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..
Often, the most difficult part about creating a visual project is starting it. While you may have a great idea, it can be tough to know how exactly you will execute it. There are so many different factors to take into account: time, audience demographics, intent, size, placement, … Read More..
I don’t know about you, but I love staying current. It’s fun to know the latest and greatest, and this holds true even for a topic that seems unchanging, like presentations. Whether it’s with photos, fonts or otherwise, these are presentation features that change and transform over time.
Here are … Read More..
Today, most presenters fear large slide counts. Many worry that a deck that is 100 slides, 50 slides or even 30 slides will create a poor experience for their audience. I’m here to shatter that belief.
Presenters need to stop aiming for 5-slide, 10-slide, and 15-slide decks.
These are weak.… Read More..
I am often asked how one can make slides look more engaging and visually appealing. Today, I want to offer up one simple technique that does not require a background in design, or expertise at programs like Photoshop or Illustrator: the Rule of Thirds.
What is it?
Imagine splitting up … Read More..