7 Tips for a Better PowerPoint Presentation

On The Job

Like most people, I've attended some great PowerPoint presentations, and some truly horrible ones. And while I never did get my new kitchen, I did learn what makes a bad PowerPoint presentation. He knew it was time to put an end to slow death by PowerPoint.

7 Tips That Will Make Your PowerPoint Better Than Ever Before

On The Job

When was the last time you gave a PowerPoint presentation and no one turned to their phone to check email or play "Word Cookies"? If the answer is never, it's time to rethink the details of your PowerPoint and learn ways to keep your audience focused on your presentation.

Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 February, 2010 Wheres the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Some people in the office were trying to get the remote working as we had a PowerPoint presentation coming up and were calling it things like remote thingy , remote slide clicker, wireless mouse so I finally asked, "Does anyone know what the official name for that thing is?" Here we were, professional assistants talking about the thingy for the PowerPoint.

Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! Adult Learning Retention Statistics: Lecture – 5%. We use creative props to reinforce learning.

Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  We'll be discussing what she learned as she launched her 5-week Group Coaching Program.   What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned

Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  We'll be discussing what she learned as she launched her 5-week Group Coaching Program.   What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned

Product/Program Promotion: Problems & Profits - Launching Lessons Learned Interview Dr. Venus Opal Reese Live Event Launch

Productive & Organized

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.    Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit! Any big lessons learned?

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7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

If everyone else is giving PowerPoint presentations, don’t do it. Brain Business Career Communicating How To Learning Lifehacks Stress Success WorkplaceIt’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble.

2018 272

The 3 Simple Ingredients to a Successful Conference

Dumb Little Man

I love learning from really smart, successful speakers who share their best “insider tips” on how to get ahead. Unending powerpoint presentations. The speaker was bad enough, but the Powerpoint was even worse. I have a confession to make. I love going to conferences.

2014 274

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Learn how to use publishing software and create eye-catching promotional material. Use custom backgrounds and stock photography to make PowerPoint presentations more interesting for the viewer. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 184

Excel 2007 | Split Information Across Multiple Cells

Admins4Admins

Learn to easily split information across multiple cells in excel. The PDF instructions is a great visual guide if you’re better learning through screenshots. As always, let us know if there are things you need help with.

2007 61

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

That in itself is a learning experience. You need to continually learn and grow. Learn what motivates your executive. Is your executive motivated by ROI (return on investment), the skills you will develop or you learning from an acclaimed expert in the field?

2019 232

Six Easy Ways to Format Numbers In Excel

Admins4Admins

If you need to, download the pdf at the bottom of each set of instructions to help you learn with pictures.

2009 67

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

What new skills do you need to learn/develop? To network and meet new people Learn best practices from administrative peers Learn best practices from subject matter experts Do your research. What about post-class follow-up activities for ongoing learning?

2019 255

10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

My three favourites: Don’t abuse your visuals – Usually your visuals are posters, charts, or even a PowerPoint presentation. I learned this from Guy Kawasaki and if you ever hear any of his speeches you’ll understand why. Learn to tell stories.

2010 158

Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

However, at 26, thanks to an awesome executive, I learned how a strategic partnership should work and I taught every executive after that how to work with me. For example, maybe you can think of a better way to spruce up your executive’s PowerPoint presentation.

2019 223

Ace Your College Exams: Tips On How to Study for A Test In College

Dumb Little Man

It may be obvious, but relying on the professor’s PowerPoint slides isn’t enough. Group dynamics affect the learning curve, making it less steep. You’ve worked hard to get into college and now, you’re faced with a heavier workload than you did in high school.

2019 190

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

2009 100

Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

On The Job

But as I've gotten older -- and hopefully wiser -- I've learned that all of us could do a better job of making improvements at work. Are you mad because Bryan messed up the PowerPoint?

2019 151

Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Possessing it demonstrates expert-level mastery of the skills required to leverage systems like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Some people like learning purely for the sake of personal growth.

2017 158

Being a Good Helper May Be Bad for Your Career

On The Job

They are the ones who help an organization cope with change -- and you're certainly never going to have the time to do that if you're organizing a PowerPoint for someone else. By helping, you establish yourself as someone who is a team player, and you can learn a lot by assisting others.

2015 205

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Consider going into related fields that will use many of the skills you already have, such as Project Management, or a role within your organisation that you have learned about through your PA work. The PA learning curve can be very steep, and the role can be demanding.

2017 192

Would Life Just Be Easier if I Got a J•O•B?

Tips From T. Marie

One day creating PowerPoint slides, the next managing a small guest blogging project, could I leave that flexibility? It’s rare that you learn to appreciate what you have before you’ve left it behind.

