Communicating seems like it should be easy or that it should come naturally. All of us do it every single day, so you’d think that by now, we’d all be pretty well practiced at it. Which begs the question, why are some people paid millions upon millions of dollars because they’re good communicators? It is because they can very clearly and efficiently get an idea across. Shouldn’t we all be able to do that with relative ease? The short answer is yes. We should be able to solve all of the world’s problems diplomatically, we should be better listeners, we should do a lot of things. While a lot of solutions seem easy and near at hand, we know through experience that the world is a lot more complicated than that though. Communication is a necessity for each of us to survive, but there are surprisingly very few of us who are great at it. It is a skill like any other, that comes naturally to some, and for the rest of us, it needs to be practiced like anything else. Here are a couple of tips in effective communication.
Organize your ideas
If you are tasked with presenting an idea to your colleagues, or if you strive to lecture about your research, you must have a clear train of thought. Believe it or not, I’m a bit of a scientist, and occasionally I get the opportunity to lecture about one of my true passions, insects. If I were to stand at the podium at the front of the lecture hall and just say everything that I love about insects, my audience would be lost and confused at my haphazard approach. They wouldn’t be able to follow my ideas from one to the next. For example, compare these two attempts at a lecture about insects. Insects have six legs, ants have a queen, they communicate through pheromones, they are efficient and colonial insects each have assigned roles, etcetera. No one wants to listen to that kind of lecture. People respond to a singular concept that grows in a clear way that’s easy to follow. Now try this one. There are two kinds of insects, colonial and solitary. The colonial insects, such as ants and bees, are ruled by a royalty class in which tasks are handed down pheromonally to worker class individuals to feed and protect the colony.
That is easier to follow, no? Present your ideas in an exciting way. This is key. It doesn’t matter how interesting your topic or how cogent your argument is if your audience can’t follow your thought process. Fortunately for you, there’s tons of tools out there to help you conjure the most effective manner in which to present. Check out display banners or thedisplayoutlet.com
and let the presentation begin!
Portfolio website might be a double-edged sword. I mean that it either builds or breaks you. Of course, great photos do matter, but bad design simply irritates your potential customers and even can make them close it.
Thus, your portfolio should be properly designed in accordance with web design principles and modern trends.
I’ve handpicked 50 fabulous photo sites of professional photographers which will surely boost your creativity!
Nothing beats a drizzly, overcast day to get me motivated to shoot fall colors. Those are perfect conditions to bring out the rich red, orange and yellow foliage… and create beautiful images of satin-blurred creeks and waterfalls. I spent a few days this past week touring around the Muskoka area searching out the best scenes, just as the fall colors peaked. Since I’ve only recently moved over to the east side of Georgian Bay, I’m still learning new locations. Thankfully, there’s a great resource to help! Fellow Ontario photographer Andrew McLachlan’s ebook “A Photographer’s Guide to the Ontario Landscape” is packed full of great locations. It would have taken me years to find all of these spots without Andrew’s book!
I’m a professional photographer & geographer from Germany; born in 1985. My aspiration was always to cut my path as a photographer with an own creative perspective – despite being colorblind. I recognized that I could turn this so-called disadvantage into a , too and strength developed my own unique photographic view: E.g. while getting a picture of a chaotic forest scene, I can’t clearly distinguish the different brown and green tones. Brushing aside this “handicap”, I don’t care about those tones and just concentrate on the patterns of the wood to achieve an impressive image structure. Currently I have two residences: One in Cologne and one near Ratisbona in Bavaria. My photographic work concerns the whole range of topics from natural landscapes to cityscapes. For landscape photography I prefer high and temperate latitudes and alpine landscapes. I like the harsh beauty of those areas and the peculiar melancholy that surrounds them. Mostly I am shooting with a CANON EOS 5D II and the 17mm and 24mm TSE lenses.
Mangoes can be used to make smoothies, juices and desserts ice creams, salsas, fruit bars and much more. They carry a variety of beneficial nutrients which makes them a healthy on the go snack
Crushing on each of these Laurence Dacade boots, especially the tall stud and buckle beauties.
The Central Saint Martins graduate, known for her elegance, and purity of form, has been recognized as one of China’s top designers.
Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface
The photo I used here was taken from the lake of Aghios Vasilios a.k.a. Lake Koreneia. This was taken at an abandoned park where willows gave shade to these purple wild flowers but left a deep sadness image to the abandoned and near-death lake in Northern Greece.
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