The Ten Lies Software Developers Tell

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Writing code is similar, different software engineers have different coding styles. The end of any development cycle is always chaotic, that is a simple fact of software engineering. Error-handling is part of the basic design of a system, not something you slap on at the end when you have time. While different people may have ownership of different portions of a software system, you are ALL responsible to ensure that everything is working. Technology IT software

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The Holy Grail of Good Design

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to slide presentations, I am a believer in good design, even though I am not a design specialist. Oh, I know a few things that you can do with software like PowerPoint and Keynote, but most of it … Continue reading → Design Dieter Rams Julie Zhuo Pablo Picasso Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking Slide:ology slides Steve Jobs

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Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Answer: VisualBee is a Free PowerPoint 2007/10 plug-in that automatically designs presentations. Using our software you won’t need to worry about the look anymore and can be completely focused on your content. Once your presentation messages are ready in simple slides, just let VisualBee to do the rest of the work for you, selecting your favorite design from its gallery. Question: Why did you decide to create software that does PowerPoint slide makeovers?

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Simple Visual Aids That Work – 6 Rules for Non Designers

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Design Principles Visuals Audience Connection featured Podcast PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design Software WebinarA BIG BIG THANK YOU!

2020 57

Who Needs a Presentation Designer? You and Here’s Why

Presentation Guru

We recently featured an article with great ideas for designing your own presentations – all made so easy nowadays with the vast range of software available. … Visuals Design Principles featured Presentation Design Presentation Industry Visual Aids Visual Language

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Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software

PowerPoint Tips

This post is an interview with Kartik Sundar, co-founder of TeamSlide, Slide Library/Management software. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." The post Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. I asked him some questions so you can evaluate whether it might be useful to you. —————– Ellen: How does TeamSlide help its customers?

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Get Hands-On PowerPoint Training with Slide Design Online

Duarte Blog

Almost everyone has to work in PowerPoint at some time in their career, but most of us haven’t received any formal training on the complex software, or basic visual design principles. The post Get Hands-On PowerPoint Training with Slide Design Online appeared first on Duarte.

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. I asked each presentation designer to talk about their approach to presentation design and to give me an example of a slide that represents their brand. Apollo Ideas is a presentation consulting and design company.

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13 Pro Tips To Ace Your Keynote Presentations

Presentation Guru

If you are one of those 588 Apple users worldwide, own a Mac and use iPhone and iCloud; then you’re no stranger to the Apple ecosystem and its own exciting presentation software called Keynote.

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What is a Storyboard And How to Use it in Product Design


User experience design. Instructional design. Sprint planning in the agile software development life cycle. Storyboard writing and design can come handy whenever you need to capture that elusive alignment between your customers’ needs and your actual product features.

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Those in Software Loop, Beware - You Are Litigation Targets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the software company, ILC Information Technologies." " As Rubino reports, the litigation, represented by Brent Savage of Savage Turner,  "alleges that the software company designed the process by which grades on the essays were scaled, which led to the inaccurate reporting of failure." Owners, investors, employees, and strategic-alliance partners in software companies should be very concerned about this development. 

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Modern Presentation Design?

Executive Speech Coach

I was challenged to write about modern presentation design. The challenge was intended to focus on slide design. I normally associate modern with fashion – particularly for clothing, home design and automobiles. How might modern design apply to presentation? Could modern design be a valuable tool for presenters? The relevant question is, “Might modern design enhance the effectiveness of the presentation?” business presentations PowerPoint Slide design

How to Transform Your Presentation with Powerpoint Morph

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Software Visuals PowerPoint Presentation DesignA presentation doesn’t have to be dull, long or linear and a PowerPoint is no exception! PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation tool but has features that are hugely underused. Some of these tools can help you to create a more dynamic and conversational presentation to draw your audience in and hold their attention.…

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The Best Presentation Tools for Students in 2020

Presentation Guru

… Technology Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual AidsPresentations have long been an integral part of every academic programme and there are quite a few reasons for that.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint has come a long way since the days of bullets and text, but how many people actually realise just how much is possible with this most widely used presentation software? … Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual Aids

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Darn Good Design at the HOW Design Conference

Duarte Blog

It means a lot to me because until Duarte had not been recognized as “viable&# by the design community because we developed and designed presentations (which were until now an undesirable communication medium). The HOW Design Conference in Austin, Texas, June 24-27-will be swarming with inspirational talented designers where the masses get creatively rejuvenated. Tags: Business Design Event Technology Video Duarte Design how conference

Design a first slide that stands out and matches your brand

PowerPoint Tips

It should also look more designed, which means it should have some color. I used color picker/eyedropper software to exactly match the background from my website. I really like slides with a solid background, usually white or black. They’re neat and clean. They don’t distract from the message. Obviously, they’re easy to create. They work better with images. For example, you can remove the background of images and get a result like this.

