Make Time with Professional PowerPoint Presentation Design
How’s it going with your New Year’s resolutions? Having trouble even remembering what they were?
If you’re like most people, you probably got off to a roaring start with your goals for 2016, but likely lost momentum after the first few weeks. Only 8% of us actually accomplish our New Year’s resolutions. But go easy on yourself – we don’t all have the wherewithal of Mark Zuckerberg.
If the reason you’ve faltered is because you just can’t find the time – you’re not alone. Searching for extra time to magically appear in a busy schedule is akin to searching for Bigfoot. It doesn’t exist, so you’re never going to find it.
You’ll have more success if you make the time instead. One way to make more time for yourself is by eliminating or delegating tasks that others can do more efficiently. Sounds simple, right? But how do you figure out what tasks to let go of?
At home, it’s easy to spot and delegate the tasks that don’t give you much in return. But at work, it’s much more difficult identifying the time wasters and letting them go.
“We instinctively cling to tasks that make us feel busy and thus important, while our bosses, constantly striving to do more with less, pile on as many responsibilities as we’re willing to accept,” say Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen, who are trying to help knowledge workers be more discerning with their time.
According to their research, knowledge workers spend an average of 41% of their work time on discretionary activities that could be handled competently by others. So they’ve created a tool to help knowledge workers evaluate their tasks to determine which are adding value and which are just time eaters.
In his book The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, cognitive neuroscientist at McGill University, says that delegating tasks is a strategy routinely adopted by “Highly Successful Persons”. He recounts the story of when he met Jimmy Carter in the run up to his first election: “Mr. Carter spoke as though we had all the time in the world,” because his aides were worrying about the details so that he could “let go of those inner nagging voices and be there.”
If you’ve had trouble achieving your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to evaluate your workload and decide which tasks you can safely offload. And if PowerPoint presentation design is often stealing time from your schedule,
ask yourself if it really should be. Does creating slides add value to your professional life? Would your time be better spent developing the ideas that feed those slides?
It’s not easy letting go of something that has to be done right, especially when you feel like you’re the only one who knows how to do it right. This is why you need to be sure your PowerPoint presentation design is in safe hands.
At eSlide, we’re well versed in handling complex projects and transforming critical messages into impressive visuals. We’ve helped some of the biggest companies in the world with their most important PowerPoint presentation design.
We’re set up to work alongside you and your team, so that you don’t have to make time to ‘get us up to speed’. Our work systems are proven to assist you seamlessly, so you can use your time to do the things that add value to your life. Deciding what those things are is up to you.