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A blog about saving the world from boring docs and presentations.

July 7, 2017 / Anneli L. Tostar

How your presentation images can support diversity in the workplace

Images are powerful tools. (Bet you weren’t expecting that from us.) But in addition to convincing your audience of your message or product, you can also create unspoken norms through the photos you choose. Psychological research tells us that people remember much more of what they see from a presentation than what they hear.

That means that presentation design matters, because each image you use to illustrate your work might actually say more than a thousand words.

 

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June 30, 2017 / Emma Jönsson

5 ways to take slightly better photos with a smartphone

Have you ever taken what you thought was the perfect picture only to realize the quality just didn't cut it? Do you sometimes want to use your own images for presentations, but don't know how to make them look good enough?

Well, I can't turn you into a pro photographer with one blog post. But hopefully, I can point you in the right direction so you can take slightly better photos with your phone–ones that are more than good enough for your next PowerPoint presentation. 

 

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June 27, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

How to balance text and presentation images in your PowerPoint slides

Do you sometimes wonder how to balance your content and get the image to text ratio right in your PowerPoint slides?

Here are a few quick tips to help you create clearer, more compelling presentations. 

 

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June 15, 2017 / Robert Dysell

Who would be the world's best CMO?

The world of marketing is notorious for its quirky characters—some easier to work with than others. But whether you think your marketing department is the bee’s knees or a flaming dumpster fire, most of us could take some pointers from the pros. 

We take a look at 10 of the world’s best CMO candidates.

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June 14, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

How to create an effective PowerPoint presentation in under 5 minutes


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Do you spend too much time sorting slides and creating last-minute presentations? We know the feeling, so here's 5 simple steps to get delivering effective PowerPoint presentations and looking like a pro without even trying.  

 

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June 7, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

10 easy ways to make your work stand out in Microsoft Word

We’ve all been there—you send out a memo or brief to your colleagues before a meeting, and when it’s time to discuss… No one’s actually read it. Bummer, right?

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May 30, 2017 / Robert Dysell

How can CMOs empower employees without losing brand control?

If you're anything like most marketing managers and CMOs, when it comes to brand control, you're probably a bit OCD. You’ve likely got a hefty brand manual, a list of dos and don’ts and a long-held fear of clipart. But don't worry! We’re here to help.

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May 25, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

Reasons to localize images: lessons learned from big brands and small startups

Communicating well with customers means speaking their language, and that doesn’t just mean investing in a translator. Getting the words right is a good start, but we also need to make sure we’re using the right visual vocabulary and choosing pictures everybody can understand. That’s where localizing comes in.

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May 23, 2017 / Robert Dysell

Who would be the world's worst CMO?

The world of marketing is notorious for having some quirky characters—some easier to work with than others. But whether you think your marketing department is the bee’s knees or a flaming dumpster fire, at least you can take heart in the fact that you’re not stuck with one of these people as your Marketing Director.

 

We take a look at 10 of the world's worst CMO candidates.  

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May 22, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

Overused stock photos that might be making your work look bad

When stock photos are good, they’re really good. But when they’re bad, they’re bad. Really bad.

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