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How to Create More Effective PowerPoint Presentations
There's nothing worse than having to sit through a boring presentation. Unless, of course, you're the one presenting. Many presenters use Microsoft PowerPoint to share information and data more easily. But are these presentations engaging with the desired audience?
There are simple ways to pump up a PowerPoint, like adding relevant images, themes, and better organization. Making sure your PowerPoint presentation is more engaging can even help you feel more confident in your presenting skills. Here are some easy ways to help make that happen:
7 Skills Every Great Leader Should Have
Simply because someone has worked for several years in a particular role or industry doesn’t mean they’ve automatically gained the qualities and skills needed to successfully lead a team. Also, being promoted to a management level position doesn’t automatically transition someone into a great leader.
8 Reasons Businesses Embrace Microlearning
Today, unfortunately, many employees have less and less time to dedicate to learning and professional development, which is why the way in which businesses deliver training to their employees must change and/or adapt. According to research gathered by Deloitte: “The average employee only has time to devote 1% of their work week to professional development. That means only 24 minutes a week or 4.8 minutes a day can be allotted for training in a normal 40-hour work week.” Perhaps this is why so many businesses are embracing microlearning as their preferred method of training.
Mismanaged Meetings or Conference Calls Disrupt Productivity
Sometimes conference calls are vital and often truly productive; however, poorly managed or unnecessary meetings can absolutely disrupt the natural rhythm of a workday and could lead to hours of productivity loss.
How Professional Development Can Create Great Leaders
Training your leaders is an important component of running a successful business. However, many managers are only gaining skills through on-the-job experience and not through formal professional development. Is on-the-job experience the best and only way to learn? Are soft skills just as important or even more important as hard skills?
5 Most Common Grammar Errors in Work Emails
Making a typo in a work email is usually an accident. Although it can be embarrassing, many people overlook the faux pas, since more often than not, the typo does not change the message of the email. However, many people make grammar errors every day. Unlike typos and auto correct mishaps, these grammar errors are a little harder to discern from accidents. They can cause confusion in work emails and, worse, reflect poorly on the sender.
6 Soft Skills that Drive Technical Success
Guest Author: Eric P. Bloom
I have analyzed various technical certifications, methodologies, and frameworks. As expected, it was very obvious that the technical information and skills learned by studying them were of great value to both the individuals who gained this knowledge and the organizations they served.
Increase Productivity with Soft Skills Training
When it comes to skills in employment, the first line of emphasis is typically towards abilities, training, and knowledge of specific skill sets. These are referred to as hard skills. Soft skills, however, are often overlooked, yet they also play an important role in day-to-day operations.
Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance, and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person’s skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills are interpersonal and broadly applicable.
Top 10 Presentation Tools, Apps & Utilities
Often, while I am presenting material during one of my courses, I receive questions from my students about the specific presentation tools, utilities, and applications that I like to use, and many times, the students have never heard of them.
Social Media in the Workforce
Social media is an integral part of today’s society. While the title itself is ‘social’, the workforce can strongly benefit from its popularity, easy access, wide reach and fast communication. Social media can seem underutilized in a work setting but its popularity has demanded that companies keep up with it to stay ahead.
The popularity of social media is one of its greatest assets to businesses.