How to create infographics in PowerPoint – part II

How to create infographics in PowerPoint – part II

This is a continuation of part I. In the previous post I have described how to find data and prepare slide format. Also how to setup background for your infographics. How to create a header Infographics should have a distinct header. Text on a flat banner will make a nice one. I used a banner from banners for infographics for PowerPoint package. Banners for infographics – PowerPoint format You can create nice looking header using white rectangle with dotted outline: How to create header with PowerPoint rectangle and dotted border   How to create bar chart manually   Simple and clean bar chart in PowerPoint for infographics It may be surprising, but […]

How to create infographics in PowerPoint – part I

How to create infographics in PowerPoint – part I

Introduction Surely you have seen many great infographics. Want to create your own? Never did it before? First thing, do not be overwhelmed by graphics made by professional designers. Everyone was there where you are now. I suggest making your first infographics with PowerPoint. This guide will help you get started. So cheer up and let’s start. But I do not have data I also wonder where these folks get the data for infographics. The best way is to search for similar infographics and check their sources. Infographics zone is a great place to start. Google images will do the job as well. The most important thing at this stage – limit […]

3 diagram mistakes to avoid in slides design [Slideshare]

3 diagram mistakes to avoid in slides design [Slideshare]

Chances are you have used some diagrams or workflow schema in your presentation, right? If you do, respect :). Diagrams are indeed an excellent way to visualize your message. Here are three design hints to make sure your diagrams are professionally looking and remain readable. Three ideas how to avoid most common diagram mistakes. Those suggestions correspond to mistakes that we often see in presentation diagrams. A good news is that those tricks are quick to do. Do a 5-minute fix and your diagram will look much better, for example such as those Infographics Presentation Diagrams set. Three most common presentation diagram mistakes So next time you prepare your presentation, […]

News: Extending blog: Design and PPTX hints

News: Extending blog: Design and PPTX hints

Looking at our previous posts, you could see we were not blogging too often. Once every 2-3 months. Our intention was mainly to share some specific diagram visualization example.  Now we are going to extend this focus – sharing some more general design and PPTX hints on using slides illustrations, giving hints on using PowerPoint or other presentation software. And showing you more what we are cooking for you in our visuals kitchen. However, the main focus will remain about visuals helping in communicating your message better. Why? We pointed out three main reasons: The reasons to use diagrams instead of plain text are very simple: they are fast to […]

1 message rule (Prezentio’s Rules of good presentation)

1 message rule (Prezentio’s Rules of good presentation)

This is a visualization from our slide design training where I was illustrating  “1 = A+B+C” Rule  from Nine Presentation Hints (by Prezentio.com). Here I will tell you about 1 message rule. What should a presentation tell? 1: Have one main message to pass. No more, no less :). A single message you want your listeners to remember after the presentation. Think it over, what is the one point that should stay in their heads. Then make your whole presentation to support this point. A + B + C: Present three arguments supporting your main message. Three reasons why your message is important to your listeners. Enrich each argument by […]