A Guideline in Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint is one of the most popular slideshow presentation software used by computer users in the world. This program allows you to create presentation slides that could be viewed on any computer. Through the setting in this certain program, you can develop attractive and readable slides for you and for your audience. Here are some valuable steps to help you develop or create attractive slideshow.

First, find the PowerPoint program in your computer system and open it. You will see dialog box after you open the program. Find the option of Blank Presentation and click it.

Second, you have to find a format of AutoLayout. Then you can start working on the layout of the title slides by clicking OK in the large box. Write the title of your presentation here. Then, do the same thing in the smaller box. However, you will write subtitle here instead of the title itself.

Third, you can continue to the next slide. You just need to click the button of Common Tasks toolbar to have the new slide for content. You can choose the layout for the slide by choosing one from some options that you can simply find in the dialog box of AutoLayout. You can keep adding new slides until you can hold all material until for your presentation on them.

Fourth, you can continue to check and edit your work. You can move from a certain slide to another by clicking the button that you can find on the lower-right corner of the PowerPoint window. Move from slide to slide by clicking the button on the lower-right corner of the PowerPoint window. The upward-pointing arrows allow you to take a look at the previous slide, while the downward-pointing arrows will bring you to the next slide.

Fifth, you can save your slides if you have done checking all of them. To save your file, you can click the button File in the menu and choose Save As. You will see dialog box that requires you type a certain name for your slide. The file will be saved to the hard drive of your computer.

Now you are ready to use your slides for your presentation. Preparing anything well before deliver your materials will be perfect to do.

Real Estate Negotiating Techniques – Build Wealth in Real Estate One Yes at a Time

There’s a lot that can be said for real estate negotiating techniques as far as how much of a powerful skill it can be in the arsenal of the real estate investor. In fact, it may be the very most important skill you’ll employ to build wealth in real estate. Here are some tried and true real estate negotiating techniques I’ve used and observed (and had used on me).

91. “Yes”. Just say “yes”. Don’t elaborate once you answer and concede a point. Go right back into questioning THEM. Regain control.

92. “If you and I can’t do business today, what will you do with the house?” Learn to find the problem and remind them of it.

93. Understand perceived value. Use it. This is a powerful negotiating technique. Just because it’s not important to you doesn’t mean it’s not important to THEM. Find out where their perceived value lies and offer it to them- at a price.

94. There is no such thing as a non-negotiable anything in business (with few exceptions). Always ask. Always push.

95. Know when to use LEVERAGE and how. For just one example, I use leverage in one way by working with a BUYING GROUP that negotiates with developers to buy properties in bulk, at a discount, and with terms no one else gets. Why? Leverage. Well, and negotiations…;) But I repeat myself…

96. My definition of “negotiations”: “the strategic application of leverage in conversations that s value to translate into action by bringing about an agreement in principle among two or more parties, the objective of which is to gain more than you give (while having the other party believe the same)”.

97. Write “FIRM” after a cash offer you make as a buyer. People are less likely to challenge this in real estate negotiations.

98. Always follow-up. Circumstances change. Your rejected offer of three months ago could look great today. Follow-up. Follow-up. Follow-up can be key if you want to build wealth in real estate.

99. Strive to let the other guy believe he got the best of the deal (or at least as good of a deal as you did). No one likes to think they lost.

100. STOP taking what others- brokers, realtors, buyers, tenants, investors, businesspeople etc.- say as if it is a fact. Do your own due diligence and analyze independently.

101. Learn to use the “verbal flinch”…and follow it up with “Is that the best/least/most you can do?” I can attest that asking this one question makes thousands of dollars out of thin air. But, alas, you have to HEAR it to really understand…

102. If you get an answer on price or terms you don’t like, LAUGH and say “Funny…what’s your second choice?” This is a fun real estate negotiating technique.

103. Learn to verbally pace people’s language patterns (fast/slow, high/low, mellow/intense) to build rapport and trust- people like doing business with people who are like them and talk like them. That’s some Jedi-level verbal judo I’ve yet to meet anyone master…but even just becoming consciously aware of it can make you a better negotiator.

104. Remember that knowledge is not power. APPLIED knowledge is power. Apply what you know.

105. Use “If I could do X, would you do Y?” Use it at every opportunity.

7 Tips for Clear, Concise, Verbal Communication – Presentations That Pop!

1. Keep the goal in mind – Have a very clear idea of a problem to be solved, an issue to be resolved. Know from the start what your call to action will be. Everything you do from beginning to end will support that goal. Don’t ramble or include irrelevant material Keep it short, sweet, and to the point. The best speakers have always stayed on point and used plain language to support their point.

2. Outline – Tried and true The old tell ‘em what you’re going to tell ‘em, tell ‘em, then tell ‘em what you told ‘em. It really works. Instead of copious notes that you’re tempted to rely on, index cards with your heading and subheadings or a single page with your outline on the lectern or podium will keep you on track. If you’re using a PowerPoint presentation, use the screen that faces you as your notes.

3. Open with an attention getter – Whether it’s a startling statistic, a question for them to respond to, getting them all out of their seats for an exercise, or a humorous anecdote, you want to get their attention. You want them to sit forward in their seats, raise their eyebrows, show signs of life, even if it’s right after lunch. Once you have their attention, your job is to keep it.

4. Use three points to make your main point – Make the structure solid. Don’t bounce back and forth from one supporting topic to another. Have your three points and keep them clearly differentiated. If you have a handout, nothing is more distracting than having the audience flip back and forth through the pages. Keep the structure in place so people don’t have to work to follow your logic.

5. Keep them awake – Surprise them with an unexpected action or loud statement. Darren LaCroix, the 2001 International Champion for Toastmasters and successful professional speaker and coach, fell on his face to show the audience that falling on your face isn’t as bad as we think and kept talking. If you don’t know how to do something safely, don’t do it but do surprise them.

6. Keep the visuals simple – Nothing pops less than a presenter who reads lengthy notes or PowerPoint slides to the audience. You might as well offer pillows and blankets to the audience as they file into the room. Use your outline headings on your visuals, not paragraphs. Use graphics and photographs. It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Before and after pictures side by side can tell your story.

7. Have a closing that sticks with them – Tie your conclusion back to your opening, reiterate your three main supporting points, and say how your approach is going to solve the problem or resolve the issue. Give your audience a call to action, a specific step that will make a difference. If there is a physical or internet address they need, give them the address in your handout or on a card. Invite them to follow up with you.