Presentation and Facilitation Skills

Effective presentation and facilitation skills help you and your teams solve problems and make good decisions by ensuring you are communicating the right information, in the right way.
Common Virtual Meeting Issues and How to Manage Them Marie Antaya Sun, 05/16/2021 - 09:28
As a general rule, take the time to email a meeting agenda ahead of time to all participants and include instructions on how to join the virtual meeting. Even with the proper preparation, there is no guarantee that every meeting will run perfectly. Here are a few common problems and how to manage them.
Top Tips to Ensure Your Virtual Meeting Isn’t a Waste of Time Marie Antaya Tue, 03/09/2021 - 10:57

Nothing is more discouraging than logging out of a meeting wondering what was actually accomplished—and feeling like it was a waste of valuable work time. It can be frustrating for everyone but is easily avoided. Let’s take a look at some ways to ensure your next remote meeting stays on track.

Know why you’re meeting

The Toughest Part of Training to Evaluate: Results Marie Antaya Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:41

Examining organizational results is often the toughest, but also the most important, evaluation for your organization. We don’t spend time and money on training because it sounds like a good idea. Organizations spend time and money on training to improve results, such as improving sales numbers or reducing errors. You might also receive training to help you save time or frustration with your daily tasks.

How Much Do Your Meetings Cost You?

Unless you work by yourself all the time, chances are good you have to attend meetings occasionally. Some of us spend more than half our time in meetings. While meetings can be an excellent way to share ideas and create common solutions, they can also be a waste of time when they aren’t run well.

Sometimes meetings drag on too long, get off topic or include people who shouldn’t even be there. There are also times when a meeting could have been effective, but no one came prepared.

Use a Meeting Cost Calculator

How PowerPoint Can Kill Your Presentation

Visuals are important to a presentation because they allow you to emphasis the main points to your audience both orally and visually. And using PowerPoint as a presentation tool can do that for you; however, misusing the tool can also kill your presentation. Consider these five comments your audience might say if you use PowerPoint as an ineffective presentation tool.