The theme for this week’s round-up is giving presentations & public speaking – a topic we discuss a lot on this blog and that is certainly a popular one in general.
From tips to improve your speaking style to ways to make your presentation more engaging, see below for some of the best recent articles on presentations.
I’m not sure about you, but if I told my bosses that we’d gone over budget by 1990%, I don’t think they’d be too thrilled.
Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was forecast to cost $148,667,400. Three years later, they’d spent a staggering $3,107,148,660. Ouch!
Every week we’ll be bringing you a round-up of the latest and best posts shared on social media over the last week, grouped into key themes that affect our day-to-day working lives.
Introducing a new series of posts on our blog – the Citrix Weekly Round-Up.
Every week we’ll be bringing you a round-up of the latest and best posts shared on social media, grouped into key themes that affect our day-to-day working lives.
We’ve all got one. That buzzword or phrase that just makes us cringe. Whether it’s set off by an email, a meeting or by watching an episode of The Apprentice, those business clichés can crop up literally anywhere.
Change is the only constant in business, and most failure during times of change usually happens as a result ineffective communication and engagement.
On 12 November 2014, 550 people joined us for a live webinar to hear Lynne Copp, organisational development and change expert, explore the common pitfalls of working through change and receive top tips for presenting to employees and securing the engagement of not just their minds, but also their hearts.
We’ve shared the recording below so you too can benefit from viewing the webinar.
When was the last time you did something different at lunch?
Instead of sitting at your desk and working through yet another lunch hour, why not try and break a world record? Apparently it’s possible. Check out this infographic from the team over at Chair Office and try spicing up your lunch break with a few record breaking attempts (and if you’re successful, please let us know!).
We know that keeping an audience engaged on a webinar can be tricky at times. So the online events team here at Citrix have put together their top 5 tips for webinar engagement, to help you with your next virtual event.
Sure, an in-person meeting would be nice, but it’s hard to schedule a sales pitch for a San Francisco client if your company is based in Barcelona.
That’s where virtual meetings come in handy: video conferencing and screen sharing are key tools that can help facilitate sales with the click of a mouse and an internet connection.
Have you given up all hope of ever seeing the bottom of your inbox? Have meetings taken over your calendar? Are you unable to get anything done? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re likely a time-crunched manager – and it’s time you had help.
The tenth series of The Apprentice kicked off this week, with the usual array of buzzword bingo, bombastic music and talk of “becoming the next big thing” in business. Despite the artificial context and editing, it’s interesting to see how the candidates tackle a real-life challenge: making a good first impression that sticks (in the right way).
Managers are working harder than ever, with longer hours, more work and less resources becoming the reality for many. The result? A circle of higher stress levels, more illness, lost working time, and declining productivity and performance.
I like to think of myself as a fairly organised person, but every so often, my email haunts me. Those occasions when I have more than 100 messages just sitting in my inbox are completely demoralising.
So in my quest for productivity-zen, I decided it was time to test a different email management system: Inbox Zero.
It’s an all-too-common scenario: You’ve been asked to join a project that involves co-workers in one country and stakeholders in another. Meanwhile, you’re stuck in the middle, time zones apart.
Although in-person, telephone and email interactions have their place for projects like these, the ability to meet together online, see each other via webcam and collaborate on documents can speed up the process substantially.
So you may have heard the term “video conference” (also referred to as a video teleconference, video meeting or web conference), but what exactly is it? Here is a quick guide.
For many, public speaking is one of the most feared aspects of business. And for some people who don’t like to stand up and deliver presentations, that fear extends to speaking in front of virtual audiences.
In a recent webinar, ‘Presenting with Style and Confidence’, Lynne Copp, director of The Worklife Company shared her top tips and techniques for effective presentations, both face-to-face and virtual.
Here are Lynne’s responses to three of the questions asked during the webinar.
Since I work with team members all over the globe, scheduling meetings can be a pain. It sometimes takes me longer to find a single time that works for five people in four different time zones than the actual meeting itself.
But I recently discovered a tool that makes scheduling meetings with international colleagues lightning fast: a time zone converter. If you plan any sort of events, webinars, conference calls or web conferences with overseas participants, you absolutely need to check this out!
Having just returned to work from maternity leave, I’ve developed a slight obsession with the word “productivity” (as well as an obsession for cake, but perhaps I’ll save that for another post).
Now that I have a little person, I have had to look at how I organise myself so I can be super productive — otherwise I run the risk of becoming overwhelmed.
This has subsequently led me to re-evaluate the way I work. I need to be able to focus and work as well as I can in the hours I have so I can leave work on time to be with my daughter. I need to be more productive, which has led me to research and test a few new ways to work.
Here at Citrix we love a good webinar. We regularly use them as a lead-generation tool because they’re a cost-effective way to share our content with a big audience.
One of the most common questions we are regularly asked is “how do I engage an online audience?”
Your attendees are surrounded by a ton of distractions — emails, instant messenger, social media, phone calls, personal devices, colleagues — so the challenge to keep them watching your webinar is pretty fierce.
You know what it’s like — work can be pretty intense at times. With so many changes in our fast-paced world, keeping up isn’t easy.
Here at Citrix, we have been providing valuable research, reports and best practice guides for many years about the changing workplace, but we haven’t always had the opportunity to truly interact with you in the past. That’s why we wanted a new way to make you part of the conversation — a new way to share our insights on a different way of working.
This blog is our space to discuss how we can work better together. We’ll look at everything from how to prepare an outstanding presentation to how to be even more productive in the little time you have.