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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Effective Presentation Slides Part 2

26 May 2011


Last week we discussed the groundwork for TASTEful presentations. Today we’ll look at what slides are NOT and see an example of how to use visual elements.


Slides are not the presentation

The purpose of using of slides is to enhance, illustrate or support what you’re saying.


All too often, a speaker will stand in a darkened room next to a huge projection of the slides. …

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Effective Presentation Slides Part 1

19 May 2011  


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We all suffer (or sleep) through too many presentations that are about as exciting as watching paint dry.


The thing is, presentations are often the best way to pass information to our colleagues. Unfortunately, they’re often not as effective as they could be – whether it’s because of a boring vocal tone or irrelevant subject matter or poorly prepared slides.

Grammar Bite #12: Use of ‘comprise’

12 May 2011 


Can you spot the mistake in these sentences?

The series comprises of four funds.

This 1,084 sq. ft. duplex comprises of two bedrooms, a modern kitchen and a private roof.

The 12 members comprise the team.


Definition: comprise

‘Comprise’ has two primary meanings:

--to be made up of

--to include, contain or embrace


How to correct these mistakes

How to Get Started Writing

5 May 2011


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The American poet, Robert Frost once said, ‘The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.’


This is particularly true for many of us when we have to write. We might sit staring at a blank computer screen and wonder, ‘How do I get started on this report?’

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