Public Speaking Tips

Know the needs of your audience and match your contents to their needs. Know your material thoroughly. Put what you have to say in a logical sequence. Ensure your speech will be captivating to your audience as well as worth their time and attention. Practice and rehearse your speech at home or where you can be at ease and comfortable, in front of a mirror, your family, friends or colleagues. Use a tape-recorder and listen to yourself. Videotape your presentation and analyze it. Know what your strong and weak points are. Emphasize your strong points during your presentation.

When you are presenting in front of an audience, you are performing as an actor is on stage. How you are being perceived is very important. Dress appropriately for the occasion. Be solemn if your topic is serious. Present the desired image to your audience. Look pleasant, enthusiastic, confident, proud, but not arrogant. Remain calm. Appear relaxed, even if you feel nervous. Speak slowly, enunciate clearly, and show appropriate emotion and feeling relating to your topic. Establish rapport with your audience. Speak to the person farthest away from you to ensure your voice is loud enough to project to the back of the room. Vary the tone of your voice and dramatize if necessary. If a microphone is available, adjust and adapt your voice accordingly.

How to get succeed in project management

1. Recruit skilled and experienced people - Today's environment is more complex than ever. Tools like WebSphere® Studiohelp; but in the end, inexperienced people produce, at best, only mediocre results and, in most cases, fail because they do not understand good project management and the best ways to apply new technologies. An excellent Project Manager and Architect or Technical Lead provide joint leadership of the project. They set the tone of the project and have a vast impact on its ultimate success. If you have this type of resource, treat them well, very well. The project manager and technical lead should interview the other team members and they should have the final say about who joins the team. The rest of the team also needs to have above average skill and inexperience. Poor performers need constant attention and usually never "get it". In the end, they usually drag the team and slow down the progress. However, that does not mean the team cannot have junior level people. Often, they are more motivated to do well and shine given the opportunity. For example, in a team of 20 people, there might be 2 leaders, 6 senior resources, 9 mid-range resources, and 3 junior resources. This team of 20 people is broken down into 4 or 5 small sub-teams each with a team lead. IBM Software Services and IBM Global Services (IGS) have experienced Project Managers, Architects, Technical Leaders, and Consultants who can help with your project.

2. Use leading edge, not bleeding edge technology - Many Fortune 500 companies have successfully used mature technologies, such as J2EE and the WebSphere product family, for software projects that have had huge impacts on the way the company did business. In some cases, it is necessary to apply a leading edge technology that helps gain a distinct advantage over competition. However, there are risks with such a strategy and in this case, it is even more important to have excellent people on the project. Because there are few people with this kind of experience, it is important to get outside expert help. Projects that employ bleeding edge or untested technology should consider research projects. It might be useful to perform early proof of concepts on an emerging technology. However, it is unrealistic that a project based on such a technology can deliver in the same way or with the same costs as a project using more mature technology.

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Tips for Public Speaking

1. Pick a topic you're interested about. Research about it

2. Practice. Practice hard.

3. Know the audience, the size, the background of them

4. Know the place

5. Relax while you speak as you at home

6. Imagine you speaking to the audience before you give the speech

7. Realize that people want you to succeed

8. Do not apologize

9. Concentrate on the message you spread out

10.Gain experience while you speak

How to generate writing ideas

Writing something is not a big task. But writing something that attracts readers is not an easy task. A writer should always consider making different unique approaches to get the readers attention. It should be done in such a way that it is not difficult for readers to understand.

There are many different approaches a writer can take to make his writings attractive. One could take examples from their own life and tell it like some story. If it is something different which has something to get, the readers will attract to and will read it. Not only from your life but by using popular stories, a writer could always makes his writings nice and catchy for the readers.

A good writer always read. Reading is a good habit to practice if you want to be a good writer. Reading can generate you dozens of ideas when you’re writing on something. So try read a book even once a week. It would be better if you’re read things on your niche. Use catchy and meaningful quotes from famous characters. An article can gain a good reputation just by adding such quotes. Also a real story related to the scenario you’re writing about would be nice.

At last I want to say that always offer content to the reader in a unique way. Even the things which have been published before may get many visits if you write it in a unique different way.

Guide to be a blogger

If you’re just started blogging, first you must aware that blogging is not easy as you think. As everything has it ups and downs blogging also has its own ups and downs, also when it comes to blogging the difficulties you’ll face are much higher than others because blogging is an activity which has no formal steps to follow. So blogging needs a good self confidence and a desire to do the best.

Here’s a list of things you must need and follow to be among the best in the business.

