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One moment alone in the garden,
Under the August skies;
The moon had gone, but the stars shone on, -
Shone like your beautiful eyes.
Away from the glitter and gaslight,
Alone in the garden there,
While the mirth of the throng, in laugh and song,
Floated out on the air.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In lands I never saw -- they say
Immortal Alps look down --
Whose bonnets touch the firmament --
Whose sandals touch the town --
Meek at whose everlasting feet
A myriad daisy play --
Which, Sir, are you and which am I
Upon an August day?
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Do you like telling stories? When giving presentations, these can help to capture your audience's attention. But you need to be careful. This article gives some tips on what to avoid.
Bad Habit No. 1: Giving too much background
Bad Habit No. 2: Telling, not showing: action and dialogue, not facts
Bad Habit No. 3: Taking too much time
Bad Habit No. 4: Not including any dialogue
Bad Habit No. 5: Taking your audience through unnecessary detours
On the same subject, argues that Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live. It suggests that without inner narratives we would be lost in a chaotic world. We are all storytellers; we make sense out of the world by telling stories.
And on the same theme, this BBC video looks at how stories shape our minds. The one who tells the story rules the world. I can highly recommend this 5 minute film.