PowerPoint in person: use big fonts and skimp on the detail. But PowerPoint via Zoom means the viewer is basically visiting a web page. That means the traditional cautions about PowerPoint no longer apply. Feel free to be more detailed.
Allow me to make the case that things always return to normal, and that claiming otherwise won't age well.
Don't be the blowhard at the party. Instead, try one of these two ways to write it like an engaging read instead of corporate bragging.
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Here's a fresh approach.
Lately I'm seeing employee-engagement emails that use surveys. A quick read reveals that almost all are busywork -- a way to remind you they're at their desk and still your boss.
Your employees (and customers and vendors and anyone else you send surveys to) resent busywork. Don't send a survey unless you're going to read the replies and share the results. There are better ways to announce your presence.
Negative headlines and frightening ledes turn people off. You can convey your tough news, but keep in mind that people have to decide to listen in the first place. You may be scaring them off when all you have to do instead is encourage them first.
Don't offer to do "anything you need." No one will ask cos they won't know what to ask for. Instead offer a few specific things.
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