I write, blog, create content, design things, draw, make videos, take/tweak photos, train/teach, give speeches, make presentations and organize events. Actually, if you were to make a list of all the things that you do, you might be surprised to see how many different hats you wear in a day.
Back in the day...(this is where I sound old)...you had to outsource many of the above activities to creatives, experts or support staff. But now, you can do all of these things by yourself, with relatively little training and most importantly for a lower cost.
Here are my 20 favourite tools that have helped me create better content and manage my resources better this year. Hope you use and enjoy them in 2016. Please let me know what I've missed and what you especially like to use....
You can post comments and questions in Turkish or English at the end...
Is it just me, or does the "elevator pitch" and everything else related to presenting/pitching your buisness idea to potential funders seem to have become so scary and overly complicated?
Good old fashioned doing your homework, preparing a lot and presenting your project/product idea clearly to potential collaborators/funders has evolved into some fast and furious, make it or break it 45-second event which takes place on elevators. Worse yet, these dangerous "pitching" events seem to now take place on TV, infront of either a group of sharks or dragons.
Yes, the competition is fierce and some of the rules of "selling/pitching/presenting" have changed/evolved but, honestly, nothing can take the place of a clear, succinct, well-thoughtout, well-worded, attention getting presentation made by someone who is enthusiastic, confident and competent.
There are so many games that you can play with your children to develop your entire family's language and social skills. Charades (or "Sessiz Sinema" in Turkish) is a game that we play a lot in our home. This activity is not only great for developing vocabulary, it is also great for developing non-verbal communication and acting skillls.
Derya Akalın Uysal, founder of Etudist Training & Consulting.