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Saturday
Dec132014

Redesigning Sony's Leaked Slides

When bad slides leak and become news, presentation designers can't help themselves from redesigning them. And that's a good thing.

My friends at SlideRabbit took on Sony's recently leaked slides.

 

Thursday
Dec042014

RIP Microsoft Clip Art

Microsoft has finally killed off Clip Art!

And take a listen to this NPR Interview with Cathy Belleville, one of the lead Clip Art designers.

Also, Mashable's "15 Classic Pieces of Microsoft Clip Art We'll Miss the Most."

Tuesday
Nov252014

Sourcing and Using Vector Icons

My friend and fellow PPT MVP Dave Paradi has a nice post up on how to source and use vector icons in PowerPoint when you don't have access to Adobe software.

Check it out!

And a few more resources for free icons are Google's Material Design icon collectionflaticon.com and thenounproject.

 

Wednesday
Nov192014

Waterfall Charts in PowerPoint and Excel

Waterfall charts are very popular in certain industries and at certain consulting companies that start with "McK," but Microsoft doesn't actually give you the ability to create them in PowerPoint and Excel in the way you can create standard bar or line charts.

You can create them through a little creative hacking though.

And Indezine has a nice post up from Taylor Croonquist from Nuts & Bolts Speed Training on just how to do it. Take a look!

Tuesday
Nov042014

Presenting the Story of Your Data Webinar 

I'm really excited to be doing my second webinar for PresentationXpert on Wednesday, November 12.

Visualizing data effectively and clearly is becoming an increasingly larger part of workflows these days. Tune in to this free seminar to learn how to create better charts and visualizations using the tools you already have on your desktop.

We'll cover 6 solid techniques for indentifying and telling the story of your data including the all-important "McKinsey Rule."

We'll discuss "chart junk," how to identify it, why it's counterproductive and how to remove it. We'll discuss why pie charts suck, how to avoid legends and the reasons why the fewer colors you use the better.

And did I mention that the webinar is absolutely free?

Register now!