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7 Reasons Why You Should Share Your Slides

You just finished your presentation and don’t know if you should share your slides or not? Well, there are at least seven good reasons why you definitely should share your presentation slides with the audience. 1. Presentations are marketing tools... Read More

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Lead Generation with Presentations

Millions of presentations are created every day. Presentations take place at events or in businesses. Often, slides are shared without presenting them. Especially in the business environment, presentations are mainly used for marketing and sales p... Read More

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These 5 Steps make your Presentation Awesome

You already spent a lot of time on drafting this slideshow. You simply want to finish. Every single slide is perfect, almost. And if not – who cares? You should care! Because looking a second time on your slides and optimizing small details turns ... Read More

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The Best Presentation Solution to Capture Leads at Events

Holding a business presentation at an event can be a great chance to get in touch with many prospective clients. Especially at industry-specific events your chance will be high to reach out to highly valuable leads. If you speak to an audience, yo... Read More

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5 Tips for Effective Webinars

Webinars enable you to present online in front of a huge audience. No limitations, no travelling costs and an easy set-up make it possible to reach the world. These five tips will help you to successfully handle your next webinar. 1. Use more slid... Read More

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Presentations During Skype Calls

Online conversations became an important communication tool in our global world and Skype is one of the best-known conferencing tools. The business version of Skype made it into the modern office and can be used for one to one conversations as wel... Read More

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How to Keep in Contact with the Participants of your Presentation

Your presentation is over, the audience is fascinated and everybody walks out of the conference with a good feeling. Great, you did an awesome job! A couple of hours later, you listen to a conversation between two audience members about your talk:... Read More

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How to Make PowerPoint Presentations Awesome

PowerPoint is by far the most widely used presentation tool for creating slides. Many new alternatives, e.g. Prezi or Keynote, tried to challenge the superiority of PowerPoint. Even though all of them have their advantages, the large majority of p... Read More

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Stay in Touch with your Audience after the Presentation

After preparing many weeks, being nervous days before and finally delivering a good presentation, you often feel very relieved. Finally, it is over. You made it. Beside some minor mistakes, you can be very proud of your performance. But stop. Why ... Read More

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Share Documents with your Smartphone

When was the last day where you have not used your smartphone at least once? Most people must think a longer time for answering this question. No matter if you are in a business meeting, at your holiday trip or simply at home – smartphones accompa... Read More

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What To Do If No One Asks Questions At Your Presentation

At the end of your presentation, there is one more moment which makes you nervous. The moment when you ask if there are any questions. Hopefully, you will be able to answer them. But what can you do if nobody asks a single question? Digital tools ... Read More

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The best Tools to Share Photos with Family and Friends

Social media made it easy to share pictures with (nearly) everybody. But what if you want to share your photos only with your family? Or with your best friend? In that case, Facebook, Instagram and many others are not the best way to share your pi... Read More

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Exciting Presentations with Interactive Features

Presentations are often seen as commodities. Created with PowerPoint, presented with a projector. Creating slides with tools such as PowerPoint is widespread and therefore makes sense. But when it comes to presenting your slides, there are better ... Read More

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Present & Share Pictures Online

Do you still have a camera? Nearly everybody has one but most pictures are made via smartphone nowadays. But how can you share your images after making the picture? Do you still upload them on the notebook, put them into a file and share them via ... Read More

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4 Presentation Tools to Encourage Audience Questions

Today, we help you to avoid the embarrassing situations of Q&A sessions where nobody contributes anything. These new presentation tools help you to enrich your Q&As by encouraging your audience to ask questions. Google Slides Q&A featu... Read More

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5 Tips to Keep the Audience Focused

Talking in front of an audience is one thing, but keeping your listeners focused during the whole presentation is slightly more difficult. In this article, we reveal 5 presentation secrets which help you to engage your audience. 1. Arc of suspense... Read More

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Innovative Slideshow Presentations with your Smartphone

Do you remember presentation tri-pods? That's right, those portable devices which presenters used to present on large sheets of paper. Now you just get to see them in creative business meetings every now and then. The same goes for chalkboards in ... Read More

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Make your Presentation Interactive and Get the Audience Involved

The goal of your presentation is to transmit information. Wrong! The goal of your presentation is to entertain your audience and let them dive into your area of expertise. Do not just read from your slides. Make your presentations interactive and ... Read More

