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.

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Book Review – Visual Thinking by Emma Bannister

Presentation Guru

If you want to make better presentations, and I think most of us do, Visual Thinking is a presentation design book aimed at real people with a message to share. … Book Reviews Design Principles Resources Visuals books featured Presentation Design Reviews Visual Aids Visual Language

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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

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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. 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.

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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." PowerPoint charteo data visualization

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Data Visualization – The Perfect Combination of Analytics and Art

Presentation Guru

… Data Visualisation Software Visuals charts and graphs Data visualisation featured Visual Aids Visual LanguagePresentation Guru was recently invited to a demonstration by Tableau on how to Make Your Data Make an Impact.

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

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.

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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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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Visual communication with Graphic Recordings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve been impressed with a number of videos on YouTube that use hand-drawn images to convey complex information.

When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level. I was after visual impact, demonstrating a large scope of effort.

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Making it Interactive

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Visuals Audience Connection featured Interaction Making it Memorable PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Visual Aids

Your Visual Package: What The Audience Sees

Professionally Speaking...

Specifically, the visual package you present. Let''s look at the components of your visual package and examine how your audience interprets some of the things they might see. Then you can be sure that your visual package is not undermining your message but rather enhancing it.

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.

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Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way! Speakers Fun Stuff PresentationCampLA PowerPoint

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Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way!

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Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’?

Speaking about Presenting

My partner, Tony, calls it “Visual Musak&#. At worst the photos are visually distracting. Here are some ways you might be creating visual musak rather than relevant illustrations. What examples of visual musak have you seen?

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resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Manner of Speaking

Nancy Duarte’s latest work, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is such a book. As visually pleasing as this book is, it would be a mistake to keep it in pristine condition.

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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.

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Professionally Speaking...

It's no secret that I think visuals should dominate words in a presentation where any type of slideware is used. But if the word 'visuals' immediately makes you think 'pictures' or 'photographs', reconsider.

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Powerful Storytelling and Professional Visuals to Make your Business Grow


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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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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When visuals become distractions

Speak Schmeak

Read this excellent analysis by Garr Reynolds of the visuals behind John McCain during his acceptance speech. You may choose visuals that seem innocuous -- but that in itself is a problem. If your visuals don't support your words, the audience becomes confused and distracted.

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Using A Visual Aid During Presentations | Presentation Training Institute

Presentation Guru

Using A Visual Aid During Presentations “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Source: Using A Visual Aid During Presentations | Presentation Training Institute … Bitesize

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What’s a Presentation without Visuals?

DeFinis Communications

When it comes to visual aids for a presentation, what’s the first thing you think of? But the answers about visual aids that I’ve been getting from my clients recently (and what I’ve seen at their locations) have surprised even me.

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The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload. Today’s advances in graphic design means we can clarify messages through visual information. I believe visual information should have 3 main characteristics in order to be effective.

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Visual Presentations: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs


If the visual presentations that accompany more than 90 percent of the world’s speeches could be dismantled and crushed into tiny pills for insomniacs, every continent would be full of well-rested people.

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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.

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The truth about visualization for public speaking success

Speaking about Presenting

Many people think that this type of visualization can help you not only speak better but also help reduce your fear of public speaking. But there are other types of visualization that can help you in both these areas. Visualization for best performance. Rational visualization.

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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.

Content, visuals, sound: a well-synced presentation

Speak Schmeak

Notice how his visuals enhance the presentation. Treasure has done a fantastic job of combining content, visuals and sound to tell a very effective story. Thanks to Denise Graveline for posting this excellent TED talk on listening, by sound expert Julian Treasure.

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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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Content, visuals, sound: a well-synced presentation

Speak Schmeak

Notice how his visuals enhance the presentation. Treasure has done a fantastic job of combining content, visuals and sound to tell a very effective story. Thanks to Denise Graveline for posting this excellent TED talk on listening, by sound expert Julian Treasure.

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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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Communication Strategies: Talk between people with and without visual impairments

The Communication Blog

Talk between people with and people without visual impairments can be made a lot more comfortable by following a few simple suggestions (drawn from a variety of sources:,, , , and www.batchelor. A few general comments first: People vary greatly in their visual abilities; some are totally blind, some are partially sighted, and some have unimpaired vision. Most people who are visually impaired are not hearing impaired.

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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 […].

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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.

Presentation Tip: Timeline Visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Instead, use a timeline visual. In this article I want to share some best practices for creating and using a timeline visual. A timeline visual does not denote length of an event, like a Gantt chart does.

"Visual aids scare me!" How to embrace visual presentations

The Eloquent Woman

One response came from Gail Colborne Gustin , who said " Have the opportunity to work more with visual aids. There's a lot about speaking that scares people, and if you're not familiar with visual aids--from slides to props--you can certainly imagine what might go wrong.