I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream

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‘I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.’ The Power of Minimalism makes a Presentation Infinite  What is Minimalism? Minimalism is a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme sparseness and simplicity. It is a style in which a small number of very simple things are used to create a specific …

How to Be a Good Listener

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There are three steps in helping yourself enjoy a lecture or presentation: Step #1: Before the Talk Research the speaker and the topic. Use the presentation title, the published abstract, the name and position of the speaker to learn and anticipate as much from this particular talk as possible. Make a list of key words or ideas (in brief) that …

Presentation Champions (2)

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Who are champions? Champions are people in all walks of life that chase after a goal. You see them cheered in competitions and applauded in contests. Those who persist have a clear set of priorities and pursue their goals uncompromisingly. In addition, champions are people who support, promote or defend an individual, a cause or an idea. Presentation champions are …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Brilliant Images

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In case you did not know Background images are a simple, yet significant means towards impactful, memorable and effective presentations. A set of carefully selected images can make your presentation come to life and speak volumes of the effort and care you invested in creating it. They can also be great indicators of style, attitude, intention and meaning. There are …

Are you Ready?

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The final version of the presentation is finished and securely saved on the hard disc. So you think you are ready to go and give a presentation. Right? Think again. Table 1 : Presentation Skills Practice Book, G. Drivas Ch. Sotiriou, p. 31, Express Publishing, 2014 In particular, you need to think of the following: Equipment. What equipment is available …