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Pitching Hack: It's Not What You Said, It's How You Made Them Feel @getmoreclarity

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Let me start with a question… What was the last power point or pitch deck you saw? Can you recall what was on slide 5?

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blogbrevity's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:55 AM

"The secret to connecting with people is to get them to SEE and more importantly FEEL what you do."

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How To Get More Customers

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Business advice and tips on how to win more customers from John Spence, one of America's top 100 small business experts.

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Customers are the lifeblood of every business and business owners always need to work hard at growing their customer base. In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever, to use all avenues available to you to gain more customers. This excellent article from John Spence shows exactly how you can achieve this desirable outcome.

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Customers are the lifeblood of every business and business owners always need to work hard at growing their customer base. In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever, to use all avenues available to you to gain more customers. This excellent article from John Spence shows exactly how you can achieve this desirable outcome.

Nkem Mpamah's curator insight, July 30, 5:24 AM

Highly Recommended great read by John Spence, my personal mentor. John understands this stuff too well.

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Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School

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Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.

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How to Create Fireworks In PowerPoint Using Animations

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Fireworks are yet another cool trick you can use to spice up your PowerPoint presentations by combining simple shapes with animations. There are many different ways to create fireworks depending on...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 14, 3:31 PM

If you want to make your PowerPoint presentation more eye-catching, use fireworks effect.

Fenia's curator insight, March 16, 4:57 AM

A feature I didn;t know it existed in PowerPoint. Really useful. 

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Caribbean Lifestyle Caribbean Biz - Caribbean Market Trends | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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añada su visión ...

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The top 20 island buys for the super-rich - Telegraph.co.uk

If you're super-rich and want your own secluded slice of paradise, Savills and Candy & Candy have ranked world's top 20 islands for property investment
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IgnitionDeck WordPress Plugin Because Crowdfunding Is A Moveable Feast via @Atlanticbt

IgnitionDeck WordPress Plugin Because Crowdfunding Is A Moveable Feast via @Atlanticbt | Caribbean Lifestyle Caribbean Biz - Caribbean Market Trends | Scoop.it

IgnitionDeck is the world's most popular WordPress crowdfunding plugin. Includes free WordPress Crowdfunding Theme. Integrates with Paypal, Stripe, Mailchimp.

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At our starutp @Curagami we've been fascinated with the idea of "enterprise crowdfunding". This idea fascinates us because:

* Crowdfunding content is highly social.

* Social Shares - Content is supported by entrepreneurs social net.
* Crazy Guy / Girl In Basement - content is buzz worthy.

Ignition Deck's wordpress plugin means its easy to add crowdfunding to your site. Yes, you give up the "featured" aspect of having your campaign promoted by a big gun like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, but you gain control and the SEO juice comes to YOU and YOUR SITE not them.

Ethan Mollic's Dynamics of Crowdfunding study showed what we expected:

* Most campaigns get funded by entrepreneurs own network.

* Most campaigns JUST MAKE their funding goals.
* Campaigns that have 25% in first days are 80% likely to meet their ASK. * Even small crowdfunding sites have high PageRank.

That last bullet is because crowdfunding sites benefit from the Facebook effect - create the environment and have everyone else provide the content and links. If most campaigns are funded by YOU anyway using a pluggin like IgnitionDeck may make sense.

Where it REALLY makes sense is at the enterprise level. Our Curagami customer Moon-Audio.com can create a "board" asking for new headphone, headphone amp and audio gear ideas from their Ambassadors and other visitors.  

IgnitionDeck looks like a winner. We plan to investigate further and report back on http://www.Curagami.com . Thanks to Mark Foulkrod at Atlantic BT in Raleigh for the share. 


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Using Moodle for Corporate Training - Super Moodle

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Is it really worth all the effort, to implement using Moodle for corporate training? Moodle is one of the top LMS designs out there, stealing the top of LMS lists dependably enough. It's a good system, with a lot of rich features, extended integration, and its open source nature means that its features are clinically limitless.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 12:42 AM

There are hundreds of LMS aimed at the corporate market.  None of them have the user community that sustains Moodle as an international favorite. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:43 AM

Consider by 7 SEP 2014.

