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.
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?
Is there anything more frustrating than creating a quality marketing piece, only to see it end up buried in a folder somewhere where nobody can use it?
Don't worry, you're not alone. Over the last couple of months we've been approached by many companies experiencing the same thing. Needless to say, we're more than happy to help you iron out these challenges.
Happy summer! Sorry Southern Hemisphere, but the days are long in the north, and staycation season is going strong here in Sweden as many people are enjoying a more-relaxing-than-usual break, skipping the stress of running around airports, standing in lines, and enduring the adventures of public transport. But while traveling is still not an option at large, thanks to the power of the internet, we've been able to keep in touch with friends, family and our amazing community of Pickit users all around the globe. Given that, our wanderlust has been difficult to tame, so we decided to put our international team to work and transport the Pickit app to new corners of the world by adding localization support for four new languages.
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.