When was the last time you gave a talk to a crowd of more than 5 people and felt great about it? No, your toast at your cousin’s wedding doesn’t count! Your palms go sweaty and your knees go weak just at the idea of speaking in front of a crowd-full of auditorium. There isn’t anything dreadful in this world than fear of public speaking, right? I myself, being a typical introvert, have been an awful speaker, trust me, but have worked it along the way. I over-analyse, and that has helped me in observing the way great speakers deliver their memorable speeches. Words work like magic, words, when delivered efficiently have the power to have a hypnotic effect on the audience. Here is an image from last public seminar by Harsh Agrawal. The only thing that sets apart great speakers from the ordinary ones is this hypnotic effect that they have on their audience. Involving your audience into what you have to say is a tough thing to do, but not an impossible one. You might have … [Read more...] about 10 Things All Great Public Speakers Have In Common
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With the constant clamoring from fans for Daybreak (or someone) to create an honest-to-goodness next-gen sequel to the EverQuest franchise, you’d hope that it would actually happen someday. Obviously EverQuest Next itself didn’t pan out — not that everyone considered that title a sequel or even deserving of the EQ name. But it was impossible not to find a glimmer of hope at the news that Daybreak was hiring for positions involving a new game. And then even that tiny flame of hope was snuffed out. The upcoming unannounced title is apparently a first-person shooter, a multi-platform FPS. That doesn’t sound very compatible with the Norrath people want. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be the Norrath people get! Now before you hyperventilate: This is just speculation. I know EQIII the FPS is a longshot. If it has any ties to Daybreak’s existing portfolio at all, the new game is much more likely to be related … [Read more...] about EverQuesting: Could Daybreak’s new FPS be an EverQuest?