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 …

The Perfect Presentation Soufflé

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A soufflé is a wonderfully adaptable recipe that can enhance lunch or supper, as a starter or a main dish. So is a presentation. It is an equally delightful and versatile tool that can augment your speech at a conference or in-house seminar. Soufflés have a scary reputation; yet they are affordable and easy to make while being nourishing without …

8 Good Habits of an Effective Presenter

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What is a habit? According to the American Journal of Psychology as early as 1903, a habit is defined as “a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.” Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form, but it is possible to form new habits …

The Art of Content Curation

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Information & Knowledge Compared. Information is raw data. It can come in the form of facts or instructions. It is usually presented without any analysis or associations between the different parts. It is the list of facts appearing on a news website, the instructions for building a piece of furniture from a retailer, the list of stock prices in yesterday’s …

Talk Like Ted

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Full Title: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo, Paperback: 288 pages (Introduction, 3 Parts, 9 Chapters), St. Martin’s Griffin Publisher, March 10, 2015 The author: Carmine Gallo is a popular keynote speaker and an independent journalist. He is President of Gallo Communications Group and a contributor for Forbes.com. He is regarded …

The Art of Content Curation: Standards and Skills Explained

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What is Content Curation? Although content curation is a relatively recent term associated with marketing, it has been around for a significant amount of time, in particular for as long as museums, libraries or galleries have been in existence. In that context a curator is a manager or overseer of a cultural heritage institution. He is a content specialist responsible …