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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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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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…

The Cutest Mother’s Day Greeting Ever!

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Every Mother’s Day you struggle hard to find that perfect way to make your mom feel special. Amber Pommerville, a young mother herself, had the same problem. This is what she did: She wrote a poem for her mother LaRee Olson, collected all the memories captured in family pictures in the form of a slideshow, and decided to get it narrated by her little daughter. After the daughters narration, they closed it with family chorus “We love you Grandma!”. Lucky…