How to Hook Your Audience with Your Presentation?

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First 30 seconds and your character is assumed! The time to hook is brief. The same is true for your presentation. Trashed or bookmarked – its destiny is decided in the first few slides. How you start and what you offer in those slides is crucial. What else? Would they stay with you throughout the journey? Well, it depends on how you steer the wheel in the middle of the presentation. And the way you end justifies whether it’s worth…

How to Create Impact with Stories and Visuals

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Spell-binding speeches we remember for life usually have two characteristics. First, the speaker offers memorable stories and second, they illustrate their remarks with great visuals that linger long after their voice has become silent. How do you use these two techniques effectively to create impact in your own presentations? Adding stories to your presentation can help your audience identify with you. People see you as a fellow human being with all the usual trials and triumphs as you go about…

Better authorSTREAM Slides

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You’ve delivered one of your best presentations, and the audience wants you to share the slides. Yes, you can share those slides – there’s nothing in those slides that cannot be shown to the entire world? And yet, you don’t want others to get your actual deck, just in case someone edits your slides and uses them elsewhere? Does that matter? Well, it does seem to matter to so many people. Are you one of them? Slide upload sites like…

“The Glory Theirs, the Duty Ours” A Tribute to True Heroes!

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Tribute to soldier

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I…

Rainbows on Earth: The Most Colorful Cities in the World

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Colorful cities Burano Island, Italy

Which are the happiest cities in the world? The most colorful ones! It’s difficult to stay morose even for a second when you are surrounded by bright, shining colors 24×7, 365 days a year. Packed with a palette of hues, some cities can even transport you into a fairytale world. Speaking of fairy tales, have you watched the movie Smurfs? Or at least seen those fictional, little blue creatures in posters or on social media? Let me take you to…