I tip my cap to translators.
Translating from one language to another hurts my brain.
Especially since some languages don’t translate easily. And often times the meaning can get lost in translation.
I think I’m better off writing and speaking English.
Why do I write?
Are you ready to hear my reason?
I hope you’re sitting down.
You’re about to be blown away.
I write because I hate the sound of my voice. So I avoid speaking as much as possible. But because I’m insanely opinionated and completely cynical, I refuse to stay silent.
Writing is my way of speaking. I can express my ideas without being interrupted, which is important because I am always interrupted. By everyone.
If I let myself go on, this post will get too long. And instead of giving one reason, I’ll give too many.
Now you know the real reason why I write.
What’s your reason?
Here’s a short excerpt:
Let’s face it, being an effective presenter isn’t easy. For some, it’s downright terrifying. But speaking is a necessary skill both in school and in real life. Here’s how to become a better speaker. Well, in theory.
Do Use the 10-20-30 Rule
Coined by great the Guy Kawasaki, he says you should have 10 slides per presentation, shouldn’t be over 20 minutes long and nothing smaller than 30 point font. That’s a good place to start.
Do Prepare for the Worst
What do you do if the video you planned to play doesn’t work? Or the projector malfunctions halfway through your presentation? Simple. You keep going.
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I hope you find the do’s and don’ts helpful!
Fact about me: I am an eloquent writer but a disastrous speaker.
Fact about writers: A writer is much more articulate with a pen and a piece of paper rather than a PA system and a podium.
I don’t know about you but verbal communication is a great struggle.