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How Google's +1 Button Affects SEO

How Google's +1 Button Affects SEO | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Since the days of Google Buzz, the +1 button has been a mystery to users and content producers alike. It's different from Facebook's "Like" button, in that it doesn't directly s...

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A +1 to this article on Google's +1 and its affect on SEO.

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Bogdan S's comment, June 11, 2013 12:24 AM
Very true, Google+ is a key factor on SEO
Bogdan S's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:25 AM

Dupa cum spuneam si zilele trecute in http://www.opesmedia.ro/blog/google-seo/cum-iti-poti-face-brand-ul-cunoscut-prin-intermediul-google/, Google+ are on influenta fantastica cand vorbim despre SEO in 2013

Bogdan S's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:29 AM

Si din nou Google + apare ca un factor important pentru SEO, dupa cum spuneam si in http://www.opesmedia.ro/blog/google-seo/cum-iti-poti-face-brand-ul-cunoscut-prin-intermediul-google/ zilele trecute. Social media este "new trend" pentru SEO

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Emaze - create amazing presentations

Emaze - create amazing presentations | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Emaze vision – to change the way people create presentations through a simple, fully automated process that generate powerful and engaging showcases.


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It's an early beta but looks promising for making more interesting presentations. Not at "swoopy" as Prezi (that's good).

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Two Pens's curator insight, June 9, 2013 5:08 PM

This is an early stage beta; fun to play around with but not super-intuitive. Still, it beats PowerPoint's klugey design and typography from dolts.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 6:27 AM

"Variety is the spice of life"

Maria Zambonino Gordillo's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:00 AM

gracias deseo innovaciones tecnologicas

 

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The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about

The best PowerPoint trick you don't know about | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
PowerPoint has some amazing drawing tools that lets you create all kinds of illustrations. But sometimes it can be frustrating when you group text with an object to create an image because when you...

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You need this tip. Seriously. So easy and so frustrating if you don't know it.

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:44 PM

add your insight...

 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:29 AM

A neverendingstory of amazing tools to improve Powerpoint.

 

Has prezi killed the Slide-star???

Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 7, 2013 3:39 AM

Really interesting information!

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How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981

How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981 | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
"No speech was ever too short."

"Read the Roman-Raphaelson book on writing. Read it three times," David Ogilvy famously commanded in the
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Oglivy loved Roman & Raphaelson. It's interesting how timeless their advice is (via Brainpickings). 

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LucaVanin's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:31 AM

Da leggere (nel senso che mi appunto di leggermelo quanto prima!) :-)

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5 Great Examples of How to Include Calls to Action in Your Facebook Cover Photo | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Great Examples of How to Include Calls to Action in Your Facebook Cover Photo | Jeffbullas's Blog | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Facebook keeps changing the rules.So what are the new rules? The biggest change is you can now include calls to action and these are now the focus of most Facebook cover designers and here are 5 great examples.
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My favorite is HubSpot. Aesthetically designed. Valuable offer. 'Nuff said.

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LucaVanin's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:32 AM

Questa può essere molto utile, soprattutto per lanciare un Webinar!!!

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Igor | The marketing money pit of the descriptive name

Igor Naming Consultants is a naming and branding agency creating powerful product and company names that propel and differentiate companies and products above the competition.
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Love Igor's point-of-view re naming that differentiates you.

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Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill : NPR

Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill : NPR | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Amazon spent years trying to avoid charging sales tax. Now, the company supports a bill that would require it.
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Who would have thunk it?  The reasons are so obvious..reduce (or should I say obliterate smaller competitors) and... (via Jessie Bennett

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10 PowerPoint Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier

10 PowerPoint Templates That Will Make Your Life Easier | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
We know: Crafting a fancy PowerPoint with charts and graphs that'll get your point across and won't make everyone's eyes glaze over—it's no simple feat.

But here's the secret: It's a whole lot ea
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I use Powerpoint sparingly in presentations, sandwiched between brainstorming, visual mindmapping, writing exercises and white board Q&As. But when you do use Ppt, these templates can make life easier and a little more aesthetically pleasing.

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Guest Blogging in 2013: The End of Unsolicited Guest Posts?

Guest Blogging in 2013: The End of Unsolicited Guest Posts? | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog : I love guest blogging. As a matter of fact, I got my first freelance writing inquiry thanks to a guest post on Social Media Examiner. I know[..]
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This article reiterates the golden rule of all pitching: know who you are pitching and what they need. If you've got a match, good. If you don't... don't pitch. 

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Yahoo and Best Buy are wrong: Great work can happen from anywhere

Yahoo and Best Buy are wrong: Great work can happen from anywhere | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Sil...
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I personally believe that people who work remotely from the office get more done. There's are less distractions, fewer meetings, a damped-down level of politics. I'd rather have a focused employee than a political one :-)

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11 Top Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation - Scott Hanselman

11 Top Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation - Scott Hanselman | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General
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Hanselman is a tech god at Microsoft. He's been speaking and blogging for more than a decade (I think) and he's good. Very, very good. If you speak on technical issues, mathematical equations or heavy data, he's the guy to emulate.

