Christmas – once particularly contemplative/in Presentation Skills, Presentation skills coaching, Tips and Tricks, Tips for success, Training letter /by Thomas Skipwith
For most of us, a successful Christmas includes many elements: the special food, the appropriate decoration, the festive music, the beautiful clothes, the invited guests, the reflective stories … Which brings us to the theme of this article: contemplative stories.
A contemplative story also needs several elements to be well received. One of the elements, which you should not forget is the lighting. Here is my suggestion for this year:
- Tell a story and
- Replace ordinary light with candlelight before starting to tell your story?
The candlelight will give your story a very special, contemplative atmosphere.
Incidentally, lighting is also often a (neglected) topic in business presentations. Just seen again: The speaker left the lighting on the canvas on, so the slides were barely legible. This has nothing to do with contemplation, but with the fact that the message comes across better or worse, depending on the lighting.
In this sense I wish you and your dearest a contemplative and Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
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