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Five Tips for Engaging Your Audience

Public speaking. To many the very mention of this practice is enough to get the hairs raising at the back of their necks. Presentation. Another word that conjures to mind the image of ourselves in a high-stakes situation, vulnerable before a grim-faced panel of judges. Why is it that we feel apprehension, or at the least, nervous-excitement, about the prospect of standing before others and talking? It might have something to do with the fact that people are, inherently, social creatures. We have hierarchies in the social order. Our reputations and egos can define our sense of worth. Public speaking can therefore be seen as a tremendous threat. Thrust out alone in front of peers, we are singled out as the individual and inherently tasked with engaging other people. Winning respect, or expecting ridicule. Whilst the psychology behind it is best left for another topic, this article endeavours to offer…

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What is a VPN and how can it boost your online security?

You may have heard of this thing called the internet – we use it to communicate, share stories, and look at memes. Most people are aware of the internet and how to use it to help them in their day to day lives or provide entertainment, however people rarely consider how secure they are when using this service, but why should you even care? When we use the internet we are sending network packets from one device to another device, these packets contain small pieces of data, using the correct software these packets can be intercepted and viewed by individuals with malcontent. These packets can contain a variety of information depending on the website you are accessing. This information that can be intercepted can include personal data such as email addresses, usernames, the websites you are visiting, personal messages, images you are sending or receiving, and much more. Most users…

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