Self confidence
Without the feeling self confidence not only in blogging but in anything, it is very difficult to go with a good rhythm. Surely self confidence may go up and down but it is important to be focused on your future goals and improve your self confidence. As long as you maintain it the more higher and quicker you get in to the top.

One doesn’t necessarily have to start blogging in a paid domain or hosted space. You can start your blog in a free service in the internet like or and after being stabilized transferring it to a paid domain and a hosted space. It is good to start your blog in a free service because you can create many websites and do experiments without any cost. It is a good learning process. So start few blog sites with different contents and keep experimenting them. Also if you find it worthy to keep that free domain keep it.

Set of tools
Using good set of tools for your blogging is also important. Use analytical software like Google Analytics to keep track of your visits and everything. Use social book marking sites like Digg, Stumble upon, and Delicious etc. to show your site to the public. Use social networks like Facebook, use mini blogging tools like A good set of tools will lead you to amazing results.

So if you’re just in to blogging. First get in to that attitude. First learn what you’re doing and how to do it. Read as much as you can. Everything will guide you to a good income in blogging.

Writing in Internet | Considerations

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Writing an article or a blog post to an online website is different from writing to a paper based one. As the reader reads the article on a screen you must make a good conversation with the reader so that he is more interacted with the content and read it to the end. So depending on the topic, size of it and many other, you must write the article very carefully. This is also important to get a good rank in Social Bookmarking sites. Let’s take a look at few things you can do to the article to keep the reader attracted.

Readers read web articles on some sort of screen, their eyes and mind are tired most of the time. Because of this it’s the heading of the article that catches the reader most of time. If you haven’t put a catchy heading you will be missing good number of readers for the article. Use something that is short and sweet. Like 25 Places to Find Photos for Your Every Need’, ‘Increase Traffic: 3C's of Blogging like that.

Next comes the paragraphs. You must think of how to interact and attract the customer from the first to the last paragraph. Some kind of a small story or a life experience of you will do best for you. Readers like to read something really happened or some story that they never heard of. So consider writing the content of the article in one of the two approaches mentioned. Also follow the basics accurately. Like spellings, grammar, correct and matching quotes etc.

Also try to do something different in your writing. Asking a question on top of the article and giving the answer or a hint in middle or last would engage the reader in the article. This kind of things gets reader involved in the article. Most of the time in this kind of question based articles reader tends to post comments so that they can actively participate in the conversation. Trying something like this is good but overusing this method will bring you nightmare. People won’t be like an article which just asking many questions but no use.

My last point is an important one, the length of the article. The length depends on the topic you write. For topics like gadget review, writing long articles won’t bring you anything. People tend to see gadget videos instead of reading. So gadgets reviews must be kept short and simple and also technical. But writing about some scientific matter will have a lengthy article and sometimes it could spread over few articles. In these people are looking for is more content.

Follow these steps and be a good writer. Good writing skills will bring you great opportunities if you’re in to internet marketing. Share your thoughts and ideas in comments.

Similar Page Checker

Today I found a nice widget to check similarity between 2 websites. Because many people today face with Copyright issues and things like that, I thought of sharing this link with you.

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Get traffic from social bookmarking sites | part 2

Writing a blog post? Written one? Or have you not found the amazing results you can get from social bookmarking? If not this article is for you to achieve them. This article is a 2nd part of ‘Get traffic from social bookmarking sites’. If you want read the 1st part click here. Or else let’s continue.

  • Submitting old news won’t bring you any traffic. People are not interested in old news and they won’t bother reading them because its history. But if you’re really want to write on do so but don’t expect much traffic to generate from the bookmarking site.
  • Check your facts once a week after submitting; checking daily will give you bad feelings if you’re not getting what you want. Also reply to comments posted about your article so you can create genuine readers.
  • Some sites don’t allow editing your posts after submitting them. So double check the URL, keywords, title before you submits them.
  • Even you put them in a right category not all topics will do well. There’s some topic which find no interest in users. For example Apple sells well in Digg and the war in Iraq on Netscape. Sometimes negative stories too well rank on top like George W. Bush, corruption, crime etc. doing some research would be better.
  • Traffic from social bookmarking sites are some kind of come and gone. They come from the bookmark site, read the article and then go away. To keep them focused in your own site to make them more interested consider putting related articles or popular articles list end the end. They tend to click and go to these links.
  • If you have promoted RSS feeds, newsletter subscriptions people coming from the bookmarking sites can be a member of your readers club. So you can make them genuine subscribers.
  • Using automated submitters are big help for social bookmarking because in few steps you can put your bookmarks in many sites. But do not use automated submitters because automated submitters usually have malware in them.
  • As I stated above, responding to comment on your stories is important. The commenter’s may feel like they are participating in a conversion much closer. Do so will result in more subscribers and more backlinks.
  • Front page story in a social bookmarking site will result in unexpected increase in traffic. Because it is un expected it is better if you prepare your server for the un expected traffic.

