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Using the Zeigarnik Effect for Presenting Like a Pro

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Motivating yourself to complete a task using out of the box methods can be a great way of improving your performance.

2019 60

How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

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Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop. Few listeners will stick with you to the end and retain what you have told.

2018 83

How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

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As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

2018 88

How Voice of the Customer Concept Can Boost Sales and Revenue

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Many small businesses continue to grow as a result of customer satisfaction, whereas many large organizations can decline when they fail to account for the voice of their customers. The smartphone industry is quite a recent example of this.

2019 52

How To Use Hoshin Kanri For Business Planning

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Without successfully implemented strategic planning, businesses are doomed to fail. That’s a well-known fact, so most companies regularly schedule planning sessions, create reports, forecast and so on. The real issue? All those “paper” efforts rarely result into action.

2019 72

How to Create Realistic To-Do Lists and Get More Done

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The to do list debate never gets old. Some swear by their agendas saying that having a to do list is the only thing keeping them sane. Others shrug and state that listing up a bunch of tasks never helps them get more done. Yes, it’s true that 41% of to­-do items are never completed.

2019 67

Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Viable Go to Market Strategy

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The ultimate goal of any business is to grow and scale over time. Conquering a single market or customer segment is never enough – there’s always room for expanding further. To scale, businesses need to innovate and often innovations involve operational risks.

2019 52

Use Your Body Language to Rock Your Next Presentation

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When tasked with giving a presentation to an executive audience, and you will in one way or another in business, it’s important not only to have something worth saying, but also being effective in how you communicate your ideas.

23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations are not usually known for being engaging or interactive. That’s often because most people treat their slides as if they are notes to read off and not a tool to help empower their message.

What is a Business Model Canvas?

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Based on the work of Alexander Osterwalder, a Business Model Canvas , or BMC for short, is a diagram used to visualize a business model; it allows structured organization and a quick method of evaluation and reflection on the effectiveness of a Business Models. The Role of the Business Model Canvas.

2018 71

How to Design Better Sales Funnels

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Buyers “purchase journeys” are rarely linear. In the current omnichannel landscape they connect with a brand through multiple touch points on their way to conversion – a purchase, an inquiry, a booking or another meaningful action.

2019 56

How to Enhance Productivity Using the Getting Things Done Concept

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Sometimes when things get difficult and you feel like procrastinating your tasks, you need to put in the extra effort and get things done. The GTD or Getting Things Done method is all about making sure you get things done on time by planning your tasks systematically.

2019 52

The Essential Guide to Making Timelines

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Timelines are used for a variety of purposes by people across different professions.

2018 71

Building a Persuasive Argument with the Rhetorical Triangle Concept

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Building a persuasive argument can be difficult for many presenters. It is easy to get lost in translation if you’re not sure about what are you looking for. To make things easier, presenters can focus on three main aspects of building their argument using the Rhetorical Triangle Concept.

How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

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Getting plenty of traffic does not automatically equals sales and profits. Most people need time to shop around and make up their mind, especially in the B2B niche.

How to Create a Great Investor Pitch Deck and Close the Deal

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If you’re a start-up, then you probably already heard the term “pitch deck.” ” A pitch deck is a PowerPoint presentation and it’s intended to showcase your company’s product, opportunity, team to potential investors. Pitch decks are your companies elevator pitch in a presentation. Often used to help convince investors to raise capital.

2018 73

Which Presentation Style Suits You According to the Myers Briggs Test?

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You might have heard of the Myers Briggs Test. There are numerous websites offering personality tests which place people in one of 16 personality archetypes described by Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

2019 52

How To Use SWOT Analysis or SOAR Analysis

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Introduction. The SWOT and the SOAR models are business management tools used as organizational frameworks to enhance business performance. In recent times, many organizations have used both methods while others have substituted one strategy with the other.

How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

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Writing a thesis is stressful but preparing an oral defense can be even more painful. But it doesn’t have to be, with proper preparation and a good presentation you will be able to better equip yourself come time to present your thesis defense. But what makes a good thesis defense? A proper presentation helps you with your thesis defense because it helps you to capture the panels attention and give you cues and reminders on what to say as well.

2018 70

How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

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First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

2018 63

How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis to Make the Best Possible Decision

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Many people who believe they’re not good at making decisions are actually not all that bad at coming up with the right decision; provided they can overcome their tendency of overthinking and procrastinating decision making. In other words, they simply suffer from Analysis Paralysis.

2019 52

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe

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When retail was all brick and mortar, things were simple. Business displayed their inventory; customers came in and physically assessed it and bought what they liked. Payments, returns and exchanges were handled in the store. Was there a buying journey then?

2019 52

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

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Data – a term used to classify the facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. As short and crisp the word may sound, today it has a full-fledged study that revolves around it.

