Visualizing concepts-24-hour protection

PowerPoint Tips

It was an important concept to visualize because of the emotional impact. Presenters often struggle when visualizing concepts because the concepts may be abstract or because they simply can’t find the right graphic. The site has both photos and vector files and I use it a lot.

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Make your communication personal with photos

PowerPoint Tips

Here are a few ideas to connect more effectively with your audience: Include a photo of yourself on the first and last slides. Take photos of real employees in your company and use them on several slides. Content Images connect graphics photos visuals

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Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

Professionally Speaking...

Wikipedia defines infographics as "graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly." Photo Credit: flickr/Proctor Archives C.C. PowerPoint charteo data visualization easel.ly

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The 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free Stock Photos

Presentation Guru

One of the best ways of making attention grabbing presentations is to use eye-catching visuals. However, many websites offering stock photos can cost a fortune. … Resources Visuals featured Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids

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Communication Visuals

The Communication Blog

Photos and cartoons are very expensive; consequently, these are usually limited in most textbooks. So, I thought Pinterest would be a great medium to disseminate visuals that may prove useful in teaching communication. communication visuals illusions images for choice images for communication Pinterest I started a few Pinterest boards largely to augment the text discussions in communication books—my own or others.

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Interview with visual language expert Connie Malamed

PowerPoint Tips

I met Connie Malamed at the last Presentation Summit where she presented on the topic, “Your Brain on Graphics–Get your visuals on target and on message.&# Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers.

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Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’?

Speaking about Presenting

But I did see a disturbing trend – the overuse of flickr photos and other interesting images. These photos sometimes feature stunning photography, they’re quirky and interesting. My partner, Tony, calls it “Visual Musak&#. At worst the photos are visually distracting.

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Brain Science Supports More Visual Slides

Professionally Speaking...

visual cues) used instead of, or in addition to, words make information clearer, easier to access and more memorable. That bias can be fed by many forms of visual stimulation – pictures, illustrations, charts, graphs, diagrams, maps, cartoons. Photo Credit: flickr.com/Brain C.C.

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Presentation Tip: Design visuals vs. Content visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Some presenters think that adding visuals, especially pictures, will instantly improve their slides. I agree that visuals can improve your slides, but only if those visuals help communicate your message more effectively. In this article I want to discuss the difference between design visuals and content visuals. A design visual is used to improve the appearance of the slide, and doesn’t really add to the point the presenter is making.

Four ways to reach the visual learners in your audience

Executive Speech Coach

The majority of people are visual learners. Three important clarifications Visual means the images that we process in the visual cortex of the brain. The eye is only one source of visual input. Not everything seen by the eye is processed in the visual cortex.

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#illustraTED | Duarte is Visualizing TED Talks All Week

Duarte Blog

As the world’s best and brightest are converging in Long Beach for the 23rd annual TED Conference, we’re hunkering down here at Duarte, getting our pens and papers and devices ready to visualize, summarize, and share their brilliant speeches.

Kamishibai: Lessons in visual storytelling from Japan

Presentation Zen

Kamishibai is a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines the use of hand drawn visuals with the engaging narration of a live presenter. Tara McGowan, who wrote The Kamishibai Classroom , says that Kamishibai visuals are more like the frames from a movie.

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When visuals become distractions

Speak Schmeak

Read this excellent analysis by Garr Reynolds of the visuals behind John McCain during his acceptance speech. MSNBC reported that when asked about the middle school image, McCain's campaign replied that 'it's simply a generic photo, like others used and it had no specific meaning.'

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Powerful Storytelling and Professional Visuals to Make your Business Grow

SlideModel

Any business that is willing to create a powerful brand must engage in a robust storytelling and professional visuals. Acquiring customer loyalty will be a byproduct of effective storytelling and visual presentations that empathise with the audience. . Introduction.

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Value of a Good Head Shot Photo

Speaking Of...

