I just got promoted and was not up to the speed I needed to be for the way the department ran. I had never had to use PowerPoint since a few times I used it in high school. I worked with highly technical equipment, but I never had to do any presentations. I was a field worker who was now working in the office. When my boss told me to make up a PowerPoint presentation for the meeting on Friday, I just stood there after he walked out wondering how to get it done. I found a PowerPoint consultant online and had them make the presentation for me. I paid for it out of my own pocket.
The boss reviewed the presentation and told me he liked it so much that I would be in charge of making all of the presentations for him. I had to speak up and give credit where credit was due. I told him that I had plenty of experience with what makes our business tick, but I had zero experience with PowerPoint. I told him that I hired a PowerPoint consultant and paid for it out of my own pocket. Continue reading First Day at New Position and I Did Not Know How to Make PowerPoint Presentations