November 13, 2009

Something about Google Wave

Q1. What is Google wave?
Ans: - Google wave is a new technology playground by Google where you can do everything just like you do on Orkut, Gmail or any social networking website.
Q2. Why is it called wave?
Ans: - Wave is basically a frequency termed, as Google believes that users can do something with content they post, like you post something on BlogSpot, and you get comments but when you intend to create a blog with more than one user, and then maybe you need to allow multiple people to edit the same blog to add their suggestions, so just to make sure one wave can be edited and posted by multiple people you can share your content with fellow users who will add their suggestions or postings.
Q3. How do I create a wave?
Ans :- Creating a wave is simple just click on the new wave link and a new page opens in editable format, you can start writing anything you interest to write, and add users to view or make changes to that wave.
Q4. What does it means replaying a wave, what is the reply button doing?
Ans :- Replay a way means showing all the states of wave, for example person A creates a wave with content  “can we come to office at 9:30 tomorrow ?”, then this wave which is basically a question is shared among may be 5 people, now the first person answers the wave by replying it as “Yes I am ready to come” and consecutively the other four people do the same thing, now when the user who is viewing the wave clicks on replay or next & previous buttons all the entries are ordered in chronological order of their posting and you can go through an whole flow, that how this wave has come to an end.
Q5. I still don’t understand the replay & next, previous options?
Ans: - OK, let’s do it with simple example like this
I want to explain a power point presentation for making tea so here are the points I can sue by wave
1.       Go to kitchen
2.       Take a bowl of water
3.       Turn on the burner
4.       Put the bowl on the burner
5.       Add 3 spoons of sugar
6.       Add 2  spoons of tea powder
7.       When the water starts boiling with all ingredients in it
8.       Add milk to the bowl
9.       Tea is ready to be served.
If I replay this wave I will get one step at a time, and this will work as a power point slide.
Q6. How do I stop following a wave?
Ans: - by clicking unfollow you can be marked out of that wave.
Q7. How do I archive a wave?
Ans: - By clicking the archive button you can move the wave to particular folder, or archive it from inbox.

Some general information about wave, by clicking the request, link you can see all requests you have received from other wave users. Also the left panel has settings where you can add various add-ons.
Wave can be used to manage events, polling, ask questions, reply as comments, get help with respective people, although you cannot directly log on to wave with your Google account, wave users can invite up to 20 users they like.
I believe that this information must be helpful to people finding it hard to understand wave, any suggestions and comments are always welcome J

November 10, 2009

The Art of Presentation

I believe its an Art of marketing yourself, through you is called presentation skills.

I recently had a chance to entitle myself for one of presentation skills enhancement training, and to my surprise the outcome was awesome.
Although possibly its just because my trainer was an expert guy with nearly five years of experience in brushing IT heads to the limit.
I saw a variety of people there, some were good tech geeks but they really lacked the art of presentation. I am highly impressed with the way he helped us overcome the notational fear of standing on stage.

The purpose of this post is to express my gratitude and resemble certain details which can be useful for any human being who is social and lives in society

Points to do before any meeting of presentation
  1. Always make sure you reach early enough
  2. Check all the arrangements like Mic, Projector, Lightning of room
  3. Make sure of your position, so that when you speak you are visible to everyone and everyone else can see you
  4. Always keep backup of your important documents on some second location so that last minute call, you can collect it from there
Designing your content
  1. your content according to your audience
  2. if your audience is a newbie plan accordingly
  3. relevant visuals to suit your content
  4. will keep lasting effect on the people, rather than just hearing
  5. (What people hear, they forget, what they see they remember , what they do they never forget)
  6. not put lot of text or complete explanation to your ppt slides , that people can merely read it out.
  7. sure you have enough time for questions, because if you end without giving a chance to ask questions it can be a closed ended presentation.
  8. Every time and in every presentation there are three forms of demonstrating or displaying information
  • Must Know (necessary or must be provided)
  • Should Know (statistics or relevant helping info)
  • Could Know (can be shared with the audience but not a part of presentation)
9. Follow an logical flow with designing your content don't just keep on jumping topics

How to start your presentation
  1. Always start with an introduction
  2. make sure you stand in right posture
  3. Do not use (Basically | Actually) it kills the interest
  4. Tell them what you have for them
  5. Mention your targets and boundaries
  6. Keep your laptop or organizer accessible to you, so that you don't keep running around on stage
  7. Always keep a stimulus eye contact with all the audience so that they are notified of you watching them
  8. Keep a small smile on your face
  9. Be gentle with your tone, do not increase the tone with no reason
  10. Always raise your tone, specifically you spell an verb or Noun (Like The Conceptt'tt is implementeddd successfully for more than 200 companiesss)
  11. so when you stress on some words, your gestures must match the words
  12. Speak with opening your mouth, so you speak at average rate and its audiable
  13. Make sure you have covered topics, necessary for the audience
  14. If you forget something, just don't try to remember it, as your audience never knew what you were suppose to say

Finally I end this post, with a small and useful proverb I was shared by my Trainer
"Great presenters aren't Born, They are trained "
by Kevin Kuri
Best Of luck..