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    7 Tips for Creating Effective Presentations 7 Tips for Creating Effective Presentations

    7 Tips for Creating Effective Presentations

7 Tips for Creating Effective Presentations

For many people, pubic speaking tops their fear factor list, even more than death and divorce. But giving a presentation or speech doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. By following a few simple steps, you can make your presentation more effective and memorable.

Here are seven tips that will help.

  1. Get to the point. Make a statement of impact at the very beginning. There’s no need to meander into your presentation. Hit your audience with the reason you are there.
  2. Tell a personal story. It can be very effective to share a personal story or experience, but it must have relevance that demonstrates the point you want to make. In some instances, stories about what children say or do can be both entertaining and are […]
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    7 Simple Steps for Writing Professional Emails 7 Simple Steps for Writing Professional Emails

    7 Simple Steps for Writing Professional Emails

7 Simple Steps for Writing Professional Emails

Email has revolutionized communication in the modern business world. According to this infographic created by Domo, Inc., more than 204 million emails are sent every minute. Yet many people don’t treat email with the respect it deserves. Some still use it either as a tool to respond quickly without much prior thought or as an informal form of communication. That may work for friends, but it’s not appropriate in a business atmosphere.

Follow these steps to enhance the professionalism of your emails.

  1. Determine who needs to receive the email and who should be copied. Taking the time to clarify the recipients is vital to not only target the proper audience, but to avoid including those […]
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    3 KEY STEPS TO DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS 3 KEY STEPS TO DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

    3 KEY STEPS TO DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

3 KEY STEPS TO DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

Every company strives to serve its clients or customers to the best of its ability. The opportunity to do just that – regardless of the industry – begins with one thing: A relationship.

Where there’s an authentic relationship, there’s trust and open communication. And those types of relationships allow you to truly understand a client and anticipate their needs. Here are three key steps that can help you forge the kinds of authentic and prosperous relationships that are critical to business success.

  1. Preparation – Whether you’re first contact is in person or over the phone, preparation is key to your ability to be seen as a solutions-oriented advisor. Find out whatever you can about the potential client prior to your meeting. Your preparation and […]
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    How to Prepare for a Successful Brainstorming Session How to Prepare for a Successful Brainstorming Session

    How to Prepare for a Successful Brainstorming Session

How to Prepare for a Successful Brainstorming Session

Brainstorming is defined as a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of a group. But often when people think about brainstorming, they imagine only the participants tossing around ideas. That implementation step is actually just one of four key components to a successful brainstorm session.

There are two keys steps that come before the session — research and planning. When done properly and completely, the session will reach its full potential.

Research begins with stating a clear goal for the session. Make sure the overall purpose is known by the brainstorming group. This will keep the ideas relevant. Also, keep the goal simple. If you can state your purpose concisely in a single sentence, you are on the right […]