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 …

Storyboards: Motion in Art

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Full Title: Storyboards: Motion in Art, by Mark A. Simon (3rd Edition, Focal Press, 448 pages: 67 chapters; organised in 8 parts including Introduction, a Resources Section and Storyboard Samples, Glossary and Index) – October 11, 2006, Paperback Author: Mark A. Simon has worked in the entertainment industry for 20 years and has been a professional artist for over 25 …

From Storyboard to Digital Story

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Τhe main focus of the activities and the tools outlined below is to provide a context within which (language) learners can be trained to prepare a presentation and practice speaking, reading, writing and listening. Furthermore, learners would be practicing a number of Key Skills like the ones that follow. Key Skills are the ones most commonly needed to effectively complete …

A picture is worth a thousand words

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ΑΙΜ 1. Create a story. 2. Focus on story structure and development. 3. Practice specific language structures. LANGUAGE: 1. Adverbs of Frequency (never, always, often, sometimes, etc.) 2. Tenses (Irregular Past Tenses, etc.) 3. Adjectives (emotions, etc.) COMPUTER LITERACY 1. Practice the use of the slide sorter facility in a presentation program. Step 1: Preparation 1. Ask students to divide …

Infographics For Dummies

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Full Title: Infographics For Dummies, Justin Beegel MBA & The Infographic World Team (Contributor), Paperback: 320 pages (Introduction, 5 Parts, 15 Chapters, Index); For Dummies, 1st edition: June 30, 2014 Author: Justin Beegel was born September 30th, 1985 in Syosset, New York. After completing his MBA at Binghamton University in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, he went on to be the Social …

How Visually Proficient Are You?

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It is a matter of fact that visuals are memorable, impactful, visceral, powerful and effective.  The fundamental reason why is to consider that the brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. In today’s information overloaded world, images are favoured because they are easier to digest. Using visuals is an integral part of content creation and content curation. Every …

For the Love of Templates

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In digital terms, a template is a software file that has a preset format which can be used as the starting point within a particular application. It can be used repeatedly and does not need to be recreated every time it is needed. In presentation software, there are a number of slide templates available with characteristic background and layout design …