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Coming Soon from Rockable Press: Rockstar Presentations

Our next release from Rockable Press is approaching, and we’re pretty excited about it! We wanted to let you know before it hits and make sure you’re prepared. Sometime next week, Rockstar Presentations: Tips, Techniques and Terrible Truths by author Joseph Lewis will be available to buy as an eBook or paperback.

Lewis is an experienced writer and veteran of presentations, and is one of our own WorkAwesome writers since launch who has posted regularly on the subject of delivering effective presentations. Click Here to Read Article …

Christmas Giveaways for 2009: Marketcircle and ThinkGeek!

To celebrate the end of 2009 and the Christmas season, we’re giving away prizes on WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch. All you have to do to enter is tell us the most important thing you learned about getting ahead in the office this year in the comments–but make sure you read the instructions below before you do so!

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Embarrassing Office Story Competition Winners

It’s been two weeks and now it’s time to draw the winners for the embarrassing office story competition!

As promised, I’ve republished the stories the winners submitted in this post. These are stories about embarrassing events, so as you’d expect some of these are a tad crude. My general opinion on office stories is: the cruder the funnier. If you disagree, this is definitely not the post for you to read! Just a warning.

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Thanks to Our WorkAwesome Sponsors

We’d like to thank the sponsors who help us to provide you with WorkAwesome content! Some are old friends who have been sponsoring FreelanceSwitch for a long time, and some are new advertisers – we are equally grateful to all!

If you’d like to buy advertising space at WorkAwesome, head over to our BuySellAds page.

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Tell an Embarrassing Office Story and Win File Folders with Attitude

As a WorkAwesome reader, you may have noticed that we love to talk about office life, and we love to find the humor in it. For example, Michelle Burleson’s Taboo but True: Rules of the Loo outlines the bathroom etiquette all the other stuffy career sites were too scared to talk about. (After all, we don’t talk about the process of expelling waste; professionals don’t need to do that.)

That’s why we want your stories, and we’re willing to reward you handsomely for them. Well, at least some of you, and it depends on your definition of handsomely. But we’ll get to that in a moment. Here’s what we want:

  • Write about the most embarrassing office incident of your career in 600 words or less.
  • Leave the story as a comment on this post, leaving your real name and email address. Your email address will not be publicly viewable, but if you use a fake one, we can’t contact you if you win.
  • I’ll spend a good half-day in the office reading funny stories, and my boss won’t be able to do anything about it.
  • Then I’ll pick the three funniest, and they’ll win. I’ll publish them in a follow-up post.
  • The three winners will be contacted regarding their prize, which is…

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16 Resources for Effective Presentations via Web.AppStorm

Giving presentations is a big part of office life, and to do your most awesome work you need to be really great at delivering them.

We recently published an article that tells you what not to do with your PowerPoint designs, and we’ll be publishing much more on making presentations and PowerPoint work in the near future.

In the meantime, our fellow Envato site, Web.AppStorm, recently published a stellar list of resources for making your presentations more effective and beautiful. From the article:

When going through all the effort to get in front of a crowd, you need to ensure that you communicate effectively. In the past decade, the majority of us have most likely had to sit through a bullet point infested presentation that completely failed to keep us engaged. Or worse, awake.

There are many aspects to giving a good presentation and being an engaging public speaker. The good news is that the web is full of good resources that can help us improve in these areas. By now, most presenters are aware that lots of text in your slides is a no-no and knowing your content is priceless. But even that isn’t enough.

Here are a list of resources that can help you take your talk to another level. Enjoy!

Keep Your Audience in Focus – 16 Resources for Effective Presentations
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