Attend a Time Management Workshop

Running a business or being a key person in a small business is a very stressful position to be in. There always seems to be too much to do and too little time to do it in. If this is how you feel on a day to day basis, then a time management workshop might be just the thing that you need. Time management is a very big problem for a lot of people. They get distracted and struggle to finish jobs on time. They procrastinate until the last minute and then have to rush to get a job done. They take on more work than they are actually able to manage in the time they have available. All of these...

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The Value of Time Management Training Courses

One thing that seems to plague the small business owner is the lack of hours in the day. No matter how much work you do, there always seems to be more than you can get done in a standard eight hour day. Something that may help you out is attending some good time management training courses. Time management is an invaluable skill. It allows you to make the best use out of the hours you have available in a day. Here are a few things that time management raining courses should teach you to do.   Goal setting   Since there are only so many hours in a day, you need to be able to set...

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Training for Professional Presentations

There are a lot of soft skills that are used in business on a daily basis that do not come naturally to everyone. One of those skills is the art of professional presentations. Fortunately there are courses out there that can help you to learn how to give professional presentations that will amaze and hook your audience. There are a number of things that a course like this should teach you:   Reading body language   When you are giving professional presentations, you need to know whether you are reaching your audience or not. This is where being able to read the body language of the...

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Giving A Professional Presentation

There will likely come a point in your life when you need to give a presentation of some description. It is most likely going to happen during your working career. You may need to present an idea to your board or to present a project to your team. Whatever the situation, you need to be able to give a professional presentation. The first thing to remember is that you need to set up your presentation material in a professional manner. Your material is your visual stimulus and it needs to meet certain criteria. It must be eye catching without being distracting. Material for a professional...

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Designing a Professional PowerPoint Presentations

There is nothing worse than going to a meeting and being forced to sit through a badly designed and boring presentation. Professional PowerPoint presentations can make the difference between a pointless meeting and sharing information worth having. The biggest hurdle that many people face with in designing professional PowerPoint presentations is the actual design. Not everyone is an advertising and creative genius. As such, here are some tips to help you on your way to a great looking presentation. A great first step is to get all of the content together. This will give you an idea of how...

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Communication and Professional Etiquette

One of the most integral parts of the workplace is communication. Without emails, phone calls and memos nothing would ever happen and much would get lost in translation. Sending emails and phoning your colleagues can save you a lot of time, but it must be done with professional etiquette to ensure that there are no opportunities for misinformation or misunderstandings to occur. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind when communicating in the workplace. Always return calls and emails within 24 hours.  You do not necessarily have to give the individual the information that they...

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