Meetings. Reviews. Sales-Pitches and practically every conference room congregation revolves around presentations. Like me, if you have been to slide-fests often enough, you probably dislike presentations as much as I do. While a lot depends on the presenter, their ability to tell a story and their command on the subject. It is the tools that often let one down. Boring slides, insipid clip-art and charts that have been done to death.
For years I used PowerPoint as the only tool to make presentations. The familiarity with the tool ensured effectiveness but the story-telling was missing from it. It is this slide-fatigue that compelled me to look for alternatives. Presentation tools that helped me paint a picture & tell a story like never before. I am rounding up five tools here that will help you hit one out of the park without burning a hole in your pocket.
If you’re tired of being a corporate drone and want to make it on your own, you need to have two things above all else: persistence and resilience. In today’s world, where recessions and economic meltdowns are common, you would need persistence to succeed. While the statistics paint a gloomy picture of their success, the start-up ecosystem has never looked better. Fresh ideas are taking shape everyday. Entrepreneurs are changing our world, one start-up at a time. So how do you beat the statistics and get your dream start-up off the ground? While there are a lot of factors that go into making a venture successful, here are ground rules that are absolutely essential.