Our Presentations can Change The World

Following the presentation & design theme this week – I’ve stumbled across three noteworthy presentation design firms / designers – that also have great stuff to share (you understand how critical good design is with presentations, branding, marketing, content – when you see it).  Take a peek…

Emiland De Cubber and Slides with a Purpose.

SlideHeroes and their McKinsey-Style Business Presentation Writing / Video Training.

AND LAST, ETHOS3 – and their ‘Manifesto for Presenters

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Information Design – just for fun…

You know that feeling you get when you leave a really… really bad presentation with hideous slides (i.e. – ‘I want that hour of my life back).  Have you ever had the chance to sit thru a really… really good presentation?  Those are typically the presentations that have less words, less clutter, nice design, tell a story and extra credit if it’s actually entertaining too.  If you’ve seen that, and remember it – mission accomplished.  Someone has effectively communicated their story, and their intent.  It’s only confusing why some brands don’t think the same principle applies to their business.  Here’s another great example from Slideshare Hero Emiliand – and his redesign of a recent NSA Presentation

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A Testament to the Internet & Information Design

Emiliand is a Slideshare HERO – taking one of the top Internet Trends Reports (Mary Meeker‘s annual Internet Trends Report – from KPCB, the firm that assisted Facebook, Twitter and Groupon in IPO) and (very humbly) redesigning it.  His work is a testament to the power of information design – and, without it – how a very valuable message, data and information can get lost.  The same goes for a brand’s website, social content, app and overall digital experience (just look at brands that have MADE IT, simply because they have put design and functionality, first).  Here’s a snippet from Emiliand’s work…

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