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Get more Feedback from your Audience at your Presentation

Ideally, your next presentation should be better than your last one. But how can you make sure that you change the right things? To make your presentation better, it is crucial to get feedback from your audience. No matter how good you are as a pr... Read More

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Interactive Presentations with Beamium

Presentations are everywhere and standing out of the crowd gets more important than ever. But how can you make sure that the audience listens to your presentation? The secret word is called engagement. Nowadays, presentations are no one-way road a... Read More

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7 Ways to Get the Attention of your Students

As a teacher or professor, you know how hard it is to get the attention of your scholars in the last session of the week. Smartphones, notebooks and tablets are great tools to connect the auditorium with the world, but often result in distractions... Read More

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6 Creative Presentation Ideas

More often than not, the listeners of your presentation will participate in other presentations on the same day as well. At congresses, events and even at university, there is mostly a competition about the viewers’ attention. Hence, your presenta... Read More

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Beamium on Its Way to Revolutionize Online Presentations

Presentations are part of our daily life. We present in business meetings, in front of classes, during events and even in our private life. The more often we present, the better we become. We are not that nervous anymore, our slides can easier be ... Read More

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Create and Share your Slideshow Online

Today, we will plunge into the interesting topic of creating and sharing slideshows online to a remote audience. All of you know, how to create a “traditional” slideshow with PowerPoint, Keynote or any other slide creation program. But how can you... Read More

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Use your Tablet for Slideshow Presentations

As the spokesperson of any company or NGO, you live the life of a constant traveller: conferences, events and pitches are part of your daily live. You are probably used to commuting a lot, and know exactly how to make the best of your trips around... Read More

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Turn JPEGs and PNGs into Beautiful Picture Slideshows

Many web design agencies question themselves how to present their web designs to clients. Sending them via email is not really optimal. Sharing a link to any kind of file storage platform probably results in shrinkage or weird font problems on the... Read More

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Presenting on iPads and Android Phones Simultaneously? No Problem!

Education lives off innovation – it is, to be exact, the study of innovations, no matter the field. The changes of the past are what created the now, and we will only move on if we manage to see things through a new perspective and think different... Read More

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How to Handle Smartphone Distractions during Presentations

Some years ago, the introduction of the iPhone changed our lives in many aspects. Only a couple of years after the first mobile phones, the smartphone suddenly disrupted our world. A large part of our professional and private life can nowadays be ... Read More

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Share your Slideshows Online in Real-Time

There it goes again, a flash from a smartphone camera made you lose your train of thoughts. A common situation when presenting before an audience that doesn’t have access to your slides. Of course, the pictures are a good signal, people are enjoyi... Read More

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How to Present your Keynote Presentation on Windows

Keynote is a great software for creating fancy slideshows, but it's difficult to present it to Windows users. Design is key in any field of the creative industry. Especially for PR and advertisement agencies, the visual representation of ideas and... Read More

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Effective Communication in International Teams

Globalization had huge impacts on our society and influenced the business environment tremendously. Some years ago, top managers spent most of their time in planes travelling from their headquarters to subsidiaries and back. Virtual teams, enhance... Read More

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3 Benefits of Presenting Online

There are many ways to present to your audience including face-to-face presentations, online presentations, meetings, conference calls and many others. Traditionally, presenting face-to-face was the most important way of giving presentations. Mode... Read More

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6 Problems every Speaker Should be able to Deal With

It is always a new challenge to hold a presentation. But it gets even more challenging if further problems occur. In this blogpost we would like to discuss 5 common presentation problems and recommend ideas for dealing with them. 1. Technical prob... Read More

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What Is The Best Font Size For My Presentation?

You probably have seen a movie where a play is taking place at a large auditorium and members of the audience take out their theater binoculars. You might have even seen it in person at your local theater. It would be funny if something similar ha... Read More

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Share Files in Distributed Teams

It is a funny thing that when you think about a business meeting you usually picture a lot of suited individuals in a fancy conference room. Sure, some business meetings still take place in this form, but in the last 15 years the cross-national an... Read More

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5 Tips to Make your Presentation Awesome

Are my slides good enough? Will the audience understand my talk? What, if something goes wrong? These and many more questions probably keep you awake the night before your presentation starts. You are unsure if you prepared everything sufficiently... Read More

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Present Online Without Technical Problems

After numberless technical problems during online meetings, you probably want to have a very simple tool for online presentations with no further problems. Welcome to Beamium! Forget all the hassle of old-fashioned tools where you have to install ... Read More

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I Can't See The Slides!

