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Stop Being a Google-Noob : Tips to Get Better Google Search Results

Picture this:

You need online shopping data for a presentation. You are on a deadline!

You get on Google in a hurry.

A couple of hours have passed and all you have discovered is an e-store that sells absolutely awesome shoes.

You suddenly remember that presentation your manager is waiting for. Dang!

This has happened to the best of us at some point.

Google is like an Oracle. It’s a great tool to find stuff online. It has increasingly become the most trusted source to turn to, when we need answers. But, the trick lies in asking the right questions.

Motivated by my own ignorance and watching the guy in the next cubicle go round in circles, I set out to find better ways to Google stuff. This amazing infographics by Splashsys on Visual.ly illustrates How to Search Google Like a Pro(more…)

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5 Awesome Presentation Tools to Knock Their Socks Off!

Meetings. Reviews. Sales-Pitches and practically every conference room congregation revolves around presentations. Like me, if you have been to slide-fests often enough, you probably dislike presentations as much as I do. While a lot depends on the presenter, their ability to tell a story  and their command on the subject. It is the tools that often let one down. Boring slides, insipid clip-art and charts that have been done to death.

For years I used PowerPoint as the only tool to make presentations. The familiarity with the tool ensured effectiveness but the story-telling was missing from it. It is this slide-fatigue that compelled me to look for alternatives. Presentation tools that helped me paint a picture & tell a story like never before. I am rounding up five tools here that will help you hit one out of the park without burning a hole in your pocket.

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