One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. Tony Robbins Today I want to help you to stay focused on your objectives and how you can help your team to stay focused on what is important for you.
When reading an article of a fellow blogger on public speaking (Debbie Fay from BeSpeakPresentations), I thought this is a great place to exercise using an illustration in the blog article.
Have you ever wondered how we create our handwritten style and shapes in PowerPoint? Have a look behind our designing scene. It is the place where everything started.
When I attended TEDx Warsaw conference, I noticed there a guy drawing simple pictures of every talk. They call it a scribing and it’s another great way to visualize ideas:
Time for another diagram visualization example. Last year I was co-organizing a networking event of engineering student organization I used to be part of. We came up with nice goal statement written in a few sentences. I though it’d be nice to visualize these goals, so they’d be more eye-catching. Here is what I came up with:
After a break I’m back with another example how to create a text visualization, using only PowerPoint tool. Having such simple blog illustration makes the interesting ideas from posts easier to notice and absorb.
Today let’s visualize so commonly used “Agenda slide” or “Table of Content”. Why not make it more visual? Check my proposals of visual agenda below. I created them using standard shapes from PowerPoint and infoDiagram’s hand drawn icons.
Check the next example of how you can enrich a text article by a simple illustration. I share here some simple do-it-yourself ways. So it can inspire you to make your own Do-It-Yourself blog infographics or of other written articles. I was reading an interesting blog post at Harvard Business Review by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. She was writing about ways to cope with uncertainty in a life. Tips she shares were a good source material for adding a visualization.
Illustrating main message of Seth Godin’s blog post “Every successful case is a special case” or how you can present a success. Visualisation made in PowerPoint. Design elements from: www.InfoDiagram.com How I designed it? When reading and analyzing the Seth’s blog, I noticed that intersection of various business types is a key message here, worth to underline by visualization. Well, good old Venn diagram is ideal for this purpose – showing an intersection. I played a bit with ways showing “difference”. I tried to use different shapes and different colors (one at a time, to keep consistency): However, the result looked too heavy, too complex to read fast. So I finally selected the […]
Illustrating core ideas from Harvard Business Review article “Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None” by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (original article here). Visualisation and design elements: www.InfoDiagram.com