The Past, Present, the Future

Who am I? Where am I going? What is my purpose?

At some time or another we may all have similar thoughts floating around in the back of our minds, for most, when these type of thoughts circle around to the front it will only be a flash of a thought, then gone and forgotten usually because of the fear, afraid of the unknown.

I have always been fascinated by the voyage rather than the destination. Deep within my visions is a never ending journey into the possibilities of what can be. I have always believed to be a true philosopher, using my visions within the power of my mind and my deep down desire, I have been able to teach myself how to use a computer to communicate and teach what I know. Gaining new knowledge is a constant, and teaching is my gift.

The past, is experienced knowledge to put you in the present, when your past and present knowledge is shared with others, a better future is created.

Looking back on the young generations, if I only knew then what I know now. What a different world it would be within my visions.

We can change the young generations forth coming.

1950′s — divided, harmony, dominance
1960′s — searching, peace, love
1970′s — life’s a party (drugs, sex, rock ‘n roll)
1980′s — separated, the cliques
1990′s — live today, die tomorrow
2000′s — spoiled, life sucks
2010′s — communication, working together, united one mind
2020′s — super human man, super human woman
2030′s — super human mind

Honest People into Eternity!

The Neothink experience
From Dale Leo

Presentation Skills – The ABC and XYZ

Let’s face it, if we are serious about our third level education there will come a time when we will be required to make presentations to either peers, tutors or faculty members during our time in university or Open Learning institutes. We may be required to make presentations during module workshops or deliver our findings from a group discussion, or maybe to show the findings of research we have carried out. Whatever way we look at it, presentation skills are a requirement throughout our third level studies.

When referring to the planning and preparation of presentations we generally refer to the three M’s; Method, Media, Materials as a guide in the planning process, so that all bases are covered so to speak. Method refers the type of presentation we are going to use, for example; will we be conducting a lecture, demonstration, discussion or playlet. Media refers to the type equipment that we might use during the presentation, which may include one or more of the following: Flipcharts, Overhead Projectors, Data Display Cameras and Computers with Microsoft PowerPoint to name but a few methods currently in use. Materials refers to the additional information we might give our audience, for example; we might issue handouts, CD ROMS, printouts of the PowerPoint Presentation or samples of our product. The subject of presentation skills can fill volumes of text in libraries and bookshops for the interested student, but that is not what we are about in this article.

To get started with presentation skills let us commence with the basics, which for ease of reference has two parts, ABC and XYZ. These two parts can act as a foundation on which to proceed with learning how to deliver professional presentations during our academic studies. The ABC and XYZ of Presentation were adapted from a series of lectures given by Professor Hubert McDermott of the National University of Ireland, Galway. ABC is a mnemonic for the phrase ‘Always Be Covered’ which refers to the planning and preparation we should undertake prior to the delivery of any presentation. The following are some practical suggestions we should incorporate into our preparation phase of our delivery:

Know the material well (Be an expert).

Practice our presentation with rehearsals (Emphasis on the first five minutes, this helps calm the initial nerves).

Prepare handouts.

Introduce ourselves (Short Bio).

XYZ is a mnemonic for the phrase ‘Examine Your Zipper’ which although funny, stresses the importance of leaving nothing to chance, starting with ourselves, the room and finally the equipment. The following are some suggestions to get us started:

Check that we are dressed correctly with trouser flies zipped up or missed or undone buttons exposing bras or underwear put right. (Ourselves)

Have you brought the laser pointer and markers for the flipchart? (The Equipment)

Check and test all electronic equipment in advance. I mean do a test run…. are the slides in order? are the pictures and links prepared? (Have you got a back-up plan such as a pre-prepared flipchart if the AV (Audio Visual) equipment goes south for the winter?). (The Equipment)

Check temperature and ventilation of the room (Is there enough seating? Are the emergency exits obstructed?). (The Room).

The list could be endless but I hope you get the idea of how important it is to be fully prepared for all presentations. Remember!!!! When you have prepared well for a presentation this will add to your confidence and in turn this confidence will shine through in your professional presentation. The best of luck with your future presentations.

The Most Profitable Online Products

Whatever online business you are running or starting you will want to create products that are going to be profitable. When it comes to building an online business I believe that there are specific types of products that will bring in the most revenue. In this article I want to discuss these.


The first thing to note is that when people search for things online they are generally searching for help with how to do something or they are looking for information that will help them to understand something better.

The Internet is a huge source of information and that is the main reason why people use it. To get information.

Therefore when you are running an online business and producing products online the best types of products that you can produce are information products. Selling information online has become hugely popular because you can generate profits fairly easily.

The most important criteria you need in order to profit from information is to produce information that people want and are demanding and that people are actually willing to spend money in order to access it.

Instant Information

I have explained why information sells well on the Internet but there is another the reason why information products are so profitable. It is because they can be downloaded immediately.

The other reason why people go online and search for help is because they want that help or that information as quickly as possible. They want to be able to get their hands on it straight away.

By creating information products that can be downloaded in a digital format you are able to fill the demand for instant help.

Types of information product

There are different formats that you can create your information product in:

You can write the information and then save it as a PDF file that can be sold as an e-book. You could upload your document file and publish it on the Kindle publishing platform where it will be converted into a Kindle book.

You could record the information to produce a training program. You would create an MP3 file that people can then download and listen to wherever they are.

If you are trying to demonstrate how to do something that people really need to see then you can just video that demonstration. You would create a video file such as an MP4 and people would be able to download that and watch it straight away on their computer.