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How to Structure a Presentation – Choosing the Best Format for Your Audience

[ad_1] Choosing the Best Format for Your Audience © iStockphotojohnnyscriv Have you ever sat through a rambling, disorganized presentation? If so, you probably found it hard to follow what the speaker was saying. When presentations don't flow well, it's easy for audiences to get lost. This is why it's important to think carefully about the structure and organization of your presentation. In this article, we'll explore some common structures that you can use next time you speak in front of other people.  The Importance of Structure Without a defined structure, your audience may not be able to follow your presentation. When this happens, your opportunity is lost, the communication fails, and your reputation takes a hit. For example, if your...

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The Ultimate Cheatsheet On Procrastination : Analysis And The Solution

[ad_1] “Whoa! assignments, I will do them later.” “From Monday onwards, I will focus on all my pending works.” “I will write my next post after the movie.” “This is too lengthy, let me schedule it for next week.” All these statements were said at different occasions & time. But the reason because of which they were saying is same, “Procrastination.” Do you know that over 20% of the population is affected by serious procrastination? According to researchers, it has been continuously increasing for last 30 years. What could be the reasons which have contributed so much to procrastination in the past 30 years? Let’s conduct an analysis. Some of the reasons might be: Technological Advancement People today are completely...

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How Good is Your Goal Setting? – Are you Meeting Your Goals, or Missing out?

[ad_1] Are You Meeting Your Goals, or Missing Out? © iStockphotoCEFutcher Think back to a time when you set yourself a goal but didn't achieve it. Perhaps you planned to get fitter, or learn a new language. You probably felt frustrated when you realized that you'd failed. But did you reflect on what went wrong, and think about how you could improve next time? If you repeatedly miss the targets that you've set yourself at work, you may find that your career begins to stall. For example, if you keep failing to develop new skills, other team members might get promoted ahead of you. And if you become known as someone who sets goals but doesn't achieve them, this can...

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Time Management Mistakes

[ad_1] Avoiding Common Pitfalls  How well do you manage your time? If you're like many people, your answer may not be completely positive! Perhaps you feel overloaded, and you often have to work late to hit your deadlines. Or maybe your days seem to go from one crisis to another, and this is stressful and demoralizing. Many of us know that we could be managing our time more effectively; but it can be difficult to identify the mistakes that we're making, and to know how we could improve. When we do manage our time well, however, we're exceptionally productive at work, and our stress levels drop. We can devote time to the interesting, high-reward projects that can make a real difference to a career....

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5 Things To Include In Your Mental Health Maintenance Routine

[ad_1] Mental health isn’t something you should view as a ‘reaction to’ –  it’s an ongoing process that you need to work on every day. Just like an exercise program or a diet regime, your mental health needs a routine. Here are 5 ways to get your program in place. Yoga Anyone who suffers from depression has been told by someone that they should try yoga. Most of the time this suggestion inspires little more than a spark of annoyance because in the midst of a depressive episode, doing even light yoga feels impossible. The thing is, yoga can actually be really helpful as part of your regular routine!  Yoga as a physical activity is not only great exercise but...

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Gap Analysis – Reaching Your Ideal Future State

[ad_1] Reaching Your Ideal Future State © GettyImagesportishead1Bridge the gap to drive your project forward You may be familiar with the proverb, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Wise words indeed. But, in a business setting, how can you be sure that the first steps you take with a project will take it to the right place? How do you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in six months or a year? One answer to this question is Gap Analysis. It's a useful technique that enables you to identify the gap between your current situation and the future state that you want to be in, along with the tasks...

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Team-Building Exercises – Communication – Fun Ways to Build Communication Skills

[ad_1] Six Ways to Improve Communication Skills © iStockphotoaxnjax"Build a bridge" is just one exercise you can use to get communication flowing. How well do your team members communicate with one another? Poor communication lies at the root of many problems. It can lead to mistakes, quality problems, conflict, missed deadlines, and lost opportunities. That's why it can often pay to help your people to develop their communication skills. One way of doing this is to use appropriate team-building activities. Not only can these boost people's communication skills, but they can also help them to build good relationships with one another. In this article, we'll look at six team-building exercises that can help your people to communicate better. You can...

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Bain's RAPID Framework – Assigning Roles to Avoid Stalemate

[ad_1] Assigning Roles to Avoid Stalemate © iStockphotopictorico Caroline works in the marketing department of a major auto manufacturer. Her team has been using focus groups to identify the features customers want in their next generation of car. After extensive market research, the team has finalized its list of essentials.   Unfortunately, Caroline's list is quite different from the one that the product development team has put together.  Both groups believe that they have the authority to decide which features should be included in the new model, but they can't agree on what those features should be. They've spent so much time arguing over this that progress on the car has stalled.   Does this scenario sound familiar to you?...

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5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Overall Happiness

[ad_1] In 2015, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, was declared the happiest person in the world. This was based on a study by the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience in Wisconsin, where Ricard’s scores were sometimes off the charts. Being a monk is a life calling that not many of us will pursue, and being in the “regular” world does have a different set of challenges you may argue. But surely, attaining happiness should be possible for everyone. Happiness is a state of mind so like any other state of mind, it can be adjusted. However, we get so caught up in how miserable we are, that we do not have the ability to see that being happy is as simple as...

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Newsletter 486: Understand Your People Better!

[ad_1] Understand Your People Better! To be a successful leader, you have to understand what "makes your people tick," and be able to engage with them emotionally. But how do you use that knowledge to be a better leader?For a start, if you understand your people, you can adapt your leadership style to meet their needs and the situation you're in. You can learn how to do this with our article, Six Emotional Leadership Styles.You'll be able to this more successfully if you know how to "read" people, and understand how your own emotions and actions impact others. You can discover more about this in our articles, Empathy at Work...

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