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What To Do When You Have 30 Minutes To Put A Presentation Together

Ideally you’d spend hours, even days putting together a speech or presentation, but life and work doesn’t always afford us the time we need. However, you can approach the problem as a structured, step-by-step process, rather than a frantic race to the finish line.

Spice Up Presentations By Adding A Villain, Victim, And Hero

Presentations can be dreadfully boring if not executed well, but the Harvard Business Review points to one easy approach that will spice up any presentation: use a villain-victim-hero framework.

Make Presentations Less Terrifying By Breaking Them Into Small Chunks

Giving presentations is a bit stressful for many of us, but over on Harvard Business Review, they suggest that one way make things a little better is to break your presentation into smaller, more memorable, chunks.

Boost Your Confidence Before A Presentation With A Little Arrogance

You shouldn’t act like a jerk to other people, but if you’re feeling nervous before a speech or presentation, a little arrogance can help you fight off the jitters.

Use Presentations To Spur Conversation, Not Create Surprises

If you’re preparing a presentation the temptation to pull an Apple and have “one more thing…” at the end can be powerful. In a business context, however, it’s not the best strategy.

Give Memorable Toasts With The Perfect Balance Of Humour And Sincerity

Whether you’re wishing a newlywed couple many years of happiness, or giving a speech at a bar mitzvah, a toast gives you the chance to show how much you care. To give the best toast possible, you need to have the perfect balance of humour and sincerity.

Make Presentations Engaging And Memorable With The '1, 2... 4! Rule'

A good presentation is like a good joke — you don’t want the whole thing to be too predictable or it loses all of its power. Keeping the “1, 2… 4! rule” in mind while you put your presentation together can help.

Draft Your Presentation Before Making Slides For A Clearer Message

When you’re building a presentation, you may be tempted to dive right into making the slides. Instead, take the time to draft it as an outline first. You may know your material, but the outline helps you focus on the important points without getting carried away.

Make Better Presentations By Putting The Key Info In The First Minute

Put your presentation’s important information in the first minute to grab your audience’s attention. You’ll engage people more by showing them why they should listen — and make for a better presentation in the process.

App Directory: The Best Office Suite For Android

When it comes to productivity on the go, Android has come a long way. You now have plenty of options to stay productive on your phone or tablet. While the best will cost you money, you can get respectable features for free. We think MobiSystems’ OfficeSuite 8 is the best overall option for Android, but we have more options if the price tag scares you.

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