Form Follows Function

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Definition In 1896, famous architect Louis Sullivan wrote “It is the pervading law, of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the light is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function, this is the …

Presentation Champions (1)

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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 …

8 Steps to Increase Productivity

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Do you find that creating a slideware presentation is a daunting task? Do you tend to regret the time you committed yourself to this task? Do you find yourself tweaking your material at the last minute? These symptoms can be cured with careful preparation. First, regardless of how experienced a speaker you are, give yourself a realistic deadline. Then consider …

The 3 Key Elements of Public Speaking

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What is Public Speaking? Public speaking is the act of oral content delivery by an individual to a live audience in a planned, intentional manner in order to, among others, inform, guide, or entertain. This action is subject to the following three key elements: Knowledge, Ethics and Skills. Why is knowledge paramount? In any situation where information is exchanged the …

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. …

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 Can I Do With My Tablet?

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In case you did not know Tablets (computers, not the medicine type) have been dominating the digital device scene since 2010 when Apple released the first version of the iPad. They are slim and lightweight, internet-enabled, with touchscreens and wealth of downloadable apps. If you do not own one, you may be seriously considering purchasing one. If you do own …

Navigating between slides

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There are two very useful features of presentation software that allow users to plan their own course through the slides in their presentation. In particular, Hide/Unhide and Jump To. What this means is that the user can design a master presentation and subsequently customize it depending on the audience, the occasion, the time available, the depth of detail required, etc. …