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 …

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. …