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Presentation Matters…Or does it?

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A few years ago, I was visiting Pune with my family and so we decided to take a day trip to Lonavala. During the rains the small hillocks have tiny streams flowing down almost everywhere and the sight is exquisite. A little before Lonavala, we saw the Celebrity Wax Museum and decided to visit it. […]

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Top 5 tips to use twitter to learn

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Use Twitter to learn? I was amazed when I encountered that suggestion 5 years ago. Till then, I assumed twitter was used by those who had nothing better to do than advertise what they were currently doing. I looked down on it and its proponents. However the suggestion came from a very learned person, so […]

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How to brainstorm so that you ACTUALLY get some new IDEAS?

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Yesterday (22.7.15) I was conducting a Creative Problem Solving workshop for a client. How can you have a session on creativity without discussing Alex Osborne’s #brainstorming technique? So I launched into the same, sharing the cardinal rules of brainstorming: No criticism or debate. Criticism will just stem the flow of ideas. Quantity is more important […]

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9 tips to present like a pro

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Have you ever been in a situation where a young child is running after a ball and onto a road? You are yelling at him/her to stop but the child continues not realizing. Why is that? The ball is creating enough distraction for the child that what you are saying is overlooked. We live in […]

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3 things #EffectiveLeaders do

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It doesn’t matter if you like leading or are a lousy leader, you are probably leading something or the other right now, whether it is a family, business, community, team etc.  We all are in a position to shape someone’s thoughts, dreams, aspirations and beliefs. The only difference is how many people we influence. According […]

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How to use voice for a high impact presentation?

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Mehrabian’s study points out that voice accounts for 38% of the total communication. Doesn’t it make sense to be cognizant of the fact and deliberately work on voice quality? The elements that make up voice quality are: Tone Pitch Inflection Pace Volume Enunciation Pronunciation Use your voice to conquer your audiences.. #LearningwithLarks #LarksLearning #Presentationskills