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Revealed: How Ebola paralyses the immune system

Deaths in Africa from Ebola reached 1013 earlier this week, with 1848 cases reported. The World Health Organization, which had declared the outbreak …

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation

More NGOs and relief organisations are using maps and charts for campaigning. Learn how to visualise development data<p>As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources …

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about all entrepreneurs have experienced that warm, tingly feeling when they realize they’ve hatched a brilliant idea that could change an industry, make a meaningful impact and land them a fortune Perhaps the only thing standing …

At What Age Are People The Most Creative?

Are they young geniuses or old masters? Research says it depends on the kind of creativity.<p>When are people the most creative? Is there an age where you “peak”? Or does discipline at any age determine how much you’ll create?<p>As with most things, there are a few sides to the argument:<p>When you’re …

How to Present Like a Pro – Part I

http://soappresentations.com/how_to_present_like_a_pro_i/<p>Do you have the message and the visuals ready? If so, it’s time to focus on your performance as a presenter.<p>To present like pros, one of the most important things we need to work on is non-verbal language. And that’s why we’ve prepared this …

How To Present So People Will Hear

You probably have to make presentations, but does the audience hear what you’re saying? And do they believe it?<p>Based on my experience in investment banking and strategy consulting, I’ve put together a 3-part series on how to prepare memos and presentations that people will read and believe. Part 1 …

10 Tips for a Highly Memorable Presentation

If your audience doesn't remember you once you've finished, what's the point? Here are some easy ways to rock the stage.<p>Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It's a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence …

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business, your next presentation could change your life. Delivering a successful presentation could mean landing a major new contract, better prices for your services or getting the funding you need. Failure can mean lost customers and …

4 Keys to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck

LinkedIn, SlideShare's parent company, recently asked me to share on their blog the key fundamentals to a powerful presentation. Many of you may know these tips already, but it's always good to review the basics now and then, and ensure you're still on track. Here are my tips for creating the …

How to Prep for a Conference Keynote

Three tips for nailing your material.<p><b>1. Keep it Simple.</b> I break my presentations into three parts that can all be practiced separately. Within each of those sections, you have a two-minute intro and a two-minute conclusion, and in between you have point-example-point or example-point-example. In …

Pro Presentation Tips: 7 Secrets To Winning The Room

You’ve done the work, you’ve put in your time, you know your stuff—but before you open your mouth to give the presentation you’ve prepared so intently, you’ve been judged.<p>It’s human nature: Our brains are wired to take in all available information and draw instant conclusions. Which means that …

5 Must-Know Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An email arrives inviting you to speak in front of a group of business leaders, and you panic. You have lots to say and important information to share, but you aren't comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Sound familiar? You're …

7 Ways To Give Presentations That People Actually Care About

No one will be looking at their phones–unless they’re tweeting about how awesome your talk is. Really.<p>When NYU leadership lecturer Helio Fred Garcia wants to gather an audience’s attention, he enlists the most fearsome of allies: The Black Eyed Peas.<p>“At precisely 9 a.m. I touch a button on my …

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

From Lab To Lectern, Scientists Learn To Turn On the Charm

About 20 scientists are clustered in a cramped conference room in San Diego, one of the country's science hubs, but they aren't there to pore over their latest research. Instead, this is a meeting of BioToasters — a chapter of the public speaking organization Toastmasters, geared specifically …

Read This Now and You, Too, Can "Talk Like TED"

I was giving a speech at my father’s retirement banquet and I can tell you – I was a nervous wreck. It’s one thing to speak on marketing to an …

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We all know that when we give a presentation or speak in front of a group, not only are our words important, but the body language that accompanies them.<p>Your words may give the audience one message while your body sends quite another.<p>As if getting the words …