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What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

… Technology Visuals Interaction Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design presentation technology SoftwareAt Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available. In this article, Damjan introduces us to Intuiface, a multi-touch capable program for presenters that’s geared toward the ever-growing market of touch-screens. .

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Top 10 PowerPoint Blogs of 2016

Presentation Guru

They’ve published a really useful list of the best blog posts on presentation tips, instructional design, and ways to be better with visuals when presenting.… … Bitesize Powerpoint Resources PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology SoftwareWe know that our readers really do love when we talk PowerPoint and it seems that Get My Graphics have found that too.

2016 48

3 Signs Your PowerPoint Template Is Broken and Why

Presentation Guru

The chances are very high that the corporate template you’ve been forced to use all this time is designed to fail. How could it be designed to fail?” A properly designed template is the product of considerable thought and planning.… … Powerpoint Software featured PowerPoint TemplatesNow you might be wondering, “My company spent a lot of money hiring professionals to produce our template.

2018 72

What is Prezi? Is It Any Good? Is It For You?

Presentation Guru

Today we catch up with Lesley Barringer, a designer and committed Prezi user, who gives us her considered opinion. … Prezi Software Visuals featured Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design presentation technologyPrezi Next, Prezi’s latest incarnation, was launched recently as their most powerful presentation platform yet but what do its users really think of it?

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Introducing Prezi Next

Presentation Guru

… Bitesize Prezi Software Storytelling Visuals Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design presentation technology Visual AidsPrezi have launched a new Prezi platform called Prezi Next. It’s totally separate from the original, which is now called Prezi Classic. You can choose to use either platform and will always have access to the Prezi Classic presentations you’ve already created.

2017 47

Designing Presentations in the Cloud

More than PowerPoint...

Yes, you can design a PowerPoint presentation without using PowerPoint. With speedy internet access, you can design a presentation "in the cloud". What are Presentation Design Cloud Apps? When you access any of these three (currently free) online apps, you can design a presentation "in the cloud". Loosely speaking, designing in "the cloud" means you can produce your presentation content online, without downloading any presentation software to your computer.

2008 40

The Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild was set up for those who create, design and support presentations. … Bitesize Build Your Skills Inspiration inspiration PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design Software Visual Aids

5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look like a Pro

Presentation Guru

But while designing the perfect PowerPoint is one thing – and we have plenty of advice on creating a great looking presentation – the best looking slide deck in the world can crash and burn if you aren’t equipped with the skills to present it.… … Powerpoint Software Confidence featured PowerPoint presentation technology Presentation TipsInvesting in improving your PowerPoint skills is definitely worth the time and effort.

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Content-Creators - The End Is Near (OpenAI Designed Predictive Text Machine Which Can Write Better Than We Do)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now we find out: The robots have already been designed to poach our own  jobs and assignments. As the New York Post reports: "Called the GPT-2, it [the software designed by OpenAI], was trained on a database of 8 million web pages and is so good at mimicking the style and tone of a piece of writing that it has been described as a text version of deeptakes [which replicates in video celebrities]." That was fast.

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A recipe for an efficient corporate PowerPoint template

Presentation Guru

There are always situations where a bespoke PowerPoint design is the only acceptable solution, however for many organisations, the presentations that make up the bulk of the day-to-day operations are likely to be subject to various time or financial constraints, and indeed may well not warrant such expense.… … Powerpoint Software Visuals PowerPoint Templates

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Business of Software Blog: How to get a speaking slot at a conference

Business of Software Blog The business of software. Building long term, sustainable and profitable software businesses. Home About Subscribe « The one, two of product marketing | Main | The story behind the Hudson River plane crash reconstruction » March 30, 2009 How to get a speaking slot at a conference Over the past three years I’ve received hundreds of e-mails from people who want to speak at the Business of Software conference I run with Joel Spolsky.

5 Popular PowerPoint How-To Questions Answered in One Place

Duarte Blog

PowerPoint is one of the most misunderstood Office software products on the market. Design Presentations Tutorial presentation PwerPointIllustrated by Noah Smith. While a majority of business professionals use the product practically every day, many have a strong aversion to the program. Some organizations have banned it altogether. But PowerPoint is actually a versatile and creative tool when used correctly. PowerPoint’s features [.] continue reading.

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Five iPhone Apps for Public Speakers (guest post)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

is designed to improve your public speaking abilities. Tags: Speaking Web/Tech cards iphone presenter software technology timer A guest post by Louise Baker. Many people are afraid of speaking in public or have trouble doing so effectively. With today’s technology, the job of a public speaker is becoming easier. Here are 5 iPhone apps that you can use the next time you are giving a presentation. Presenter Pro. Presenter Pro” is available for $1.99

2010 131

Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

The company bought a sponsorship table (which I’m sure was expensive) and had nicely-designed brochures laid out on the table, along with a monitor displaying the software. If you can, hire a designer, just like you do for your website and printed brochures. If you can’t afford a designer, get some training and/or 1-on-1 coaching. Animation & transitions Design principles Images branding high-end sales presentations A story.

