PowerPoint – Oh, How Far We’ve Come?

This 3-minute gem illustrates the painful mistakes every presenter makes at one point in their PowerPoint presenting life. C’mon, admit it, you haven’t always achieved Presentation Zen… What’s your example?  

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Need Help? Just Answer!

In a minor after-hours panic tonight, I stumbled upon an interesting online expert locator service with a cool twist…instant access.  I needed cat health advice from my veterinarian, but realized her office is closed for the night, so I resorted to Googling “cat leg swollen” to see what could be going on. (Pause, while I acknowledgeContinue reading “Need Help? Just Answer!”

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Prioritizing? Try the “Five Ss” of Productivity

The “Five Ss” of Productivity Today I’m using the “Five Ss of the Workplace” to increase productivity. The ‘5Ss’ are the Japanese words: Seiri = organization : separate out all the things that are not necessary and eliminate them or tidy them away Seiton = neatness : arrange the essential things in order so thatContinue reading “Prioritizing? Try the “Five Ss” of Productivity”

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Break the Ice! 10 ideas for warming up the group

Getting to Know You: Icebreaker Ideas The point of networking is to get people past the initial discomfort and to really interact. Here are 10 interesting icebreakers to start off your next meeting session… 1. Story of My Life You have just been given a contract to write your autobiography for a major publishing company.Continue reading “Break the Ice! 10 ideas for warming up the group”

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Clarify priorities with MoSCoW (Must, Should, Could and Won’t)

Prioritization Technique – MoSCoW (Must, Should, Could and Won’t) The MoSCoW technique is a good focus method that helps you choose when you have too many options. MoSCoW is an easy-to-memorize acronym that provides a straightforward way of prioritizing items.  Dai Clegg of Oracle UK Consulting first described MoSCoW in CASE Method Fast-Track: A RAD Approach. CleggContinue reading “Clarify priorities with MoSCoW (Must, Should, Could and Won’t)”

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