The subtle meaning of colours

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Think of the Colour Wheel. In a slideware presentation, colour coordination is much more than selecting colours that match. The overall aim is to create a scheme that will underlie, support and accentuate the content of the speech. You can always choose one of the colour schemes that are provided with the software. However, creating your own is much more …

Creating Presentations: Made to Measure or Bespoke?

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Two terms explained. In today’s customer focused industry, two terms are used, often abused, to indicate the degree of consumer care and attention afforded by the provider. For instance, in clothing, Made to Measure typically refers to what is sewn from a standard-sized base pattern. When following this process the garment is based on pre-existing patterns that the manufacturer uses …

Organising Meetings

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In other words A meeting can be defined as an event where a number of people (participants) engage in a discussion of predetermined issues (agenda). What we are concerned with here are professional, structured, goal oriented gatherings with an implicit hierarchy and an explicit time limit. There are at least five strands when identifying meeting types according to purpose: Meetings …

5 Steps to Children Internet Safety

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The increasing diversity of digital devices with Internet access capabilities as well as the fast growing number of places that offer free WiFi hotspots have become an integral part of everyday life. Most adults are active on social media and consider posting news and connecting with friends both an opportunity and a need. Undoubtedly, logging on the web can be …

Taking Notes

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In Other Words Notes, Minutes & Records. Notes are brief written reminders of a speech, statement, testimony, or of someone’s impressions or an explanatory or critical comment for future reference. Notes do not have a specific format and are not legally required. Minutes are the official record of the proceedings of a meeting within a formal environment and are usually …

Leading Teams

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In other words What Is a Project? A project can be broadly defined as a “temporary, short-term endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.” Projects are distinguished from operations and from programs. In short, the overall running of a business or a department can be viewed as a series of projects carried out within and alongside the …

Managing Time

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In other words Time is a commodity that cannot be saved, stored, borrowed or purchased. It can only be used to achieve personal, professional or social goals. The goals we set and the processes we use to attain them is our personal choice. We all have a set of processes and the accompanying tools that enable us to use time. …

10 Sure Steps to Memorable Presentations

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Τo begin with, consider the basic elements of a presentation – content and decoration – individually and discretely. The former deals with the “what” of your presentation, while the latter deals with the “how” of your talk. The former is the main reason why you have an audience in the room; the latter is what the audience will think of …

If you can explain it to a six year old…

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… then you understand it yourself! A speaking activity for language Learners AIM: 1. Communicate and follow instructions. 2. Place and manipulate objects on a slide to form a new object. 3. Work in pairs (cooperation and teamwork). LANGUAGE: 1. Imperatives (select, move, rotate, slide, place, rotate, etc.) 2. Prepositions (on, near, next to, over, under, etc.) 3. Shapes (oval, …

What is Branding?

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Every time a speaker prepares a presentation for a particular occasion or event, he automatically brands himself. He adopts an identity that differentiates himself from other speakers in the same event while promoting a distinct set of skills and values. The main aim of branding is to help the audience associate the speaker with a unique set of characteristics. Although …