In just a short amount of time, you've done the unthinkable. You've changed the way your company, your department or your team does business, and now the world has to know how you did this. I think it's time to do it again, and this time with a killer presentation. So, let's learn a little about how you can do this easily using PowerPoint Templates. PowerPoint templates are not just collections of slides with marble backgrounds and bullet points strewn everywhere. Instead, let's view them as presentation frameworks _ a framework with which you can build a beautiful presentation. That's all it has to be. Now, let's get started! Create your template library _ Your first step is to create your own template library, a library of PowerPoint documents that have presentation structures you like. This library can contain templates that you'll use when giving presentations that include lists, presentations that are meant to inspire, frameworks for very content heavy presentations, etc. All you need is a few frameworks that you can reuse whenever you have a presentation to give. A good way to start is to go back to all of your old presentations and create frameworks from those. Craft a plan _ There are a few ways to plan your presentation. Some people use sticky notes and arrange them on walls, some use simple word processing documents and arrange their slides in words first and all of these methods work. I'd like to suggest answering two questions before you plan your presentation slide by slide: "what does my audience want to hear?" and "what do I want my audience to think about after my presentation is over?". Use these questions to guide your outline and planning of the presentation.
Customer Reminders: This is clever. Excel can be programmed to send an Email when a cell gets beyond a certain limit __ so if you're doing oil changes that should be done every few months, just collect the customer's Email address and have Excel use it to send them a helpful Email a few months after they had their oil changed last! The powers that Excel can offer your auto shop stretch so far beyond merely watching the profit margins that if you're not using it for more advanced functions, you're losing out. Stretch it's wings! Set some automatic alarms for your inventory and some automatic Emails for your customers, and see what Excel can do for you!