Making the Most Out of Networking with People

networking-17588675At this day and age of computers, the internet and social media when people’s attention span has shrunk to minimum level, it’s not just who knows you that matter but who remembers you? Below are 6 tips you can use to make a lasting impression and to make sure that they get to remember you, what you did for them and will hopefully feel compelled enough to buy from you (if you’re selling something) or take action (if you’re advocating something).

1. Commitment – Commit yourself to talk to strangers and people you haven’t met. Go out of your comfort zone. Make sure that you get to talk about valuable things. Have meaningful conversations. This will help build your confidence.

2. Dress the Part – This will translate that you care enough to look good and when you care about how you put yourself out there, other people will care too.

3. Be Professional – Do everything necessary to get the job done well. Prepare well for your presentations, have your business cards ready, polish your shoes, etc.

4. Seize the Initiative – Turn nervousness into positive energy. Others may be just as nervous as you are. Know that you are there for a purpose.

5. It’s Not Over Even After Its Over – Even after everyone has gone home, it’s not yet over. The game is just beginning. Stay in touch and look out for more opportunities.

6. Stay Visible – Join groups, offer to speak to your community, volunteer your services, be visible. Always meet new people and continue practicing tips #1-5.

To learn more about this, please head to:  6 IMPORTANT TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BUSINESS NETWORKING

Customize PowerPoint Presentations

customize-simplify-concept-22847633When you make new presentations in PowerPoint, do you always change the settings of the font (its size, color, alignment, etc.)? What if your organization wants to make all your presentations uniform in terms of looks as a form of company branding? How do you make your presentations consistent?

What you need to do is customize the default theme you have in PowerPoint whether you’re using 2007, 2010 or 2013. This way, every time you open a new PowerPoint presentation, you will always have the look you want.

To find out more how you can customize your PowerPoint presentations to get the look you want, please head to: Customize the default theme to instantly get the look you want

9 Tips to Making a 15-Minute Sales Pitch

wall-clock-24422656Making a sales pitch ought to be easy especially for experienced sales persons. But this is not always the case. To avoid embarrassing yourself and making sure that you deliver a fun, interesting and engaging pitch to say, 25-30 people in only 15 minutes, follow these 9 tips:

  1. Do not begin with the name and introduction of everyone on your team – even if your entire team is present. 
  2. Do not begin with background of who you are and why you’re there.
  3. Start strong.
  4. Stay future focused.
  5. Don’t apologize for not having something with you.
  6. Leave out the parts that they don’t care about.
  7. Eliminate self-centered behaviors.
  8. Stay through the end.
  9. Create extraordinary opportunities from routine selling situations.

To know more about this, please head to: Why Should They Listen to Your Pitch? 9 Important Tips

How to Reorder Objects in PowerPoint 2013

organize-puzzle-shows-arranging-organizing-27851570When you build a design on PowerPoint, you can keep adding objects to it. Even if it’s a complex design you’re making, it just means that you get to include a lot of objects in it. So how do you do this? One way is to reorder your objects. It could be time consuming if you don’t know how to but you can also use a shorter way. In PowerPoint 2013, they have this new feature!

Just follow these steps:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select, Selection Pane to display the Selection task pane on the right.
  2. Either select an object on a slide or select it in the Selection pane.
  3. Drag it upward to move it forward. Drag it downward to move it backward

To learn better, watch the video on this post: Reorder objects in the Selection pane in PowerPoint 2013