Today, I’m going to be explaining the difference between at, onand inwhen relating to time. These are called prepositions of time. They are used to discuss or converse a specific time period such as a date on the calendar, one of the days of the week, or the actual time a certain thing takes place.
We recently received an email from one of our email subscribers about “has been”, “have been” and “had been”. As I’ve learned that many people can get confused about how these three phrases are used, I thought I’d briefly explain the main difference between them in this short post.
The past week has been jam-packed! We had Election Day on Wednesday, the announcement of a new Prime Minister and a new government the following day, two days of holiday, Mother’s Day on Sunday, yesterday was Teacher’s Day and today is the first day of Ramadan! Phew! Did I miss anything out?
Have you ever heard the technique of storytelling in becoming a more confident speaker? I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but we are all storytellers. We remember stories better than facts and we connect best when we share stories.
Telling a story when you communicate, in English or in any other language, is a great way for you get your message across to your listener. It can also help build confidence in speaking as you practice telling stories and see your listeners engaged with you.
Here are a few ways that you can start telling stories when you speak to be a better communicator.
Have you ever had a really important presentation for work or for your academic studies? You spend days (or even weeks) preparing for the presentation – researching for content, creating beautiful slides to support your content and practicing what you’ll be saying.
The day comes and you’re so ready for it. When you begin your presentation, things go smoothly. Until five minutes into it, somebody raises their hand and interrupts you with a question. You are taken by surprise. You answer the question, or say that you’ll be taking questions after your presentation, and you continue.
But now you’ve lost your focus and momentum. You might feel a little less confident because the answer you gave was something that you had prepared for later in your presentation.
So what’s the best way to prepare for and answer questions in a presentation? Here are a few tips to help you.