Real-world Presentations: What are you trying to say?

Presentation isn’t just a Powerpoint, it’s real-life communication. How you articulate your message to the world, particularly via visual media…like signage. These real-world presentations are all around us and you’ll see them when you start looking. Case in point. Here’s an example of a really ineffective presentation. I was at my local grocery store earlier […]

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3 Rules for Choosing a Presentation Template

Choosing a Presentation Template

One of my favorite things to do is design research. That basically means I get to browse around Pinterest and look at pretty things in the name of inspiration. There’s a lot of great, inspiring stuff out there – graphic designers doing really cool things in the presentation space. And for all you non-designers out […]

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The Top 5 Presentation Design Mistakes

Presentation Mistakes

Design has come a long way in the last decade. The tools to create beautiful things are more accessible than ever (and there are more YouTube videos teaching you how to use them too). Here are the top 5 mistakes I consistently see in self-made presentations when I’m called in as a “fixer.” 1. Failing to Consider Your […]

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Table Design Tips for Presentations

Bad Table Design

Presentation table design isn’t the most exciting topic in the world. But it’s actually super important and one of the weakest points I see in a lot of presentations, so let’s dive in! The world would be a better place if we didn’t need tables to display information. Why? Tables inherently contain a lot of […]

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What is a Presentation? Part 1

What is a Presentation

What is a presentation? That’s probably not a question you’ve ever asked yourself. We make presentations all the time for work. We make them to sell potential customers, onboard new employees, present data to students in our classroom, make pitches to our Board, fill in our investors on financial updates, and for a million other reasons. They’re so […]

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Why Cross-Audience Presentations Are Necessary

Cross-Audience Presentations

What are cross-audience presentations? They sound intimidating, but really, they’re not. It’s just how I describe presentations that can easily be adapted for a new target audience without a lot of reorganization/redesign and new slide creation. Let’s look at the two typical presentation-creation approaches: In the past, I’ve worked with a client who would have to present […]

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