Last week, we discussed how to create a powerful narrative. Now, it’s time to take everything one step further and bring your content to life visually. Assuming you are applying the techniques we unpacked, you should now have an outline of your presentation ready along with all of your … Read More..
Posts By: Scott Schwertly
Drafting a compelling and thoughtful presentation narrative can quickly become a daunting task. Most presenters seem to have a decent grasp on what is needed to succeed at presentation design and delivery, but content always seems to be the biggest challenge. If you can relate to this obstacle, I have … Read More..
It’s hard to believe that schools in some areas are already back in session, signaling that summer will be nearing a quick and abrupt end. Although this signals the end of many people’s favorite season, I’m really looking forward to the fall, not only for the fall foliage, cold mornings … Read More..
“Good design is thorough down to the last detail.” – Dieter Rams
Creating a beautiful presentation requires a symphony of visual elements to work together for a “big picture.” Designers seek to make the entire vision work together in terms of how each part interacts. This includes layout, … Read More..
Given the popularity of the last Slide Makeover, I’ve decided to offer up another example for your learning and education. This one comes to us from our friends at Buffer, and their guide for how often to post on social media. The deck has gotten more than 38,000 views, … Read More..
I have a confession to make: I have a man crush on Guy Kawasaki.
In all seriousness, his advice and wisdom that he has shared abundantly across the interwebs and through his books has changed my life. Specifically, his book, The Art of the Start, helped give me … Read More..
I’m always amazed by how many presenters wander about when on stage. They drift from topic to topic, stumble from main idea to main idea, and often a lack a clear call to action.
Many presenters underestimate (or don’t realize the importance of) what I like to call … Read More..
Several weeks ago we talked about the importance of the Rule of Thirds. Let’s go one step further and talk about a closely related topic: white space. What is it exactly? It’s a design term referring to space that isn’t occupied by text, images or other visible page elements. … Read More..