Sometimes the only image of you that potential clients have is your head shot photo. Is it time to freshen your image and have new photos taken? People are visual as well as auditory when it comes to judging your value as a speaker. Tags: photo headshots

Talking clearly & visually about plastic pollution

Presentation Zen

Dianna Cohen does a good job — with no notes at all — of delivering her story in sync with the visuals. She also does a good job of positioning herself right next to the screen so that both the graphics and she are in the viewer's visual frame. Above: Examples of high-impact visuals.

Thank You for Not Sharing Your Photos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No question, we're in a visual era.    But  I have come to select my new friends on the basis of if they spare me the constant updating of their lives and those of their families and pets through photos.    It used to be in our Baby Boomer youth, young adulthood, and middle age that this visual rite happened only at Christmas.  Call it photo fatigue. 

Here’s a quick way to makeover a bullet-point slide

Speaking about Presenting

This is not a cast- in- concrete rule and will depend on the ’shape’ of the visual content that you add. Now that you have the assertion worked out, the next step is to add visual evidence. Photos or sketches. Photos are great for impact and evoking emotion.

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The visual transformation of Bill Gates the presenter

Presentation Zen

Many years ago I began pointing to the presentation style of Steve Jobs as a good example of how to present with visuals on a large stage. Even his visuals were better than the usual cluttered and bullet-point filled slides, though they still had a ways to go (pics).

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PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In almost every workshop that I do, someone asks where you can get great photos to use in your presentation. Governments have staff who take photographs as part of their jobs, and many times these photos are quite good. Photos are one of the powerful ways to communicate our ideas.

Visual storytelling lessons from Citizen Kane, one of Roger Ebert's favorite films

Presentation Zen

structure of your talk, not on what type of software you use, or whether you use software at all. (In the photo above Welles is visiting co-writer Herman Mankiewicz (center) in the California desert while writing Citizen Kane. Variety in pace and visual treatments In Citizen Kane.

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Speakers' great examples of the invisible visual

The Eloquent Woman

A reader recently asked for more examples of what I call "the invisible visual" --not a hidden slide or image, but something the speaker describes so vividly that the audience members can picture it in their mind's eye. What if you don't have a visual you can describe?

91 Places to Look for the Perfect Image

Presentation Guru

Adding attention grabbing images to your presentation is one of the best ways to give your presentation visual appeal. In a previous article, we looked at the 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free Stock Photos.

PowerPoint Tip - Photo Entrance Loop

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Most people take photos while they are on vacation and with the popularity of digital cameras, the number of photos we take has exploded. What I mean by a loop is a set of say 10-15 photos that automatically change from one to the next and repeat until you are ready to start your presentation. It is a nice way to set the mood and give people some visuals to look at while they are waiting for the presentation to start.

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PowerPoint Slide Makeover #67: When the appeal of a full-screen photo is the wrong approach

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Just a quick note to let you know that a new Slide Makeover Video Podcast based on the ideas in "The Visual Slide Revolution" is available for your viewing through the iTunes Store, online or through my YouTube channel. To get your own copy of "The Visual Slide Revolution", click here.

Use the photos you already have on your web site

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

For each of the five, they have a professionally shot photo showing someone using that feature of the product. I copied the photos from the web site onto the slide and instantly had a much more visually appealing slide. It also allowed me to carry the selected photo on to a detailed slide about each feature. The photos are easily accessible, easy to copy and will be consistent with what your audience has seen when they went to your web site.

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PowerPoint Tip: Identifying Possible Visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The topic is how to create persuasive visuals. One of the biggest obstacles I hear to creating visuals instead of text on PowerPoint slides is that people don't know what visual to create for the point they are making. This indicates comparison and suggests that a visual such as a diagram of photos showing the number and type of applications would show both numeric advantage and scope advantage.

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'Objects as visual aids': UK Speechwriters' Guild Conference, 2010

Max Atkinson

The 'one main theme' I selected was something I've blogged and written about before, namely how the use of an object as a visual aid can sometimes have an impressive impact when it comes to getting a point across your audience.

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Visualize Your Way to a Successful Presentation

Beyond Bullet Points

I’ve repeatedly read about visualization and its effectiveness in helping presenters get ready for a presentation. The tennis player relied on visualization to prevent him from falling behind in his game. He visualized the court, the wind, the weather, the movements, how the movements felt and so on. Before you start visualization exercises for your presentations, practice your delivery and know your material. Visualize as much as you can about your presentation.

