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Is it possible for something as mundane as an undershirt to be elegant?  …to add a new level of comfort to wearing a dress shirt?  Having worn regular V-neck cotton undershirts for years, I wouldn’t have thought it possible.  After trying out a Tommy John “Tailored Stretch™” undershirt however, I’m not so sure anymore… A […]

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The files available via Practical Hacks’ FREE Downloads page hit the 1000 download mark this weekend.  Thanks for downloading these files and I hope they have been helpful to you!  A few notes and thoughts: One of the most popular files:  the “Simple PowerPoint business plan format.” This is a 3 page PP format I […]

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“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” –Jerry Seinfeld Does Seinfeld’s joke ring true for you? Do […]

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Kevin on October 24th, 2008

If you haven’t seen this, take a look – it’s pretty funny. Ever seen slides like these??? Thanks to Don McMillan!

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Kevin on October 24th, 2008

Thou shalt not inflict pain upon thy viewers’ eyes: use a font color which contrasts nicely (consult a color wheel) with your background, avoid busy backgrounds, and don’t use black type on a white background Thou shalt not create bullet points containing more than 4 words Thou shalt not use type smaller than 18 point […]

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Kevin on October 21st, 2008

During the last few months I’ve written a couple of articles – the latest here – on how to best handle the recession.  I just happened to stumble across a similar article written by Mitchell Ashley at Network World. His key points: Do you know what’s important to your employer? What’s the biggest value you […]

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Everyone who does presentations can learn from this example; note how the exceedingly simple all the slides are. You may not have the advantage of introducing a groundbreaking product, but that doesn’t mean you can’t aim for simplicity and visual drama in your slides… This is part 1 of the iPhone intro; search YouTube for […]

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