Stupidity, lies and coverups = literal Death — by PowerPoint, or not?

PowerPoint Tips

” That’s followed by: “Lengthy slide presentations have been a substitute for meaningful communication at GM since before Microsoft’s ubiquitous PowerPoint software was invented.” Content Design principles death GM I’m going to ask you to stick with me here and click 2 links. It’s important. You could save lives. This post is in response to “ Did PowerPoint Ruin GM ?”

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Study the basics: John Lasseter on the secret to success

Presentation Zen

A list of some of the basics: • Basic drawing (figure drawing, perspective drawing, etc.) • Basic design (visual grammar, design process, etc.) • Fundamentals of animation (principles of animation, movement, etc.). • Film grammar (e.g., Most people, he says, do not want to spend the energy learning the fundamentals and "just want to get on to the more flashy stuff of using all the latest software." The problem is, Lasseter says, the software is ephemeral.

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VisualBee updates their PowerPoint enhancer

PowerPoint Tips

VisualBee is software that automatically designs a presentation for you, using a gallery of templates, layouts, and photos. In my experience, you’ll always need to edit the results, but the process is a good beginning for people who want a more polished, professional look and can’t afford the time or cost of a designer. Design ReviewVisualBee has updated their PowerPoint enhancer to allow easy posting of presentations to Twitter, Facebook, and Slideshare.

2011 114

Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If you’re a Mac user like me, you might be aware of those software bundle deals like Mac Heist and MacUpdate Promo. I bought the promo bundle last year, which gave me $500 of legit, full-featured (not demo) software for $50. This year’s bundle wasn’t as impressive dollar-wise ($376-worth of software for $50), but what caught my eye was Timeline 3D from BeeDocs. Exporting is where you get your real use out of this software.

2010 125

Free PowerPoint alternatives–Microsoft Office Web Apps

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint is the standard for slide show software, but what if you can’t afford it? The features are much more limited than the regular software you use on your computer, but if your needs are simple, there are numerous advantages: You can store presentations online. Delivery Design Miscellaneous PowerPoint Tips Resources free PowerPoint alternative Office Web apps online

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10 Mobile Apps for Highly Creative People

Duarte Blog

With an increasing number of mobile design options emerging by the day, creative people are finding new and powerful ways to flesh out their visual concepts while on the move. Hard to argue the creative benefit when paired with your laptop and your favorite creative software. Autodesk introduces their digital sketching software to iOS and Android. Nik Software brings us a stunningly simple photo editing app for iOS that features some innovative new filters and options.

Emotional Checker

The Communication Blog

Much like a spell checker alerts you to words that are not in the software’s dictionary and that therefore are probably spelled incorrectly, this tone-check reviews your e-mail messages for highly emotional words and alerts you to the possibility that the use of these words might violate the tone you want to use. 12.20.2010 Emotional Checker Take a look at this website for an emotional message checker.

2010 109

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. When your text is done, with the SmartArt still selected, click the SmartArt Tools Design tab and choose Colors. Solution 2: You probably have some software on your computer that is designed to print photos. Design poster poster in PowerPointDo you create posters for personal or business use?

2007 164

Fostering Creativity

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

This not only applies to IT shops, but everywhere, including of course, presentation slide design. It is this IT myopia that makes it difficult for open source operating systems and software to make more inroads than it already has. It is likely the biggest obstacle to overcome in the presentation slide design process and it is often what injects itself into projects. Why do some of us fear going out on a limb and buck convention when we design our PowerPoint slides?

2010 109

Success with Slides: A PowerPoint Presentation Guide

DeFinis Communications

You can see from the comments above that many people think that this one simple software program can do everything. The Seven Deadly Sins of PowerPoint Design. . 2. Disregard for basic design elements: If you want people to look at your slide don’t load it up with too much text, confusing graphs and unrelated photos. . Tags: PowerPoint Tips Charts Complete Sentence Design Font Graphs Handouts Numbers PowerPoint Slides Speaker notes Template Text Visual aids

5 Ways to Make PowerPoint Sing! (And Dance!)

Duarte Blog

When if comes to software, bells and whistles are great! Tags: Design Video Five Rules PowerPoint 2010 If you don’t know how to use them. Working in PowerPoint every day, we’ve learned a few tricks. So when Microsoft asked us to use latest version of PowerPoint to create a cinematic presentation , we couldn’t wait to show off our skills. Our excitement, Exhibit A: [link] ).

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A Case Story: Teradata | The Edge of Next

Duarte Blog

3 Buy anyway: Empowers companies to purchase software in more accommodating ways based on specific use cases through simplified pricing bundles, subscription-based licenses, and as-a-service options. #4 4 Move anytime: Future-proofs buying decisions by taking advantage of our software license portability that provides flexibility to run analytics across deployment options. Design Event Presentations TechnologyDoes the future live only in the greatest minds?

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