As always the key to standing out from the crowd is to be prepared to be different, to be bold, to try new things. As an author and presenter, I know that most of us have the same old boring video which shows up presenting on stage and people saying nice things about us at the end (don't worry, I have one just like this as well).
I wanted to do something different - completely different in fact, and that is when I did my first animation.
It was a lot of fun to create this animation and the response has been exceptional. I have received media coverage in major newspapers, blogs and even on radio. The point being that when everyone else is zigging, it is generally good to zag.
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