Five Tips for Coping with Uncertainty and Finding Opportunity (R. Kanter, HBR)

Five Tips for Coping with Uncertainty and Finding Opportunity (R. Kanter, HBR)

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.

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 […]

Every successful case is a special case (Seth Godin blog)

Every successful case is a special case (Seth Godin blog)

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 […]

What’s the use case? (Seth Godin blog)

What’s the use case? (Seth Godin blog)

Here’s a simple diagram sketch of excellent Seth Godin’s blog “What’s the use case?” (original blog here). Seth writes about a right way to sell your ideas: ‘The most effective way to sell the execution of an idea is to describe the use case first. And before you can do that, you need to have both the trust of your client and enough information to figure out what would delight them.’ Even if we are too inspired with our projects, we have to remember that people don’t actually know the word about it. That is why it is important to figure out if a person wants a result your project […]