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Thursday, June 22, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 AM IST

Sorry, your royal highness, nobody believes or buys perfect today. Lesson learned? Show your flaws.

Jeetendr Sehdev in his book, The Kim Kardashian Principle

The Kim Kardashian Principle

Jeetendr Sehdev wrote this “shameless” book to tell us why “shameless” sells, and he does an amazing job. You don’t feel bored or distracted for a moment, and he really knows what he is asking his readers to do, and that’s very forthcoming and refreshing.

I’ve found many amazing quotes in this book and will add more of them in the coming weeks.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 12:10 PM IST

Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the same thing.

Mark Manson in his book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Everything in the book uses the same direct, conversational style that Mark uses for the book title, and that’s good because it’s all useful information, put across in as few words as possible.

Mark doesn’t mince words when he provides advice, but he does use examples, analogies, and stories–and there he uses more words to convince you further.

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Friday, June 6, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 13:38 PM IST

Your audience is made up of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, Vary the content to appeal to everyone.

Stephanie Diamond in her book, Prezi for Dummies

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 15:01 PM IST

If I’d waited to know who I was or What I was about before I started “being creative,” well, I’d be sitting around trying to figure myself out instead of making things.

Austin Kleon in his book, Steal Like An Artist

Steal Like an Artist

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 11:04 AM IST

We can use the simplicity and immediacy of pictures to discover and clarify our own ideas, and use those same pictures to clarify our ideas for other people, helping them discover something new for themselves along the way.

Dan Roam in his book, The Back of the Napkin

The Back of the Napkin

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:43 AM IST

Initiate each new presentation project with a presentation pre-plan so the presenter, co-presenters and designers are on the “same page” from the start.

Jim Endicott & Scott W. Lee in their book, The Presentation Survival Guide

The Presentation Survival Guide

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 14:57 PM IST

You have to be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else–that’s how you’ll get ahead.

Austin Kleon in his book, Steal Like An Artist

Steal Like an Artist

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Monday, March 24, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:38 AM IST

Despite the fact that technology, psychology, and the business environment have changed drastically since the introduction of PowerPoint, few presenters have adapted their craft to this altered environment.

Scott Schwertly in his book, How to be a Presentation God: Build, Design, and Deliver Presentations that Dominate

How to be a Presentation God

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 12:54 PM IST

It actually takes more careful planning to distill your ideas into a few key takeaways than it does to create an hour long presentation.

Nancy Duarte in her book, HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 15:44 PM IST

Your job is to collect good ideas. The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by.

Austin Kleon in his book, Steal Like An Artist

Steal Like an Artist

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