In this day and age, you'd be surprised how many companies still have little or no control over the stock images used by their various employees, failing to coordinate purchasing and consolidate their assets. Others are sceptical about the need to pay for images in the first place. "Easy for companies with big budgets," you say?
"What does body language have to do with a PowerPoint presentation?" you ask. Well, more than you think. In the same way it's always worth putting some thought into the placement of our text and images or the way we design a slide, it's also worth thinking about the placement of other things "outside of the presentation" like our hands and eyes, as well as the way we present ourselves (no pun intended).
The thing is, you're using body language whether you realise it or not. There's no vacuum here, so you may as well be intentional about it. Being aware of and leveraging the way you come across when presenting can be a great way to add that extra layer of clarity, conviction or persuasion we need to win that pitch, secure that raise or get the team on board for the next project.
Summer solstice has officially passed, and the long-awaited summer has arrived here at the Pickit HQ in Sweden (sorry Southern Hemisphere!), and even though this summer will be a bit different, we've been looking forward to the long, warm days just the same. With the holidays approaching, we've been working tirelessly to deliver yet another set of new features before our developers take off on a well-earned vacation. This month, we focused on improving the ways you can distribute your content using Pickit.
Have you recently taken the plunge and invested in a brand new DAM system? Or are you in the process of evaluating and weighing up the options? Great! Your life is about to get a whole lot easier. At least in theory.
When you think about diversity in your workplace, what comes to mind? Age, culture, gender, race, socio-economic background? Each of these has an obvious place on the list, but there's far more to being a diverse and inclusive workplace than simply hiring a certain number of people from different ethnic backgrounds, or by creating the perfect male-to-female ratio in every team–although this would certainly be a good start.
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.
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.
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.
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.