PowerPoint Slide Makeover #53: Using a full screen photo to enhance a story

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Just a quick note to let you know that a new Slide Makeover Video Podcast based on the ideas in "The Visual Slide Revolution" is available for your viewing through the iTunes Store, online or through my YouTube channel. To get your own copy of "The Visual Slide Revolution", click here.

How to start building a library of photos

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

They asked where they could find a library of good photos that their department could use in presentations. They wanted 500-1,000 photos to choose from that were professional and fit their business. The other source of great professional photos are stock photography sites like istockphoto.com. The challenge is that these sites have over 1 million photos to choose from. First, create a list of the specific types of photos you think will work best in your presentations.

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Visualize Your Way to a Successful Presentation

Beyond Bullet Points

I’ve repeatedly read about visualization and its effectiveness in helping presenters get ready for a presentation. The tennis player relied on visualization to prevent him from falling behind in his game. He visualized the court, the wind, the weather, the movements, how the movements felt and so on. Before you start visualization exercises for your presentations, practice your delivery and know your material. Visualize as much as you can about your presentation.

Presentations & visuals: 7 tools, tips and traps from my inbox

The Eloquent Woman

This set of 5 tips for visualizing data come from David McCandless of the website and book Information is Beautiful , via the Online Journalism blog. Okay, you've got your visuals.

Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Bento lets you create new databases, called libraries, easily and with a completely visual interface. Tags: Featured Slide Design Bento images stock photos

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Recently, João posted photos of the speaking venue at the upcoming conference on the District 59 Spring Conference Facebook Page. To take a concrete example, let’s look at the photos that João posted and see what they reveal.

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Princess Diana knew the power of a visual

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One photo they showed was of her walking and she had a T-shirt with the name of the charity on under her jacket. The director of the hospital commented to an observer that the one photo of Diana speaking to this man would do more for the cause than his 30 years of work at the clinic. That's the power of a visual. They could have written letters, grant proposals, met with delegates of many nations, but the visual trumped them all.

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Obama vs Romney: Too Late for PowerPoint?

DeFinis Communications

Greater than the adjustments I made to my content and delivery—speaking slower, repeating key ideas, checking in with them often—were the powerful slides I created filled with photos, models, graphics, and quotes that added to the storyline and significantly narrowed the gap between us.

What now … Death by Flickr Musak?

Pivotal Public Speaking

Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’? But I did see a disturbing trend – the overuse of flickr photos and other interesting images. These photos sometimes feature stunning photography, they’re quirky and interesting. Tags: PowerPoint audiovisual public speaking visual aids visuals This great post from Olivia Mitchell. I saw very few bullet-point presentations at the SXSW conference.

Could PowerPoint Help Obama and Romney Tell Their Story?

DeFinis Communications

Greater than the adjustments I made to my content and delivery—speaking slower, repeating key ideas, checking in with them often—were the powerful slides I created filled with photos, models, graphics, and quotes that added to the storyline and significantly narrowed the gap between us.

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Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Visually, what you get is quite impressive. A nice touch is the ability to pull images in from iPhoto using the built-in “Photos&# panel. Tags: Featured Grab Bag Slide Design Videos Keynote timeline visuals

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Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

Here’s a link to some photos ( photo credit: Bethany Lewis ). poster – The photo of Sirius Black moves, showing him fighting against his restraints before being taking to Azkaban. ‘He Culture Design contest duarte Event Halloween storytelling Visuals

TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

Our team live-sketched and live-tweeted, churning out visual notes, iconic graphics, quotes, ten-word summaries, a few haiku, and even a limerick. We shared a few photos and videos below, but you can see ‘em all in our Facebook album (no hourly limits there!)

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Alex Kerr's illuminating presentation on sustainable tourism

Presentation Zen

Visually, I liked what Alex did by keeping text to an absolute minimum and using stunning images that were, for the most part, beautiful full-screen images that filled the 16:9 frame and helped take the audience along on his journey.

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