What is the cost of a BAD PowerPoint Presentation?


In this infographic by “PresenationBunndle.com”, they take the serious matter of “bad presentations” into their own hands, by presenting this infographic titled: What is the cost of a BAD PowerPoint Presentation? In this graphic, they state that on average the total salaries lost due to “bad presentations”  is an estimated $12, 600 . However, when they break down the statistics of Microsoft’s daily PowerPoint presentations, the information is simply astonishing. According to the graphic, Microsoft loses an average of a billion a day due to bad presentations. That math is simply to high to ignore. The company also lists common errors that occur during presentations such as:  overloading text, reading from papers, hard to see colors, and overwhelming graphs. They then spend the last half of the graphic outlining basic tips that every individual MUST be aware of, when attempting to create a PowerPoint.  The company that made the infographic is a site that has pre-designed professional PowerPoint templates, that businesses can use to create their presentations for a small fee. I feel that if businesses want to continue to utilize PowerPoint’s in their meetings, they should hold workshops and training sessions to maximize the actual profitability of this much established technology.




What Not to Do in Powerpoint

I found an interesting video post that a Youtube artist by the name of “UMiami Continuing Studies” published on PowerPoint Tips. It’s a basic video, but outlines essential PowerPoint tips that every individual (professional or amateur) should know. From things like: font, animation, text, colour and style, or graphs this video has a useful tip for each of them. Personally, I think common mistakes people tend to make are either: overloading text on a page, too small font, or colours that contradict each other. While, it would seem like common knowledge, these mistakes commonly occur. It’s nice to be reminded once in a while of the basic skills needed when putting together a professional PowerPoint presentation.

Employee Loyaltly Is At a Three-Year Low and Most Empolyers are Unaware of This



In continuing on my mission of discovering all aspects of business communications, I have decided to take a more “internal” approach this post. Within the HR or internal strategic management side of communications, there is a wealth of knowledge to delve into, but not enough room in the post. Therefore, I am going to touch on an aspect, presented in this lovely infographic, which is not talked about often. In this graphic the website “GlobalThinking HR Communications” presents information about the declining employee-employer relationship that is currently plaguing small and big business alike. Not only do they say that employees are no longer loyal to their respective employers, but that employees are also losing their confidence in their employers. While, some business owners may have differing opinions on loyalty, I personally feel it is one of the most important components needed to conduct business. According to this graphic, employee benefits are correlated to employee loyalty. More importantly, employees want to have great benefits that are clearly communicated to them. When I reflect on my own personal career goals, I too also feel great benefits are a sign of success in ones “career journey”. We all aim for them, but how many of us really get those “idealized”, great benefits we all dream about? Overall, after analyzing  and reflecting on this infographic, I realized I’m “one of those” employees that see the correlation in workplace benefits and loyalty. Not only does it assert the employers credibility, but also shows how loyal they are to their employees. This I cannot disagree with.



5 1/2 Best Twitter Practices – via NJI Media

In keeping up with the “social media tips” theme I’ve taken on this week, I’ve decided to comment on a infographic on twitter tips. The graphic was created by a design company called NJI Media, and they’ve come up with their own rendition of useful twitter tips for consumers and businesses alike. Being, that social media platforms like twitter are often an important part of both business communications and the everyday world we live in, I’ve decided such tips should not be kept disclosed. In summary, I’ve learned that consistency, content, and conciseness are the most important aspects of any social media platform. Once, you’ve established the content you want to post and your target audience, then all that’s left is providing consistent posts that keep your viewers engaged. While, it’s often easier said than done, a picture always helps make these “tips” a little easier to digest. Enjoy!

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The Science of Social Timing- via kissmetrics

While, scrolling through my wordpress reader, I came across a post in regards to the “science of social timing”. After, doing more research, I learned that the information was obtained from a US based blog called “kissmetrics” with the help of other individuals. It basically lists detailed information about how to maximize the “view-ability” of your social media posts, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or even blogs. I’m not sure how how truly scientific the information is, but it is a nice start for beginners like me who are clueless about the ins and outs of social media. I think these panoramas are helpful to any person or company, looking for real insight into the best way to target their audiences, and for regular people looking to reach the widest audience in the easiest manner! ImageImage