Category Archives: Exciting Visuals

Your Presentation Template Makes The Difference Between Dull And Dynamic

A few key questions can help you develop a PowerPoint template that is of the same high caliber as your other marketing materials. Why would you settle for less with your image and brand? [wp_colorbox_media url="#inline_content" type="inline" hyperlink="Click here to view our Terms & Conditions"] Terms and Conditions Business Edge Speaking Groups: Cancellation/Change Policy  If…
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Clip Art…You have Options.

When PowerPoint was first introduced in the late 1980s, clip art was helpful in breaking up text heavy slides, or adding color to a presentation. But it's our opinion that we've outgrown clipart. Today's presentation visuals command more sophisticated images. There are many resources for free or low-cost photos; we'll share some of those at…
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A Picture…Worth a 1,000 (less) Words

How many times have you sat through a presentation and at the end of that presentation thought to yourself, "Well I wish they would've just sent me a memo. I could've read that myself and it would’ve taken much less time."? One of the toxic PowerPoint habits we've fallen into is using too many text-heavy,…
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Let’s Get Visual

I often hear from PowerPoint users that they know their presentations don’t look that great. They realize they’ve fallen into the "dull and boring" category, but they don’t know where to start to change their presentation. We're going to share some ideas in this article to spark your creativity and help those of you who…
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Take the next step toward more creative slides

If you think your ability to create PowerPoint slides that go beyond bullet points is limited by the tools in PowerPoint, this article is for you! Just by going the next step and using the tools available right in PowerPoint, you can help make the graphical elements on your slides go from blah to ahhhh.…
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It’s all in the colors you choose (and use)

I'm going to guess that most of us have watched someone give a PowerPoint presentation and had to squint our eyes or lean forward in our chairs because we were having trouble READING what was being projected. If this hasn't happened to you, well, you're lucky to be an exception! Often times we can give…
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Customize your presentation’s color scheme

It's simple to do, and will help make you work more efficiently. Choosing the colors to use in your presentation is really the challenging part! We covered that in our last newsletter. Now that you've done the hard work, make sure you set up your presentation so the colors you've chosen to be your default…
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Take the PowerPoint Toxicity Test!

In our last newsletter, we introduced the concept of Toxic PowerPoint (see previous newsletter). Now we'd like to share with you a simple test you can take to help determine if the PowerPoint slides you're creating are less than good for your audience! The Test Answer Yes or No to the following questions: Do you…
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Remedies for Toxic PowerPoint

Our last newsletter challenged you to take the PowerPoint Toxicity test (here is that newsletter if you missed it). We also promised you in that last newsletter to give you some remedies for some of these bad habits we use that create Toxic PowerPoint.   Here is a review of question number one from our…
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Do Most of your Slides Contain Bullet-point lists?

The Cure for Bad PowerPoint, Remedy #2 If you've received and read our last couple newsletters, you know we've been discussing ways to improve PowerPoint presentations, so the audience doesn't consider them "toxic." (Here's a link to the first remedy we shared.)   This is question number two from our Toxic PowerPoint Self Test (and…
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