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Essential Steps of the Key Performance Indicators Cycle

Business intelligence (BI) is an activity, tool, or process that allows businesses to create clarity and support around their decision-making approach by determining key performance indicators [more…]

Common Operational Data Sources in Business Intelligence

Businesses digitally store a tremendous amount of operational data, and for business intelligence to function, it needs wide-open roads between data sources. Mainframe legacy systems still form the foundation [more…]

Common Business Intelligence Applications

When choosing a business intelligence application, your goal is put an effective Business Intelligence (BI) solution into place, and you’re looking at processes and software. This chart represents some [more…]

Business Intelligence For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Business intelligence process creates an environment for better decision-making. To make successful business decisions, you need to gain insight in business intelligence, follow the main steps of the key [more…]

Must-Have References for Copyediting and Proofreading

If you’re a copyeditor or proofreader, you know the importance of good reference sources. Much of the information in desk references can be found on the Internet, but a good copyeditor or proofreader should [more…]

The Proofreading Symbols

As copyeditor or proofreader, you need to become familiar with the proofreading symbols so that you can make your edits understood. The following tables list proofreading symbols every proofreader and [more…]

How to Deliver an Effective Presentation or Speech

Effective, confident public speaking should look effortless. In reality most people need considerable time and practice before they can talk confidently in front of an audience. You can use a number of [more…]

Business Innovation For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Business innovation usually isn’t on people’s agendas or weekly calendars, but it’s the most significant thing you can do to make a contribution in your workplace or boost your own career. Ask yourself [more…]

Top Time Management Tips

Help yourself to save time, and also to make the most of your time, by taking on board these tried-and-tested time management tips. If it’s too overwhelming to adopt all of them, pick one to try at first [more…]

Finishing Up a Business Contract

Before you sign off on a business contract, make sure that it contains everything it should and nothing it shouldn’t. Use the tips in the following list before you conclude any business agreement: [more…]

Key Business Contract Terms

If you’re dealing with business contracts, you need to be able to speak the language. Some common contract terms you may encounter while doing business are defined in the following list: [more…]

Retail Business Terms

If you run a retail business or even work in a store or for an online marketer, knowing retail-business terms is key. The following list contains key terms you need to know so that you can stay on top [more…]

Preparing Your Presentation or Speech

Looking for some quick tips to help make your presentation or speech that little bit easier? Take a look at these handy pointers and ensure that your preparation leads to optimum delivery. [more…]

Perfecting the Delivery of Your Presentation or Speech

What use is perfect preparation without a dynamic delivery? Print out and pin up these top tips to help keep your audience engaged throughout your presentation from beginning to end. [more…]

Readying the Room for Your Presentation or Speech

When you're ready to deliver your well-prepared speech, follow these simple steps to make sure that your room is in order, too. These checks will be sure to eliminate any last minute surprises. [more…]

Using Great Visual Aids during Speechmaking

Visual aids are a great way of reinforcing ideas that you are trying to get across in a speech. Take a look at these pointers to help you prepare and present your visual aids in the most effective way: [more…]

Managing Stage Fright when Presenting Your Speech

Everyone suffers with nerves at some point in their lives – especially when taking the stage to deliver a speech. Try to conquer your jitters by reading through these useful tips to ensure you keep your [more…]

Public Speaking For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Want to prepare the best presentation possible and be able to deliver it in the most effective way? Here you will find some quick and easy tips to help you plan what you want to say, increase your confidence [more…]

How to Write a Technical Brief

A technical brief is an essential tool for technical writers that helps them identify who will be reading the document and why; the project team and approval cycle; equipment requirements; and budget considerations [more…]

Technical Writing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Write a technical brief as your important first step in the technical-writing process — whether you're an experienced technical writer or a beginner. A technical brief helps you identify and organize important [more…]

How to Establish Your Core Values

Values bring energy and direction; they’re at the heart of what makes an individual tick. When people deeply understand their values, they can create a way of operating in the world that leads them to [more…]

Business Math For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Math is an important part of managing business. Get to know some commonly used fractions and their decimal equivalents, area and perimeter formulas, angle measurements, and financial formulas — including [more…]

Sharpening Your Business Rapport in Seven Quick Ways

Rapport is the foundation of valuable relationships and is key to your success in your interactions with others in business. Here are some ways to help you build rapport fast: [more…]

Business Skills All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

While working to improve your business skills, having some key information to hand can be invaluable. Print out and pin up these useful reminders and guidelines to assist you in developing your skills [more…]

Understanding Contracts

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