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PowerPoint or PowerPointless: Designing presentations that engage

Whether it's university, the boardroom or conferences - we've all experienced a PowerPoint presentation that puts the audience to sleep. Visual aids can bring a topic to life, but if used incorrectly they can make speeches confusing, disjointed or even more monotonous. Anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of sitting through a friend or family…

22 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Is Australia bridging the gender gap?

  The 100th year of International Women's Day was celebrated in 2011, making it a century since 15,000 female textile workers marched in New York City demanding better pay, voting rights and shorter hours. Marking the anniversary three years ago, then-Australian sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick remarked at how far Australia has come since those…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

5 tips for speaking with more confidence

Do you suffer from a fear of public speaking? Whether you're a seasoned director or a new graduate starting at your first job, the chances are you feel some angst when delivering a presentation in front of others. In fact, a whopping 75 per cent of people are thought to experience glossophobia (the fancy name for…

17 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Conflict management – keeping your head while others are losing theirs

Conflict is an everyday occurrence in most workplaces, and while some issues may resolve themselves, leaving problems to fester can blow up in your face. This is where effective conflict management skills become a great asset, enabling you to take control of the situation before tempers flare and egos are bruised. So how can you…

15 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

The power of persuasion: developing negotiation skills

Being able to negotiate effectively is a vital workplace skill, whether you are a boardroom executive forging an important deal or an employee attempting to secure a pay rise. For some people, the art of persuasion comes naturally, while others feel uncomfortable at the thought of confrontation, but here are some top tips that should…

12 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Social Policy

Privacy Reform: Towards more transparency in personal information handling

The passing of the Privacy Amendment Bill 2012 will have a significant impact on all facets of operations for Australian businesses. The new legislation will have major effects on the handling and control of personal information and use of company databases. At the heart of the reforms, the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) will mean…

18 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights
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