You know a presentation is going badly when audience members start tapping on their BlackBerrys.These days, especially, it isn’t easy to capture and hold a group’s attention. Make it easier for the presenter by using these two PowerPoint tips.
The rocky financial markets are keeping many people up at night, especially if their retirement looms. Worried minds begin to wonder: Have I saved enough? Am I overexposed to the stock market? Before you hit the panic button, though, take a closer look at two of the biggest “warnings” you’ll hear in the retirement-planning world right now.
Thanks to flashy tools, you can compose and distribute business slide shows online in novel ways. You may have heard about Google’s web-based presentation tool, where several collaborators can work on a slide deck simultaneously in real time. Here are other ways to give your bullet points added impact.
Ever wonder whether your boss is looking over your shoulder as you write e-mails? Your boss just might be. Forty-three percent of employers store and review employees’ e-mail messages, reports the American Management Association. Here’s how to e-mail without worry.
Need to poll the ranks? If you’re an Outlook (2003) user, you can send an e-mail message with voting buttons to make things easier. Here’s how to do it.
When President-elect Barack Obama chose Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff, he did what a senior executive does when choosing an assistant: He selected a person who would help him get things done. Are you like Rahm Emanuel?
Anyone revved up to work longer and retire later? Workers may not have a choice, suggests a new book, Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge.
You are in charge of a committee at work that no one seems to care about. Meeting attendance is lackluster, and those who do come rarely speak up. Here are 11 ways to make people feel more engaged.
Handling the sudden needs of aging parents is likely to be a major workplace disruption in the next few years. Why? The senior population in need of daily care is set to rise nearly 40% in the next decade. Here’s how to prepare for the crisis.
The next time your frequently traveling boss lands in another city with nowhere to hold a meeting but a hotel lobby or Starbucks, suggest a temporary office. These spots may be geared toward local start-ups, but they’re also a good fit for someone working on the road.