3 Steps to Unique Spring or Easter card in PowerPoint

3 Steps to Unique Spring or Easter card in PowerPoint

Spring is behind the door, at least here in Europe. I already saw the first flowers in my recent forest walk with the kids. For marketers Spring means the start of a new season. For us all, it’s an opportunity to make some seasonal decorations, thematic materials. For private or business use. Hence we designed for you a hand drawn seasonal icons set. You can use it to make nice unique personal cards. It’s enough to use only PowerPoint tools.

Golden Rules for 5 Scrum Meetings [Slideshare]

Golden Rules for 5 Scrum Meetings [Slideshare]

In Scrum, meetings are pretty crucial part of the whole project management process. An effective meeting can move you forward, ineffective are not only waste of time but can demotivate the whole team. And that can hurt the whole project. So it’s better to follow the meeting best practice hints. Check our slide show of Golden Rules of effective Scrum meetings. We visualized meeting rules for 5 types of Scrum meetings. Those rules were suggested by experienced Scrum practitioner and our Scrum contributor consultant Sebastian Schneider. The five meetings are Spring planning, Backlog Grooming, Retrospective meeting, Spring Review and most frequent Daily Scrum.   Here is an example of recommended […]

Illustrating IT: Cloud Sharing and Cloud Storage

Illustrating IT: Cloud Sharing and Cloud Storage

Another example how explaining IT concepts can be easy and fun. I illustrated how cloud sharing and file storage in the cloud works. If you are presenting or teaching IT, check this Slideshare presentation. Get some ideas how you can do it yourself. I illustrated two cloud related concepts. One was about data synchronization – how files and other content is accessed by various mobile devices. See the simple gradual illustration on the embedded Slideshare deck – uncovering elements step by step helps to explain. It’s better than throwing the whole schema to the reader at once. Step one: Uncovering next step: Another illustration shows difference between sending files via […]

Illustrating IT schema: Firewall and Network Security Threats

Illustrating IT schema: Firewall and Network Security Threats

Information Technology is one of the areas full of complex processes and devices. Good old visualization comes for help also here :). Having a step-by-step presentation can make wonders in explaining IT quote fun. See an example of illustrating IT network security and how the firewall works.   Explaining IT can be quite a challenge. Despite I have a background in computer science I am often lost myself when facing all those new technologies and architectures. When I discuss various IT concepts, I usually do a drawing of a simple diagram sketches in my notebook. It really helps. Moving it into PowerPoint form is also easy. And to make it look […]

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 Visualize Customer Segment in Presentation

How to Visualize Customer Segment in Presentation

If you work in an company handling numerous customers, customer insight is an important part of your work. Customer segmentation of a way that helps to personalize approach to customers even if there are many of them. Identifying customer segment and profiles is a tool not to treat all clients as the same. Because we are not the same. We differ by age, interests, value, purchase frequency … .