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British Virgin Islands Developer David Johnson Talks Success ...

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He turned his back on mass-market projects to focus on low density, luxury projects that were environmentally sustainable. He has won several ... How did you select the British Virgin Islands for your latest project?
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SLS Hotels to Operate 300-Room Luxury Lifestyle Hotel and ...

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Why choose Cayman out of all the Islands in the Caribbean ...

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“I've had the privilege of travelling the rest of the Caribbean over the past year and have discovered why the Cayman Islands Luxury Property market has boomed over the last 10 years and why it will continue to do so but let's take a ...
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I Could Never Forget Costa Rica… - International living

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In International Living's monthly magazine, you'll find out about everything from adventures in Panama to the best buys on the Paris property market…from how to open a bank account in your new country of residence to how to ...
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Co-Browse Any Web Page Instantly with Surfly

Robin Good calls this "The best, easiest and most convenient tool to co-browse and collaborate over any web page at a distance. It works instantly. Nothing to do  to make it work. Simplicity and immediacy win over features."


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alexislucas's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:56 AM

de mémoire ça ne marche pas bien car cela souffre de lags et se révèle contre-intuitif

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You can try out the new features. I'm curious how and if you like it now. www.surfly.com
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You can try out the new features. I'm curious how and if you like it now. www.surfly.com
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Cory taking on the 'new work ' world - Lead Stories - Jamaica ...

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Now a final-year student at the UWI, Corey is a Digital Jam ambassador, ready for his future as a young man living and working in the new digital Caribbean. Share |. The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the ...
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12 Things You Should Never Say During Your Presentation

Don’t do this; don’t do that! Yes, there are a number of “don’ts” connected with good presentations. If you keep these “don’ts” in mind, beyond any doubt your …

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 11, 9:29 PM

Some important points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:49 PM

I heard all of these things at a recent conference! I'd like to add one to the list -- "I don't want to keep boring you." How about you don't bore me at all?

 

Is it time to dust off the old public speaking textbook and brush up on some speaking skills?

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 10:47 AM

Excellent points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

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I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 30, 3:11 PM

An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience's interaction and interest. A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

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Aaron Oo Chun Yi's curator insight, March 24, 4:27 AM

Sweet!

donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 8:39 AM

I was aware of (and used) Prezi - but I haven't heard of the others on this list. 

 

 

(From the article): Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience’s interaction and interest.  A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

Apart from the corporate world, presentations are used in education as well. Teachers use presentations to deliver information that is successfully incorporated with videos and pictures, thus grabbing the attention of the students and enriching the learning process along the way.

While its hard to replace professional presentation designers, here is a list of some powerful tools that would help you to create interactive presentations in case of the absence of professional help.

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Retire in Corozal, Belize for $1500 a Month - International Living

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Retire in Corozal, Belize for $1,500 a Month Corozal, on the northern edge of Belize, has captured the hearts of the 1,000...
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Write About

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At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun and sharing should be easy, so we built a social publishing platform for classrooms.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:26 PM

This writing and sharing tool has a stack of writing prompts, visuals and ideas for writing. Students can publish their work and interact with the works of other students. 

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Great resource for authentic writing - thanks, Nik :-)

Daizy Lina's curator insight, December 24, 2014 12:29 AM

English as a second language can be taught via literature.

 

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No, Facebook is not an infectious disease | IEyeNews

No, Facebook is not an infectious disease | IEyeNews | Caribbean Lifestyle Caribbean Biz - Caribbean Market Trends | Scoop.it
The researchers say they chose MySpace because it “is a particularly useful case study for model validation … it represents one of the largest OSNs (Online Social Networks) in history to exhibit the full life cycle of an OSN, from rise to fall.”...
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Tapping the true potential of Saint Lucia Hot Couture | St. Lucia STAR

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If Saint Lucia Hot Couture was the dazzling canvas for local and Caribbean designers to showcase their wares, the Trunk Show last Thursday was the literal pay off: the business end of fashion, if you will.
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How to Make Your Overseas Dream Home Pay for Itself

And that's when I started learning the vacation rental basics and high-level marketing tactics. Like the importance ...
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A Touch of Latin Spice in Puerto Rico - International living

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But I was on home soil for this trip, back in the U.S.A. I was in Puerto Rico, our own home-grown Caribbean, traveling the length and breadth of the island and giving it the same scrutiny I give any offshore destination.
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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

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"n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz38DAMUBd0"


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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

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In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.

