Hi! My series with your Questions and Answers continues. Today I’m answering the second frequent question I get from you: how to explain something using diagrammatic format and make presentations easier to understand.
Hey, presentation makers :). Peter here, one of Prezentio’s slide designers and a fan of creative presentations. I’m starting the series of answering your questions, about various PowerPoint and presentation issues – from design tips to “where to catch inspiration” challenges. The first question I’ve got here is about the tricky combination – Creativity and Time: How to be creative and at the same time not to put a lot of effort in it?
With approaching Christmas and New Year celebrations, you may want to create personal greeting card. You can do it pretty quickly using the PowerPoint and some Holiday graphics that you can reuse. Create a presentation slide with your greeting message, add picture of your team, adapt icon colors to your brand ones. See examples below. At the end, export the final slide as PDF or JPG bitmap picture. Such file can be send as email attachment, printed or put on your website. See our Step-by-step guide how to create such Winter Holidays card in a few minutes. You can get our hand-drawn and outline seasonal PPT graphics free, if you […]
Last quarter is inevitably here. The time when company leaders, from project managers to department heads will prepare a summary of their yearly performance. Answering whether the yearly objectives are still valid, whether the sale quotas were done. And looking slowly into next year plans. If you are involved in preparing such business review presentation, here are a few suggestions how you can make the review visually engaging. How to show financial results, sales or production quotas and other KPIs in eye-catching form. Make key data visualization attractive Presenting pure numbers can be attractive for the presenter who knows the story behind, but less engaging for your staff. Especially if you have a whole bunch of data […]
Recently at our Slide Design training, a participant asked us if there is a fast and easy way to make puzzles in PowerPoint. Well basically, it’s pretty simple. During training, it took me 2-3 minutes to show how to prepare the puzzle yourself. Here is a step-by-step instruction how to create such puzzle diagram.
Here’s the next timesaving trick for making presentation, that works well for me is the creation of so-called slide-deck or slides library.
In today’s busy world a speed of making slides is a critical issue. If you have to make a presentation in a rush and you have no time for creating a fancy design, here are some ways you can speed up your work in PowerPoint.
Summer in the office can be pretty lazy time. There are less urgent projects running, it’s low season for sales, fairs or conferences. Half of staff are on holidays anyway. However, for marketing department, this is an ideal time to prepare for busy last quarter. My advice is to take advantage of this period without interruptions, whether you are a marketer in a corporation, a smaller company or you are self-entrepreneur. Now is the excellent time to tidy up marketing resources, renew marketing and sales materials. Presentation Materials Checklist Here are a few ideas how a good marketer can prepare the company for busy autumn and winter: Gather all presentations […]
If you are presenting about a complex topic or writing an article of how something works – then diagrams is a visualization tool worth to use. Diagram are a great tool for explaining processes, dependencies or structures of any kind. What do I mean by diagram? A simplified definition would be: diagram – any geometric symbolic representation of information. Or more boldly – set of items (e.g. rectangles) and relations (e.g. arrows) illustrating a concept, like these: In the world of typical text-heavy presentations, any slide with a diagram is a king :). It will attract more attention than others. However, there are some typical errors we tend to do, especially when preparing presentation under time pressure. Here are three hints […]
My personal discovery path to visualization In my previous job (I worked in an IT field, in data science company), I always admired brochures of other IT company that contained a nicely designed schema visuals. Such materials stood out, especially in a field of IT, where it’s common to write lengthy articles. Later I started adding more and more such visual diagrams in brochures and presentations I produced. And I could see a huge the difference. The materials were easier to understand, plus they have been more eye-catchy. From that moment I discovered that this is a think, I want to work on. To help other people communicate better using the simple visuals. When I […]