How to delegate

Wowcher well this is a big one isn’t it? In fact it is such a big one I decided to break my usual Sunday night blogging habit and put this one off until Monday, usually my most productive day of the week.

Apparently, I am not alone in that either, according to a survey conducted by Accountemps 34% of HR

Storytelling for professionals #1

The ‘what happens next?’ Hook

This type of hook will immediately bring your audience into your story. The audience is now hanging, waiting for the storyteller to give them the answer.

A favourite example for me of this opening hook is used in Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The story opens with:

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

The 10-20-30 rule when presenting

PowerPoint has been around for a while now and when used correctly is still a powerful presentation tool. When used badly - well, I'm sure we have all dozed off through the 50 slide presentation with 20 different subjects all crammed in in our time...

So what is the 10- 20-30 rule? This was invented by a chap called Guy Kawasaki around a decade ago and it is still as relevant now.
The rule works like this:

Get more productive with a tomato

This is a famous productivity technique called the Pomodoro Technique invented by a chap called Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The idea works around using a timer and breaking your To Do List for the day into chunks. It works like this: