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3 simple steps to ace your data presentation

Presenting data means accepting some hard truths. Not every presentation is a TED Talk. You’re not Edward Tufte, and I’m not Nancy Duarte. We rarely get to create a stylized presentation that’s high concept and low detail. Instead, you spend days (weeks? months?) pulling numbers and running analyses that must fit into a 30-minute presentation… continue reading »

A simple game for a more productive staff meeting

If a meeting is worth having, then it’s worth remembering. Memories – ones that last days or weeks after a meeting ends – take work. Research from cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Carmen Simon shows that we forget up to 90% of new information we learn. If people forget 90% of your staff meeting, then what’s the… continue reading »

5 concrete ways to ensure your learning program delivers ROI

You put on a class. It went well. Or it didn’t. The participants liked it. Or they didn’t. The coffee was hot. Or it wasn’t. However it went, chances are you will hear about it in some form of post-event feedback. Over 90% of learning organizations conduct these surveys to calculate the ROI of training,… continue reading »

15 staff meeting ideas that keep employees alert and engaged

An effective staff meeting needs two things: an objective and a receptive audience. A room of laser-focused individuals eager to achieve can move mountains. Sadly, most staff meetings are filled with people who’d rather move back to their desks. Why the apathy? The answer lies in understanding how your coworkers are feeling. There are countless… continue reading »

Employee satisfaction surveys and the benefits of transparency

Transparency is at the heart of Poll Everywhere’s company culture. Office manager Thoey Bou and the Operations team have designed an employee satisfaction survey that illustrates how responses create results. Each employee is left with a crystal clear image of how their feedback directly informs the action items Ops addresses. An employee satisfaction survey the… continue reading »