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Save Your Deck: Methods to Recover an Unsaved PowerPoint File

Sheer panic—that's probably your first reaction when you realize that you weren't able to save the PowerPoint file you were working on. Maybe the power went out or your computer unexpectedly crashed. Maybe you were too preoccupied that you didn't think to hit "Save." Whatever the reason, you've suddenly lost hours of hard work and you have no clue how to get it all back. Luckily, there's no reason to stress over losing an unsaved PowerPoint file. If you're using the [...]

Eye contact

8 Ways Eye Contact Can Make or Break Your Presentation

"When you are first introduced to people, looking them in the eye or avoiding their gaze will send an instant message," says an article published in Research Digest titled. Initiating eye connection is a universal premise in public speaking—it ignites a connection between the speaker and the audience. It is the key to coalescing your core message and excellent delivery. As a presenter, your main goal is to clearly convey a message to your spectators. Whether your presentation tackles business [...]

The 10-20-30 Rule of Presentation Twelve Years Later

Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Rule of Presentation: Is It Still Relevant?

PowerPoint is a superb presentation tool, which, when used properly, can be an effective visual aid for professional speakers. However, at the hands of inexperienced presenters who have no eye for design, it can pave the way for jarring and unattractive slides. Sad to say, the world of business is teeming with mediocre pitch decks that just don’t do justice to the ability of PowerPoint as a great design tool. Luckily, there are people like Canva Chief Evangelist Guy [...]

Why ‘The Customer Is Always Right’ Mentality Is Wrong

Customers Are Always Right—Or Are They?

The business world had first heard the maxim, “The customer is always right,” when Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of the Selfridge department store in London, used it to reassure customers that they can always expect good service from his company. More than a century later, it’s still being applied by many business giants, often to the exasperation of employees. Decade after decade, this mentality has been drilled into the heads of entrepreneurs. Workers are told to look beyond the [...]

Boosting Productivity with the Help of Nature

Do you find a certain monotony in your professional life wherein you feel cooped up in a little concrete square during work hours? Are you distracted by the many different sights, sounds, and miscellaneous goings-on in the office? Is this dip, if not crash, in productivity immensely affecting your performance? Then perhaps you need a bit—or a lot—of nature. It’s a known fact that spending time outdoors can be beneficial to your health. Not only can you soak up vitamin [...]

Deep Listening as a Tool for Improving the Way We Communicate

How Deep Listening Results to Better Understanding

Communication in today’s landscape is one big irony. While the different forms of digital media are thriving, face-to-face conversations are braving what could be called “dark times.” People today are more preoccupied than before—they tend to listen less and talk more. Unsatisfying communication is rampant in both the small setting and the big picture. We see relationships crumble and fights ensue because of the poor way spouses, parents, children, neighbors, friends, and colleagues communicate. We all suffer and endure [...]

Advantages of Using Bullet Points in PowerPoint Presentation

Bullet Points and Why They Matter to Your Presentation

Many articles online provide profound insights on how to charm your audience, retain attention when speaking in public, or create the best presentation for the right purpose. And for the most part, there have been similarities that can be seen in almost every piece. One of the many from presentation experts is: “Don’t ever use bullet points. You don’t need them.” What warranted the general avoidance? Is it because it’s primarily considered the reason for death by PowerPoint (DbP)? If [...]

Avoiding Three Basic Flops to Host a Great Webinar

The Don’ts to Hosting an Excellent Webinar

Isn’t it great to venture back to the time when seminars were held in a large place, audience members lined up to enter and get a good seat, with the speaker in the same building, talking straight to them? Given today’s hustle-and-bustle way of life, it’s already difficult to host a seminar, much less get people to attend. Technology, though, has a solution: a web seminar or webinar. Since its start in May 1996 with NetMeeting, the webinar has evolved. [...]

Public Speaking 101: Tips When Reading from a Script

Public Speaking 101: Should You Read from a Script or Not?

There are four ways to deliver a speech: reciting it from memory, learning it by heart, using notes for reference, and reading it from a script word for word. The method you should use will depend on the type of speaking engagement and the personal circumstances you find yourself in. Memorizing your speech is rarely a good idea because the artificiality of it makes your delivery sound stilted. You may risk sounding monotonous when the natural inflection of your voice [...]

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