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What’s Your Sign?

Can you summarize your presentation on one sign? It is often difficult to sum a long presentation into one statement. But if you can’t, then you didn’t start out with the end in mind, and your presentation is in danger of being cluttered, unclear, and uninspiring. Consider the exercise below in helping you develop your single message for any presentation. It is through limitations and constraints that we often innovate.   Imagine… -you have an important presentation to deliver, -your  slide...

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There Can Be Only One – Objective

There can be only one. One objective of your communication. One that stands out among the rest. Anything more and you’ll risk not accomplishing anything. If you are not clear on what you want to achieve, how can you convince your audience? So before you take a step further down the presentation prep path…define your one objective. Just one objective, not two, not three. Just like The Highlander – there can be only one in the end. That is why it is...

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Double creativity with collaborative mind mapping

Like many other activities, being creative is more fun when you do it with someone else. Not only can you fuel each other’s ideas and creativity, but someone else can witness your brilliance! How often have you tried to come up with a creative solution, presentation, or idea but just sat and looked at a blank screen? I’ve done it many times. Sometimes I can break my creativity block by using mind mapping tools like Free Mind. Other times it takes...

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