slide makeovers

January 24, 2018

10 Rules for Graph Annotations

In my Storytelling with Graphs workshop, and my soon-to-be published book, I teach business professionals how to design graphs to make the story quick and clear. […]
June 15, 2015

6 Steps to a Snazzier Title Slide

I was watching a YouTube video recently on nutritional supplements (long story!) and saw the speaker had used this title slide. I immediately knew what was […]
June 10, 2013

Slide Makeover in 6 Steps: NSA Slide

The National Security Agency is in the news for this horrendous PowerPoint slide explaining the PRISM data-collection program. I wanted to do a slide makeover to […]
February 15, 2012

Graph Makeover by Andy Arrow

This is a great graph makeover by presentation designer Andy Arrow. The ideas expressed in this video are the foundational stuff of great graphs.  [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ZDt5opZvg] Some […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
August 3, 2011

Slide Makeover – John Boehner’s Debt Ceiling Deck

The U.S. voted to increase the debt ceiling and now John Boehner’s PowerPoint deck, explaining the plan, is already drawing traffic tickets from the PowerPoint vigilantes […]
June 2, 2011

Mitt Romney’s Health Care PowerPoint Slides Improved in 5 Steps

Mitt Romney has been criticized for using PowerPoint slides to explain his health care plan. His slides are a bit of a mess but I want to […]
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