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Presentations often receive a bad rap—for good reason. We’ve all sat through those long-winded speeches and hot mess PowerPoints, which completely undermine the point of visual presentations.

So, what differentiates a good presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can greatly add or detract from your message. Whether you’re using Visage, PowerPoint, Keynote or good old PDFs, these 11 tips will help you create well-designed presentation slides that effectively get your point across.

There’s a ton of content in the world; the average American is bombarded with around 34 gigabytes of it each day.

Reports help your business in every way. The information—especially data—communicated shows what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you could do things better. But the story and insights are only effective if they are properly presented. In this series, we show you the 4 steps to crafting a killer report that makes an impact.

Good design has become pervasive in our world, infusing everything from the websites we visit to the content we consume. This is for good reason: Our brains are pre-wired to consume, process and synthesize visual information more quickly than any other stimuli. That’s why good design improves our experience, whether it’s a product or powerful

We believe good data visualization should be seen—and shared. So when we come across work that catches our eye, we like to give it the props it deserves. Here are two pieces that caught our eye this week. 

Content marketing is all about diversity: high-value evergreen content that informs, mixed with high-impact, real-time content to bring awareness to your brand.

Want to prove a point? Data is the most effective tool at your disposal. But how do you craft that into a powerful and compelling story? Follow these 5 steps. 

Your content is only as good as your distribution channel. Even if you’re creating amazing content, it’s wasted if no one can see it. This infographic breaks down each distribution channel to help you guide your efforts.

From big data to interactive design, here are the stories that caught our eye this week.

Whether you’re a publisher, brand, or designer, content creation fuels your work. But it is also a challenge.

Where do your ideas come from? How do you deliver what your audience wants? It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But life is easier if you keep these 5 rules in mind.