6 Ways to Make Your Group Presentation Stand Out

June 5th, 2013

When giving a group presentation, it is important to make sure that you keep your audience’s attention. After all, the goal is to make sure that they leave with the key points you are trying to present.  However, according to researchers the average attention span of an adult is 20 minutes, which is not a lot of time to get your message across. Fortunately, there are ways you can make your presentation more memorable:

  • group project memeTake turns.  During presentations, it seems that there is always one individual who speaks for a majority of the time, relative to his peers. You don’t want to have one person speaking for too long, as it may bore the audience. By having people speak in even amounts of time, you can reset the audience’s time span and the group as a whole will look more knowledgeable.
  • 10/20/30 Rule.  If you need a basic set-up, try and see if the 10/20/30 rule works:  10 slides, 20 minutes, 30 point font.

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PSA: Using Wiggio After School

May 31st, 2013

So, you’ve been using Wiggio this school year to make group work easy. Now, as the academic year is comes to a close, we’d like to take a few moments to deliver a public service announcement about the other Wiggio groups you can create this summer, so you get the most out of your Wiggio account.

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Summer Jobs:  Share your work schedule with your family, bosses and co-workers to make your availability easily accessable.  Managers can schedule staff meetings, and employees can send mass SMS messages to co-workers for last minute shift-coverages.  Many small businesses are using Wiggio – learn how here.

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May Wiggio Group Profile: America’s Service Commissions

May 20th, 2013

America's Service Commissions (ASC)

America’s Service Commissions (ASC) is a national association of the 53 state service commissions, its programs and partners working collaboratively to advance national service, volunteerism, and the national network of state service commissions.  We connected with them to learn how they are using Wiggio to manage group work.

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Wiggio’s 3rd Annual Nearly Naked Run

May 14th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Third Annual Nearly Naked Run at Boston University, and Undie Run at University of Wisconsin – Madison!

We had a lot of fun, and felt great to give back to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Colleges for Cancer.  Thanks to UnleashedPR at Boston University and BuckyPR at UW Madison for their help with planning these events, and of course thanks to the students for your support!

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Top Reasons to Use an ePortfolio

May 6th, 2013

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You spent all semester working on that group project.  Now what?  Don’t let your work collect dust – uploading it to an ePortfolio is a fast, easy way to get lasting value from your the work you’ve done in college.

If you’re still not convinced, check out our roundup of the top five reasons you should use an ePortfolio:

Prove  your skill set

Instead of just listing your skills on your resume or LinkedIn profile, prove your skills through work samples.  You will add more credibility to your resume and personal brand when you show examples of the skills you listed.

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