Archive for August 2018

Make a Customisable Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

..and it uses one of my favourite hidden features in PowerPoint! Microsoft Office has a huge array of graph and chart options all powered by a recently overhauled charting engine. But as with all software, not everything is included. And there are people like me who have noticed there is no easy chart, SmartArt or…

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Why Lack of Communication Causes Project Teams to Fail

As the workforce becomes more and more specialised, team-based projects have become crucial to running an efficient business. If you’ve ever been in a project team, then you’re probably already laughing at the word ‘efficient’. Most people’s experiences would include insufficient resources, unrealistic deadlines and a chaotic schedule that leaves them wondering just what’s going…

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How to Make an Audience Connect with Cold, Hard Data

Data is an important part of any business, forming the basis of effective decision-making. To make this a reality though, the information needs to not just get to the decision-makers, but they need to understand what it means. So how do you avoid bombarding your audience with facts and figures, leaving them stunned and without…

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Increase your credibility by avoiding these phrases

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a terrible presentation. Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on what’s wrong with. Often though, a poor presenter will go as far as to point out why their presentation is sub-par. When you’re making the presentation, how can you avoid these pitfalls? What phrases destroy your…

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