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Lale conquered glossophobia by learning everything about public speaking

Lale Byquist refused to let her glossophobia—i.e. fear of public speaking—stand in her way. Her method? “Learning everything about the fear of public speaking and ways to conquer it”. Her structured knowledge now makes up the website…

How to avoid a Mariah Carey moment on stage

On New Year’s Eve, a baffled American TV audience watched a live performance by the superstar and ultra professional Mariah Carey go down in flames in the middle of Times Square, NY. It took just a few days for communications consultant…

Slide design for dummies

What makes a clear and visually appealing presentation? Toon Verlinden from "The floor is yours" shows an extreme makeover of power point slides, demonstrating a few simple design tricks that work wonders. This post has been originally…

The Science Presentation Checklist helps you stay focused and succinct

How do you present your research poster effectively when you have a distracted conference visitor in front of you? The freelance science Atlant Bieri communicator gives some great advice on YouTube. In the video, Atlant presents a checklist which…
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The (non-)necessity of PowerPoint – a personal reflection

I am a traveling student who has seen a lot of PowerPoint and Prezi presentations at many universities in different countries. Here is my message: in many cases, they were not necessary to make! Let me explain why.