Following these steps or even few of them will result you in increase of traffic. Don’t forget to comment about your results.

Get traffic from social bookmarking sites

Writing a new blog? New to blogging? Or else written a blog post and wondering what steps to take next? The first step I would consider myself is to promote it on a social bookmarking site for more traffic.

Of course social bookmarking sites can bring you a lot of traffic. If you do the basics right getting to the front page of these sites is not hard to achieve. Here are 20 points I’ll present you to guide you through this process. You can also use it as a checklist.

  • Headline is an important consideration for social bookmarking sites. If your headline is not catchy enough it won’t move on to the top. Also headline is the sort of only thing readers see about your article in the social bookmarking site. So it is important to put a catchy and informative headline to your blog post.
  • Headline is the 1st step. To give a little bit more information about the blog post, you must add a short description about the content of your article. 100-150 character description won’t do the job for you because no one’s going to bother read that much. So you must be very careful writing this part.
  • Writing a good first paragraph also important as the above two points. If the reader does not find this interesting he won’t bother to read it down. Adding a life experience of you would be better here.
  • I have heard this hundred times. ‘Content is king’. Writing the first part of your post won’t enough. All your content must be written well because search engine spiders are going through the content most of the times.
  • To your readers to bookmark your site, add a bookmark button in your every article. Sure some readers will bookmark your article if they find it valuable.
  • This is something to consider if you’re really up to this. The time of submitting your post to a bookmarking site is also something to think of. Because if you submit the article in a time that people in west coast or east coast are sleeping, and when they wake up your article would be 10’s of pages away from the front page and no one’s going to find you. Many people say that they get more traffic around 3 p.m. US central time, so give a try.
  • Category is also important; there would be no result if you published a SEO article in sports category or reverse. You should get an idea that what category the article should go when you’re writing it.
  • If you’re a senior member of a social bookmarking site with bookmarked a big number of blog articles chance is that your new submissions get a little bit higher rank on the bookmarking site. Also the advantage over this is you have more and more links inter connected.
  • Also even you’re not a senior member and if you have many blog posts published you definitely will have many inter connections of different blog posts from different social book markers. It is also a plus point you should be aware of.
  • Most of the readers in the world are English. And of course many programs and internet is based on English language. Even your mother tongue is not English; consider writing the articles in English. But it would be ok if you have audience of your own language.

So even from these 10 points I think you have got a good idea of how to optimize your blog post to get higher ranks in social bookmarking sites. If you want to know more about here’s my 2nd part of this article ‘Get traffic from social bookmarking sites’.

Panadura - Kandy | No. 17 Bus Root

The 17 bus root (of course not the bus but the root) is very popular among many people. Because it covers many roots in a single ride, many people including me tend to catch a No. 17 bus for my travelling. It basically covers the 183 bus which is from Panadura to Nugegoda. 163 which is from Dehiwela to Battaramulla and some part of 177 which is from Kollupitiya to Kaduwela etc. well those 3 are the only one’s I know but it also covers people travelling from down south to up country because you can skip busy Colombo and go to Hill side or the other way around.

Even when I was doing my A/L’s and when I wanted to travel to Sakya or Rotary in Nugegoda, Even I can take 183 or 100 buses for that I usually wait for a 17 bus because it is a single and a fast ride. The importance of No. 17 bus A.K.A. Panadura-Kandy bus (also Panadura-Kurunegala) came in to my mind when it comes to undergrad time. Because I’m a SLIIT student, sometimes I had to travel to Malabe (from Moratuwa) for my studies. The best option is… what else? Taking the 17 bus. It’s a single ride and I can get to Malabe in less than 1 and ½ hrs in early mornings. Other wise I would have to travel from Moratuwa to Colpetty and Colpetty to Kaduwela or Moratuwa to Dehiwela and Dehiwela to Battaramulla and Battaramulla to Kaduwela. So from myself even I think you can get a simple idea of the importance of 17 bus.

I think authorities of transportation in Sri Lanka will take more measures to expand the number of buses travelling in 17 roots. Usually its 1 per 30 minutes but hope it expands.

Many thanks for the drivers and conductors of 17 root for their kind attitude and service (which many others not have)