This article defines what is a performance review, explains how to write and present a successful employee performance review.

If you work in management or as a supervisor, you may be required to write employee evaluations about workplace performance. A performance review can be required following a probationary term or for an annual review of an employee. To guarantee that your team members remain engaged and continue to acquire essential skills, it is critical to provide informative and constructive feedback throughout the review.

What Is A Performance Review?

A performance review is a written evaluation of an employee’s efforts on…


The Golden Rules of Holding the Audience Attention in PowerPoint Presentations
The Golden Rules of Holding the Audience Attention in PowerPoint Presentations
The Golden Rules of Holding the Audience Attention in PowerPoint Presentations

There are innumerable ways to structure PowerPoint presentations based on the context and the requirements. However, presentations, not unlike other forms of communication, do have some ground rules that are often considered cardinal regardless of what is being presented. Savvy presenters understand that they cannot take the audience’s attention span for granted and work smartly to get the most out of the time the audience gives them.

A lot of research has been done on the methods of presentation delivery. SlideUpLift has compiled a list of these rules for you to create an impact when you adopt these practices.

In…


Build Trust Amongst Your Customers Using Testimonials
Build Trust Amongst Your Customers Using Testimonials
Build Trust Amongst Your Customers Using Testimonials

In building a business, one of the key relationships that form between the business and its customers is that of trust. The customer should trust that the business is looking out for their interests and there is not an iota of questionability on the product.

But building trust is not as easy as it may seem initially. Customers are generally hesitant to put their unwavering faith in a business that does not have any credentials to back its claims. …


Top Summarization Techniques that Pro Presenters use Plus Creative Examples of Executive Summary Slides
Top Summarization Techniques that Pro Presenters use Plus Creative Examples of Executive Summary Slides
Top Summarization Techniques that Pro Presenters use Plus Creative Examples of Executive Summary Slides

There is an expression experience presenters often use: “I don’t want to drain the slides, so here are the key ideas.” An audience on the verge of drifting to another side suddenly changes its mind and refocuses.

This is just an example of the power of summarization and the risks of too much information. A presentation that drags on and on can make the audience bored, uninterested, and inattentive to the information being presented.

One of the most important skills for a business communicator is brevity: getting your point across in as few words as possible.

In this blog, we…


Storytelling Tips To Change The Way You Present Ideas
Storytelling Tips To Change The Way You Present Ideas
Storytelling Tips To Change The Way You Present Ideas

A piece of oft-given advice surrounding making presentations is that in order to engage an audience, your presentation and speech need to have a narrative. And we wholeheartedly agree with this advice: your presentation needs a clearly defined narrative: a storyline carrying a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Audiences want to follow along with the larger narrative of your presentation, to comprehend, engage and participate in the presentation effectively.

SlideUpLift’s slide and deck designs, leverage these ideas heavily. …


Risk Management: The What and The How To Be Successful
Risk Management: The What and The How To Be Successful
Risk Management: The What and The How To Be Successful

Whenever starting a new venture, or embarking on a new project, the risk is an inherent part of the process. A seemingly gentle tread into unknown waters, can be fraught with uncertainties and often contains probabilities of unforeseen situations and events taking place- aka risks.

So, it becomes the job of project managers to exercise due diligence, build on the wisdom they carry or rely on others to analyze the risks involved with any project. They are accountable to come up with ways to mitigate risks or have action plans should some of these fructify.

A project manager should always…


MoSCoW Method: A Secret Sauce to Prioritize Work For Effective Project Management
MoSCoW Method: A Secret Sauce to Prioritize Work For Effective Project Management
MoSCoW Method: A Secret Sauce to Prioritize Work For Effective Project Management

Management today is all about prioritization- be a strategy- which some define as the art of prioritization, business analytics- deciding what is important to analyze, project management — to ensure most important areas get the right focus in the right sequence, marketing- to pick the right customer, right channels, etc or software development- to build the most important features first. Prioritization indeed is central to work, ensuring focus and achieving results.

But as teams diversify, and more stakeholders become involved in the process, so do the complexities surrounding tasks and deliverables for a project or company. …


Why You Need to Change Your Resume Format Now Plus Modern Resume Format Templates
Why You Need to Change Your Resume Format Now Plus Modern Resume Format Templates
Why You Need to Change Your Resume Format Now Plus Modern Resume Format Templates

In the quintessential checklist for a job interview or job application, the first document that you need is your resume. After all, your resume is considered to be the gateway to understanding who you are as a person and your professional profile. And it is this piece of paper that can often determine whether you get an initial interest from the recruiters for your dream job.

Yet, updating your CV can feel drab and tedious. It is indeed hard to distil words into concise points that can retain attention, yet communicate the richness of your experiences.

Let’s spend a moment…


8 KPI Metrics Project Managers Cannot Ignore For Successful Project Management
8 KPI Metrics Project Managers Cannot Ignore For Successful Project Management
8 KPI Metrics Project Managers Cannot Ignore For Successful Project Management

Sometimes the best-managed projects fall apart because they were not working towards specific and measurable goals. Or they were working with too broad or too narrow objectives that did not work within their larger vision. As such, markers of performance, or KPIs, become integral in assessing the progress and successes of a project, keeping the goals aligned to the larger company as well as establishing criteria for success.

In this blog, you will learn:

What are KPIs or Key Performance Indicators?

A KPI is a type of performance measurement. Effectively, KPI metrics evaluate the success of an organization, project, product…


Nail That Interview Using The STAR Interview Method
Nail That Interview Using The STAR Interview Method
Nail That Interview Using The STAR Interview Method

Interviews can be daunting. They are usually the first interaction you have with a potential employer, and your continued progress and ultimate success in the hiring process hinges on nailing that interview. Employers use interviews as a vetting process to shortlist candidates that would be perfect for an advertised role. One of the key features of an interview is to understand a candidate’s personality as well as gather evidence of their competence in the skills mentioned in the job description and their individual CV.

As such, the methods and practices adopted by many companies nowadays are catered towards understanding and…

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