The chances are high that you have assisted to a big conference room where a presentation was being held in front of a large audience. Maybe you even have presented yourself. In either case, you probably recognized an interesting pattern: a large ... Read More

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The Advantages of BYOD

In a world where everybody has his own smart device in his pocket, it is only logical that these devices are used in schools, universities, businesses or at events. Innovative web-based tools offer new possibilities to interact with each other wit... Read More

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Why does the Audience take Pictures of my Slides?

There is one thing that almost every regular keynote speaker has always had to suffer: a blinding flash of light coming from a camera at the audience. Luckily nowadays with smartphones this is rarer, but it is still common to see individuals stand... Read More

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7 Tools to Share your Slides with the Audience

A great speech, an amazing audience and no easy way to share the slide deck afterwards. That’s what many professional speakers, coaches and trainers regularly experience. Presenting to an unknown audience is part of their daily business and sharin... Read More

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Live-Presentations of Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets

Team collaboration with google apps Google docs, google slides and google sheets are the perfect working tools for everyone who works in teams or is always on the go. The web-based applications make you independent from the location or device ... Read More

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Slideshows Without Projectors

Every speaker desires to have own slides at hand when his topic comes up Anyone passionate about public speaking knows how quickly and often you end up having a deep conversation about some of your favourite topics in both private and professio... Read More

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Share your Presentations with the Audience

The main goal of presentations is to share our ideas with like-minded people. All the preparation and the minutes of sweat before the presentation are invested on the single purpose of spreading your ideas and hoping that your audience absorbs the... Read More

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Share Keynote Presentations Online

Apple’s Keynote is a powerful program for creating beautiful presentations with great slide design pre-sets. It is loved by its users and offers modern possibilities which PowerPoint does not include. However, it is also known to cause problems wh... Read More

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We Love Our Users

Today, we would like to thank all our loyal users for using Beamium. Since we started Beamium half a year ago, we got amazing feedback from our first users and haven been able to grow the user base to more than 2,500 monthly users. Beamium is alre... Read More

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7 Tips to Make your Online Presentation Unforgettable

Web presentations can be used for educational purposes, team meetings, trainings and for many other situations. The biggest advantage of a web presentation is its reach and the easiness to join them. While traditional presentations make it necessa... Read More

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Present Large Files Online

The more content you like to include in your presentation, the more likely it is that the size of the document gets bigger and bigger. But the size of the document should not limit your creativity. We all know the problems big files can make. They... Read More

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Present PowerPoint Presentations Online

PowerPoint is used by more than 90% to create presentations. After creating your slides, you can present your PowerPoint file online with Beamium. We will explain you how to do that. 1. Create your PowerPoint slides Start by creating your Power... Read More

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Present on the Devices of your Audience

Presentations are the greatest tool for sharing your thoughts with your audience. More often than not, the purpose of business presentations is either to generate leads or to get approval for your idea. In both cases, your presentation will be in ... Read More

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4 Secrets to Make your Presentation Remarkable

You are nervous, not able to sleep and feel a little bit unwell? Either you are getting ill or your nerves vibrate before an important presentation. From your first presentation at school to presentations in your business life – presentations will... Read More

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Presenting Online with your Tablet

The time we spend online is constantly becoming more. Nowadays, nearly everyone is connected online using his own laptop, smartphone or tablet. No matter whether you’re active on social media platforms, visit online shops or book your holiday onli... Read More

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The Best Way to Share PowerPoint Presentations Online

Many years have gone by since Forethought was created at that small Californian office in 1980. Seven years later it was acquired by Bill Gates` software giant Microsoft and transformed into what we know today as PowerPoint. Three decades have gon... Read More

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How to Create Handouts Online

If you had to sum up the last 20 years of mankind in a word, which would it be? I know I would choose a quite simple one: internet. This invention changed how we interact, how we work, how we shop, how we entertain ourselves, basically, how we liv... Read More

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Presenting Online with your Smartphone

According to Statista there are over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide. Yes, you just read right. More than 25% of the planet`s population uses a smartphone. This $400.7bn industry, of course, hasn’t come without criticism. It is common to see... Read More

