Add A Special K.I.S.S To Your Next Health Presentation

Many people automatically think that KISS is a common mnemonic (acronym) for Keep It Simple Stupid. But not so in this article.. Consider the following mnemonic the next time you deliver a health presentation.

K- Keep them awake and alive

How many health presentations you know have been killed in the first five minutes. Although the presentation may be about prevention, recovery or medical intervention? The eyes of the audience get blurry and less and less of the important health message is absorbed.
You can keep your audience alive by including more transitions in your presentation. For example, the same droning PowerPoint presentation can lull your audience into a deep coma. So try something different.


Make transitions from your slides to a story, discussion or question before returning to the slide show. For example, if you have 100 slides stop the show and inject something else about every 6-10 minutes.
SUPER POWER NOTE: Use the B key to blackout the screen if the slide show is done in a lighted room. And use the W key to whiteout the screen if done in a dark room. When you want to resume the show just press the key again.

I-Involve the audience

Use interactive techniques like questions, or improv role-plays, dance, songs, plus more.

For example, a workshop on TB. HIV, Hepatitis for a community teen group can make an impact when a they are asked to do a role play illustrating someone who is gossiping about someone they know with the disease. If using the participants from the audience it could yield lots of discussion. Do not forget about the simple power behind a good discussion for retaining information.

S-Share a story

A dramatic skit prepared by the participants (If a long program) can bring the message home and talked about for months. Or you could tell a case study in a story format.

S-Show props and pictures

Suppose you showed a picture of e-coli on a poster board. Or show an unwashed hand with bacteria using a special light. The possibilities are unlimited. Just remember, ,if you want them to know then you must show.

Consider these suggestions before your next date with a group that is waiting for your unique and powerful health message.

All Rights Reserved, Rosemary Horner, 2006

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How to Cure Your Dog From Scooting (Sliding Or Scratching His Bottom on Your Carpet)

When your dog slides along a roughish surface – or does a ‘dog scoot’ it’s because it literally has an itchy bottom — and it is a dog health problem symptom you need to take care of. The cause is quite often because the dog’s anal glands are impacted.

These anal sacs sit just inside the internal muscles or the dogs anus. The potent smell comes from an oily excretion from inside the anal glands and is an important way for your dog to communicate with other dogs– when dogs sniff each other they are making contact and friendships. They also serve to mark territory. Skunks have the same kind of gland and use the secretion for defensive purposes.

The anal glands liquid can also sometimes be excreted when your dog gets stressed or held incorrectly. You’ll know when this happens because of the unbelievable stench that accompanies it.

It can happen however, that these anal glands can become impacted (clogged with a dense secretion), inflamed or infected and when they do they are very uncomfortable for your dog. It is natures way for dogs to try and cure themselves (like eating grass) and one of the ways dogs overcome this problem is by sliding their bottoms on a rough surface to release the buildup inside the glands. Dogs scooting is a sure sign of a dog health issue.

Unfortunately, if your dog decides your carpet is the best surface to relieve the itch, you could end up with a really unpleasant odor that is very hard to get rid of.

You can help your dog by releasing the liquid in the glands by manually squeezing them. It is, however, messy and you need to know what you are doing. If you’re like most dog owners, you would prefer it to be done for you.

If you do want to do it yourself, you will need to be shown the right technique so you can avoid creating a bigger problem as well as stressing your dog. Your vet or your dog groomer will show you how to do it effectively. By learning the technique yourself you can take control of this dog health problem and save yourself money if it happens again.

Many dogs do have this gland impaction occur on a regular basis. It is more common in some dogs than others and you may be able to help if you add more fibre to your dogs diet.

If your dog is unable to relieve himself of the pressure and buildup and you don’t act to help, the issue could become a much more problematic one and lead to abscesses and ruptures. There is also the possibility that the scooting may be caused by parasites, a tumor or diarrhea. If the glands become infected or inflamed it will become much more serious.

Your pet dog’s health is important. Act on it immediately and you will save your dog discomfort and yourself a really big vet bill.

Inflatable Water Slides: The Best Way To Enjoy Water Activities

In recent years water parks have emerged as one of the hottest places to enjoy water activities across the world, especially in the areas where temperature goes beyond 45 degree and more. An interesting fact about these water activities is that they not only offer relaxation from extreme heat, but are equally popular among people of all age groups, whether they are children, youths, or adults. Everyone likes to enjoy these activities without any restrictions. The craze of people towards these activities can be realized from the fact that now days you can enjoy them even at different events, whether it is an exhibition, trade fair, school or college function, your personal or official party.

Today, with an objective to make the event a memorable event different types of arrangements are made by the organizers, and arranging the water activities through inflatable water slides has become the latest trend to offer complete fun to the guests coming in that particular event. Especially the children get crazy when they see these slides present in any event. Because during the event as everyone is in a mood of fun and enjoyment the parents also give freedom to children for enjoying the party according to their wish.

The presence of these water slides during any of the events in summer enhances the pleasure of guests coming in the particular event. It would be interested to know that the practice of having these water slides is mainly arranged at the place where outdoor events or parties are organized. The experience of being rushed down in the pool from the slide and squirting of water on your body relishes your mood and offers cool feeling.

Going through the interest of people towards these water slides, now day’s lots of event organizers have started offering the facility of providing artificial inflatable water slides at the venue of the event. The experts working in these groups are experienced in setting up these slides at the venue with full precautions and stay at the place till the last guest doesn’t come out of the slide. Whereas there are lots of people who are constructing these slides for their family in the backyard of the home for the entertainment purpose.

Developing the water slides has proved to a beneficial deal for families, as today, almost every child prefers to sit in the front of television for watching cartoons channels, or sit in front of a computer screen and spend lots of hours on net surfing. Having these slides at home encourages them to come out of their house and play some outdoor games, which are helpful in improving their health and make them physically fit.

Factors to consider while renting the inflatable water slides: In current scenario as renting of inflatable slides has become the common practice, there are certain factors which should be kept in concern to avoid any kind of uncertain situation. The most important factor to consider is hiring the services of some renowned company, which, along with vast experience and knowledge is also insured. Moving ahead also try to know about the height of a slide that will be offered to you. As a general practice the height of slides varies from 10 feet to thirty feel, also they come with the option of single lane, double lane and three lanes.