The mental health of employees is a key concern for corporations today. With the increased stress from the pandemic and more work with less staff, employees are feeling the impact.
One area of stress is creating presentations and reports for executives. The pace of reporting has increased due to economic uncertainty and the amount of information required has also increased. Staff feel like they don’t have the time to create the presentations and reports at the required quality level. This increases their stress and may cause anxiety.
I can help reduce the stress of your staff by showing them strategies and techniques to streamline the creation of presentations and reports. Each program starts with a survey of the participants to identify the primary frustrations and stressors in that part of the process. The content of the 90-minute session is then customized to include those strategies and techniques that will reduce the primary stressors. A recording of the session is available afterwards for those staff who want a refresher or be reminded of the techniques they can apply to reduce their stress in that area.
Here are the most common programs.
Reducing the stress of creating presentation content
When an executive asks you to prepare a presentation on a specific topic, do you feel your stress level rise? This program will share strategies and techniques to reduce your stress by giving you a repeatable process to follow that identifies what needs to be included and how to keep the content concise while having backup details easily accessible. You will leave feeling empowered and confident that you can handle any request to create a presentation.
Reduce the frustration of creating diagrams
Executives want their presentations and reports to include visuals such as process diagrams, org charts, swimlane diagrams, and timelines. Creating these in PowerPoint should be easy but often it is stress inducing because shapes aren’t the same size, they don’t line up, and it takes much longer than it should. This program demonstrates techniques you can immediately use to quickly create professional diagrams in PowerPoint. Your frustrations will disappear and you will feel less stressed when you have to create a diagram for a presentation or report.
Reduce the stress when choosing data visuals
Data is an increasingly important part of presentations and reports. Executives expect data visuals that illustrate the data so it is clear and easy to understand. Deciding what visual to use can be stress inducing. How do you choose between the different charts? This program reduces your stress by giving you a repeatable process to follow when selecting a chart. By focusing on the message that each chart communicates, you can identify the correct chart in Excel or PowerPoint. You will be able to select data visuals with less stress. It is recommended that staff also take the program on reducing stress when creating charts in Excel after completing this program.
Reduce the stress of creating data visuals
Once you decide which data visual to create for the presentation or report, how do you create it in Excel and update it each month? It is common that staff find this stressful. This program builds on the basic chart making skills that you have and shows you how to strategically set up an Excel worksheet so the chart is easy to create and update. Techniques for advanced charts will be shown so that you have the skills to create the data visuals executives desire. You will leave feeling confident in your Excel chart making skills and less likely to get stressed the next time you have to create a chart in Excel.
Reduce the stress of delivering a presentation on Zoom
Your boss has asked you to deliver a presentation to key stakeholders on Zoom. If this causes you stress you are not alone, it is a common feeling for many people. This program will show you techniques to confidently present PowerPoint slides, engage the attendees, and manage the meeting professionally. You will leave with the skills and confidence to approach you next Zoom presentation with far less stress.
Reduce the stress of delivering a presentation on Teams
Your boss has asked you to deliver a presentation to key stakeholders on Teams. If this causes you stress you are not alone, it is a common feeling for many people. This program will show you techniques to confidently present PowerPoint slides, engage the attendees, and manage the meeting professionally. You will leave with the skills and confidence to approach you next Teams presentation with far less stress.
General program information
Each program includes a pre-session survey to identify the primary stressors in that area. The customized session is created and the 90-minute session is delivered virtually so your staff disruption and travel time is minimized. A recording of the session is available for one year after the session for review by the attendees. Each program is restricted to 20 participants so we can have time and space to address individual concerns. Each program costs $2,000.00 USD.
How to schedule a program to help reduce the stress for your staff
Email me to let me know what areas your staff are feeling most stressed when creating presentations and reports. We can discuss which programs will help and start the process to schedule the sessions. I look forward to being part of the effort to improve employee wellness at your organization.