Internet security

If you still use Windows XP – then this is for you.

An interesting article from Andy Poulton….
“In a life that’s seen 3 UK Prime Ministers, 3 Popes and 2 US Presidents Microsoft is finally stopping support for Windows XP on April 8th 2014.
According to a survey conducted by Net Applications nearly 40% of Windows updates itself, Again!global desktops still use Windows XP, only slightly behind Windows 7 which has just under 45% penetration. All of the alternatives, Vista, Windows 8 and Mac OS X account for 5% or less of the desktop operating system market.
OK, you may say, ‘we still use XP but we’ve never contacted Microsoft for any support so why is it relevant to me?’
Microsoft have been constantly working away behind the scenes to deliver patches that resolve reliability issues and fix security holes.”
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7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

Another great article from HubSpot in March 2013   by Marta Kagan
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…………   As Carmine Gallo puts it in his book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Steve “transformed the typical, dull, technical, plodding slideshow into a theatrical event complete with heroes, villains, a supporting cast, and stunning backdrops. People who witness a Steve Jobs presentation for the first time describe it as an extraordinary experience.”
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Slightly worrying though that it’s no more bullet points in the powerpoint!

Topical News

The Great British class calculator

Professor Mike Savage from the London School of Economics and Professor Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester

No longer the simple, ‘upper, middle and lower’ classes, as the brilliant TV sketch from the David Frost programme with “Barker: “I look up to him [Cleese] because he is upper class, but I look down on him [Corbett] because he is lower class”. Corbett: “I know my place”.

“Mike Savage and Fiona Devine examined class in a brand new way

Continue reading the main storyMike Savage from the London School of Economics and Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester describe their findings from The Great British Class Survey. Their results identify a new model of class with seven classes ranging from the Elite at the top to a ‘Precariat’ at the bottom”.
Article writing Communications Expert / Ology

How To Write Faster and Better Using The Power of Limitations

Another great article from  I’m a great fan of New Zealand based Sean de Souza

“How To Write Faster and Better Using The Power of Limitations

How To Write Faster and Better Using The Power of Limitations
When you walk into an ice-cream parlour, something weird occurs. We look up to the board and find twenty or thirty flavours of ice-cream. And to most of us, this doesn’t even seem weird. We expect to have tons of choice.
But notice what you’re doing as you step up to order your ice-cream”
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