In this post I want to share with you how to update an existing presentation with your company template.
I recently ran a PowerPoint course for a Sales Team. One of the biggest challenges they had was updating their existing presentations (which were large and extremely comprehensive) to the new company template. Their organisation had recently re-branded and they had been asked to ensure ALL presentations to clients were using the new template.
Before I arrived it had been a cutting and pasting frenzy. Apparently it had been taking forever and had caused a few people to become very stressed.
Within a few minutes I had them laughing at how easy it was. Continue reading PowerPoint – updating your presentation with your company template
PROBLEM: having to retype text when your data is in UPPERCASE, lowercase or a Mix oF bOTH.
SOLUTION: quickly change the text back to the proper case without having to retype it. Continue reading Excel – change the text to uppercase, lowercase or first capital
PROBLEM: when typing a figure into a cell in Excel the figure is displayed as a date?
SOLUTION: quickly change the format of the cell back to a format that displays numbers, not dates. Continue reading Excel – Why is my figure displayed as a date?
PROBLEM: wasting time mucking around with column widths and font sizes so that Excel worksheet data will print on one page.
SOLUTION: within seconds ensure Excel worksheets always fit to the width and height of a printed page.
Continue reading Excel – Fit your worksheet on 1 page when it prints
PROBLEM: wasting time creating tables. Especially when trying to create complex tables where columns don’t align and content needs to be reorganized.
SOLUTION: Save yourself HUGE amounts of time…learn the shortcuts! Continue reading Word – shortcuts for working in Tables
PROBLEM: wasting time answering emails when you should be working on something else.
SOLUTION: have your Calendar displayed first when you open Outlook. That way you will start the day focusing on what needs to be achieved and won’t be tempted to waste time on emails. Continue reading Outlook – start Outlook in the Calendar view
PROBLEM: wasting huge amounts of time collating masses of Yes/No, Accept/Reject type replies to a broadcast email.
SOLUTION: learn how to add voting buttons to a message and let Outlook do the counting for you.
PROBLEM: redundant email addresses popping up in your AutoComplete list causing you to have to scroll to find the correct address.
SOLUTION: Remove the unwanted email addresses from your Outlook AutoComplete list. Continue reading Outlook – removing old email addresses from the Address list
PROBLEM: wasting time trying to cover up graphics that are pulled through from the Design template and displayed on individual slides.
SOLUTION: learn how to hide background graphics in PowerPoint. Continue reading PowerPoint – Hiding background graphics
PROBLEM: when an Outlook email alert notifies us of new mail we often read the message and reply to it later. The problem is we’re reading (and thinking about) those messages twice.
SOLUTION: save time by dealing with the email once! To avoid temptation turn the email alert off!
Continue reading Outlook – Turn off the new mail desktop alert