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Go interactive in Microsoft PowerPoint

You can create impressive self-directed PowerPoint presentations by learning four key skills involving shapes.

How to retain staff and increase profitsA revolving door of staff can be very costly, so it's important to spend time focusing on what's really motivating employees. Workplace expert and trainer Bonnie Low-Kramen provides her top eight tips for retaining staff.
Your crystal ball: What employees want and don’t want

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a crystal ball to see what each employee wants or doesn’t want? Unfortunately, crystal balls don’t exist. But all is not lost. Here are some surefire hints.

How to create custom templates in PowerPointMicrosoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel teaches you the three components of a PowerPoint template and how to make them.
Top 5 ways to smoke out lies on résumésIf your job involves hiring, you know how frustrating it can be staring at all those résumés. Which claims are real, which are exaggerations and which are just flat-out lies?
How to create sparklines in Microsoft ExcelSparklines enable you to visualize your data in a way that doesn’t involve squinting at numbers until they make sense. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to create them.
4 tips for handling tough talks

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

Business trips: OneNote tips for travelers

There are a lot of moving parts to a business trip: air travel, hotel reservations, location logistics, and the list goes on. It gets especially complicated when the trip involves other people. Let OneNote coordinate it all.

How to create an interactive reporting tool in ExcelMicrosoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to slice and dice data and present it in an attractive visual package.
Interview with leader Danny Roderick

Editor of the Executive Leadership newsletter Morey Stettner interviews the president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company. Roderick discusses his leadership role and the things he has implemented to effectively run the company and connect with employees.

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