There are quite a few steps to go through in the lead-up to a virtual event (in fact, over 40). And before you go live, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve thought of literally everything.
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Offices around the world are made up of various types of people. You’ll generally find a chatterbox, gossiper, noise-maker and workaholic not to mention those that love to call a meeting for literally everything and anything (and don’t get me wrong, we love meetings, but pointless meetings should be avoided at all costs!).
Did you know that the brain consumes roughly 20% of our daily calories and it requires a regular supply of glucose to help us concentrate, remember and learn?
Mental activities will use up a brain’s supply of glucose – meaning the foods we munch on whilst working are crucial to maintaining these glucose levels and thus our thinking power and levels of productivity.
So many online presentations are boring because presenters deliver long lectures with endless PowerPoint slides and a bit of Q&A at the end.
Whereas with online presentation technology, there are plenty of ways to create an interactive presentation, keep your audience engaged, and achieve your presentation goals.
If you’re in an open-plan office, then you might listen to music in a bid to drown out the conversations that are surrounding you.
Gossip and general chit-chat about the most random things that you wouldn’t normally talk about (but for some reason in the office seem like the most interesting topics ever), are great from time-to-time, but some days you just need to get your head down and finish that task you were supposed to complete yesterday.
It’s a tricky situation. As an employer, you hope that your best employees will stay forever. But, realistically, if you’re not promoting them, then it might not be long before they decide to go. Of course, many people are contented in their work, without any prospect of promotion. But, for others, a lack of advancement will certainly have them on the move.
We live in the age of information where people hardly have time to hear themselves think clearly, let alone absorb the plethora of instant communication they are bombarded with.
That presents a significant challenge in itself for most speakers when they are called upon at work to impress their colleagues with that all important presentation. Intelligent, busy people who are working extremely hard to meet deadlines and deliver unreasonable targets often find themselves just striving for survival in the cut and thrust or corporate complexity.
By 2025, it’s predicted that Gen Y will make up 75% of the workforce.
This reality is enough to fill many managers with fear and trepidation. Perhaps this is no surprise, with all the hype that surrounds Gen Y in the workforce: from self-centered and entitled to optimists with a genuine desire to help others, this generation has been branded with a staggering number of stereotypes.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’ll know that at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, an enchanted ‘sorting hat’ is used to decide which house each pupil should be in. If only us muggles had such an easy way of judging personality! But with the absence of a sorting hat in the business world, companies have for years relied on psychometric testing. It’s big business, and in the US alone more than 2,500 personality tests exist on the market.
Futurologists are forever trying to anticipate how today’s technologies will shape tomorrow’s working practices. Granted, we’re not at the point where our jobs have been taken over by robots with artificial intelligence, allowing us to enjoy a life of leisure, but communications platforms do allow us to interact and connect in ways we never thought possible. However, for many, the communications revolution hasn’t yet materialised into utopia.