Slide management challenge – conversation with Katrik Sundar

Besides designing presentation slides, I often see another challenge – how to effectively manage presentations and slides such that they are organized and easily accessible.  I personally use many slide decks across my projects and customers. But they need to be well organized and updated often which is a very time-consuming task. How to do it? Here’s a conversation I had with Katrik Sundar, founder of Teamslide and a specialist in the topic of presentation and slide management.

Sales Funnel Graphics Are a Shortcut to Presentation Engagement

Sales Funnel Graphics Are a Shortcut to Presentation Engagement

When presenting to your team or another department, it can be difficult to capture the attention of your audience. The struggle is often based in the need to make more engaging presentations, more so than a lack of interest or effort on the part of the presenter. We’ve found that explaining concepts such as sales funnels with graphics not only makes the presentation more visually engaging but helps to clarify what might otherwise be a difficult concept.

7 Ideas of Designing a Quote Slide

7 Ideas of Designing a Quote Slide

Do you have a nice quotation in your presentation, but don’t know how to show it nicely? Check some design ideas of making a quote slide that Izabela, our graphic designer, prepared for you. Those are not that hard to do yourself and the effect is amazing. Quotes are a great way to add an inspiration element into your presentation. Appropriate quotation adds a credibility to your topic. I recently included a few citations in my last training slides of Nancy Duarte and Einstein about simplicity in design. To illustrate a quotation, try one of these ideas: 1. Use a big picture on a slide + transparent text field and put […]

Why Diagrams Instead of Text Slides

Why Diagrams Instead of Text Slides

When we create a presentation, the first draft slides are usually text bullet points. At least, I often do so. The important thing is not to stay there. Move a step further – change those texts into visual form. And the easiest form is a simple diagram. That’s a reason I promote such schema illustrations as great way to make strong visual presentations. Why diagrams are a perfect solutions for presenting various complex topics. What is a diagram? A diagram by definition is any geometric symbolic representation of information. It’s usually two-dimensional, that means a simple rectangle drawing in a paper does qualify. Why are diagrams so cool? I would […]

How to make SMART goals visually engaging

How to make SMART goals visually engaging

It’s this time of year we do plans on various levels. Company strategies, team aims, project plans, personal development objectives. To help you make good goals, use S.M.A.R.T. method of defining them. Furthermore, if you present the goals in nice eye-catching ways, you can reach better engagement by your audience. Here I present some ideas how you can design such SMART goals a presentation.

How to make attractive Annual Company Review presentation

How to make attractive Annual Company Review presentation

As the end of the year is approaching, you may be involved in preparing a business review presentation. Here’re some simple tips how to make it visually attractive. How to make financial results more interesting, inspirations for showing sales, production, accounting data and other KPIs in eye-catching visual form. I was involved in a bunch of such presentations. They were usually prepared for the board report meetings or company year-end party. A CEO presented what happened over the year if the yearly goals have been met. Sometimes every department contributed – showing sales statistics, marketing campaigns summary, production numbers. Accounting guys presented a financial outlook if the revenue will reach […]