Impactful presentations made easy

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

November 24, 2020 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

Introducing Pickit Enterprise: our new full-scale DAM solution

The world’s simplest digital asset management system just got even simpler. Not to mention a whole lot better! At Pickit, our goal has always been to help organizations like yours achieve the best results by saving time and ensuring a consistent brand identity across all communication. Committed to this promise, we continually strive to advance our tool to make your life as a marketer, brand manager, communicator or sales rep even easier. And while the Light DAM system provided with our Pickit Business license is sufficient for some, we're seeing increased demand from our users for a more comprehensive Microsoft-friendly DAM platform. So, we've been working on our most significant release to date.

Say hello to the all-new Pickit Enterprise! 


October 28, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

7 common mistakes not to make in Microsoft Word

37 years after it's invention, Microsoft Word is still the go-to for most text-based documentation in the majority of businesses and organizations. This year alone, billions of Word docs will be written and circulated by ordinary (no offense!) office workers like you and me. That said, despite decades of practice and an increasingly image-savvy user base–thanks smartphones!–so many of us still struggle to put together a killer doc that harnesses the right visuals, fonts and design practices to enhance our work and help get our message across.

In this post, we'll walk you through some common mistakes to avoid and a few simple ways you can turn your newsletters, meeting notes, memos and more into something people really understand and remember–and want to read in the first place. 


October 14, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

5 easy ideas for better brand management 

If you're in marketing, you've probably struggled at some point with members of the team who don't understand how important it is to project a common brand identity and design language every step of the way.

If you're not in marketing, you've probably wondered why those creatives get so uptight all the time, just because you like to get creative with your logo proportions and choose your own presentation images every now and then. 

If you belong to the first category, you should probably keep reading. If not, why not forward this to your marketing manager. You'll thank us for it later. 


September 29, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

5 things to consider in your next online presentation

Online presentations are the new norm now that more people are working from home. For many of us, moving from in-person presentations to online presentations may bring a new set of challenges to overcome.


September 16, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 ways to boost your organization's brand central

If you've ever worked in a Marketing department, you've probably been part of plenty of projects that never saw the light of day. Un(der)used design projects, photo shoots and ad campaigns are all part of the territory, and most of us are familiar with endless ideation and brainstorming sessions that never lead to anything. Not to mention that 67-page brand bible that took three months to write but was never read by a single colleague. Except perhaps a reluctant proofreader. 


September 1, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

How stock image copyright and licenses work

Recently, we've talked about the several advantages a stock image subscription model offers companies and individual alike, both in terms of financial savings and convenience, as well as 'staying on the safe side' of legal matters.

In this post, we want to delve a little deeper into greater detail into the ins and outs of image licenses and copyright law, as it can be all too easy to get tangled up in a lengthy and potentially costly legal infringement. Unfortunately for some organizations, they've had to learn all this the hard way.


August 18, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

Common presentation fails you can easily avoid

A good presentation can mean the difference between winning the pitch or losing the deal. Between securing the budget you need for next year or dealing with cutbacks. Between educating, informing and inspiring people or putting them to sleep. 

In other words, the humble PowerPoint presentation is not to be taken lightly. With enough practice and the right tools, a simple 10-slide deck can create life-changing moments for you, your business and your audience. However, it's surprisingly common in this day and age to still be seriously underwhelmed by most presentations–even those created by extremely smart people working at very successful organisations.

In this practical post, we cover the 5 common presentation fails you can easily avoid with the help of a few simple tips and access to the right images.



August 11, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

How to stop brand crimes with PowerPoint templates

Have you ever witnessed a crime scene? A brand crime that is. 

It's easy to find plenty of examples of bad branding over the years. What's surprising is that some of the most successful brands in the world continue to clumsily get involved in some high profile 'kerfuffle' with surprising frequency–the impact of which can have long-lasting consequences on the products or the entire company and employees.


August 3, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

How to save money with a stock photo subscription 

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years, my guess is you've gotten rid of your VHS collection in favor of HBO, Hulu, Netflix or Disney+. Or perhaps all four. If so, you're probably saving some serious time and money on your entertainment, not to mention the convenience of being able to stream what you want, when you want it. 


July 28, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

How to simplify your workflow in Microsoft PowerPoint

How many times have you sat through surprisingly poorly designed PowerPoint presentations from top organizations that were boring, cluttered, and distracting? Yes, that's right, probably way too many. Even though we all loathe a boring presentation, when the time comes to creating one ourselves, can we do it any better than the average PowerPoint user?



Award winner for People's Choice category. 2018 Office App Awards

Award winner for Best user experience category. 2018 Office App Awards

Recent Posts