Our words of wisdom(ish)

Empower

By presentationboss / June 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Empower

‘Those who are empowered will always do more than is expected’ What do we mean by empower? Like so many grandiloquent words we hear on a regular basis, the definition is hardly ever questioned. Instead, the word is accepted as an axiom of the English language. The general definition is ‘to enable or permit’. Yawn!…

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How To: Crop Images in Powerpoint

By presentationboss / June 14, 2017 / Comments Off on How To: Crop Images in Powerpoint

When using PowerPoint, there are a number of techniques given to ensure your audience’s attention is exactly where you want it on the screen. One of these is to emphasise the exact part of the image on the screen to highlight that particular detail while still giving context behind it. The steps to cropping (or…

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Our Capacity for Concentration Part 2

By presentationboss / April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Our Capacity for Concentration Part 2

In pilot training there is a concept that is designed for prioritisation of mental tasks and ultimately, safety. It has a cute, rhyming mnemonic: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. And the idea is, when under a high mental load, to do these things in that order. Aviate. This means, fly the aircraft, make sure it is flying…

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Our Capacity for Concentration Part 1

By presentationboss / April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Our Capacity for Concentration Part 1

Our capacity for concentration is limited. I like to think of this capacity as a bucket – a brain bucket. It has a limited amount of space you can fill with simultaneous tasks and each task takes some amount of space. Think about when you’re learning to drive, for instance. Your bucket might be about…

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