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How to simplify the way you work with digital assets, images and presentations.

April 17, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 easy rules for creating stunning presentations

This blog wasn’t designed with TED Talks and mainstage keynote presentations in mind as much as for ordinary people at the office; everyday presenters who want to pitch better, share ideas more clearly, and to make the most of their work.

In this post, we look at 5 easy rules to help you clean up your slides and create stunning decks that stand out and stick with the audience when you're done. 


February 28, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

3 shocking PowerPoint tricks you need to know

By Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs


You use PowerPoint, correct? Maybe you even think you know it so well nothing can shock you anymore? Let’s put that to a quick test!



January 28, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

4 Steps to Creating Impactful Business Presentations

With 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users around the world and an estimated 35 million PowerPoint presentations made daily, it’s clear that the value of a good business presentation is not something to underestimate.


December 6, 2018 / 

Robert Dysell

The business impact of bad presentations and how to stop it

This is a pre-recorded Pickit webinar hosted by Brad Hawkes & Rob Dysell

PowerPoints & presentations
 are everywhere, every day. Yet most people never get the proper training to help them make impactful presentations that inspire, inform and get their ideas across in an effective way. 


December 4, 2017 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 design tips for creating compelling Microsoft Word documents

Every day, people all over the world are pitching ideas, putting together proposals and presenting their work. Often, countless hours go to compiling the most compelling ideas, insights, and suggested improvements, while little attention is paid to presentation. Whether its pressing deadlines or a lack of experience, people fail to package their work, so it makes it past the front door.

But in an age of images, choosing the right visual elements to complement your content is crucial.

We teamed up with our friends over at Qorus to compile some practical tips for building beautiful, compelling documents in Word for Office 365. This gives you an idea of what to expect if you download the e-book

Having a good grasp of design elements helps designers create more visually appealing work. When it comes to proposals and presentations, the more attractive your content, the better.

Here are our 5 tips for creating compelling documents: 



October 9, 2017 / 

Brad Hawkes

Why free clipart doesn't make me cringe anymore

Growing up, I was always into the visual arts. Inspired by surrealists, cartoonists, and graffiti artists, I doodled my way through high school, taking extracurricular art classes whenever I had the chance. 

This was before smartphone filters and Photoshop had turned every other office worker into a shake n' bake-style creative. The area of the arts was reserved for the Cure-loving goths down the back of the schoolyard. And the hazy-eyed hippies with their handpainted schoolbags and tie-dye Hendrix shirts. The closest I ever came to digital art was when I was handed a school bulletin covered in ClipArt. 

And it made me cringe. 



August 23, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

How to communicate clearly with customers and make your work matter

There's absolutely nothing worse than having your time wasted. With so few hours in the day and so few days in the week, it can feel like you never have time to get things done. Which is why it can be discouraging and frustrating if your nine-to-five feels like it isn’t even making a difference.



August 14, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

Field guide to the modern office: The 6 creatures you'll meet

Business jargon, outdated fax machines—the modern office can be a complicated place to navigate. Luckily, you’ve got an anthropologist to give you a field guide to the six coworkers you’re most likely to spot around the water cooler. So if you’re finding yourself stumped trying to communicate clearly with the various species you encounter in ‘the wild’ (a.k.a. the cafeteria), we’re here to help.



July 21, 2017 / 

Brad Hawkes

How to create compelling Word documents in under 5 minutes

Do you spend too much time creating last-minute documents? We know the feeling, so here's 5 simple steps to help you create more compelling Word documents without hiring a designer. 



July 13, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

Why your PowerPoint presentations may be lost in translation

Hygge. Schadenfreude. Je-ne-sais-quois. Sometimes we adopt words from different languages because they convey something our own language can’t. But sometimes a multicultural world makes it harder to communicate.

Let anthropology explain why...



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