Sunday Avery

Posts by Sunday Avery

  • The Art of Crafting the Perfect Cover Slide

    July 29, 2015

    Your cover slide is your presentation’s calling card. On SlideShare and the web, it’s the only way that you can show your audience what they can expect from both a visual and content perspective. It’s your mini elevator pitch, your movie trailer, and your book cover that can either propel you to the bestseller list, or leave you with a total of five “pity clicks...

  • 3 Essential Steps to Clean Up Your Copy

    July 20, 2015

    We are drowning in a sea of clichéd metaphors, expressions, and nonsense words that obfuscate our simpler message. Examine that opening sentence again. “Drowning in a sea” is a tired metaphor. And why did I choose to use “obfuscate” when I could have used “hide” instead? A business presentation often acts as a clump of jargon speakers use to sound intelligent...

  • Putting on Your Editor's Hat: How to Trim Your Presentations

    July 13, 2015

    The key to sharp writing and fantastic design is simple: You must become a cruel, thorough editor. No fluff, no unnecessary elements -- just a clean finished presentation that says exactly what it needs to say. Here are a few fast tips that can help you get down to business as a presenter: Cut Text “In the same way that sketching isn’t drawing and mixing colors...