5 Ways to Make your Presentation More Visual and Effective

Presentation Guru

Visualizing slides (just a fancy word for transforming slides full of text into more visual slides) is a big part of my job, but you don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to apply some basic visualization techniques to your presentations.

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – and Why It Matters

Presentation Guru

If you have tried in the past to use more pictures in your presentations but you’re not quite convinced, keep reading and take a second look at what’s possible and why it matters.

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

There is an art to finding visuals that support your message. Hours can be wasted searching online image libraries and copying images from google is a big no.

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Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

His latest short presentation was posted this week and it's a great reminder of how to present a visualization in a simple, clear, and engaging way. Take your time, set up the visualization Dr. Rosling consistently does something that few presenters ever do.

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resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Manner of Speaking

The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills. It presents the same information, but in a creative and compelling format. Nancy Duarte’s latest work, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is such a book.

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

As it is the Christmas season, I thought I would recommend two books here that do a great job of presenting their material in an engaging, visual way.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The “King” of Visual Communication

Duarte Blog

Among the many amazing features of Dr. King’s numerous classic speeches – including, of course, his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech – was his use of “visual communication”… his talent and ability to paint pictures with words. metaphor MLK presentation speech Todd Cherches visual vizthink

Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. He and his wife are experienced at helping people present more effectively and decided to write an e-book about their system.

150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations


Reusing our 100% editable PowerPoint diagrams and slides can help to save many hours of work per week while you can produce visually appealing presentations. This free SWOT slide can help you to make visually appealing marketing presentations that delight your audience.

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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. The presenter changes the card, varying the speed of the transition to match the flow of the story he is telling.

The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

Presentation Guru

Do your company presentations hit the spot each and every time? … Design Principles Powerpoint featured Must-Reads for every presentation professional PowerPoint Sales Presentations Visual Aids Visual Language

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Impact of Visual Aids in Presentations


Before you start making a presentation you need to ask yourself what your main goal is, and what message you want to convey. There are three main characteristics of a successful presentation: Speaking skills – in order to have a successful […]. Presentation Tips

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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.

How to Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Presentation Guru

The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills. After all, people have been writing about public speaking since Aristotle wrote Rhetoric more than 2,300 years ago; including all of us here at Presentation Guru!

Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

Since these projects were tailored to introduce several other presentations, Duarte built videos resembling self-animated slides that highlighted key data and findings in the reports. Strategy Video Brian Dennehy Long Island Index Rauch Foundation RSA statistics viral video visualize

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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

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How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

Presentation Guru

I have been creating investor presentations for my clients for the last decade, and would like to share with you some of the things I have learned along the way. The internet is full of generic advice about presentation design, so I won’t repeat it all here.…

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Communication Visuals

The Communication Blog

So, I thought Pinterest would be a great medium to disseminate visuals that may prove useful in teaching communication. The boards you may find interesting in preparing slide presentations are those on illusions , communication , and choices. 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.

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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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?

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Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization

Presentation Zen

Hans Rosling is one of my presentation heroes; he's been featured or mentioned in all my books and several times on presentationzen.com over the years. If there is a Jedi Master of presenting data clearly, visually, and simply, then it is Hans.

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell. … Charts and Graphs Resources books Data visualisation Design Principles Presenting Data Reviews Visual Aids

Big Picture or Deep Detail? Do both with PowerPoint Zoom

Presentation Guru

Sometimes in our presentations we need big-picture thinking to set vision and direction. … Powerpoint Visuals featured PowerPoint presentation technology Visual AidsYet at other times, we need to deep dive and drill down into the detail.

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Why speakers should use the invisible visual

The Eloquent Woman

You've heard that visuals are critical to getting your spoken point across, and that a picture's worth a thousand words. If you succeed in putting it there, you'll drive your point home and keep it in their memories, long after your presentation's over.

The Sales Presentation Paradox

Presentation Guru

For many businesses, the task of creating visual presentations can be seen as a chore – despite their importance. Far too often a weak set of slides is thrown together with little preparation which leads to disaster.

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Look Effortlessly Expert as you Present with PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

In most cases, controlling the technology is the bit that even the most experienced presenters get wrong. … Powerpoint Tips & Techniques featured PowerPoint Practice preparation Presentation Tips Visual Aids

What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

At 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. .

Are you a visual learner?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

One of the clichés I hear all the time in defense of slides, or in support of adding something visual to a presentation, is the claim that “I’m a visual learner.”    Back in the last century, a bit of pop science proclaimed that there are visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners, and each needed to be catered to.    A great deal of bad pedagogy, not to mention visual aids, has been the result.    Just mostly visual.

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.

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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.

Making presentations with an iPad. It’s time.

The Presenter's Blog

Some months ago I blogged about presenting with an iPad. At the time I was still tiptoeing into the world of Keynote and tablet-based presenting. I’m upgrading my recommendation from a cautious “give-it-a-go” to an enthusiastic “go-for-it” After three months of extended experiment with the iPad/Keynote combo here are my thoughts: All that’s in the news, in your presentation. Most of my original caveats about iPad presenting still stand.

Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. Why do you present? Presenting helps me get promoted at work.

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6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

So began my in-flight conversation about presentations and presentation mistakes. is way too exuberant when he presents.”. So, I began every workshop by asking attendees to jot down presentation challenges at their company. Make the audience the hero of your presentation.

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Using Visuals in Financial Presentations « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « What Questions Should my Elevator Pitch Answer? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. My e-book Slide Design for Non-Designers was originally an online presentation, but I’ve sold many more copies as an e-book. But how do you turn a presentation into a report or e-book?

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Review: “HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations” by Nancy Duarte

The Presenter's Blog

If you track the world of presentation skills, then you’ll know the name Nancy Duarte as a multi-channel celebrity of the public-speaking world. Duarte’s Guide to Persuasive Presentations is incredibly concise. If you’re new to presenting then it tells you everything you need to know.

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. But it's also a sad day for all of us in the greater TED community or data visualization/business intelligence communities as well. He was a master statistician, physician, and academic, but also a superb presenter and storyteller.

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The flipped presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s say that you’re giving a presentation that requires you to provide a lot of detailed information to your audience. Many presentations are technical, data-based, or complex. Many presenters print — or make a PDF of — the slides as handouts.

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How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story

Presentation Guru

How can presenters keep an audience engaged when going over large sets of data?

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Create a Visual Summary Slide

PowerPoint Tips

So I use a visual summary slide. PowerPoint visual summary slide. Here are the steps: Choose a slide that presents each of your main points. Save the screen capture as a JPG or PNG file in the same location as your presentation.