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January 22, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

How to stop bad presentations damaging your business

It’s said that around 35 million PowerPoints are created every single day. My guess is that at least a couple of those are at your organization. The question isn’t whether the presentation as a communication tool is still going strong or whether people are still using PowerPoint. The questions is: Are the decks any good?

 

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January 7, 2020 / 

Ioana Marin

8 tips for turbocharging creative teams

Creativity takes time—something growing teams don’t have a lot of. But just because you’re rushed off your feet, doesn’t mean you can’t keep up that creative streak. By taking a few small steps, your team can turbocharge its way to creativity, without wasting a precious second.

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December 11, 2019 / 

Ioana Marin

Choosing the right images for your next PowerPoint deck

Choosing the right image can be difficult, and it’s impossible to put all the dos and don’ts in just a few words. There are too many variables.

However, there are a few simple guidelines that can be really helpful when looking for presentation images.

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December 5, 2019 / 

Ioana Marin

How to create presentation slides up to 5 times faster

Ever struggled to create powerful slides for your presentations? Don’t worry, we've all been there! That’s why we've put together a few tips to help you worry less and deliver more.

PowerPoint is the most popular presentation software worldwide, used everywhere from corporate board rooms to university classrooms, so what better than to maximize its potential? After all, there are plenty of time-saving features that can help you make slides up to five times faster, helping you out with your tight schedule. 

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October 29, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

Why you're not the star of your presentation

We need to tell you a tale about stories. Why? Well, people have been sharing their stories since the dawn of time. According to research, it's still by far the best method for making a message stick. It probably won’t surprise you to know that our brains are wired to absorb narratives better than bullet lists or long informative texts.

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October 15, 2019 / 

Ioana Marin

How your company can be both corporate and creative

Few things kill creativity faster than institutionalization and a regimented corporate structure. That said, running a creative company isn’t all about ping-pong tables, Friday beers, and startup-style brainstorming sessions–there comes a time when we have to get organized, and to sit down and do some serious work.

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September 11, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 things to try in your next PowerPoint presentation

If you're creating presentations all the time, it's easy to get stuck and keep doing the same thing. You know, duplicate an old deck and tweak it instead of starting from scratch. In this post, we give you five new things to try next time you're creating a PowerPoint. 

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May 22, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

How storytelling can make you a better presenter

We need to talk about storytelling. Why? Because people have been telling stories since the dawn of time, and according to research, it's still by far the best method there is for making a message stick. It probably won’t surprise you that our brains are wired to absorb narratives better than bullets lists and long informative texts.

So, wherever possible, try to find ways to include stories that illustrate your points. And when you can’t tell a story, you can still use story structure to help make your presentation more compelling.  We'll show you how.

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April 29, 2019 / 

Boris Hristov

PowerPoint's Morph: A new presentation era

By Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs

 

Are you using PowerPoint 2019 or the one coming with Office 365? Congrats! You can do magic! And for those of you still on an older version, keep reading because what you will see in this article will surely make you do the switch or at least push towards it if you work in a corporate environment.  

Many people often tell me that PowerPoint hasn’t changed that much. To be honest, I can see why they are saying that. Almost nothing changed that dramatically from 2007 up until the last few years. However, three years ago (in 2016) many things changed. Microsoft started introducing a ton of new features to the product and one of them is called Morph Transition.

 

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April 24, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

How to create impactful introductions in PowerPoint

You only get one first impression and people will decide whether or not to listen in a matter of seconds. So, instead of wasting your intro on irrelevant background info about yourself or your company, start with a bang.

In this post, we'll show you how.  

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