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Top 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Be Speakers, Too — The Book Designer

Top 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Be Speakers, Too — The Book Designer | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Top 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Be Speakers, Too explores the benefits that public speaking can have for authors
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I subscribe to public speaking to add to your credibility and hone your material. I often test out new material in our classes.

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7 Tips for Working SMART

7 Tips for Working SMART | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Why hit the pavement day after day in your business? How about in place of working HARD (ie. 12 hour days, mile long to do lists, and 5 email accounts) you worked SMART?

Via Marty Koenig, AlvinHill
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OK, I'm a sucker for everyday solutions to working smarter. "Finish what you start" is a good one. So is "1 goal, 1 year." 

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Why Writers Should Use SlideShare - GalleyCat

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Why Writers Should Use SlideShare
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The SlideShare community is info-hungry. Writers of business books should include a plan for this channel. And be sure to include presenter notes to your slides to avoid the "what the hell?" syndrome.

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Why do people make bad slides?

Why do people make bad slides? | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
For years experts in psychology, design and even technology have decried Powerpoint and its many evils.  Every few months another blog post, or presenter, explains in detailed outrage why the a pre...
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People make bad slides because they lack aesthetic judgment and design taste. Develop those and you'll make better slides.

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Nicholas Potter's curator insight, June 27, 2013 1:33 AM

Follows Tufte's advice to ditch PowerPoint format; contains a number of interesting links.

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The Beauty Of Cinemagraph GIFs - All That Is Interesting

The Beauty Of Cinemagraph GIFs - All That Is Interesting | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Soak in the beauty of cinemagraph GIFs, where the motion and the motionless collide.
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Cinemagraph GIFs add something interesting to a presentation. If you're making a point, look for (or create) a GIF that moves in such a way as to call attention to it.

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How To Blog When Busy - exploreB2B

How To Blog When Busy - exploreB2B | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
When I meet a busy client, they often tell me they are too busy to blog! I try to respond by explaining that web marketing requires their input, and specifically their knowledge, to succeed. ...
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I blog MORE when I'm busy than when I'm sluggardly. Hmmm. An idea here?

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Ten Things CEOs Need to Know About Design

This deck was presented by JESS3 co-founder, president and COO Leslie Bradshaw at the Future M / Startup Marketing Bootcamp on October 8, 2010 in Boston. The fo
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Fun art direction and it's not regurgitated information that everyone is saying. CEOs actually need to understand design if they want to build their company (and also their personal) brand.

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Bride Wears Dress Made From 10,000 Bread Tags

Bride Wears Dress Made From 10,000 Bread Tags | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
One bride in Australia wasn’t going to just walk down the aisle in any old thing.  Using 10,000 bread tags she collected from friends and family, Stephanie Watson spent months creating her one-of-a-kind dress from recycled tags and hand-me-down...
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I love creative people. Think about how you can dress to make a statement next time you're on stage.

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Fool yourself out of your fear of public speaking

Fool yourself out of your fear of public speaking | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
You're on a stage, lights hot and glaring, watching the large audience you’ll soon be addressing file in. How is your body reacting? You’re most likely jittery, your heart pounding through your rib cage and your breath quickening.
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Tell yourself feeling stressed is good for you? Hmmm. I'd rather be in complete command of my material.

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Fast Tweets Blog: How Often Should a Brand Post on Facebook?

Fast Tweets Blog: How Often Should a Brand Post on Facebook? | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
How often should a brand post on Facebook? This is a very popular question asked of me by my business clients. The answer is ONCE a day, or every other day. A brand can post once Monday through Friday and not post on the weekends.
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I agree with Nancy Brown. If a brand posts more than 1X a day, I deep-six them. 

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Twitter Line Breaks: Put Line Breaks in Your Tweets

Twitter Line Breaks: Put Line Breaks in Your Tweets | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Twitter keeps pushing the envelope about the style and content of tweets and now lets you put "line breaks" inside tweets. Learn about Twitter line breaks.

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Nice to have the option finally. 

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Stop Boring Online Writing and Become the Iron Man of Online Writers | Mojo40

Stop Boring Online Writing and Become the Iron Man of Online Writers | Mojo40 | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
If you write boring stuff online, you'll be consigned to oblivion and no one will buy your goods. Tips to rescue you from radio silence or shut down by your readers.
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Iron WOMAN of online writing here. I agree with being lively even if the topic is stuffed-shirt. Actually, no topic is boring; just the way people approach it.

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LucaVanin's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:35 AM

Indicazioni sempre valide per la creazione di contenuti online!

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What Is Visual Social Media Marketing (And How Does It Raise Engagement)? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

What Is Visual Social Media Marketing (And How Does It Raise Engagement)? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
What Is Visual Social Media Marketing (And How Does It Raise Engagement)? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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I think I'm going to puke! Using visuals is not some new form of social media. It's old social media (which used to be called direct marketing) masquerading as new thinking. Please! Stop!

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SXSW Insights, Pinterest Analytics, Vine ROI, eBay, Etsy... The Week in Social Media #SocialSkim

SXSW Insights, Pinterest Analytics, Vine ROI, eBay, Etsy... The Week in Social Media #SocialSkim | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
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Several faves here:  Carrieg Bugbees' slide share on social storytelling is good.

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