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Preview, View, Review: The Three-Part Framework for Powepoint Presentations

Preview (10-15 % of time) Hook: Opening statement to grab attention
Positioning Statement: Benefits statement selling advantages of listening Overview: Key points that support positioning statement 
View (80-85% of time) Point 1: Evidence/Illustration
Point 2: Evidence/Illustration
Point 3: Evidence/Illustration
Review (5% of time) Recap: Summary of positioning statement and key points
Memorable Conclusion: Wrap up story or statement
Call to Action: Request for order/commitment

7 Steps for Powerpoint Presentations

Step 1: Define your purpose. The first question every presenter has to determine is, Why am I presenting? Is it to inform, entertain or persuade? Step 2: Profile your audience. You should always analyze your audience’s need and motivations. Step 3: Map your structure. Presenting is essentially story telling. And all good stories need structure. Step 4: Add drama and impact. Even the most boring factual presentations needs livening up with anecdotes, stories or captivating visuals. Step 5: Rehearse until perfect. The more you rehearse, the better you get. Step 6: Deliver with style. The way you deliver is as, if not more important than your content. Step 7: Review and Revise. The best presenter learn from their mistakes by continually evaluating their performance.

2 Stories- Misfortune/Bleesing and Dreams

It's weird how things happen-
I am fighting my body and health and trying to live a happy life. In last update post I introduced my idea of dreams. All my life, I have always thought about others and what I should do to benefit them, even selecting a major like psychology, was about how I can serve people to make them happy. Few experiences- 1. I went to madir and I was sitting there upset and my health, and it was at a odd time, so the pandit was just mingling around. At this sunnyvale mandir, it's a big hall with different gods in different areas. I usually sit my Hanuman and recite Hanuman Chalisa- I was just sitting there, upset, red eyes, in pain and just looking weak. This pandit comes to talk to me, and I tell him what is going on with my health a few relationship issues, and he tells me, "This is for your own good, god has seen you neglecting yourself over others and so the only way he can teach you to forget about everyone and focus on yourself and take care…


"A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you!"
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer: "Coward!"
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more…


For a long time I have bought books on simplifying life and done many things to simplify life, but there has always been this feeling of clutter in my mind and body that I need to take care of in order to move on and improve my life. My life is much more simplified then it was before, but now I am going to go under construction and really clean out the clutter. My post before this one is a little reference guide I am using to rinse things out. Its going to be few weeks worth of journey/process, but little steps at a time will get me there. 4-5 most important things in life (these are not in a ranked order) 1.Overall (Maslow): healthy, body, cleaning, organizing, food, sleep, exercise, sanity 2.Career: work [vss] 3.Education: school [aau mfa] 4.Family and friends 5.Goals and Hobbies [short term and long term: CCNA certificate, book publishing, dance commitment, painting) Few to do’s 1.Clean out wardrobe 2.Clean out jewelry/make up etc. 3.Clean out papers/electronics etc. 4.Clean out, dele…


A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means eliminating all but the essential, eschewing chaos for peace, and spending your time doing what’s important to you. It means getting rid of many of the things you do so you can spend time with people you love and do the things you love. It means getting rid of the clutter so you are left with only that which gives you value. However, getting to simplicity isn’t always a simple process. It’s a journey, not a destination, and it can often be a journey of two steps forward, and one backward. The Short List
For the cynics who say that the list below is too long, there are really only two steps to simplifying: 1.Identify what’s most important to you. 2.Eliminate everything else.
The Long List One important note: this list will be criticized for being too complicated, especially as it provides a bunch of links. Don’t stress out about all of that. Just choose one at a time, and focus on that. When you’re d…