If you have worked in an office (or, for that matter, any type of business) for any length of time, you’ve probably had to sit through a presentation with a slide show. Most of the time, it’s a painful experience during which the majority of your attention is focused on (a) not be noticed (b) your smart phone and/or (c) an interesting new growth on the back of your hand. What you’re almost definitely not focused on is the information being conveyed during the presentation. If you want to avoid giving such a presentation, follow a few simple rules.
Finally, relax and enjoy being the center of attention for a little while. This is your chance to shine and you are the subject matter expert. If you follow the above rules, you’ll appear professional and competent. At that point, just wait for the applause.
Allen Friedman is the owner and CEO of Techaerus LLC, an office efficiency consulting firm. He is also a licensed attorney. Allen founded and managed one of the largest consumer collections law firms in the country and managed over 50 attorneys as well as hundreds of non-attorney staff. Prior to founding that firm, he opened and managed the New York and Michigan operations for the largest consumer collections firm in the United States. Throughout his career, Allen has always placed great emphasis on ensuring that investments in office technology provide the greatest possible returns. In order to achieve these returns, he focuses on three pillars of office management; asset management, training, and automation. His expertise includes document/image management, software and hardware integration, training, and process management and automation. Allen lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Amy, his children Cassidy and Gideon, and two adorable dogs named Roxie (a labradoodle) and Bentley (an Old English Sheepdog).