Don’t Be Afraid To Be Transparent

If you don’t know how to make an image transparent or recolor that image we must correct that today. Right now. This instance. 95% of all my images get some level of transparency treatment. Even the ones you don’t think have been touched. If you don’t master converting images to be transparent you will endContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid To Be Transparent”

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“Send Me Your Presentation!”

I despise those words. #DESPISE. It took me a whole week to write more than that opening sentence. Despise captured my feelings and frustration towards the idea: that my value can be sent over e-mail. The implication that my presentation value can be captured in a PowerPoint deck irritates me no end. If that was theContinue reading ““Send Me Your Presentation!””

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Know Your Nouns!

If you’re not using The Noun Project, I beg you to remedy that in your next presentation. It is single handedly the most useful tool for creating deck content. Here’s eight reasons why The Noun Project rocks: Most likely, you think you are not very good at drawing and probably even worse when using a computer. The imagesContinue reading “Know Your Nouns!”

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#KillingCorporateDecks in Action

A couple of weeks ago I spent two days sharing Oracle’s E-Business Suite Extensions for Endeca (EEE) with some of our Oracle Partners (#e3Partner). As a side note, count how many Macs you see in this picture. Very close to 50/50! When I first used my Mac I would be the only one. Times are changing!Continue reading “#KillingCorporateDecks in Action”

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Are You The Best Leading Role, Supporting Role, An Extra or Left Out In the Cold?

The presentation is not about you. The audience should be the focus of the presentation, unless you are some egotistical maniac. It’s really their story – you need to figure out how you fit in as a member of the cast. You are not the leading role; you’re purely a potential supporting role. The sooner you come toContinue reading “Are You The Best Leading Role, Supporting Role, An Extra or Left Out In the Cold?”

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