Tag: prezi

Last Minute Panic

Schoolboy Error My son is 9. Each morning before school, we usually have to ask him many times to get dressed, as he doesn’t see the urgency until the last minute, resulting in rushing and panic. And we get annoyed. Why doesn’t he just get dressed and brush his teeth when we ask him to? […]

Scared Again? Good.

I give talks to large groups of people on presentations and pitching. Just me and some slides. I’m pleased to say that it usually goes pretty well (I’m my own worst critic so I think that keeps my perspective and ego in check).  The audience remains engaged throughout and occasionally I say something amusing. All […]

Pause for Effect

Pauses can be powerful in your communication. Here are a couple for you to try out: 1.) Dramatic You’re delivering your presentation; you’ve arrived at a particularly important point which would benefit from some emphasis and gravitas. At this stage, speaking more loudly and gesticulating could increase the material’s significance to your audience. Far more effective, […]

Points of Articulation

The best toys have lots of possibilities. An expensive, amazingly detailed figurine of Iron Man which you can’t put into different poses is just a cool statue. A smaller, cheaper action figure with movable joints, however, can be put into lots of cool positions which makes it more fun. So which is best? You already […]

Imperfection Connection

Your communication needs to be interesting – and for that to happen, you need to be interesting. But you’re not particularly, are you? Well, if you put on your ‘game face’, that will certainly be true. Here a few things that I think can generate the magic ‘i’ factor. Unconventionality Surprises Flaws They all come […]