Updates to Conference Support (and something more…) – January 2019

Hello everyone and happy new year! (does that still work as we get close to February?) As we begin the year, we´re updating the content of packs we´re supporting our conferences with.  Join us at the next conference closest to you and you´ll receive: Now that I have your attention, I also wanted to remind you about a recent project recruitment announcement for the newest sphere project: "Pick-and-go Seminars". You can read more about this in the original announcement or in the project [...]

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Storytelling 3: The Journey

Welcome to the third and final instalment of the article series on Storytelling. In Part 1 and Part 2 we delved into the Hero and Mentor present in our stories. If you remember, the hero is your audience and every great story has a hero who is central to the plot as well as a mentor, or the presenter in this case, who guides the hero throughout their adventures. It is now time to focus on the journey which the hero embarks on, having the mentor as a guide. We will learn how establishing a [...]

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L’art du récit – Chapitre 2 : Le Mentor

Theo Millidonis L1, Cyprus Dans le premier chapitre de l’art du récit nous avons réfléchi aux outils nécessaires pour apprendre à connaître notre héros, il est temps de nous pencher sur notre rôle en tant que mentor. Bien que les mentors soient censés s’effacer, il est nécessaire de s’interroger sur la façon dont nous pouvons aider notre auditoire. Le rôle du mentor est de pousser le héros à agir pour changer les choses. Sans un mentor, le héros aura du mal à surmonter [...]

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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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L’art du récit : Le héros

Est-il possible de qu'une présentation soit captivante au point que rien d'autre ne compte pour son auditoire ? Réfléchissez juste à la manière dont une histoire nous affecte ? Les histoires marquantes comprennent un certain nombre d’éléments-clés. Tous les récits mémorables tournent autour d’un héros et de son mentor, son guide à travers une série d’aventures. Dans ce premier chapitre de « L’Art du récit », nous avons le plaisir de faire la connaissance de notre héros. Les [...]

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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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