January 9, 2012

Table Makeover: How Do I Avoid that Checkerboard Effect?

It’s easy to create tables in PowerPoint. But it takes some thought and design skills to create a really attractive and effective table. In this blog […]
December 30, 2011

Why the Right Color Can Make or Break Your Presentation

Slide colors are important because color affects our mood, which in turn can affect whether or not your audience will agree with you. I was reminded of this […]
December 19, 2011

WOW! Top 9 Tricks to Get Retweeted (Please RT!)

Want more of your tweets to be retweeted? The #1 tip is to keep your tweets under 70 characters so that retweeters can add their own comments like […]
December 7, 2011

Graph Makeover – Chart of the Day, How Email Use is Changing

The measure of a chart is how quickly it conveys the message while being visually pleasing. Conveying the message is, of course, the main point of […]
December 5, 2011

The #1 Best Advice for Choosing PowerPoint Fonts

In my workshops, I’m often asked which is the best font to use on PowerPoint slides. The short answer is to choose a font the way […]
November 29, 2011

Graph Makeover – Great Graphs Don’t Just Happen

Here’s a terrific post at the Forbes.com blog by Naomi Robbins, using a graph makeover to show that great graphs require thought; they don’t just happen.  I loved Naomi’s advice, […]
November 27, 2011

How to Print White Lines – PowerPoint Video Tip #13

So you’ve created a great-looking slide. But it may not look the same when they are printed as handouts. PowerPoint especially has trouble with white lines, […]
November 22, 2011

Use “Smart Legends” for More Impressive Charts

I was inspired by this post by the Excel gurus at Chandoo.org to emphasize the importance of smart legends in charts. What are smart legends? Well, legends do more than […]
November 7, 2011

The #1 Time to Avoid Bullet Points

Here’s a pet peeve of mine, and a quick tip you can use to present your ideas more clearly. What’s wrong with this slide? The problem is the […]
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