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Prezi PowerPointFlip charts. White boards. Overhead projectors. We’ve come a long way when it comes to the visual aspects of our presentations, but it seems most of us have settled on PowerPoint when it comes to presentation software. We try to avoid the “death by PowerPoint,” yet we have all sat through meetings – or even conducted meetings – with cumbersome, text-heavy presentations that only bore the audience. Visual techniques such as Presentation Zen help, but there must be something more.

Fortunately, there is: Prezi. Long known for its use in education, Prezi is ideal for use in the business sector. We’re visual creatures; we pay attention to things that attract our attention. Prezi makes material more visually appealing, but it’s more than just a shiny new toy. Let me show you what Prezi is, why it’s better than PowerPoint, how you can combine your online presentations with Prezi, and engage with your audience on a new level.
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Remote Worker ProductivityAs we’ve discussed previously, remote workers and work-from-home arrangements are becoming the norm for many businesses these days, and although some employers are still skeptical about the efficiency of having people work outside of the traditional office, remote workers are here to stay. Due to the fact that you can easily hire a specialist remote worker at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time in-house employee, as well as hiring remote freelancers on a need-to-need basis, more employers are taking the plunge. If you’re new to hiring remote workers, Mikogo has you covered. Follow our tips below to find out how businesses are managing and keeping remote workers productive and focused.
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hosting voip conferencesThanks to the Internet, professionals are not limited to just telephone conferences. VoIP conferences have steadily been gaining traction as a tool of professional communication. They give people more flexibility and control of the call, and there are increased opportunities for audience engagement.
However like with any area of business, hosting VoIP conferences requires proactive preparation and polished delivery. If VoIP conferences are a regular part of your work, this free VoIP guide will help take your performance to a new level.
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RavalCo BarcelonaThere is so much to consider when you start your own business such as, where do you base yourself? Hiring private office space for a new start up or freelancer is likely to break the budget. The solution: coworking spaces. A coworking space is an office environment used by multiple businesses and freelancers who rent and share desk space. Co-workers benefit by gaining an official office location and sharing office resources (e.g. Internet).

However while there is a clear economic benefit, there are even greater business opportunities within these collaborative spaces. An office environment filled by professionals with different areas of expertise means knowledge is shared between businesses and freelancers. This advantage is felt firstly by the co-workers but most importantly this passes on to any client.

Once you scratch the surface, you discover strong communities within coworking spaces who have teamed together to offer greater services to their clients. We recently spoke to three coworking spaces in Europe to gain insight into the motivation which led to many people building and joining such spaces and the value created today.
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Presentation RoomIn a previous post, we mentioned that people tend to nod off in conference calls and how it is important to learn to conduct teleconferences better to minimize loss of time. One suggestion was to use online meeting software where you have the added benefit of presenting slides to your attendees via screen sharing, to help better engage with your audience.

This raises the question: what should you present and how can you make awesome slides which will stimulate your attendees visually? How you go about displaying your material can play a crucial role in the success of your presentation.

Today, we look at how to build killer presentation slides that will keep your participants enthralled and engaged during your meetings. These principles can be applied to both traditional face-to-face presentations and online presentations.
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