My position at Ethos3 requires that I travel a ton to give presentations all over the world. Given the constant change in environments and surroundings, I can always anticipate something not going quite as I had originally planned. I prepare for this by always packing my bag with not only … Read More..
Posts By: Scott Schwertly
At Ethos3, we love presentations. So, we find it especially fun to experiment with new or existing content to see how much value we can add with a facelift. This past week we decided to grab a few decks and play. The end result: a series of four beautiful … Read More..
Professional designers will advise against ever using bullet points in a deck: Bullet points act like bullets — they kill your presentation. However, this mentality can change if you transform your bullet points into a visual component of your presentation.
I often get asked about the future of presentations. Making accurate predictions is tough, though, as they’re moving targets. This holds particularly true as creation tools such as FlowVella, ScrollMotion, and Prezi enter the workplace, and traditional software like PowerPoint and Keynote undergo their own transformations. Whether you … Read More..
Let’s face it: PowerPoint isn’t the easiest to learn and use, especially if you’re wanting to elevate your design beyond headers and bullet points. Thankfully there are other tools available today that allow you to easily create presentations — and have them look good, too. Here’s a look:
Although I’ve been creating and giving presentations for years, it still comes with its challenges. And through it all, I’ve taken away one more important lesson: The greatest presenters are the most dogged.
This quote from Bear Grylls sums it up well:
It’s absolutely amazing just how true this … Read More..
Over the past few months, we’ve done slide makeovers with companies for Buffer and individuals like Bernard Marr. Now, we’re back with our good friends at DNN Software, a content management company that offered us an opportunity to help out with one of their decks.
As with most … Read More..
Every presenter needs to understand and embrace the value of two important traits: narrow focus and solo action.
A narrow focus executed alone builds character, and it begins to shape who you are and who you will become. I recently read a story about a butterfly in the book … Read More..