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How To Give A Great Presentation

How To Give A Great Presentation

D. Keith Robinson over To-Done has written a good piece on stuff you need to know to give a good presentation. Are you stress when you speak in front of public? Are you nervous during presentation? I used to be exactly like that. I set myself some goals and practice. I also read and listen some book such as 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking

      which give me a great overview on how to be sucessful in presentation.

      In addtion, read Keith’s tips and practice. I found the tips about giving the presentation is quite useful:

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      * Think positive.
      * Tell stories. Stories will get your idea across much better than charts and graphs and numbers. They also have the added benefit of helping to engage your audience.
      * Don’t read your slides. They should support what you are saying, not be what you are saying. The same goes for your notes.
      * Keep your intro short and strong. People want to know who you are, but they also want to get into the meat of your talk. A quick, solid and clear intro is better than a meandering joke or list of accomplishments any day. Changes are most people in the audience know a bit about you already.
      * Keep it slow and steady. Pause when you need to take a breath, you’ll think better.
      * Don’t agonize over mistakes, and don’t say your sorry. Keep confident and if you mess up—move on.
      * Pause to let strong ideas sink in. This can be hard to remember, but your audience needs time to absorb and take breaks too!
      * Smile, joke and laugh if appropriate. A little humor can go a long way, but don’t over do it.
      * Learn from your mistakes. I know that I learn a little every time I get up and speak.
      * End strong. Make your finally crisp, clean and powerful.
      * Be prepared for interruptions and questions. If you are doing well, you’ll have lots of questions.

      How To Give A Great Presentation – [To-Done]
      10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking

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          7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

          7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

          Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

          But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

          If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

          1. Limit the time you spend with them.

          First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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          In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

          Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

          2. Speak up for yourself.

          Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

          3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

          This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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          But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

          4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

          Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

          This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

          Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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          5. Change the subject.

          When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

          Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

          6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

          Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

          I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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          You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

          Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

          7. Leave them behind.

          Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

          If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

          That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

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