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By Kellie McCord, Toastmasters International
Over the last 12 months, many of us have become dab hands at participating in or hosting online meetings. Taking Zoom for example (other cloud-based video conferencing services are available). If you are hosting a meeting, you merely log in, click a few buttons, send out the invites, admit people as they arrive, and off you go. This may seem easy. And it is for the majority of us.
However, human minds produce an infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning, and for many people living with neurodiversities and disabilities, online interaction is not always straightforward and stress-free. But the good news for hosts of webinars or any other online gathering is that there are a few simple things that can help make the experience easier for more people.
We first look at Depositphotos’ new feature that allows you to upload any image and have the background removed online almost immediately. We also bring you more info about the upcoming Present to Succeed conference. We feature Dr. Rebecca Heiss, who helps clients break out of the ruts of their ancestral brain pathways and engage their conscious brains to take action and override their self-sabotaging instincts. In this conversation, Rebecca talks about her new book, Instinct. We then feature Michael Samarin who talks about KeyWebX, his “serious hobby” company, where he develops tools for presentations, multi-screen shows, and Microsoft Surface Pen.
We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
Michael Samarin is a technologist, teacher, speaker and executive with 30 years of IT industry experience. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science, he was awarded as Microsoft MVP five times in the past. KeyWebX is Michael’s “serious hobby” company, where he develops tools for presentations, multi-screen shows, and Microsoft Surface Pen.
In this conversation, Michael talks about KeyWebX.
Dr. Rebecca Heiss helps clients break out of the ruts of their ancestral brain pathways and engage their conscious brains to take action and override their self-sabotaging instincts. She is dedicated to helping others become self-aware and overcome their instinctual limitations – the ancient, often subconscious fears that hold people back from their optimal performance and happiest lives. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation and it is waking up audiences around the world.
In this conversation, Rebecca talks about her new book, Instinct.
We first explore the new Immersive Reader option in PowerPoint for the Web in this video and text tutorial feature. We also bring you more info about the upcoming Present to Succeed conference. We bring you the next part of our Presentation Management series in which AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra discuss making better presentations and telling better stories. Ben Jones looks at ways in which you can give an impressive pitch to investors.
PowerPoint for the Web users can learn how to insert audio (sound) in PowerPoint. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
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