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…

15 Most Precious Places on Earth We Have to Preserve at All Costs

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Quote on Earth

Imagine a day coming when the people would watch movies like Madagascar to know the rare and exotic species of plants and animals that existed once upon a time. Or imagine going to maritime museums to see the last remaining endangered species like marine turtles, penguins, marine iguanas, fur seals, sea lions, and whales that once flourished on earth. It might seem an exaggeration for us but not for the researchers and environmentalists witness to the destruction of the most diverse…

15 Anti-Procrastination Tips for You & Me!

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Dogs and Procrastinators

Am I suffering from procrastination like this cute dog? “I’ll leave it to you to decide, but only if you have the time.” 10:00 AM: An hour after I checked into my office, I have successfully managed to check my Gmail, Yahoo mail, Facebook notifications, Twitter notifications, and Google+ notifications. It’s time to start writing an article. But what should I write on? Let’s surf some good presentations on authorSTREAM. 11:00 AM: Yes! I am going to write on procrastination.…

Brilliant, Heart Moving Photographs from World Press Photo Contest 2015

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World Press Photo Contest Winner in Category Nature

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. Walt Disney Pictures also speak the most powerful language. They can make or break wars, etch themselves in human psyche, become reminders of all things past, capture present reality, and drive change for future. Photographers thus wield a lot of power and its important that their work be recognized and shared to give voice to the voiceless subjects captured in their lens. To appreciate…

Salute to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize Winners

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2014

One left his job as an electrical engineer at the young age of 26 to rescue young children from forced labor and trafficking while the other braved a bullet to fight for girls’ right to education. Kailash Satyarthi (60), Indian children’s rights activist, and Malala Yousafzai (17), Pakistani teen activist, have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” authorSTREAM congratulates the…