Project Master Plan

Would you like to become the best presenter you can be? Have a look at our Ultimate Guide, summarizing over two years worth of technical article content generated in all aspects of presenting. Throughout this all-encompassing article, the content has been broken down into the main elements relevant to facilitating a successful seminar, giving you a birds eye overview of the whole process involved in mastering your presentation skills!

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Aalborg Judge/Player Conference 2017

The first every Nordic mini conference! featuring such hits as "fakes, and how to find them" and "GP: Prague Warning: Contains fire" a smaller gathering of judges and a meeting to self-improve and network! Ever been curious as to how to run a smaller judge conference? or just heard a lot about how great Denmark is, this is the conference report for you!

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Storytelling 2: The Mentor

In the previous article on Storytelling, we spent time getting into your heroes’ hearts and minds, it’s time to look at your role as mentor. Even though mentors are not supposed to think about themselves, it does help to do that in the context of how we can be useful to the audience. Your role as a mentor is to influence the hero to take action and change things. The mentor’s appearance in the journey is essential to moving the hero past difficult obstacles. Mentors thus have the major responsibility [...]

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Storytelling 1: The Hero

Can a presentation be truly captivating and hold the audience’s attention like nothing else matters in the world? Just think about how a great story makes us feel; there are a handful of key elements always present within a truly great story. Every great story has a hero who is central to the plot and a mentor who guides the hero throughout their adventures. In this first instalment of the article series on Storytelling, we will have the pleasure to meet our hero! Proven Elements of Great Storytelling [...]

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The 10 Steps to Take Towards a Bad PowerPoint Presentation

We’ve all been in THAT presentation. The presentation where it only takes two slides before our eyes roll back into our head and start to bleed. Perhaps it was the one where you got a handout, which was then projected above, and then every single word was read aloud. It may have even been the presentation in which someone discovered transitions and animations, and made sure to make use of every single one. Presentations like the above are certainly memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. No [...]

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There’s a “we” in “weapon”! – Part 2

Focus Groups at Judge Conferences Oh great! If you got this far, you may be now eager to volunteer and bring an incredible focus group experience to your fellow Magic judges at the next Conference. Last time we introduced some general guidelines behind setting up such an infrastructure, and I hopefully convinced you how it can be done, and why it can be great. It is now time to delve into what is actually going to happen during this session… Three is the Magic™ number In order to [...]

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There’s a “we” in “weapon”! – Part 1

Focus Groups at Judge Conferences The first Judge Conference is always a unique experience. If you’ve had a chance of attending one (if you haven’t, plan for it asap!), you should remember that feeling. The discovery of your regional community, the sense of belonging quickly encompassing former strangers, facing judges so similar to you – but so different. After the first one, everything is different. You already know what to expect, you look forward to seeing the familiar faces you recall, [...]

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