The Temptation of Templates

The Temptation of Templates

Are you the kind who sees the word “template” and runs screaming in the opposite direction? The kind who believes that everything must be invented from scratch to be brilliant? Our reaction to both these positions/questions is this: i) Some templates are...
Organizing Principles: going beyond chronology

Organizing Principles: going beyond chronology

In our last post we spoke of various ways of organizing presentation material within a chronological paradigm. Today, we look at some other modes of organization which answer 3 essential questions:: What’s it all about? What’s the difference? ...
Audience preparedness: some hints and helps

Audience preparedness: some hints and helps

In our last post we mentioned how professional presenters (especially speakers) are great at adapting their ready-made presentations to suit the audience they find themselves facing. But what happens if you are just beginning, and are depending almost entirely on your...
Audience understanding: some types and tips

Audience understanding: some types and tips

When talking about presentations and impressing your audience with a well-designed and effective set of slides, we often speak of the audience as if it were a monolith. Far from it. There are audiences and there are audiences. We’ve spoken on this blog about...
Design trends for 2021

Design trends for 2021

2020 changed our vision of the way we do business, the way we live, the way we work, and yes, the way we make presentations! You only have to take a look at some of our posts from the year gone by to know how fluid and dynamic the demands and responses have been....