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 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 …

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: 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 …

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 …