The joys of peripheral vision

I'll always remember my mother for one thing. Her third eye at the back of her head. She could see what was going on around her and had terrific peripheral vision and as a mother bringing up three boys, this is an essential attribute. Having peripheral vision is an extremely useful skill to master if your job is to deal with people and over the years, I've come across some real practical uses for this talent. Let me explain¬† If you need to do presentations in your business, doing peripheral…

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How to make an impact with your message

Have you attended a presentation where you were waiting on every word the presenter was uttering? ¬†You were so glued to the message. Read on and I'll explain what they did right. I love it on the TV when an important announcement is being made and you hear the loud drum roll. Or when the Prime Minister or President is about to make a statement and the TV presenter queues it up dramatically. Or when the Best Man at the wedding taps his glass to create the ringing sound and…

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Four Faults of Bad Presentations

I was feeling particularly mischievous that morning. During our course break I was wandering the corridors having a look at all the other presentations going on in the same venue and for some reason I had my PowerPoint remote control in my pocket. Will it work I thought...yes it did, my remote began changing the person's slides and the audience were suddenly woken with the excitement and the out of control'ness of the presenter. As I wandered along the corridor poking my nose through the various windows, I summarised the…

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