2018 63

How to Overcome Procrastination & Deliver Amazing Presentations

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The pressure of delivering a presentation and making an impact on your audience can be overwhelming. One of the escapes that many presenters seek to overcome this stress is procrastination.

2018 52

How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

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Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills. To win more listings, move on from having a polite “pre-sales” chit chat with prospects to doing full-scale presentations of your services.

How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

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Digital devices have helped us master one art in particular more than all others, procrastination! Many analysts are now arguing the strain on productivity that digital devices are causing. To boost productivity and to enhance the quality of work, it might be time to go Pomodoro®.

How Customer Experience can Make Your Brand Successful

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For a business to run successfully, it is important to have satisfied clients. It is not only the quality of the product or service that matters but how customers perceive a business and if the expectations of the customers are met.

How Parkinson’s Law Can Make Your Presentations Better

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There are times when even the best presenters procrastinate their work until the very last moment. And then, suddenly, they get a flow of ideas to complete their slide deck and present like they have been preparing for it since ages.

2018 56

How to Give A Compelling Interview Presentation: Tips, Examples and Topic Ideas

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Backup your statements with facts. Interview presentations have now become the new norm for most industries. They are popular for sales, marketing, technology and academic positions.

2018 52

How To Present a 5 Why’s Root Cause Analysis

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The regular rut of life or the professional wheel, problems can leave you fumbled and dumbstruck at any bend of the road. Mostly unforeseen and uninvited, some problems can have you at your knees while others can bring you to the wits end in an instant.

Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience

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A Force Field Analysis is a principle, which was developed by an American psychologist, Kurt Lewin. It looks at to opposite forces influencing a situation to help assess the best course of action. At an organizational level, a Force Field Analysis might be used for making essential decisions.

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

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As a presenter, you are looking to influence people and get your message across. However, a minority of individuals can sometimes ruin the prospects of a good presenter. It is not only essential to deliver a good presentation but it is also important to win hearts and minds during the process.

2018 52

How to Write an Effective Quarterly Business Review

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If you are walking down the street to establish yourself as a business advisor, there are some aspects that you will have to pay attention to. The Quarterly Business Review is an important concept you would need to ponder upon. Let’s take a quick look at what these reviews are and their importance.

2018 52

Powerful Storytelling and Professional Visuals to Make your Business Grow

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. Introduction. Any business that is willing to create a powerful brand must engage in a robust storytelling and professional visuals. Stories are an important aspect of the everyday lives of people. People have been telling each other stories since immemorial times.

2018 52

How To Create a PowerPoint Presentation for Investors

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If you are presenting a PowerPoint presentation before potential investors, it’s important to cater for each and every minor aspect of your presentation.

2015 77

How To Create a Long Shadow effect for PowerPoint Icons

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Flat and Materialistic design (derived from Google’s Material Design guidelines) are becoming incredibly popular. Presenters, Marketers, Bloggers and Content writers are creating visually appealing content decorated with modern shapes based under this principles to engage their audience.

2015 77

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points

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Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Stamping out bullet points from the presentations is one of the most challenging task while preparing business presentations, as bullet points use high-value keyword phrases within bulleted content in a structured manner. Yet, at the same time using the basic, black font bullet points will leave a little room for creativity.

2016 61

How to Print PowerPoint Slides with Notes

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Before a PowerPoint presentation is to commence, you might be willing to print out your slides for review or to aid you during your presentation. Moreover, if you have speaker notes added to those slides, you might want to have your notes handy with the printed slides.

2015 67

How to Edit PowerPoint Templates in Google Slides

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If you are thinking to make a switch from Microsoft PowerPoint to Google Slides Google Slides (formerly known as Google Presentation), here we will show you how easily could be to start a new presentation in Google Slides by reusing an existing PowerPoint template.

2015 69

How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations in PowerPoint 2013

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Many presenters resort to looking for a single PowerPoint Template which can be sufficient enough to cover their entire presentation.

2013 63

How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

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PowerPoint presentations are often presented via projectors, where an individual can copy files to a computer which is connected to the projector in the hall. However, sometimes the projector is replaced with a large monitor or TV. There are many ways by which you can connect your computer or mobile device to a TV for presenting your slides.

2016 61

The Presenter’s Guide to Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

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Introduction. The Porter’s five forces analysis framework is one of the tools that is used for analyzing the competition within a business industry. It is a simple yet powerful tool that most businesses utilize in identifying their strategy’s potential profitability. One of the biggest threats to startups or established businesses is competition. The five forces analysis framework model usually assumes that there are five forces that influence any chosen sector.

How To Set Time Duration To Switch Slides in PowerPoint

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Usually, presenters use mouse clicks, keys from a keyboard or a remote to switch slides in PowerPoint. However, if you have your presentation well-timed or have to account for every second in a presentation due to time constraints, you might want to make sure that your slides are well-timed.

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