Presentation Design

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.

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.

No matter your message, including data to support your claims enhances the validity and impact of whatever you are communicating — but only if your data comes from a reliable source.

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

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.

Today, we continue with Lesson 2: Making an Outline. (If you missed it, check out Lesson 1: Understanding and Analyzing Your Data first.)

To create a compelling report, your content should be appropriately structured around a narrative. Even if you are reporting on less-than-sexy KPIs, understanding the core of what you are trying to communicate is necessary to guide you.

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.

Today, we start with lesson 1: Understanding and Analyzing Your Data.

Strong visual communication is paramount in a healthy organization, yet it continues to be a hurdle. We all know the dangers of bad communication, which can sap time, energy, and resources—even cause PR disasters that damage your credibility and bottom line.

We caught up with Drew Banks (@drewbanks), Head of International at Prezi. He was kind enough to give us some fantastic insights on creating effective presentations, the future of presenting and more.

Just the thought of reading a company’s annual report is enough to make most eyes go blurry, but it doesn’t have to be so.