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..
Posts By: Scott Schwertly
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..
When you hear “PowerPoint,” many connotations — often negative — likely come to mind. Perhaps this piece of software has forced you into late-night work sessions, high-stress mornings before a conference or even malfunctions in the boardroom.
But imagine a world where PowerPoint could help empower you. That’s what it’s … Read More..