Reblog: Firefighter at site of Princess Diana’s fatal car crash reveals harrowing details: ‘There was no blood on her at all’

“As far as I knew when she was in the ambulance, she was alive…” It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana tragically died in a fatal car crash in Paris and, in his first-ever interview since that moment on Aug. 30, 1997, the firefighter who tried to save Diana is revealing details of that heartbreaking […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (12 of 12)

Make sure you have a position in the room where you can stand so everybody can clearly hear what you’re saying. 12. Testing Your Presentation Before every single presentation that you present, be sure to set aside time to test out your presentation in the room that you’re hosting it to make sure that you’re well prepared. Test out your […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (11 of 12)

99% of your focus should be on your audience. 11. Reading from the Presentation This is easily one of the most common mistakes that people make and guarantees an unsuccessful presentation. Always remember that your slideshow is there to accompany what you’re saying and shouldn’t be used as a script. If you’re simply reading from your presentation, this is incredibly boring for […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (10 of 12)

If you’re representing a business or organisation, try to fit your slides to match your brand’s image. 10. No Slide Consistency While you want your slide to be engaging, eye-catching and to hold your viewer’s attention, it’s bad practice to mix up colours, fonts and text styles in your presentations. If you’re going from slide […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (9 of 12)

ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation. 9. Using ClipArt Personally, this is one of the most annoying mistakes that people implement into their presentations. ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation and shows that you’ve either rushed your presentation and couldn’t be bothered to find images or just didn’t put enough effort into your presentation. In some cases, it may seem comical to put them into […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (8 of 12)

Spelling mistakes, grammar errors and poorly used punctuation will stand out like a sore thumb. 8. Using a Poor-Quality Presentation This is a huge problem if you have checked over your presentation before presenting it. You need to make sure that your presentation is high-quality and free from errors, otherwise, you’ll be harming your own credibility as a presenter and people […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (7 of 12)

Avoid putting the most important information at the edges of your slide. 7. Hiding the Important Information When it comes to conveying your information within the slides of the presentation, it’s essential that you highlight the important information. This means you should avoid putting the most important information at the edges of your slide, rather into the middle where it’s […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (6 of 12)

Using a light text on a light background is bad, especially for those sitting at the back of your presentation. 6. Poorly Contrasted Slides Contrasting is one of the most important habits you need to learn for creating professional PowerPoint presentations. The worst-case scenario of this is using white text on a white background, which you’re obviously not going to […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (5 of 12)

The best way is to create your own images for PowerPoint presentation so you can be sure that they are not abstract but absolutely perfect for the topic of your presentation. 5. Not Formatting Images Correctly If you’ve ever seen a PowerPoint presentation where someone has added images, either from Google Image Search or otherwise, you’ll be aware of the fact that it’s so annoying when […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (4 of 12)

Simply use hard transitions. 4. Using Poor Transitions We all know that PowerPoint comes with a tonne of built-in transitions which take you from one slide to the next. This includes fades in, fade-outs, cut-across slides and much more. However, these are simply distracting to your presentation and should be avoided at all costs. Simply use hard transitions.

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (3 of 12)

Embed everything you want to share within your presentation. 3. Leaving the Presentation Midway Through During your presentation, you may find that you need to play a video, show some images or in some other way share some form of multimedia with your audience. However, this is one of the worst things that you can do since it breaks […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (2 of 12)

Try to keep your graphs simple and easy to read. 2. Using Complex Charts Charts are sometimes a necessity when it comes to PowerPoint presentations, and they are a great way to convey large amounts of data in an easy to read format. However, it’s easy to get carried away when designing these charts and add too much information […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Phone and Video Call Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #20: Not Smiling Smiling and nodding show that you’re actively engaged and listening to the other person. Your facial expressions and hand movements play a huge role in how others perceive you. A study conducted in Sweden found that smiling really is contagious. What’s more, smiles […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Phone and Video Call Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #19: Not Preparing Properly Wherever you take your calls, you’ll want to appear professional and organized. More and more people are working from home. Last year, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. If you’re building your own e-commerce […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Phone and Video Call Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #18: Getting Distracted “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson Chances are, you’ve talked to someone at a networking event who’s clearly lost interest in you. Master networker and author Keith Ferrazzi explains, “There is nothing worse than […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Phone and Video Call Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #17 Interrupting Other People No matter how passionate you get, or how right you think you are, try to let others speak without breaking in. No one likes to be interrupted. Interrupting someone gives the impression that you don’t care about their opinion. Yet, sometimes it […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Phone and Video Call Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #16: Being Late Always give yourself enough time to ensure you won’t be late. William Shakespeare wrote in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor,’ “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” So, always be on time — or early. This is just common courtesy, […]

