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Be Your Own Best Critic – The Art of Self-Criticism

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The ability to see one’s own flaws and work at improving them is a quality shared by the most successful people.  A healthy dose of self-criticism keeps your feet grounded and gives you the power to make positive changes through honest observation of your own performance.  Too much self-criticism, on the other hand, can be damaging to self-esteem and cause anxiety and depression.  Read more

Why Big Companies Use Webinars To Increase Brand Awareness

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You’re a big company looking to increase your sales and profit. Your product is sound, reasonably priced, and useful. The only obstacle standing in the way of your company? Lack of brand awareness among the general public. However, there is a way to increase your brand awareness quickly and easily in order to benefit your business. It isn’t rocket science, either. Rather, it’s webinars.  Read more

Tips for Virtual Interviews That Will Virtually Get You the Job

Congratulations – you got the interview!  As the company you want to work for is forward-thinking and tech-minded, they may want to do your interview on a videoconferencing platform.  For many businesses, this is now the preferred way to go about it.  The number of applicants for every job being filled has been rising since the recession.  A virtual interview lets them learn more about each candidate than a telephone interview would allow, before bringing them in for the real deal. Read more

How Bloggers Can Use Webinars To Attract A Target Audience And Grow Their List Of Subscribers

The arrival of the internet and its ever growing popularity among us has no doubt given birth to its next of kin, the blogosphere. This opening of sorts has inherited the same popularity and accessibility of its cousin, judging from the diversity of blogs we see (and follow) on the internet today. Social media analysts place the number of bloggers worldwide at a whopping 152 million, each catering to specific audiences and their own avid subscribers and steady visitors. Read more

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: 5 Steps to Improving Information Delivery in a Webinar

Webinars average about an hour in length. The average attention span is 8 seconds. When you deliver a webinar, you are racing against time in two dimensions: the amount of time you have to present, and the amount of time you’ll have your audience’s attention. There is no time to waste with superfluous slides and discussions. Effectively delivering the information you want to get across is your #1 objective as a presenter. Read more

How to Use Webinars for Education

Time and space are considerations that have always figured in teaching and learning environments. Time is of the essence, so to speak, and careful time management is key to optimize discussions and pedagogical interventions. Meanwhile, designing a space that allows for effective learning and teaching constitutes more than just assigning a physical space, but, rather identifying one that eases the process of exchange between learners and teachers. Read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: Upgrade Your Presentation for a Different Audience

Putting together a presentation is a lot of work.  Doing the research, finding the perfect images, getting the wording right, and tweaking the slides (often at the last minute) takes hours and hours of mental labor. All that effort pays off when you really wow your audience.  And then it’s over.  It was great while it lasted, but odds are, that PowerPoint won’t be making the rounds again anytime soon.  It was designed with a specific audience in mind, and it served its purpose. Read more