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December 18, 2017

Will the GOP tax plan be good for you? Graphs tell the story.

The GOP is promising their massive tax cuts will spur economic growth and increase wages. This is the “trickle-down economics” theory, based on the idea that […]
April 7, 2016

5 Tips for Building Slides to Impress Any Executive

An executive sponsor can make or break your project — and often your career. Impressing an exec starts with understanding how they are different: smarter, more […]
March 18, 2016

Trump or Cruz: Who Will Win the GOP Nomination? Graphs Tell the Story.

After Super Tuesday 2.0, Trump looks like the runaway leader with 673 delegates – 260 more than his closest rival Cruz. Does this mean Trump is […]
March 23, 2015

Does the NFL Have a Concussion Problem? Graphs Tell the Story.

Chris Borland made headlines last week when he announced, after one year in the NFL, he was retiring because the risk of concussions was too great. […]
December 18, 2013

Great Example of Making a Message “Stick” Using Analogy

Whenever you find your ideas are not landing, the problem is probably because they are not concrete enough. That is, people cannot imagine what your ideas […]
November 28, 2013

The Greatest Storyteller of all Time

It’s Thanksgiving and what better way to celebrate than to recognize the greatest storyteller of all time. No, it’s not Steve Jobs or Martin Luther King […]
July 21, 2011

What are Alternatives to PowerPoint?

Occasionally, someone will ask “What are the alternatives to PowerPoint”? Yes, there are a lot of horrible PowerPoint presentations. But the answer is not to look for […]
April 9, 2011

4 Animation Effects I’d Like to See

Brent Dykes at the PowerPoint Ninja blog discusses new transition effects in PowerPoint 2010. In particular, he makes an interesting distinction between the transitions that happen […]
March 1, 2011

Is a Presentation Always an Act of Persuasion?

This interesting discussion recently surfaced on the blog of Dr. Andrew Abela, author of Advanced Presentations by Design. The question is: is a presentation always an […]
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