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Creativity through Technology

Human beings have always craved for originality. The ascent of our own civilization is the result of a network and exchange of innovative ideas. We are always looking to come up with new projects, invent new processes and techniques and in general... Read More

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Beamium proudly presents its first collaboration with the Stanford Law School

Beamium is not only being used at businesses, but also at universities worldwide. Therefore, there are more and more universities becoming aware of the benefits that Beamium offers, such as fast and simple file sharing. Beamium is happy to a... Read More

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Exchanging Documents Online

In summer, it is finally time to leave the office behind and go on holiday. No matter whether you want to explore countries around the world or enjoy your free time at home – the issue, that you’re not in the office and therefore miss important ne... Read More

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Revolutionize Your Presentations

To give a great and memorable presentation is no easy task. You can spend entire weeks researching and preparing the content, nonetheless if you do not communicate the message clearly to your audience, the results might be disappointing. Maybe the... Read More

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Structuring Modern Presentations

However, this also sounds familiar: recurring layouts, the same old structure and the typical presentations phrases. This need not be necessarily bad, nonetheless it becomes boring in the long run and does not help to improve the attention span of... Read More

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Finding the Right Conferencing Solution

It is important to look at big players as well as rising stars to find the perfect solution for you and your business. Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime ...there is an endless number of conferencing and communication solutions out there. However, f... Read More

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5 Tips to Make Presentations Interactive

Nearly everyone of you may have already suffered from boring presentations at least once. Unfortunately, those kind of presenters, who are only providing tiring numbers and facts, without engaging the audience in any way, still exist. Now, in tim... Read More

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Make your PowerPoint Presentation Accessible Online

PowerPoint is almost certainly the world’s most widely used and best known presentation software. It’s no wonder that the Microsoft program is so popular – after all, presentations are now part of everyday life in academia, in business and even a... Read More

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Dynamic Communication Solution for Student Associations

Student organizations, student clubs and university editorials are an essential part of the university and campus live. On each university campus you will find a wide variety of student groups in the most diverse working areas. Some are locally ma... Read More

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How to Become a Successful Speaker

Most people have difficulties when it comes to speaking in front of any audience. In fact, presentations should keep the audience in suspense and be rememberable. Therefore, companies have the opportunity to contact speaker agencies and profit... Read More

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Present Without a Projector

Sometimes, projectors are annoying, aren’t they? Every presenter can relate to the ordeal of connecting a projector and figuring how to turn it on, especially when giving a presentation at an unfamiliar location. Occasionally the projector will no... Read More

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5 Tips for Better PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint is the number one tool for creating and showing presentations. It’s intuitive, professional and easy to use, and therefore no surprise that business people, speakers, professors and students around the globe pick PowerPoint as their sta... Read More

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Sharing Documents at Private Events

Especially in cases where many presentations must be given, the web-based presentation tool simplifies the workflow. Presenters can easily create an individual ID with Beamium and share it with their listeners. This in turn can follow the whole sy... Read More

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Share your Music Notations and Tabs Online

Since the earliest years of civilization, human beings have felt an inevitable attraction for sounds and tones. With the invention of instruments, these were organized into what today we refer to as music, which became a passion for a great number... Read More

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Discover the Fresh Design of our Website

You should be the first ones to hear learn more about our fresh design! We did an extensive crowd research giving us some hints for user interface optimization. With the innovative design we illustrate the creation of a clear line to represent the... Read More

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The Benefits of Sharing Class Lecture Slides with Students

Anyone who went to university in the 21st century knows: class presentations are digital. No discussion. And why shouldn’t they? Using innovative presentation formats for lectures is handy: they can be perfectly prepared, adjusted and reused. Plus... Read More

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Beamium: Presentations For A Good Cause

Rarely was the world so engaged for a good cause – currently, the willingness to donate is high and the will to achieve something good, too. One of the main concerns is the easy access to education and the possibility to rapidly and simply exchang... Read More

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Visual Aids in Presentations

Nowadays our everyday lives cannot be imagined without visual aids – whether in school, at the university or in our business life. They are the bearers of visual descriptions and appeal to the different senses of the audience. So, how can you bes... Read More

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Body Language – The Basis for Successful Presentations

Anyone who has ever had to give a presentation before an audience knows that it takes more than just content to succeed. Exciting theories and a precisely laid out PowerPoint presentations will achieve little if the presenter fails to deliver the ... Read More

