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A blog about making PowerPoint great again and creating stunning presentations in minutes.

June 2, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

4 things to think about when using presentation images

It's been said a million times that a picture says more than a thousand words, but it's also worth pointing out that there are thousands of ways to use each picture, and how things like placement, cropping, filters and adding text can either enhance or detract both from the visual appeal and effect of the image.

It goes without saying that one of the main reasons people choose to create a presentation and not a Word doc or Excel file is so they can use photos, icons and clipart to enhance their message, so we take a look at a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind when working with presentation images. 

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May 28, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

How Pickit is handling the move to remote work

As we all know, in a very short space of time, the world has had to fast-track a major transition to remote work, and where possible, many of us have been encouraged to work from the safety of our own homes. And while lockdowns around the world are slowly lifted, it looks like the WFH trend is here to stay one way or another whether we like it or not. 

This new way of working has come with many advantages, but also with many new challenges most of us haven't had to face before.

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May 19, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

3 tips for creating a quality company image bank

Setting up your company's image bank can be a pretty daunting task, and getting people to use thing is often equally difficult. In this post, we decided to do things a little differently and jump on a Microsoft Teams call with Jules, Pickit's VP of Customer Success, to get her three top tips. Watch the video to hear what she normally says to customers using Pickit to create an image library for the first time, or get a quick overview below. 

 

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May 7, 2020 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

New Release: Share your company templates and documents using Pickit 

Our aim has always been to make it easier for Office users to access everything they need in one place, inside the programs they're already using. The Pickit platform has made that possible, helping companies all over the globe distribute their images and help employees stay on brand. We’re expanding our offer by introducing the same capability for templates and documents. 

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May 5, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

10 dos and don'ts of impactful presentations

In this post, we get straight to it and list ten things to keep in mind when you're creating your next PowerPoint presentation. Follow these and you'll be well on your way to mic-dropping at work. 

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April 22, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

A few insights from 5 years of remote work with Pickit

If you’ve spent any time on LinkedIn lately, you’ve probably already been bombarded with advice from some of the self-proclaimed remote work gurus out there (some of whom were permanently stationed in offices just a matter of weeks ago). It's likely you've seen the long lists of remote work hacks and best practices, and you might even have another 10 tabs open with posts just like this one all lined up waiting to be read.

So why read this?!

I could give you a few reasons, but I’ll settle for two...

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April 16, 2020 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

3 ways Pickit helps remote workers stay on brand  

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has changed the way we work, possibly forever. Remote work is the new norm, and with US companies spending on average $5,000/year per employee on office rentalthe current circumstances might just have inspired a permanent change.  

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April 7, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

Level up your video calls with virtual backgrounds

Now that many of us are working remotely, we're suddenly spending a lot more time in front of a webcam–whether it be for staff meetings, brainstorming sessions, webinars or online social events after work. For some, this new shift is a welcome opportunity to catch a glimpse of where and how our colleagues (not to mention celebrities) live. It's also a narcissist's nightmare given that our new camera-driven careers happen to coincide with some pretty out-there hairdos brought on by the sudden closure of many local beauty salons and grooming establishments.

Whichever category you belong to, we'll help you find the right image and look your best on your next Microsoft Teams call.

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April 2, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

7 best practices for effective remote presentations

Whether you feel like a presentation pro or you get the shakes when it’s your turn to step up for a monthly report, delivering a deck remotely is often a different animal altogether to live presenting. No more relying on stage presence, charisma, persuasive body language or your ability to work a room. And if you're more of a butterflies-on-steroids presenter, you probably think this is your ticket out; Finally, I don’t need to bother with all that empty rhetoric stuff and can get straight to business. 

Not so fast!  

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March 27, 2020 / 

David Scult

How Pickit can provide support during COVID-19

Needless to say, we are living in unprecedented times. As we write these words, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is bringing entire countries across the globe to its knees, both from a health perspective as well as on a financial level.

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