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3 ways to simplify your PowerPoint presentations

1. Focus on the core message
Avoid over-explaining the concepts in your slides by zeroing in on the key points you want to share. Before you open PowerPoint, start by creating an outline. What is the main takeaway of your presentation? Is it really necessary to explain particular concepts? If it is, which part of your explanation is the most crucial? Keep editing and trimming down your points until you arrive at the main ideas you want to share.

2. Explain with images and illustrations
As we know, research has shown that visual elements can better engage the attention of an audience. Instead of piling paragraphs of text onto your technology PowerPoint, you can make use of images to expound on key points. You can also make use of flowcharts or SmartArt graphics to illustrate concepts that might be harder to understand.

3. Don’t forget the story
Knowing that you’ll be presenting about technology, you might want to simply focus on answering the “how-to’s”. But other than that, you should also remember to tell your story. At the heart of all the tech-speak, what is the narrative behind the topic you’re presenting? A story is a great way to make an emotional connection with your audience.


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Try these three tips to maintain the focus on your topic.

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Thinking Racism?

Thinking Racism?


Racism is a control system….. Stop being scared to use your voice.

In the first instance, racism demanded the creation of segregation within institutions.

Discussion on world-sickle-cell-anaemia-day – Sickle Cell Anaemia | Google Groups

It is present on four continents: in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Maghrib, in Asia (Middle-East, Arabic peninsula, India), in the Americas, on the North (USA), centre (Guatemala, Caribbean islands), and on the South (Brazil,Surinam, Guiana), in Southern Europe (Southern Italy and Sicily, Greece, Turkey). It is estimated that 500.000 are born every year with this severe and invalidating condition and that 50% of them will die before the age of 5 years. Trans-continental, SCD is also trans-ethnic and affects black populations from African origin and Arabic, Indian and Caucasian populations from Southern #Europe.

Resolution 33 C/22 of the General Conference of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of 19 October 2005, and taking note of decision AU/Dec.81 (V) adopted by the Assembly of the African
Union at its fifth ordinary session, held in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 5 July 2005.

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Recognition of sickle-cell anaemia as a public health priority
Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic
of the
Congo, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Ghana, Monaco, Senegal, Togo and
draft resolution

Recognition of sickle-cell anaemia as a public health problem

The General Assembly,

Recognizing the need to promote better physical and mental health,
bearing in
mind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and other relevant
human rights

Welcoming World Health Assembly resolution WHA59.20 of 27 May 2006 and
resolution 33 C/22 of the General Conference of the United Nations
Scientific and Cultural Organization of 19 October 2005, and taking
note of decision AU/Dec.81 (V) adopted by the Assembly of the African
Union at its fifth ordinary
session, held in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 5 July 2005,

Recognizing that sickle-cell anaemia is one of the world’s foremost

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Martin Luther King, Jr


Quoted :

"YES. I find the painting of Dr King as "gentle" and "humble and "peaceful" to be a white-washing of history. It's taking his story, removing any traces of anger & radical action, and selling it as part inspiration, part warning. Malcolm X is the reverse, where his story has been painted as so dark and angry that he's "bad". It feels like a coded message to the African American population: if you are gentle & quiet you will be rewarded, but if you are in any way angry about your forced-lesser status you will be punished.

"Our nation’s Eurocentric historical narratives continue to do their work to a man who was, in his time, one of the foremost threats to structural racism and inequality. "

As a consequence that threat was precisely why he was assassinated. The empire understands that it's existence depends on imposition of control by force and violence, and a threat to that control becomes a threat to empire, regardless of the moral power of that threat.

Dr King as promoted anger & radical action.  Malcolm X was the reverse, yet he is the man whose story has been painted as so dark and angry that he's "bad". IDr King was a brave and brilliant radical revolutionary, and it frustrates some people that his story has been repackaged into such a clean narrative for the sake of not challenging the white status quo.

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Martin Luther King, Jr

History will judge us harshly if we refuse to use our knowledge, our resources and our will to ensure your development.


Martin Luther King, Jr.  was born January 15, 1929  and his murder happened in April 4, 1968.   Martin Luther King, Jr was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

When you read his speeches months before he died you’ll see he realised his ‘dream’ was a nightmare.

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There Are Many False Prophets

There Are Many False Prophets


Be aware also that there are many false prophets. They will suck your energy from you – the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless dross in return.

Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution.

REVIEW: A Patriot’s Act

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patriot-jpg‘A Patriot’s Act’ by Kenneth Eade is one hell of a legal thriller that challenges everything we know about justice and freedom. The intense opening chapter introduces us to Ahmed, an Iraqi-born, naturalized American citizen, who is falsely accused of being involved in terrorist activities. We meet him in the most terrible of situations deep in the heart of Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The details are rather sketchy, but the graphic depiction of the torture is unmistakable.

Enter Brent Marks, an attorney who is given the unenviable task of defending Ahmed, with the ultimate goal of freeing the man. It all appears to be a losing battle, because after all, who wins against the government? This is where it gets very interesting because the unpredictability of the outcome builds the tension to near uncomfortable level. The suspense gets you involved straight away.

The brilliant set up creates this sense of…

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Barristers and Judges

Barristers and Judges

CHAPTER 20 The Brotherhood, The Secret World Of The FreemasonStephen Knight Where Freemasonry does play a big part – and this is why so many judges are Masons – is in the process by which appointments to the Bench are made. Apart from the professional judiciary, I would think it just as important to ascertain the position in respect of the lay magistrates who decide the overwhelming number of cases, especially outside London. It might be worth asking the Lord Chancellor’s Department if any consideration is given to Masonry when applicants for the Magistracy are interviewed. Judges are appointed from the ranks of those barristers and solicitors who have been in practice for at least ten years. Although there is a growing tendency for solicitors to be given preferment to the judiciary, the great majority of judges are former barristers. (pg167) CONTINUING……..