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Presentations – how to rehearse

“Preparation, preparation, preparation” – are the three most important points in giving a successful presentation. It is the equivalent of the property world’s “location, location, location.” But where to do that preparation? That is the question.   In the office with your peers? In the AV theatre? At home to your unimpressed family? How about […]

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Presentations – the danger of borrowed slides

Most people are scared of public speaking, rating it up there with divorce, bereavement and moving house as one of life’s most stressful events. Really it is not that bad after the first few.   The best kind of presentation is one you have done before, or at least one that is not very different […]

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Perfect Chemical Presents No 5 – the Pocket Projector

The only thing worse than travelling with someone who insists on carrying a full-scale projector around the world is having to carry the projector yourself. The Blog has had its patience tested while waiting for the ICIS training projector to cool down, or waiting for the projector to pass through security.   On one trip […]

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Best jokes at chemical industry conferences

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–The best jokes I remember from recent chemical industry conferences:   Andy Nicholson tiger joke   Two friends are out walking in the forest. Suddenly, one of them spots a tiger that looks both hungry and angry.The other friend sits down, and puts on his running shoes. Seeing this, the first guy […]

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The dread of public speaking – Top 10 Tips

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Public speaking is often rated as one of life’s most stressful events, right up there with divorce, bereavement and moving house.   It’s easy to say that training and practice make it less of an ordeal, but it’s often the case that the boldest of people are reduced to terrified wrecks by […]

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Metaphorically speaking

Listening to a colleague making a presentation to a group of non-native English speakers recently, I pondered on how we use metaphors to an extent which must be impenetrable for anyone with a limited grasp of business English.   In a few minutes of his presentation I jotted down: ·                       The gold standard ·                       Off […]

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ICIS at NPRA 2009

My colleague Stephen Burns, managing editor of ICIS Houston, has compiled a short video of some of the conference activity in the ICIS suite and beyond, on the sidelines of the 2009 NPRA conference in San Antonio. 

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