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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

In this article, Robert Lane shares his helpful and relevant advice on how our brains behave when faced with text over visuals. … Powerpoint Visuals Design Principles featured Making it Memorable Stock Images Visual Language

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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Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet. Business Communication David Sibbet Visual communication Visualization

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

Duarte Blog

We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future. Wide adoption of touch screen tablets and accompanying apps enable easy, real-time, visual capture and sharing of ideas.

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. The second recommendation is not a pop-up, but rather a series of visual books that come with an audio reader than the child can control.

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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. Tara McGowan, who wrote The Kamishibai Classroom , says that Kamishibai visuals are more like the frames from a movie.

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.

Visuals are Valuable: A Hypothesis Proven by History

Duarte Blog

Find the perfect diagram to visualize your info at [link] , and download the PowerPoint®-ready file for just $0.99. From Copernicus to Kerouac, diagrams have been helping people see what they’re saying for the past 16,5000 years.

Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

After the script and voiceover were completed, a team of Duarte designers and producers created visuals to accompany the script and produced a video showing the animation. Strategy Video Brian Dennehy Long Island Index Rauch Foundation RSA statistics viral video visualize

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Visual aid – The Swinging Ball of Death

Pivotal Public Speaking

… a wonderful example of using a visual aid – Who needs PowerPoint?!! public speaking videos visual aidsWatch the language he uses, and the use of pause.

#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.

Visual presentation lessons from Alfred Hitchcock

Presentation Zen

Perhaps because Hitchcock began his career working in silent films, the visual mattered more than anything else in his films. Throughout his career, Hitchcock continued to believe in cinema as a visual medium," says curator Mark Duguid. In this sense visual storytelling is 1+1=3 (or.

Communication Visuals

The Communication Blog

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. Photos and cartoons are very expensive; consequently, these are usually limited in most textbooks.

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. As you read through the book, the author guides you step-by-step through the process of converting boring slides to visual ones.

Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy

Presentation Zen

The term multimedia literacy and visual literacy encompass many things and borrow from many disciplines. But an understanding of the principles and techniques and "rules" found in the broad field of visual communication are the thing of real and lasting value.

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150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

SlideModel

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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Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization

Presentation Zen

If there is a Jedi Master of presenting data clearly, visually, and simply, then it is Hans. 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.

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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Visuals can tell a story

Presentation Zen

50 years later. Same place. Same ship. On the. left, my dad and me in 1962 on deck somewhere in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on. the way to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. On the right, my son and me last week on the. same deck.

A Peridoic Table of Visualization Methods

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

at the University of Lugano have created a “periodic table” of 100 visualization methods. They describe their table in their 2007 research paper Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management (Click to enlarge) The periodic […].

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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. Why do the mental pictures the audience members create work so well as visuals? Make the invisible visual work, rather than just toss it in.

Visuals are the emotional heart of your story

Speak Schmeak

Even though television is a visual medium, I don''t find most commercials as visually compelling as they could be. There''s also very little originality in how most advertisers are telling and selling their stories. This one caught my eye, however, and I bet you can guess why.

Impact of Visual Aids in Presentations

SketchBubble

The post Impact of Visual Aids in Presentations appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Before you start making a presentation you need to ask yourself what your main goal is, and what message you want to convey. This way you’ll know what to work on in order to achieve your objectives.

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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.

Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual Aids

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Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence

Speaking Freely

The post Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely. By Self-Expression Center Staff A commonly held misconception about executive presence is that it is all about dressing for the part. While appearances are important, your presence is more comprehensive than merely the clothes that you wear. Most people won’t be convinced about your leadership until you demonstrate the ability to communicate in a sophisticated […].

How to Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Presentation Guru

It has been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories. The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills.

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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The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

Presentation Guru

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

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Create a Visual Summary Slide

PowerPoint Tips

So I use a visual summary slide. PowerPoint visual summary slide. PowerPoint visual summary slide with SmartArt. PowerPoint visual summary slide using SmartArt. PowerPoint visual summary slide, ungrouping SmartArt.

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

Presentation Zen

Variety in pace and visual treatments In Citizen Kane. visually subdued while others are visually dynamic and full of myriad. This variety of what Bruce Block in The Visual Story. While there is good visual.

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Public Speaking - Visual Humor

Great Public Speaking

These pieces of visual humor are seen in newspapers and magazines in most areas of the world. If you want to use the cartoon or comic strip in a visual, you may need permission from the artist or copyright owner.

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?

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.

Proud to Be: A visual, visceral, & evocative message

Presentation Zen

It is subtle in the sense that it is never said explicitly in words what the final message is, but the final visuals make the message unabashedly clear. • Thanks to Brene Brown''s tweet , I stumbled upon this short video with a powerful message below.

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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. Collect your own set of concept visualizations.

A visual that fits in your pocket

Speak Schmeak

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have seen a post I wrote in 2008 about Wayne Pacelle, the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. He visited The Ellen Show to talk about Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. One thing I like about Wayne Pacelle is his ability to concisely state his issues. Here's a quote from the recent show: "We need to be good to these other creatures because they're vulnerable.

Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, trainer, and award-winning author. Visual Metaphors. Visual Metaphors. Using a visual metaphor, simile or analogy helps the audience understand complex information.

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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

W e know how time consuming and frustrating it can be to look for appropriate images, keeping in mind they are legal to use, without any copyright or resolution issues. … Bitesize Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins PowerPoint Presentation Design Reviews Stock Images

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