Reblog: What CEOs Look For: 5 Things To Ace The Interview

Your next boss is most interested in your contribution to the journey ahead. Where you’re going is far more interesting to your next boss than where you’ve been. Too many job candidates, though, focus on the rearview mirror, describing every detail of everything they ever did. As a CEO who has interviewed countless people, I […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #15: Using Overly Casual Language Always proofread your emails. Especially when writing on mobile devices, as autocorrect can sometimes be fatal. Talking in emojis is fun. But, it’s not good business etiquette. Researchers from BGU, University of Haifa, and Amsterdam University found that including emojis in work emails may […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #14: Hitting Reply Without Changing the Subject Line Your email subject line should always match the message. This can quickly become confusing. “Do not hesitate to change the subject as soon as the thread or content of the email chain changes,” says productivity expert Peggy Duncan. Your email subject […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #13: Sending Emails When You’re Angry or Upset Don’t ever fire off a heated email reprimanding a supplier, or berating a difficult customer. Similarly, don’t ever fire off a heated email reprimanding a supplier, or berating a difficult customer. Although it might feel satisfying in the moment, it will […]

What is sex like with an older sugar daddy? (Part 3 of 3)

What better way to learn than from a pro! Sometimes older sugar daddies may have developed various forms of kink. If this is something they require, they’ll usually mention it early in your relationship. In my experience, most don’t require you to participate, if it’s not something you want to do. At the same time, if […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #12: Discussing Private Matters in Written Communication Be careful with confidential information in emails. We’ve all heard stories about a ‘private’ email that ended up being published online. Don’t let this happen to you. Before you commit what you’re saying to words, decide whether the matter you’re discussing is […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #11: Hitting “Reply All” Always default to “Reply,” not “Reply All.” Don’t you just hate it when someone adds you to a mass email, and then people include you — and everyone else — in their replies… According to SaneBox’s internal data, the average inbox contains only 38% important, […]

Reblog: What should I do for a first date? (Part 3 of 3)

The most important thing is that you’re enthusiastic and ready to enjoy yourself. If you’re meeting someplace nice for dinner, you can never go wrong with heels and a black dress. Scientists have proven women who wear red are considered more sexually attractive, so I don’t think you can go wrong with red either. The most important thing […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #10: Failing to Take Timing Into Account Evaluate whether or not the message is urgent. The advantage of email is that you can send it at any time, and the recipient can respond whenever it’s convenient for them, right? Not quite. The smartest emailers know that often the timing […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Email Business Etiquette Business Etiquette Mistake #9: Writing Long Emails When They’re Not Needed If possible, you should state the purpose of the email within the first two sentences. Nobody needs more email. A Carleton University survey found that over half of respondents reported high levels of work overload and stress, much of it associated […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Business Etiquette When Dealing With Customers Business Etiquette Mistake #8: Arguing Over Refunds If a customer isn’t happy with your service and wants a refund, give it to them. Reputation is everything. Which is why shoe store, Zappos, offers free returns no questions asked. Rob Siefker, director of customer loyalty, said,  “Providing this service is […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Business Etiquette When Dealing With Customers Business Etiquette Mistake #7: Criticizing Others When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable. Similarly, don’t criticize others unless it’s absolutely necessary or, they specifically ask for feedback. Even then, highlight some positive things before you mention the negative. And, be kind about it. American journalist Judith […]

Reblog: Sugar Dating – How should I handle a potential sugar daddy’s request for intimacy on a first date? (Part 3 of 3)

You want to get all the details about the financial aspect of your relationship out of the way. I have definitely had sex on the first date when the chemistry was there with a new sugar daddy. I think before you become intimate, it’s important to outline the financial parameters of your relationship. When this […]

Reblog: Sugar Dating – How should I handle a potential sugar daddy’s request for intimacy on a first date? (Part 2 of 3)

If it feels wrong, don’t do it. I think if a potential sugar daddy brings up intimacy at the end of a first date, you should react based on how you feel about it; for instance, if you’ve had a fabulous first date, it might feel right to continue the night in his hotel room. I […]

Reblog: Sugar Dating – How should I handle a potential sugar daddy’s request for intimacy on a first date? (Part 1 of 3)

The guys who ask for sex up front are those who are used to escorts and expect the same kind of arrangement. You should never have to sexually audition for a potential sugar daddy. Any intimacy that stems out of a sugar relationship should be based upon mutual desire, not to see if you sexually […]

Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Business Etiquette When Dealing With Customers Business Etiquette Mistake #6: Taking Criticism Badly Accept constructive criticism gladly, and take it as a valuable opportunity to improve your business. Customers are going to share feedback and reviews. And, not all of it will be good. Author Norman Vincent Peale said, “The trouble with most of us […]