There are two crucial rules for an efficient business:
- Manage your resources properly.
- Use your time wisely to be faster than the competition.
The same thing applies to making your business PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint is not only the most commonly used presentation tool, but also one of the most important ways to sell.
Whether you’re a CEO looking to get new business partners, a VP making internal reports, part of the sales and marketing team seeking new prospects, or an admin assistant, each department needs to make a business presentation at some point.
The problem is, with all the duties each department has, assigning the task of making a PowerPoint presentation can be a problem. Gathering information, editing, and rehearsing the pitch lessens the time you have to perform your day-to-day tasks, making your deck’s quality suffer.
How can you manage your resources to make quality business presentations faster?
Invest in the Right Resources
Entrepreneur John Rampton outlines the benefits of outsourcing for your company—PowerPoint included. According to Rampton, outsourced help lowers risk and cost while ensuring expert services.
Since almost everyone in the company doesn’t have adequate time to make your deck, outsource a reliable presentation specialist in the same way that you would hire a PR or advertising agency to promote your brand.
According to business gurus Gerald and Steven Michaelson, to be a businessman who gets results, you must effectively manage your operational resources to run your company and sell yourself. Not only will you have an effective presentation on your hands, you and your co-workers also get to spend more time on your business’ duties.
Use Time Wisely
To succeed as an entrepreneur, value your time and move faster than your competition. Outsourced presentations let you and your company focus on your own field. At the same time, you’re assured that the job still gets done. The advantage of companies who sell themselves effectively is their ability to get business partners and clients faster than their competitors do.
Doing this gives you less time to be surprised and more time to prepare for any unforeseen contingencies, even ones from inside your company (ex. internal emergencies, other promotional events to manage).
Take the Advantage
The company that strikes first leads the market. To do this, sell yourself ahead of the competition.
To know more about how a presentation partner can give you that selling advantage, take a few minutes to get to know our company or call us for a free quotation.
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“Be a Presentation Virtuoso with Deliberate Practice.” SlideGenius, Inc. February 26, 2015. Accessed June 16, 2015.
Michaelson, G., and Steven Michaelson. Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers: 50 Strategic Rules Updated for Today’s Business. 2nd ed. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media. 2010.
Rampton, John. “How Outsourcing Can Save You Money.” John Chow Dot Com. Accessed June 16, 2015.