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Launch Your Company With Our Business Administration Certification

With new small businesses coming on to the scene daily, it can be intimidating for any entrepreneur to jump into the fray. There are many skills that you need to know in order to be successful in today’s tech-savvy marketplace, and it’s hard to know where to start. For most companies, from the design sector to the financial sector, there are several key software programs that must be mastered for maximum efficiency and workflow. Luckily, you can get all the training you need to launch your own business right from the comfort of your own couch! With the fundamental business administration certification at DWC, you will learn all of the basic software and managerial skills that you need to run a successful business, no matter the size or specialty. You’ll become fluent in Microsoft Excel, the most common spreadsheet program used worldwide; you’ll send emails in a snap with Microsoft Outlook, a popular business mail client; and you’ll represent ideas in a visually appealing way with Microsoft PowerPoint. These three programs form a solid foundation for any business, and you will be able to put them to good use to grow your company’s productivity and efficiency. With this new prowess, you will be prepared for a new level of success in these three crucial areas: Effective communication A business is only as good as its staff, and working with a group of people requires crystal clear communication in order to stay on track. Intra-office brainstorming and discussion is a great thing to foster, but without the right tools, things can get lost in translation. Utilizing a clean and tidy system with a reliable email client like Outlook will enhance your staff’s ability to share and collaborate on spreadsheets and presentations in a direct and hassle-free manner. The more information you can share and the faster you can share it means you’ll get more accomplished and boost your sales. Productive presentation There are a lot of concepts and ideas that just can’t be explained verbally, which is why media-rich visual presentation tools are necessary for most businesses. Whether you are a designer, a PR firm, or a data collection laboratory, having the ability to share your work in a graphic manner could mean the difference between getting that important contract and being passed over. Using figures and stats from your spreadsheets, you can create eye-catching and effective presentations and slideshows in PowerPoint, which you can share across the globe with a click of a button. Efficient record keeping When you are running a business, there are several different areas you need to keep track of, including revenue, marketing stats, social media accounts, and operating costs. But if you are fluent in the three basic Microsoft software programs, you can easily keep tabs on multiple accounts and streams all at once, and seamlessly integrate them with the rest of your company’s programs. When you need to share or collaborate on a record or log, you can instantly send it to anyone, and track their changes visually. Highly organized and easy to read records and documents can save you time, money, and many headaches as business administrator. With the fundamental business administration certification, you will harness the power of software programs to keep your production, sales, and marketing on track. You will find that planning, strategizing, controlling, and overseeing day-to-day business functions comes more easily with your expertise. So if you are ready to make this smart investment in your future and your business, Fill out the form below to tell us more about how we can help you get started! You...

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Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

Whether it be in a high school classroom, college lecture hall, conference room, or large presentation, at some point in our lives we have all been subject to a brutally boring, painful-to-watch lecture accompanied by an awful PowerPoint. While public speaking and presentation design may not be everyone’s forte, we’re here to give a few helpful tips to help make your presentation a success. If the presenter is the driver of a presentation, the accompanying visual aids are almost certainly the vehicle. The presenter and the aids must compliment each other in order to ensure an effective presentation. The Presenter Unfortunately, the text-filled slide approach is the most common PowerPoint method. As anyone who has sat through one of these presentations would know, they are far from effective. An effective presentation contains content that is arranged in the most efficient manner without superfluous decoration. Essentially, presentations should be simple, balanced, and appealing to the eye.  Most importantly, presentations and their corresponding visual aids should focus on a “whole-brained” approach. Good presenters will make a conscious effort to focus on the audience’s left-brain and right-brain sensibilities. Effective presentations and slides should have the following qualities: Simplicity – Reduce ideas to their essential meaning. You want to answer, “What is the key point?” and “Why does it matter?” as concisely as possible. Remember, if everything is important, then nothing is important. Unexpectedness – Take people by surprise. A person’s curiosity can be a powerful tool when giving a presentation. Make your audience aware that there is a gap in their knowledge and spend your presentation taking them on an excursion to fill in those gaps. Concreteness – Being vague and ambiguous are not in the presenter’s best interests here. Use simple language that your audience will be able to comprehend. In the case of presenting, it is better to be clear and simple than to be abstract and profound. Credibility – This should be self-explanatory. Most of us will not be a renowned leader in our field so we have to use other things to establish our credibility. Use numbers, data, and statements from leaders to establish your own credibility. You want to come across as an expert on your topic. Emotion – Build an emotional connection with your audience. You need them to “feel” your topic. Use pictures to build a more emotional connection to the idea. Sure, you could spend lots of time discussing statistics and the effects of smoking on a human’s lungs, but truer connection can be easily established by showing your audience what you are speaking of. Stories – Tell stories. Plain and simple. It is human nature. It establishes a relationship with your audience as well as a since of credibility. Stories are entertaining and engaging. We teach and we learn more effectively through the stories that we share. Finally, stay away from the dreaded “deck of slides” approach. Don’t be afraid to deviate. Create an effective handout that has all of your important points on it. This allows you the flexibility to go with the flow of your presentation and not be constrained by the need to go over every bit of information that you have recorded. Remember, your presentation should be supplemental, not the main attraction. The Presented As I mentioned previously, if the presenter is the driver of a presentation, then the vehicle s the presentation itself. Using these tips, you will almost certainly transform that old, beat-up Datsun of a presentation into the Mercedes it deserves to be. 1. Be cognizant of your signal-to-noise ratio. Signal-to-noise refers to the ratio of...

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