Watergius's Journal

The world as I see it

Power of Appealing Presentation

just got this from my friend, Nicolas, and I think that I want to share it


Once a king dreamed that all his teeth had fallen out. Immediately he sent for one of his soothsayers to interpret the meaning of the vision. With a sad countenance & mournful voice, the soothsayer told the monarch that the dream meant that all his relatives would die & that he would be left alone. This angered the king & he drove the servant from his presence.

Another was called & the king told him of the dream. At this, the wise man smiled, & replied, “Rejoice, O King; the dream means that you will live yet many years. In fact you will outlive all your relatives.” This pleased the king a great deal, & in his joy he gave the interpreter a rich reward. The two men had said, in different ways, the same thing.

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People can be interested in anything – if you make it interesting.

A friend must not be injured unnecessarily, not even in jest.

Always end a talk, a meeting session or a letter on as positive a note as possible, so people leave with a good feeling.

Remember: Everyone likes to feel important. People are hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.


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