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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have a great idea for a new business, and you're looking for funding or other support, you'll probably have to break out the PowerPoint. There are only 10 slides you should need for your pitch.
Having a good sense of humour can make you more charismatic and become the type of person people like to be around. Being funny isn't always easy, however, and legendary animator Chuck Jones believes the main ingredient is how you say or do something -- not what you say or do.
Microsoft has added some new features to the web version of Sway, its presentation builder that isn't PowerPoint. The big additions in this version are the ability to use embed codes from other sites and an enhanced range of import options.
Some folks have the gift of gab and know exactly how to run a conversation in a group setting, but some of us feel as if we're being ignored. Here are a few tips to help you jump into a group conversation and actually be a part of it.