 

He says there's a debate about the long-term consequences of China's push into the African continent: Will it create development and prosperity, or will it lead to exploitation reminiscent of 19th-century European colonialism?


Tags: Africa, development, China, industry, economic, podcast.


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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:40 AM

Is good that China decided to make business outside of its territories. With this plan, they are helping they own economic, but also improving other people lives with the airport and highway.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 2014 4:05 PM

Though the age of European Imperialism has long since ended, China is beginning to realize the benefits involved with economic expansion into other countries. "More than a million Chinese citizens have permanently moved to Africa, buying land, starting businesses and settling among local populations." Many are worried that this push into Africa could lead to extreme exploitation and disparity among native Africans while China solely benefits. If you compare this scenario with what is occurring in Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia, it would seem that China is there specifically for its own benefit. 

David Lizotte's curator insight, April 5, 1:47 PM

Only the Chinese would see a potential market in Africa...

However, in all seriousness I too see the potential market. The continent is huge. The population is ridiculous and it is only going to keep growing. A population of this magnitude needs goods to live. In turn, China will provide for this demand. However it is blatant that the market (African people) will be exploited at whatever cost. The manufacturing, selling, etc. is being done, according to this article, by Chinese people. These people left China in search of money and perhaps even a place to settle down. China is expanding to Africa so a lot of Chinese people are going to move to Africa for employment. China wins by increasing its economic output and losing its dead weight. By dead weight I mean the chinese citizens whom stem from lower middle class. These people were struggling in China. China could not produce jobs for them. These people then follow the money to Africa and once there "job" is done decide to stay and live in Africa. As stated by the article this is an independent decision being made. I understand that and I recognize it as not being an immediate concern.

What concerns me is the exploitation of natural resources as well as the exploitation of the African market. China will produce goods that they know will be sold in Africa- they will design everything to meet Africa's wants and needs, thus taking there money. An African business will not benefit from this commerce rather a Chinese firm, with Chinese workers. One can argue its business and I suppose it truly  is. China see's a continent that they can invest in. There country will benefit from it as well as its people, whom are finding jobs abroad and continue to work abroad due to the affluent economy. The Chinese see African people as "demand" and they want to "supply" for that never ending demand. 

The article mentions/compares this situation to colonialism. It certainly does seem like a form of exploitation in which the foreign investors make money off of the African people and the regions resources however it is being done in a business like fashion. This could be seen as the more modern form of colonialism. It's not a direct rule over a territory and people rather its a business venture. But couldn't the business venture be seen as a front? 

What's interesting is how China is very much taking a hands off approach in the local politics. They aren't getting immersed in the government rather they see themselves as business people operating in another country...for China's benefit. They aren't there to provide goods for the African people out of the goodness of there heart rather they just want to sell the goods that they know will sell to the massive population. China is setting up shop in a non-democratic way, in which they don't care about the society rather they just care about the financial benefit. The political standing of the country does not bother China. Also, this could be seen as China thinking long term. Instead of thinking democratically and "more fair like" China can focus more on its own business and people and not have to worry about crisis in the country as a whole. 

More than a million Chinese have emigrated to the continent of Africa to start business'. More Chinese will travel to Africa...chain migration... they will develop and make money off of the African market. Chinese will elevate there status in Africa off of the backs of natural resources (in Africa) as well as make money from the African market. A market that will be exploited-whether good or bad- exploited non the less. 

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10 Keys To Building A Successful Business Blog

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These techniques work for businesses, churches, not-for-profit organizations.  Being visible means being recognized and valued for what your organization can contribute.  Make it a part of your program development efforts!

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10 Keys To Building A Successful Business Blog. #business #blogging

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