Use an 'Inverted Triangle' in Your Introduction

Written by Ron Sathoff

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As an example, if you were giving a presentation on your business opportunity, you might begin by talking aboutrepparttar economy (general), and how hard it is for some people to make ends meet (a little more specific). Then, you would discuss how nice it would be for your audience to have some extra money to pay bills or buy that luxury item they've always wanted (more specific). Then, finally, you would introduce your opportunity as a way that they could accomplish this (even more specific).

As you can see, this format is a nice way of leading into a subject. By usingrepparttar 102034 triangle, you can "ease" your way into making your main point atrepparttar 102035 end ofrepparttar 102036 introduction. The inverted triangle certainly isn'trepparttar 102037 only way to structure an introduction, but it is very helpful when an introduction doesn't spring instantly to mind.

Ron Sathoff, manager of, offers a full range of services to business and professional speakers, including speech writing and editing, personal coaching, and presentation development. You can reach him at or 801-328-9006.

Terrible Twos, Terrible Teens/Dr. Bill Gallagher, DC

Written by Joan Bramsch

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Such isrepparttar plight of a two-year old, or was that a teenager? The only real differences are braces and acne.

Both have to learn how to maneuver in a body that is growing faster than they are. Both have so much to learn. At two, it is counting to ten; as a teen, it is algebra and calculus. For each, it is just as much of a challenge. Both need to explore their ever expanding world. At two, that is rarely out of a parent's sight; for a teen,repparttar 102033 limits drop asrepparttar 102034 whole world is opened up. Decisions and responsibilities expand too, from learning hot and cold, to more complex issues of life and interpersonal relationships.

Then there is communication. At two,repparttar 102035 vocabulary may be limited but it is quite sufficient to convey one's basic needs. With practice, single word commands expand into three word sentences that make it easier to deal with parents and others. Teens are no different. They have more words, but need to develop a greater command ofrepparttar 102036 language in order to get their more complex ideas across to others.

Both go throughrepparttar 102037 frustration of all these issues and of not being understood and, when that boils over, there is little difference between a tantrum onrepparttar 102038 living room floor and stomping off to your bedroom and slammingrepparttar 102039 door. The lessons are basicallyrepparttar 102040 same, onlyrepparttar 102041 scale changes.

Oddly enough,repparttar 102042 lesson here is probably best given torepparttar 102043 parents or those teens who will be parents: The "Terrible Twos" are not really that terrible, especially once you get past them and, for that matter, neither are those teenage years. Just remember that both are growing and need to be understood. You, no doubt, recall being a teenager yourself more than you do having been two. As a parent, you haverepparttar 102044 advantage of seeing both stages in your child. The moral of this story is they are no different than a one-year old who learned how to walk. No matter how many times they fell they got back up and tried again because you were there to support them. Dr Bill Gallagher isrepparttar 102045 director of Run Drugs Out of Town Run, Inc.

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JOAN BRAMSCH is a family person, educator, writer and E-publisher. Her articles appear internationally in print and online. Six of her best-selling adult novels - near one million copies - have worldwide distribution. Her Empowered Parenting Ezine serves 1000 parents around the globe.

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