Friday, January 24, 2014

Toss the Script

The Script

A script guides you through presentation. It gives you confidence. Yet, reading from the script disconnect you from the audience
Whenever possible, do not use the script. Don’t read from the note unless you want to do something step-by-step. When you do, keep your step below 3 or 4.
Instead of using a note, consider to use pictures to guide you through presentation. Adopt the ‘one-theme-per-slide’ mindset to keep your slides clean, simple, and easy to remember.


Five Steps to Toss the Script

     Here are the guideline which helps you present without the script:

  1. Write your script in 4 -5 full sentences
  2. Highlight only the key words in your note
  3. Remove unnecessary words
  4. Memorize one key idea per slide 
  5. Practice until you’ve become fluent

Source: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience 
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Book or Audiobooks?

          Personally, I prefer audiobooks. It's fun, and I can listen when I'm doing something else. It also makes other activities (e.g., jogging) a lot more fun. For more detail about audiobooks, please read [this post].     
          There is one more reason that may encourage you to go for the audiobook version. You can get it now for FREE. Audible offers you a free trial for 14 days. Even if you get the book and cancel the subscription right away (so that you don't have to pay), you can keep the book. And, don't worry if you lost the audiobook file. Just log into audible.com. You can keep downloading the over and over again. 
   About the summary: It takes time to finish up a book. And, when you do, sometimes, you want to review what you learn from the book. If you do not make  notes as you read, you might have to go through the book once again. This can be time-consuming when you are dealing with a book. But you can still flip through the book and locate what you are looking for.

However, when the material is an audiobook, it is extremely hard to locate a specific part of content. Most likely you will have to listen to the entire audiobook once again.

This book summary will help solve the pain of having to go through the book all over again.

I am leaving out the details of the books. Most books have interesting examples and case studies, not included here. Reading the original book would be much more entertaining and enlightening. If you like the summary, you may want to get the original from the source below.


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