2015 185

Why You’re Not Getting What You’re Expecting

Tips From T. Marie

Others may raise an eyebrow at my online technology services when they view my rates thinking that it can’t be that hard to create PowerPoint presentations, assist with business blogs, or help create information products.

2015 177

7 Ways To Create a Presentation that Captures Attention

Dumb Little Man

Tell people what they can learn from your presentation. Here are some tips for creating a presentation: use the same fonts (San-serif fonts are generally the best for PowerPoint presentations).

2016 280

5 Easy Ways You Can Advance Your Career Today

Dumb Little Man

Also, you should look beyond your area of expertise and learn a new skill that will help you stand out from the crowd of other candidates. Since speaking is not a technical skill, it is a bit more tricky to learn it.

2016 278

The ultimate guide to designing presentations

Practically Perfect PA

As most assistants are advanced users of PowerPoint the temptation to use all of the features can be high. If your organisation does not have standard themes there are lots that you can use online and via PowerPoint. Learn from masters of presentation design.

2015 204

6 Ways Leaders Can Let Go of Stress and Be More Resilient

On The Job

Roger, a psychologist, and Petrie, a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, say that there are ways that leaders can learn to keep things in perspective and let go of those negative emotions that turn a drive for success into a drive into stress.

2018 153

How to Present Complicated Information That Anyone Can Understand

On The Job

Many of those who work with complex information believe it can’t be done, and hence we have the mind-numbing, jargon-riddled, overloaded PowerPoint presentations that do little to engage or inform. Learning to tell stories.

2014 186

Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

You’re not going to eliminate the fear factor, but you can learn to get past the fear. When we are nervous we tend to read our speeches, focus on the Powerpoint notes and hang on to the lectern for dear life.

2013 226

5 Easy Ways You Can Advance Your Career Today

Dumb Little Man

Also, you should look beyond your area of expertise and learn a new skill that will help you stand out from the crowd of other candidates. Since speaking is not a technical skill, it is a bit more tricky to learn it.

2016 251

Sharing your Skills

Laughing all the Way to Work

You wouldn't believe how much I learn each time I give a minute-taking or travel webinar. If there is sharing of information among the admins, then we can learn from each other and we all grow. If you are at a meeting and have a PowerPoint presentation on screen (in Slideshow mode), but are not ready to show it yet, press B and the screen will go black, or W to make it white. Do you want to get better at what you do? Share it!!

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What Submariners Can Teach You About Doing the Job Right

On The Job

The plan may look good on PowerPoint or in the boardroom, but it doesn’t translate well.” Among their suggestions: Continuous learning The nuclear submarine community is comprised of those who volunteer for the duty.

2016 164

How to Give a Dynamite Team Presentation

On The Job

The PowerPoint is out of whack with the information being given, and one team member appears to be confused when it's his turn to speak. We have become very dependent on PowerPoint," he says. Learn to edit.

2012 195

Assistant Certifications, what’s the deal? A Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

In this webinar you will learn: How the different types of certifications and alternative education options compare, what really separates a “Certification” from a “Designation,”and why those details matter. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation outlining all the critical information covered.

2015 212

How to Create a Web Page: 5 Questions to Guide Beginners

Dumb Little Man

The most complicated way would be to learn HTML and CSS, which are the foundation of any website on the Internet. If you are able to use Word or PowerPoint, you can use a web page creator. Building your own website isn’t that hard. With a lot of tools available online and a quick search on the internet, you’ll be able to set up a website for your business in no time. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only things you’ll need to build a website successfully.

2018 149

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

2016 205

Featured Soloist Barbara Austin: “Don’t Jump Into It Without a Plan”

The Solopreneur Life

What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? It took a while for me to learn that in order to have a healthy influx of new clients, I needed to have a marketing plan. For everything else, I use Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access).

2012 171

5 Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves

On The Job

Over the years, I've also learned that a little nervousness can be a good thing because it keeps you sharp. But I've also learned that preparation is key, as you'll see from this latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today.

2012 212

How to Work For (or With) a Perfectionist

Eat Your Career

For example, if one PowerPoint slide has a slightly fuzzy image, will the audience really even notice? So he eventually learned that, if I was willing to battle it out, he was going too far.

2011 228

Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

This program became a regulation in early 2011, but the broader WOSB community is still learning about it. The SBA has a great PowerPoint presentation on getting started — click here to download. B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC.

2012 251

Featured Soloist Angelique Rewers: “It Doesn’t Get Easier If You Wait”

The Solopreneur Life

What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? I use a Mac, so in addition to having the standard things like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, I also use the iWork suite, as well as all the standard Mac programs.

2010 218

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Learn how to set a password in the event you lost your device, access Wi-Fi points, turn app notifications on and off, run software updates, know how much available storage you have left, how to uninstall apps you no longer need. Learn more by using the guides.

2016 184