14 tax-savers in new stimulus law

February 24, 2009 Categorized in: Presentations

The massive new “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” signed by President Obama on Feb. 17 is bursting at the seams with tax breaks designed to help both individuals and small businesses. Here’s a roundup of 14 tax strategies under the new law.

The 10/20/30 rule

May 1, 2008 Categorized in: PowerPointPresentations

Put together a presentation that captivates an audience with the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.
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.
Take a PowerPoint presentation from good to great with these six tips from Presentation S.O.S. by Mark Wiskup.
Using PowerPoint visuals that only Einstein could decipher doesn’t make the presenter look smarter. Complicated visuals will cause an audience to focus less on what the presenter is saying and more on trying to figure out the images. Here are seven rules for keeping visuals clear and powerful:

Sure-to-please PowerPoint tips

August 1, 2005 Categorized in: PowerPointPresentations

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 basic information required for noting sources hasn’t changed since you wrote a high school term paper, but the wealth of information available in electronic formats continues to add new twists.
How well do you understand the general guidelines for preparing presentations? Take this quiz. And visit these web sites to find ways to improve your presentations:
Here’s how to prevent your boss’s presentation from being memorable only because of equipment problems.
Answer the question “What do you want?” or “What should I know?” in the first sentence of your memo, report, e-mail or other piece of business writing, and your time-strapped, information-overloaded readers will see you as a hero.

Block out the next step.

April 1, 2004 Categorized in: OrganizingPresentations

Why you should mark your calendar.
Writing and memorizing a well-researched presentation guarantees … well-polished boredom. Build flexibility into your delivery to better connect with your audience. Use these four tactics for deviating from your script.

‘Can you hear me now?’

May 1, 2003 Categorized in: PresentationsPurchasing

The next time you’re ready to deliver a presentation, don’t let nitty-gritty audio problems make you even more nervous before stepping up to the mike. You don’t want to start the presentation with “Can you hear me now?” Set the stage to set off on the right note, by answering these questions: