A mai napon egyik kedvenc szerzőm tollából szeretnék meríteni. Andrew Dlugan a http://sixminutes.dlugan.com szerzője. Javaslom olvasásra a cikkeit.
A mai a étkezés és a prezentációk kapcsolatáról szól.
9 Do’s and Taboos to Eat, Drink, and Speak
Have you ever thought about the foods and beverages that can improve or degrade your speaking performance?
Do you have any good luck foods that you consume before speaking? How about a food or beverage you avoid?
A month ago, I attended a conference where one of the speakers left for five minutes right in the middle of his talk. He apologized, saying it was something he ate.
I had never given much thought to it before. Do you have a list of foods that you avoid before speaking, or any foods that give you extra energy?
In this article, we’ll consider what you should — and shouldn’t — eat and drink for maximum speaking effectiveness.
A Steve Jobs haláláról szóló első bejegyzésem utolsó mondatában a továbbélésére utaltam a videóin keresztül. Ma rájöttem az általa mondott magvas gondolatok ugyanígy tovább élnek majd. Álljon hát itt egy csokor belőle, az eredeti nyelven.
Conformity is boring.
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Tovább »
Egy színvonalas írás kedvenc szerzőmtől Garr Reynoldstól.
“BE LIKE THE BAMBOO”
The forests that surround our village here in Nara, Japan are filled with beautiful bamboo. The symbolism of the bamboo plant runs deep and offers practical lessons for life and for work. I shared some of the lessons learned from the bamboo in this 12-minute TEDxTokyo talk below which was recorded (and streamed) live from Tokyo on May 21, 2011. You can see the slides I used in this talk below on Slideshare.net. These slides were made in Photoshop and Keynote and exported as a PDF file for Slideshare. Following the video and slides below, I give a very short summary of the “bamboo lessons” from the presentation…….
Before the event
- Questions to ask to prepare:
- Who is the audience? Why are they coming?
- Can organizer provide demographics?
- Can you look at last year’s programs? Were there reviews of the event on blogs?
- What are other speakers speaking about?
- Will this be a keynote lecture (more scripted) or small (more interactive)?
- Tovább »
President Obama faced the task of giving the annual report to the nation’s shareholders in the 2011 State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening. He addressed that task carefully, with his usual aplomb, but with a lack of innovation in structure or delivery that means the speech will soon be forgotten.
It’s essentially the problem faced by most CEOs of large organizations. How do you report on all the multifarious activities of the firm in the past year without resorting to a laundry list or information dump that will inevitably turn tedious and undercut one of the very goals of the talk: to establish that the state of the organization is strong, purposeful, and headed in the right direction?
In his book Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma Nick Morgan shows how anyone can be an effective speaker by presenting an image of authenticity and respect for their audience, whether in a group presentation or a one-on-one conversation.
Nick presents a four-step process, perfected in his teaching at Harvard, that enables the reader to use their own personal speaking style while becoming a more persuasive and charismatic communicator and leader.
The basis of this process is the fact that when words and body language are in conflict, body language wins every time. This isn’t easy to overcome, because normally body language is immediate, while the words lag slightly behind, and even a momentary conflict is perceptible to the audience. The key to success is to train your body language to unconsciously align with your message.
PowerPoint has taken a hammering in the press in the last few months. The New York Times piece We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint detailed the US Military’s blame game. “PowerPoint makes us stupid,” declared General James N. Mattis. And across the pond, the London Evening Standard article Why PowerPoint Makes Us Stupid gave Yale University information presentation guru Edward Tufte a forum for his emphatic take-no-prisoners declaration, “Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.”
Sound bites are good copy, and Tufte’s clever tweak of Lord Acton’s famous power dictum is a guaranteed way to get press coverage. But the subset of Lord Acton’s statement – “great men are almost always bad men” – doesn’t translate. If PowerPoint is a great tool – and it is – it’s only a “bad” tool because users fail on two to three fronts. They have limited knowledge of its capabilities, and they have poor ideas or poor presentation skills (or both).
Egy kis angol kedvcsináló, az egyik kedvenc könyvemhez.
The Big Idea
Thousands or even millions of presentations are given by business executives and entrepreneurs to attract investors, creditors and clients. If you are one of those people who need to get their ideas across to an audience, you must remember that every presentation you make is mission-critical.
This book shows you how to turn dry presentations into fascinating narratives that will captivate your target market. Learn how to focus your presentations to what matters most to the audience. Find out how to get your message across to get that much needed reaction and investment.