How to Give An Excellent Presentation – 3 Important Tips to Improve Your Presentation In College

If you want to learn how to give a good presentation, then you have to pay close attention to this article because I’m going to share with you three of the most important tips that very few people know.

In this article, first, I’m going to talk about how to prepare presentation slides effectively. Second, I will talk about nonverbal communication skills that you can use to direct audience’s attention. Third, I will talk about the ideal timing for your presentation.

First of all, let’s talk about how to organize your slides properly. Good slides will allow your audience to remain focus. So, it is the key to carry out good presentation. The flow of the slides should always start from the introduction, then the presentation outline, the content, and the conclusion. In the introduction phase, you should mention about who you are and what is the theme of your presentation. Try to keep it short and direct. In the presentation outline, you should write out the flow of your presentation to let your audience know what are you going to talk about. In the content area, you should focus on the important parts of your slides. In the conclusion phase, summarize your content in one short paragraph and end the presentation by saying thank you to the audience. Remember to use pictures occasionally. It will help you to attract audience’s attention.

Second, you should focus on nonverbal communication skills. The way you stand, your expression, your hand gestures can affect your overall presentation. Always stand in front of everyone and make sure your audience can see you and your slides. Occasionally, walk towards your audience when you want to emphasize on some key points. This will help you to gain immediate attention. Besides that, do not cross your arms or over using your hand gestures.

Third, you should plan the timing of you presentation. Ideally, you should spend 5% of your time on the introduction, another 5% of your time on the presentation outline, 80% of your time on the content, and 10% of your time on the conclusion. Remember, introduction and presentation outline is only meant to tell your readers about the title and the flow of your presentation. So, please do not spend too much time on it because it does not add value to your audience.

In conclusion, to give good presentation in college, you should always prepare your slides properly, use nonverbal skills effectively, and adjust the timing of presentation correctly. If you follow the tips above, you should be able to deliver good presentation in the future.

Weight Loss and Life Occur in the Present

Weight Loss and Life Occur in the Present

Someone, I am not quite sure of the author, once said, “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift – that is why we call it the present.” Anyone who has ever lost weight has been faced with that moment where he or she was forced to make a decision, to move through an obstacle, to conquer a fear. To lose weight you must live in the present.

I met a man today. The man was about my height but he weighed perhaps close to 400 pounds. After we engaged in small talk for several moments, I asked him whether we was ready to change his life and his weight. He wasn’t. Maybe I wasn’t the one to deliver the message to this man, perhaps mine was not even the correct message for him. Perhaps the time was not perfect for him.

How much of your life is lost either dwelling on the past or worrying about the future? When your thoughts are imprisoned by the past or fearful of the future you miss out on one of life’s greatest gifts: that which is happening today and indeed this very moment.

When your mind (and therefore your energy) is focused on yesterday or tomorrow, your involvement in the present moment is impoverished and today passes you by as a squandered opportunity or an unnoticed stranger.
How often have you felt yourself being pulled back by yesterday? “I’ll never be able to lose weight. I’ve always struggled with my weight. I want to change but I’m scared to move on,” I have said all of these things to myself. Perhaps you have said those same things to yourself. Perhaps the man I spoke with today said those very things to himself. Perhaps not.

The reality is that when you are hoping and praying your weight will change by grasping onto what was or what may be some day – your ability to move forward will be confined by your inability to make the most of today. Throw off the shackles of fear, indecisiveness, uncertainty and free yourself for the life that awaits you.

The key is putting your effort into today. Putting your effort into the present moment. By doing so, you will reap the rewards of seeing the world in a fundamentally new and fresh way. Awareness of the present will provide you with a feeling of control of your life. You must feel that you have some degree of control over your life before you can really deal with your weight.

We all enjoy reminiscing about the past and planning for the future, but after you’ve done so, let these things go. Today is what really matters, irrespective of how imperfect it might seem. It is your attitude, your intention, your focus towards today that counts.

You may have control over very little today but one thing is for certain – you can choose pay close attention to the present. For example, the next time a stranger approaches you and strikes up a conversation quell the storm by reining in your mind and your actions to that moment, the present. Find your way back to the perfect present and the world will open up to you with all of today’s wonderful opportunities.

Oh, by the way, yesterday, I met another man while standing in line. He was morbidly obese. We made small talk, I asked him the question, “Is today the day you change your life and your weight?” He said, “Yes.”

How to Stay in the Present Mind, Control Anger, Nerves & Emotions in Golf

To stay in the present moment means that you have no concern for the outcome of the shot you are playing. You are so completely focussed on the task at hand that your mind is completely occupied, your body relaxed and you can play the shot confidently without worry. In the present your mind does not wander from the task at hand and think about bad results of a shot or past poor performances.

One of the big problems with not being in the present moment is that the golfer may allow their conscious mind to go back in time and think about a past poor performance and negative events, which lowers their confidence and ability to hit the shot confidently. An example of this would be: “I have missed a short putt just like this one twice already today, I don’t want to miss this one too!”

Just as bad is allowing your mind to wander into the future and worry about playing badly, or the consequences if you hit a bad shot. An example of this would be: “If I miss this putt then I lose the hole and match!”

Staying in the present mind is to be so completely absorbed in the moment that there is no room for past or future thinking that interferes with performance. A fairly simple sounding thing to do but far from it in reality unless you are a Zen Master!

The problem is that we have a part of our brain that is attempting to protect us in a rather bizarre way by warning us of past poor performance in the hope we don’t repeat it. “Watch out! Don’t slice it in the woods here!” may be a well intentioned warning but it’s very unhelpful when we are trying to stay calm, confident and in the zone I’m sure you will agree!

It is not that we want our minds to stop warning us of potential problems but untimely warnings that actually spoil performance can be done without. After all you would not want your mind forgetting to warn you about stepping in front of a bus now would you? A bad shot can bring humiliation, disappointment and anger so it is little wonder that our minds want to warn us against doing anything that could have a negative outcome, especially if it may be humiliating. We fear humiliation worse than death so it’s a powerful emotion that your mind wants to avoid.

Golf by it’s very nature is one of those sports where there is a lot of down time between shots and ample opportunity to get thinking about possible problems. In a sport that is fast paced and constantly moving you will become very focussed on the game and have no time for your mind to wander to “What if!”.

All sports have some time at some point to allow thinking to wander but golf is also a game where the ball is always stationary when it is played and our thoughts can wander negatively virtually all the time. Sports like tennis allow thoughts to wander between points but while the games are underway where actual shots are hit the players are much more absorbed naturally in the present. They will still need to keep their mind focussed between points, games and sets but sports like golf or snooker, pool and some others are even more challenging.

The faster the pace of the game means less opportunity for your mind to wander out of the present time at the crucial moment, just as the ball (or other object such as a puck) is played.

Developing a deep focus ability in order to control your thinking and keep the mind focussed in on specifics like targeting is ultimately a learnable skill. The technique called “anchoring” from the field of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a highly effective at triggering and controlling your emotional states by the Mental Game of Golf Now we have much more control.

The answer for most of us is to develop very solid pre-shot routines and back them up with NLP for Golf Techniques, daily visualisation of how you want to perform on every shot. Visualising yourself full of confidence and deeply focussed In The Zone every time you step onto a tee would be a great idea wouldn’t it? Can you imagine going into a confident state and being really focussed almost automatically just by walking onto the teeing ground?