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A Guide to Rehearsing for Your Next Speech

By |November 16th, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

The adage: ‘practice makes perfect’, certainly applies to presentation-giving. Research and writing are important parts of the speechmaking process but rehearsing prior to the event is the key to a successful presentation. Indeed, rehearsing can help make an ordinary speech extraordinary. You can be sure that rehearsals form part of even the most experienced presenter’s planning – so why should you neglect that important step… 1. Be confident that your content is appropriate. When you’re satisfied that the content of your speech is almost final (e.g. you’ve covered the main points, you’ve checked the grammar, the ideas flow, you’ve included appropriate transitions), read the speech a couple of times aloud – from your written notes or your computer screen. Make changes to your script. Only when you’re confident with your text can you begin rehearsing in earnest. 2. Know your content. Work with the content of your speech until you’re extremely familiar [...]

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How to Prepare a Resume that Will Stand Out From the Rest

By |August 14th, 2015|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Soft Skills, Training|

A résumé is a vital first step in achieving your next promotion. It is, in essence, your personal advertisement, a short document encapsulating your qualifications and experience, a door-opener to that all-important next step, the job interview. The following check list is designed to help you to prepare and present a winning résumé… 1. Format Résumés can be prepared in various formats, the most common being: Chronological: your experience and information are listed in reverse chronological order, present job being cited first. This format clearly shows your growth and development. Functional: your work experience is arranged in categories such as project management, leadership, personnel administration, stock control, community relations, and finance. 2. Process The résumé writing process involves the following steps: 1. Assemble the information on yourself. 2. Select information relevant to the position advertised. 3. Decide on résumé section headings. 4. Prepare a first draft. 5. Allow an ‘incubation’ [...]

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