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Delivery tips for slideshows presentations Mar 10, 2021

If you’ve been following this series of four related blogs, you’ll know we’ve talked about leaving the slides until the very last thing you create. Don’t rush to build your deck.

We also talked about reducing the...

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Replace words with images in your slide decks slide decks Mar 10, 2021

Now, at last, finally… you get to create your slides. I’m sure some of you have been itching to get creative but, believe me, it’s worth delaying the slide building process until you’ve really focussed your ideas.

And...

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5 steps to successful slideshows powerpoint Mar 06, 2021

In my previous blog I looked at the mounting evidence that the way many people use PowerPoint is doomed to failure.

Today I want to examine how you construct your slide show so it enhances your presentation and gets that precious buy-in from the...

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Live or virtual, bullet points don’t work powerpoint Mar 05, 2021

“…when you throw up bullet points and then run through them, you're guaranteeing that whatever you say will be quickly forgotten. Not because you're bloody boring, but because people can't read and listen at the same time.”

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Racism in Canada: “some leaders still don’t understand” Feb 14, 2021

Helping young Black entrepreneurs cope after the killing of George Floyd; being a well-known community leader and still being pulled over by cops for ‘driving while black’; and being surprised by how some prominent business leaders...

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Take a writing tip from the obituary that went viral writing Feb 08, 2021

Well, this is a first. I’ve never used an obituary as the inspiration for a blog on writing. Let’s face it, most obituaries are pretty dull, formulaic affairs. Heart-felt, I’m sure, but all too often earnest and lacking any sense...

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Smart planning will help you really connect with your audience planning Feb 08, 2021

‘I’m afraid my internet will go down… I’m afraid I’ll push the wrong button… I’m afraid my slides won’t work.’

These are just a few of my clients’ fears when they have to make a virtual...

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Tips to help your next writing project speech writing Feb 01, 2021

Sometimes the empty page or the blank screen can paralyze us. So here’s some advice from that wonderful Newfoundland writer and now Halifax resident Donna Morrissey: "Don’t agonize about or over-think the process of writing. Just get...

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How to maximize your brainpower in turbulent times brainpower Jan 22, 2021

By Eileen Pease, President of Dynamic Learning Inc.

These turbulent times do make it more difficult to focus on what you really want to do. Assuming you have set some goals for 2021, let’s work with your brain to actually achieve them.

Here...

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Politics and poetry unite to heal a nation writing Jan 20, 2021

Next time you’re tasked with giving a speech or making a presentation, don’t be in a hurry to start writing. Pause. Hold. Reflect. Think about the changes you want your words to prompt, in attitude, in opinion, in behaviour.

Think...

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Story helps take team from hopeless to hopeful story Jan 11, 2021

Cleveland Browns football fans are a patient bunch. The last time they had a post-season win was in the 1994 season. Not so long ago they set a franchise record by losing their first ten games. That all changed on Sunday… and it’s...

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The four elements of a successful story story Jan 10, 2021

We are all besieged, bombarded and bewildered by information. So how do we get people to pay attention to our important information? Especially if most of our information is data, facts and stats.

The answer is simple. One word, in fact: story....

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