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Get more Attention during your Presentation at University

For students, presentations are part of everyday life. Nearly every class requires a presentation to teachers and fellow students, and most presenters use PowerPoint to add a visual element to their presentations and to report structured. Of c... Read More

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Making Remote Meetings Work

Online conferences are a practical alternative to traditional meetings, which is why they’re being used more and more frequently to bring people together — even when they can’t physically be in the same place. They can lead to massive savings on t... Read More

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How Professors can make Lectures Innovative and Interesting

Professors have to speak in front of audiences every day, whether in a lecture hall filled with students or speaking to peers and other subject-matter experts to present research results. A PowerPoint presentation is the usual method for such a pr... Read More

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Discussing your CV Online

Young and old, experienced and amateurs, all take part in this fascinating expression of capitalism, however, not all take the juiciest piece of the cake home. The hiring procedure resulting from this phenomenon is not always, not to say almost e... Read More

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Tips for Presenting in English

In today’s era of globalization, more and more business is conducted in English. You can reach a much larger audience in English than would be accessible in German – indeed, to spread a product, idea, or report beyond the borders and reach an inte... Read More

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Making Meetings Efficient

Meetings are a regular part of corporate culture, whether they take the form of a weekly team jour fixe or a regularly scheduled full company assembly. These meetings can play a vital role in a company’s success – after all, a company’s efficient ... Read More

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Fight Stage Fright Before Presentations

Almost anyone who’s ever spoken in front of a large group of people has experienced stage fright. It often sets in several days before the big presentation, stressing you both mentally and physically. Even people who have to make a big impression ... Read More

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How to Increase the Reach of your Presentation

Every time you give a presentation, you will reach a certain number of people. Depending on the context of that presentation, your particular message may attract a lot of attention, albeit only for a certain length of time. Naturally, intereste... Read More

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Beamium at the Change Congress 2015

For two days, around 300 high-ranking representatives from well-known organisations met in Düsseldorf for the Change Congress to deal with the topic ‘Lost in Change? Effective Change-strategies in a Dynamic World’. The Change Congress, organised b... Read More

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How Good Storytelling Works

The term ‘storytelling’ is on everyone’s lips today, in marketing, social media strategies and in presentations. Storytelling is exactly what it sounds like: it is the simple act of telling a story. The significance of the term is that, as interes... Read More

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Web Conferencing Made Easy

It is no secret that a well-established communication basis is imperative for all successful human interaction. All social structures, from a family to a multinational company, need a clear and simple information exchange in order to enhance coord... Read More

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7 Things to Avoid in a Presentation

Presentations are part of the standard repertoire in many careers – whether this involves presenting to colleagues, customers, or the wider public. Nonetheless, even experienced speakers tend to repeat the same mistakes and fall into the same trap... Read More

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5 Tips for Better Speaking

Anyone who has ever spoken in front of an audience knows that there is an art to holding the attention of listeners throughout an entire speech. The rhetoric, the art of speaking, is a discipline that goes back to the age of antiquity. Speakers to... Read More

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Investment from Senovo for our Startup

Beamium, formerly named Slideflight, enables lecturers to share their presentation in real-time on the mobile devices of the audience. The vision of the company is to make sharing presentations as simple as possible. The lecturer can publish the p... Read More

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Q&A – Five Tips for Successful Group Discussions

After an informative discussion, the next step is generally a group discussion with the audience, where audience members can share any unanswered questions that they may have, express their own opinions on the subject and discuss the concepts rais... Read More

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Beamium at the K&K HR Congress 2015

In November, Beamium partnered up with the K&K HR Congress in Weimar. The annual convention is organised by K&K HR Services GmbH, which belongs to the 7S Group. At the heart of the event were workshops and presentations held by renowned HR... Read More

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Structuring Presentations Successfully

Whether it takes twenty minutes or two hours, every presentation needs the right structure to keep the audience enthralled while delivering all the significant information in a way that the audience will remember. From the introduction through to ... Read More

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Beamium – An Innovative Education Technology to Engage Students

What if the audience does not understand what I am trying to communicate? 10 o´clock, the presentation starts. The acoustic in the room is deplorable. Some member of the public are sitting so far away, you cannot even recognize their faces, no cha... Read More