How to Create an Interesting Infographic Photo Credit: net_efekt via Compfight cc Infographics are a great way to teach information. They are fun and easy to read when done right. Next time you want to share some information don’t use boring text – use an infographic instead! Step 1: Research the ins and outs of your topic
How to create a visualization Over the last few years I’ve created a few popular visualizations, a lot of duds, and I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. For my latest analysis of where Facebook users go on vacation, I decided to document the steps I follow to build my visualizations . It’s a very rough guide, these are just stages I’ve learned to follow by trial and error, but following these guidelines is a good way to start if you’re looking to create your first visualization. Play with your data
Expresso Typo-Cube This is a new dynamic typographic intro project, made with After Effects CS4 . It can be used for your advertising, presentations, slogan and anything else you can imagine. There are nine placeholder for texts (sentences) and 2 for logos. The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker « To Bed With a Trollope This book has been defying my attempts to write a review it for the better part of a month and a half — but I think I’ve managed to emerge victorious at last. The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker It’s a longstanding cliché that there are only really a handful of basic plots in the entire canon of Western literature. The cliché is so cliché that it’s somehow gone past cliché and come right out the other side in the form of a 700-plus-page analytical study by former Spectator columnist and Private Eye founder Christopher Booker.
Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook) Guest post by German video producer and author Andreas Zeitler. I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. Instead we have to utilize many forms of video to create a better and more engaging experience for our audience. In my new ebook (available free from iTunes in iBook format or as a PDF with free subscription), I’m sharing 10 of the most valuable tools video creators can use to create better stories and explain workflows in a more conceivable way. Slide Design for Developers So I gave this talk called How GitHub Uses GitHub to Build GitHub. Someone submitted my slides to Hacker News, where it stayed at #1 for most of the day. This was pretty strange to me at first. My slides are not designed for people who didn't see the talk in person. They're designed to support my words, not some online audience.
Storytelling lessons from Bill Cosby Following up on the last post below concerning good graduation speeches, here's one more from the great Bill Cosby. Now 73, Dr. Cosby may not be on the radar screens of a much younger generation, but ask any successful comedian working today — young or old — and they will tell you that Bill Cosby is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of comedy. What makes Bill Cosby one of the most compelling entertains of our time is his ability to connect with people and deliver his messages naturally in the form of story.
Top 20 Best PowerPoint Presentation Designs Looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? We searched high and low to provide you with an out of this world list of the best PowerPoint presentation designs. Presentations don’t only have to be used the day of your pitch. Now with sites like SlideShare, presentations are a great medium for creating unique content. From Slideshares to Ted Talks, here’s a top 20 list of the best PowerPoint presentation designs. Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations In the past I’ve given some tips for handling meetings effectively, covering topics like: - How not to let your meeting go down a rat hole; - Dealing with the elephant in the room; - Dealing with skeletons in your closet; - How to make meetings discussions, not “pitches” - A tale of two pitches (I eventually invested in the first company that pitched) Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. This might be a VC meeting but also might just be a sales or biz dev meeting.
10 steps to creating a really strong story It sounds like a presentation trainer’s cliche, but it’s not. In business presentations, the story is the thing. There’s a skill and a structure to creating interesting and compelling narratives. A craft started in the verbal tradition by prehistoric man, developed by the ancient Greeks, sharpened by the French, the Italians, Spanish and British over centuries, is now made into a global, multi billion dollar industry by the Americans. How to make your own infographic 102 Flares Twitter 36 Facebook 14 Google+ 30 LinkedIn 12 inShare12 Buffer 10 102 Flares × Looking for more shares for your content, links to your site and more attention to the information you are sharing? Infographics are a visual way of representing your data. It is not suitable for all data but for the data that it is suited to it gets a lot more attention than just text.
Swiss Group Wants to Banish PowerPoint While most people might not love using Microsoft's PowerPoint to create presentations, at least one person is taking his distaste for the software to a global level. Matthias Poehm, a former software engineer-turned-public speaking trainer has started -- yes -- the Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP) earlier this month. Headquartered in Bonstetten, Switzerland, the APPP calls itself an "international movement" that intends to "decrease the number of boring presentations worldwide." The goal is to make it so that people who don't want to use PowerPoint "will not have to justify themselves in the future," it says. Right. Here's the real kicker: The APPP says people who attend "futile" PowerPoint presentations result in almost $500 billion in hourly wage losses for employers worldwide.
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