After you draft your resume, write your cover letter, and submit your application for your dream job, next comes the interview. It’s in this unique setting of interpersonal communication that you have the best opportunity to differentiate yourself and take the next step in your career development.
The slide shown below, used during the keynote address at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, consists of 293 words.
At their core, effective slides must augment the presenter’s message, not introduce a distraction.
Whether firefly or public speaker, providing your audience with an authentic indicator of who you are is essential to your success. Audiences are looking for signals of authenticity, and when they are missing, their internal alarms are quick to signal an imposter.
Each day, 27,000,000 business cards are printed in the United States at a total annual cost to employers in excess of $790 million dollars.. Factor in the cost of professional design services, and this business expense easily surpasses one billion dollars annually.
No one ever questions this cost. ...
The human brain can perceive over 7 million colors!
This astounding ability allows us to discern important differences between similarly colored objects; it also allows us to perceive a richer, more interesting world.
But the visual system isn't the only sensory system that can parse out subtle differences between similar stimuli. Our auditory system also has this exceptional ability, and it's critical to how we perceive the meaning of spoken words.
Begin by appealing to the oldest part of your audience's brain...
You have the most critical, game-changing information on the planet to talk about, but if you don't immediately create a connection with your audience, your message will fall flat.