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Create Your Communications Experience Perceptual Edge - Library Contents Books Articles Whitepapers Other Brief Publications Books Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise, Stephen Few, $45.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2015 In this age of so-called Big Data, organizations are scrambling to implement new software and hardware to increase the amount of data they collect and store. Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 This book alone addresses the visual design of dashboards. Don't be misled by the title. Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $45.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2012 This is the most accessible, complete, and practical guide available for designing tables and graphs to communicate numerical information clearly and simply. Stephen Few is the master of creating simplicity and meaning through the clear visualization of data. Articles by Stephen Few and Guest Authors Whitepapers

Getting more out of YOUR Speaking Opportunities: « Facebook: Slowly becoming my (default) platform for email | Main | Event: Washington DC Social Media Breakfast Feb 7th » January 16, 2008 Getting more out of YOUR Speaking Opportunities: I have been speaking at trade shows and conferences for a long time. Whether you were just invited to speak at an international industry event, a regional conference, or a local event, it is up to YOU to make the most out of the speaking opportunity. Should you accept the speaking opportunity? Once you make the decision to speak and accept the chance to speak, you now have an opportunity to prepare for you chance to be in the spotlight. Once you commit to speak at a conference, you should find out what hotel the other speakers will be staying out. One of the things I love about conferences are the chance meetings that occur. Whenever possible, try to avoid “Hit and Run” speaking opportunities. When I plan my attendance at an event, I scan the conference brochure and identify the people I want to meet.

PowerPoint Ninja Blog - Tips & Tricks for Effective Business Presentations Speaking about Presenting PowerPoint Design in 2009: Develop visual thinking skills : Speaking about Presenting This is the second post in the series guiding you through the 40 contributions to “PowerPoint Design in 2009″. In the first post I explored the issue “Does Design Matter?”. And here are the links to the PowerPoint Design in 2009 resources: A list of all the blogposts with a one or two sentence summary of each post.A list of all the blogposts with quotes from each post.The e-mail contributions that I received quoted in full. These are from Cliff Atkinson, Guy Kawasaki, Julie Terberg, Michael Alley, Nancy Duarte, Richard Mayer and Seth Godin. There’ll be two more posts after this one: In this post I’m going to explore the debate sparked by Laura Bergells when she questioned whether the shift to simple visual slides had gone too far. A number of people agreed that there are times when a simple sentence headline partnered with a “pretty picture” doesn’t quite seem up to the job. Andrew Abela advocates that presenters should: Nancy Duarte recognises that technical presenters need something more:

Subtle light effects in fonts Inspired by this ad, here is how to create the effect of fonts that seem sunk below the surface in PowerPoint 2007 (as shown in the last 2 images). Choose a background colorEnter text, preferably in a fat font (I used Helvetica Neue Heavy in this example)Select the text, go to format, text effects, shadows, and pick inner shadow with light from the topIn text effects, pick a text fill that is just slightly darker than the background Guy Kawasaki's Famous Teriyaki Sauce > Start Cooking Difficulty: Guy Kawasaki’s Famous Teriyaki Sauce serves 8 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of soy sauce 1/2 orange 2 jalapeno peppers - seeds removed 5 green onion - chopped 1/3 cup of ginger (approx ½ hand-size or so) - peeled and chopped Blend everything in a blender/food processor. Puree until smooth. This recipe will make 3 cups of sauce which is enough to marinate 2 and 1/2 pounds of chicken or tri-tip steak. To marinate chicken or steak, place it in a glass bowl or plastic bag. Remove the chicken or steak from the marinade and pat dry. Put the remaining marinade in a medium size pan and boil for 15 minutes. Strain the marinade through a fine sieve and drizzle on top of cooked chicken or steak. Adapted From: Guy Kawasaki Want to Know More?

David Heinemeier Hansson's presentations I tweet from @dhh and email from I write essays on this site and on the Signal vs Noise blog. Creator of Ruby on Rails Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and beautiful code. I created Rails in 2003 by extracting it from Basecamp and continue to lead the development. Hundreds of thousands of programmers around the world have built amazing applications using Rails. Founder & CTO at Basecamp Basecamp is the world's #1 project management tool and has been used by more than 15 million people. (We were formerly known as 37signals, but changed the name of the business in 2014.) Best-selling author REWORK is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Sunday Times best seller with more than 300,000 copies sold around the world. REMOTE: Office Not Required is the new book, and it encapsulates all I've learned about working remotely for the best decade or more. Public speaker Race-car driver Hobbyist photographer Family man