David McQueen, professional speaker, gives out some valuable advice for perfecting your presentations
This post by David McQueen is a must read if you find yourself at a dead end when it comes to putting together a quality presentation.
The days of knocking up a PowerPoint presentation and relying on slide affects and hastily pasted Google images to carry you through are long gone!
The pointers David provides will help you with the oral delivery of your presentation and offer guidance on how to structure/order what you need to communicate to your audience.
Read ‘Diary of a Speaker – How I Draft My Speeches‘ on davemcqueen.com.
Google has a new toy – Helpouts. It’s not the first of its kind, see our write-up on Mindsy, but its a recognisable brand so there’ll be a lot of initial buzz.
Helpouts by Google is a new platform for sharing expert advice on anything from Photoshop to healthy dinners. Advice is shared in the form of video tutorials, either in exchange for money (prices vary) or for free.
We’re still having a play with it, mainly to gauge the quality of advice being shared, but first thoughts are that this has the potential to be a great personal development tool.
Helpouts is now available to download from Google Play store. If you’ve already had a chance to road-test Hangouts, let us know what you think!
PS. Could this be the premium YouTube?
Part-time undergraduate students reap the rewards of a more balanced learning experience
A recent survey shows that part-time study can be just as effective as a full-time undergraduate course in aiding career progression, and encouraging personal development.
The responses from part-time study graduates who took part paint a picture of a more balanced learning experience.
Stand out stats:
- 88% of part-time graduates felt they had developed as a person
- 83% felt better qualified to do their jobs
- 61% felt their career prospects had improved
- 78% self confidence had improved
The original report is available online: FUTURETRACK: Part-time Higher Education Students: The Impact of Part-time Learning Two Years After Graduation
Russell Brand eloquently explains his grievance with modern politics – with a touch of humour, of course
A lesson in freethinking…
Just moved in to your student digs or new grad pad, you’ll need one of these
This has to be the ultimate inflatable chair?! 3.5mm Aux cable for connecting media devices, two speakers in the headrest, pockets for storing magazines and remotes, sunken cup holders, and it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
You can find the full product details on IWOOT.
Choosing a place to live can make or break your university experience. It’s worth taking some time to think about where you’re going to reside, who you’re going to share with and how to get the best place for your cash. Here are a few pointers to give you some ideas.
Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence are usually offered to 1st year students although sometimes there are options for 2nd years, 3rd years or post grads. Halls are fantastic for making new friends and normally have a great sense of community spirit. They also act as a kind of support network because Continue Reading »