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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 …

Creative Sessions – A New Set of Educational Posts Every Month

We’re very passionate about teaching creative skills here at Tuts+, so over the last year we’ve been planning a new stream of educational content focused on the “Why?” instead of the “How”. Today we’re unveiling the newest addition to the Tuts+ family: Creative Sessions.

Every month we’ll be running a two week ‘Session’ on a creative topic. Our first Session, beginning today, is on Character Illustration, and future Sessions will be on varied topics like interface design, illustrative typography and creative freelancing. Unlike regular Tuts+ content, Sessions content is more theoretical, opinion based and will often cross many disciplines.
Depending on the Session, each specific article will fit into one of our ten educational sites (including FreelanceSwitch and WorkAwesome). So they will be published on the appropriate site, while our central site Sessions.tutsplus.com/Creative will provide the hub for each Session. There you will be able to track each Session, grab the monthly wallpaper, participate in a community project, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow CS on Twitter and give feedback (or praise!) for the Session.

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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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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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Make Your Desktop Wallpaper Look Like a Desktop!

Staring at a computer screen is made marginally better if you have a nice desktop wallpaper to fill up the empty space. That’s why we’ve put together our very own WorkAwesome wallpaper set to make your desktop look kinda like an actual desktop! We’ve got lots of sizes and and nice empty space in the middle for all your icons and files. If you’re an iPhone user we’ve got a wallpaper for you too, and if you’re on a large iMac there’s a convenient space for the dock!

Speaking of Mac wallpapers, if that’s your cup of tea be sure to check in with our sister site Mac.AppStorm’s set of 50 Mac Desktop Wallpapers and 50 iPhone Wallpapers. Click Here to Read Article …

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It’s Like Work … But More Awesome

The best way to make work feel like not work is to do something you enjoy, and do it damn well. That’s why we’ve created WorkAwesome, a blog for people who want to be awesome at work. After all, if you’re going to spend eight hours a day doing something, you may as well put some heart into it!

Over the coming months our crack editor Joel Falconer and his team of uber worker writers will be publishing articles on everything from how to make a Powerpoint presentation that rocks to how to behave at the office Christmas party! We’ve got a brand new comic strip coming from the extremely talented NC Winters, and we’ll be opening up for contributions so the anybody and everybody can share their tips on how to be more awesome at work! Click Here to Read Article …

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