUMMIES

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Full Title Innovative Presentations for Dummies, by Ray Anthony and Barbara Boyd (Authors), Paperback: 384 pages (Introduction, 6 Parts, 25 Chapters, Index), For Dummies Publisher, June 16, 2014 The authors Ray Anthony is a keynote speaker, author and producer. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 clients close multi-million dollar agreements by designing and developing extraordinarily innovative, solution-selling presentations with superior …

The 3 Key Elements of Public Speaking

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What is Public Speaking? Public speaking is the act of oral content delivery by an individual to a live audience in a planned, intentional manner in order to, among others, inform, guide, or entertain. This action is subject to the following three key elements: Knowledge, Ethics and Skills. Why is knowledge paramount? In any situation where information is exchanged the …

To Visualise or Not To Visualise?

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What motivates people to share primarily in social media? According to a study by The New York Times Customer Insight Group (http://nytmarketing.whsites.net/mediakit/pos/) there are five main reasons that motivate content creators to share. In order of frequency these are: 1. To show support for a cause or idea that they care about. 2. To stay connected with their audience by …