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20 Inspiring SlideShare Presentations Every Marketer Should See

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best SlideShare presentations represent all three. And if you're looking to get started making your own PowerPoint or SlideShare presentation, why not learn from the best of the best? To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we've curated 25 awesome SlideShare decks below. Click here to download 20 examples of top-notch PowerPoint presentations and get tips for creating one of your own! When you're clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the SlideShare format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with SlideShare-exclusive features. Bonus: You may just learn a thing or two about marketing while you're at it. ;) 1) "How to Produce Better Content Ideas," Mark Johnstone We all get writer's block sometimes. 2) "How Google Works," Eric Schmidt

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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog.

14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective [+Templates] I like to think of Microsoft PowerPoint as a test of basic marketing skills. To create a passing presentation, I need to demonstrate design skills, technical literacy, and a sense of personal style. If the presentation has a problem (like an unintended font, a broken link, or unreadable text), then I’ve probably failed the test. The Discipline of Innovation How much of innovation is inspiration, and how much is hard work? If it’s mainly the former, then management’s role is limited: Hire the right people, and get out of their way. If it’s largely the latter, management must play a more vigorous role: Establish the right roles and processes, set clear goals and relevant measures, and review progress at every step. Peter Drucker, with the masterly subtlety that is his trademark, comes down somewhere in the middle.

Handmade Ceramic Animal Planters by Cumbuca Chic If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect ceramic capybara planter, look no further. Ceramicist Priscilla Ramos from São Paulo, Brazil, has a fantastic line of animal planters in the form of foxes, whales, anteaters, and yes, even the world’s largest rodent. She’s even working on a sloth! 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1 Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly.

Social networking by age: 25-34s lead the way on Facebook Recently, the subject of social networking among teens has been receiving a lot of attention – a subject we’ve previously addressed here, where we noted that Facebook’s numbers for 16-19s were still considerably ahead of those enjoyed by any other network. However, it’s certainly true that Facebook (along with some of the other major social platforms) saw declines in active usage among teenagers during 2013. For that reason, it’s interesting to look at age breakdowns for active user bases across ten leading platforms. What’s strikingly clear from these figures (drawn from January 2014 release of data) is that it’s the 25-34 group – rather than 16-24s – who form the biggest share of users on nearly all them, including Facebook (29%), Twitter (31%) and Google+ (31%). In contrast, 16-24s are the leading age group only on YouTube (32%), Instagram (39%) and Tumblr (45%).

A Simple Formula to Be More Innovative While companies that most effectively use disruptive technology continue to make headlines -- and profit -- many organizations have a heightened interest in innovation. Their staff are being asked to focus on future growth opportunities rather than defending the status quo; embrace failure through small and quick learning experiments; and reinvent business models to create value for their customers and themselves. My colleagues and I on the AICPA’s Innovation team seek to drive member value by encouraging staff to work collaboratively to convert ideas into new services. Presentation of Data Main Article Business presenters use tables, graphs and charts as part of their presentation. Such data provides evidence for their claims and support for their ideas. It is critical therefore to present data powerfully.

Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning Google today announced that it has open-sourced its code for generating wild and crazy images using a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning. The DeepDream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training artificial neural networks on a large pile of data — for example, pictures of geese — and then throwing them a new piece of data, like a picture of an ostrich, to receive an educated guess about it.