After you enter that interview room, you are asked a number of questions which helps decide whether you are fit for the company that you are applying for and ultimately, your answers to those questions determine whether or not you get the position that you have been striving for. The best thing that you can do is to be ready beforehand. There are a number of questions that are quite common in job interviews and for those common questions, you can lay the groundwork so that you can give the best answers to them. Read More
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of 17 “Global Goals” with 169 targets between them to make this world a better place to live in. It was spearheaded by the United Nations through participation of its 193 Member States. The global agenda is successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides a broader development agreement between the states. Read More
Content is the core of a presentation. There are various do’s and dont’s that one must remember while dealing with content. Content writing and presentation have to be mastered to achieve an appealing effect on the audience.
Here are 3 basic tips to master content:
Avoid Sentences. The first thing you need to remember is that you do not write paragraphs or sentences on your slides. You should be the focus of the presentation; not the text on the screen. If your audience sees long sentences or paragraphs, it is absolutely natural that they would look there, therefore, losing focus on what you are trying to say. There are exceptions to this like when you are quoting someone or there are some lines that cannot be avoided.
Use Only Keywords. An entire paragraph is explained easier using only keywords. Instead of writing an entire sentence, write a word or phrase that sort of covers it. Then you will be the one to explain it. The word is just a visual cue for your audience to know what you are talking about.
One slide = One point. One slide should never have more than one point. It should cover only a single topic or idea. Distribute different ideas in different slides. For example: If you are talking about causes and effects of something, the causes go under one slide and the effects on the next one. There will certainly be sub-points or keywords on those slides. But even if you have space remaining, the second idea go on the next slide.
However, this rule about not using sentences and paragraphs does have an exception. The only time you could actually ever use sentences is when you are actually quoting somebody. Either you’re quoting an achiever in that field or maybe you’re writing a definition. That is the only time when you may use paragraphs and sentences. Apart from that don’t do it. Keywords would suffice.
Let’s be clear, what most of us think about the Public speaking is, as if you need to be a guest of honor at a formal event, to employ what we think of as “public speaking skills”. But the reality struck you and it’s never like that. You feel nervous, your palms sweat, your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. You would rather do anything else than talking to someone. Look at the TED talks; how smoothly they give a speech. Seriously? Are they superhumans? How can they manage to give such an outstanding speech in front of hundreds of people and not even have a hiccup in their confidence?
As being a student and in the early stage of my career it is nearly unavoidable to go without having to give a public speech once in the future for a respectable career path. It is likely that all of us will one day have to speak in public. Whether we are giving a formal presentation to an audience, or simply asking our boss for a promotion, speaking skills are essential to getting ahead in a professional setting. Read More
The ability to communicate well is a very important skill for any student or professional attending university, college or job. Possessing excellent communication skill is highly valued in any workplace and helps to improve your public speaking and communicating skills. A persuasive presentation not only requires thorough preparation of content but also good style.
For this purpose, the following tips may offer some guidance to help you on the way to delivering a memorable presentation. Read More
Have you ever given a presentation where you felt that the audience were not attentive to you and your content? You pulled an all-nighter to create some awesome slides but the audience seems happy to browse their phones or even look at the ceiling during your presentation. Well, there might be some mistakes that you are doing that you need to avoid. Read More
First impression is the last impression. We have heard this saying countless times in our life. And, we all know that actions speak more than words and impressions speak more than actions. Knowing that impressions are made from interactions, a good interaction leads to a good impression. We must all have met a guy who is extremely intellectual and stands like he broke his backbone, haven’t we? Like he doesn’t belong to that place? Who knows it could be you yourselves. What do you think of them when you see them? What impression do they have on you?
Yeah, you probably think he’s too lazy or he was tricked and is doing something he didn’t sign up for! Read More
First and foremost, on behalf of Edushala, I would like to wish you a warm Nepali New year.
We had an exciting year here at Edushala. Edushala has been a pioneer in creating an innovative learning and teaching platform in Nepal. I am happy to announce that this year we are pushing our self a bit further.
Education is the key to creating opportunities and changing your lives, and my father would be the first one to tell so. He inspired and reinforced the message for me. Education gives you choices, opens doors, enables you to earn a good living and shapes your entire life. He truly believed that lives could be transformed through education regardless of where you were from and how much money you made. He made me a believer, too.
Edushala is my vision to create lifelong learners. Read More