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Monday, December 30, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

By Puneet Gogia

If you are a project manager then I’m sure you agree with me on this:

For a project manager, one of the most important things is to track the progress of the project.

Type “Yes” in the comment section, if you agree.

Well, there are a lot of charts and templates which you can use to track your projects, but one of my favorites is the Gantt Chart, which is also one of the popular charts. And if you are an aspiring project manager then it’s important for you to learn to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

Here’s the thing, creating a chart directly in PowerPoint gives you an edge that you can present it anytime without any hassle.

So today, to help you with this, I’ll be sharing a step by step process to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

As many of you are aware, we are running a series of posts on Presentation Management. This has been possible with support from AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra, who have permitted us to serialize their book. Additionally, some value addition to the content is being done to add visuals, videos, excerpts, and more so that we can bring you a more interactive format.

Here are all the posts published so far. We will update this list when new posts are added.

Presentation Management 01: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?Presentation Management 01: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?
March 11, 2019

 

Presentation Management 02: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)Presentation Management 02: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)
April 12, 2019

 

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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In the last post in this series, we looked at how important compliance is in presentation management. And in this post, we explore how components of presentation management can help you achieve availability of content seamlessly, everyday.

Presentation management balances both sides of the enterprise: the high-level corporate brand and objectives with the everyday tasks of the employees out in the field — the folks whose day-to-day tasks are what actually build the business. Presentation management makes enterprise files available for everyday use and vice versa. It’s like a merger of content. To achieve this requires three key components:

  1. Cloud-based technology that can store, update and track presentations;
  2. Analytics and machine learning that can recognize patterns in and the effectiveness of presentations; and
  3. A cultural shift toward thinking about presentations differently.

These components, when combined, will change the nature of presentations in your organization.

Enterprise Files for Everyday Use

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Monday, November 25, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

I haven’t found a listing of presentation industry events anywhere, so I decided to compile this list of conferences and webinars. If you find an event not listed here, or you host an event that you want listed here, please connect with me.

Presentation Events

Here is a list of known presentation industry events:

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Friday, November 15, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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In the last post in this series, we looked at how presentation management can increase productivity. And in this post, we explore something that goes along with productivity: compliance.

Compliance can mean different things to different organizations:

  • In finance and pharma, it means that specific language and statements are disclosed in accordance with federal regulations. You must tell your customers “this” but you are not allowed to tell them “that.” What employees can and cannot say is regulated. And “who” can and cannot present certain material is also regulated. In finance, you must be a certified broker-dealer to sell investments. In pharma, you might need to be a medical doctor to educate other doctors about how to administer a particular drug.
  • In marketing, compliance means that you are staying true to the brand, which refers to the colors used, the logo treatment, the fonts and typography, even certain messages and taglines.

Compliance

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