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Online class starting July 7

Like what you read here about presentations?  Take a class with Martha, founder of The Presentation School, online with Mediabistro.  These courses are recorded and Martha will be checking your work as appropriate, so don’t worry about time zones! Issues we’ll cover: Thinking about your audience (and I’ll share a tool with you to do […]

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Color selection

It’s always amazing to me how emotional color selection can be for some. I’ve had clients who have had break downs because of the wrong shade of orange (or some other favorite color). And I’ve heard clients have internal fights over their favorites. Personal preference is one way to go about these things, but I’m […]

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Chart Design Course

I just shared the first part of the 2-part webinar series I designed for the now defunct Solvate.  The first part, shared last Wednesday, was about chart selection.  This one was about chart design for non-designers.  Various questions were asked, various questions were answered.  A lot of knowledge transfer occurred! Check it out:

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Metaphors series: Leadership

In continuation on my series of brainstorms for alternatives to “played out visual metaphors,” I’m attacking Leadership.  This is one where folks frequently show something at the top or somewhite man in a suit. But what is leadership, really?  Good leaders inspire other to follow, they have contagious energy, and a vision.  They’re good at […]

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Welcome to CONSISTENCY, a guest post by Robyn Wolf

About a year and a half ago, I did a few weeks at GREY Advertising, helping their staff presentation specialist, Robyn Wolf, with some intense deadlines.  We got the chance to get to know each other like only fellow presentation specialists can:  how we handle stress, deadlines, difficult personalities, late nights, and of course how […]

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Tips for being the liaison between designers

Frequently when working with a presentation designer, you need to also act as the liaison between the presentation designer and your print/web designers.  Web, print and presentations designers all speak a slightly different language, which can leave you spinning in confusion of you aren’t able to navigate them.  Hopefully this post will help you navigate […]

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Websites we get ideas from and class

Last night, I was fortunate enough to give a live demo at New Work City of presentation coaching, with former Ignite speaker, Jack Aboutboul, acting as guinea pig.  It went really well with obvious improvement by the end of the session  (always good to pick someone who’s easy to coach, thanks Jack!) It’s the teaser […]

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High-level steps for creating a presentation

It’s best to think of your presentation as a full story, not just a collection of individual slides.  Likely seems obvious when not in the weeds of putting your presentation together, but is something that many forget as they work through their individual pages.  here are some quick, high-level steps to help you maintain a […]

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