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Wednesday
May272015

50 Brand Style Guides

I'm a sucker for good brand guidelines. Here are 50 great examples compiled by Canva.

Love Jamie Oliver's!

 

Friday
May152015

Good Presenters Use Their Hands – a Lot

Nice TEDBlog post about a body language study from Science of People.

Not so surprising, but helpful to hear again: the best presenters smile, use their hands, and audiences make their decisions on a presenter in the first 7 seconds. 

Tuesday
May122015

An Interesting Chart from The Wall Street Journal 

I thought the above chart on the left was interesting, if not quite as effective as another chart might be. Most would have jumped to a pie chart, or maybe a stacked bar chart, but the WSJ today created a..."Dot Bar Graph"? I don't know what you'd call it, but it did take me a moment to figure it out as a reader. And then after I did figure it out, second guessed myself due to the removal of the %'s after 40%. (Were there only 27 women polled, I wondered?) 

After a few moments, I realized that all the numbers (which are percentages) add up to 100%—something that is not so intuitive since the scale ends at 40%.

Perhaps they didn't want to do a bar graph (which is perfectly acceptable when all values add up to 100%) so as not to confuse things with the bar graph on the right?

So, in the end, it's "interesting" to me. But maybe a stacked bar chart or tree map would have been better?

Monday
Apr272015

Presenter's Network Meet and Greet - June 16 in NYC

I'll be speaking at the first ever Presenter's Network Meet and Greet, June 16th in New York City.

Co-sponsored by Aquent Staffing and PointMade Animation, the evening will bring together both presentation designers and those looking to hire presentation designers.

Come on down, have some drinks, meet some others and let's talk presentation!

Wix Lounge
235 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 
Tuesday, June 16
6:30-8:30pm
Click here for special free registration.
Thursday
Apr092015

10 Types of Stories to Tell with Data

Nice HBR article on telling stories with data.