In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, businesses are struggling to adapt to a new normal. For many, this includes remote work. Meetings don’t take place over a conference room table anymore – they take place over Zoom and other conference call services where employees who are working from home can join.
This means presentations have changed too, and managers need to be able to find ways to communicate critical information to employees scattered across multiple locations. Enter Microsoft PowerPoint. A long-trusted tool for businesses has taken center stage as the primary way to present data and train employees.
Here’s why mastering PowerPoint is crucial for companies after the Coronavirus outbreak and how your business can stay one step ahead.
Transitioning to virtual workspaces either fully or partially is essential for the survival of many businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if companies do still have some on-site work, chances are they’re accomplishing what they can – like presentations – online to reduce the overall risk of Coronavirus spread to employees.
Mastering the top computer presentation tool in an environment where remote presentations are becoming the new norm is a smart move.
Keeping employees engaged during your presentations is key to ensuring they learn the information you’re giving them in a way that allows them to later apply it to the work they do.
Visual presentations are much more effective at engaging both virtual and on-site employees. They are more likely to be able to retain and recall the information presented to them in a visual format than in other types of presentations, such as audio only.
Working remotely has plenty of upsides – like flexibility and an improved work-life balance – but it also has a few downsides. Many businesses are facing communication challenges now that talking to colleagues isn’t as easy as going to the next cubicle.
High-quality presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint make getting important information to employees simpler and leave less room for ambiguity in your workforce,
It can be difficult for employees to retain all the information they need to from a single presentation, no matter how well they’re paying attention or how many notes they take.
Leaders can convert PowerPoint presentations to other formats, like .PDF files, for employees to save or print and reference later on. Being able to easily refer back to important information is a must for effective and consistent staff training.
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