PechaKucha presentation nights are a global phenomenon and have taken place in over 900 cities worldwide. On September 15th it was Manchester’s turn to host a 20×20 event, and BrightCarbon went along for the ride. The format of a PechaKucha presentation is simple. Speakers have 20 images on their slides, which advance automatically after 20 seconds (hence 20×20). Anyone can present
Storyboarding is useful when creating visual content. We review Storyboard That, a website that enables users to create their own cartoon storyboards.
We live in a world where there is an overload of data and information constantly being produced. The need therefore for infographics, has never been greater. why are infographics are so important in displaying information?
Here at BrightCarbon we’re always trying to make eLearning as effective as possible. A few members of the team sat down to talk about lessons from the world of education and the role that interactivity plays in eLearning. Let the discussion commence…
Presentation Zen was published ten years ago. Al Gore won his Oscar for a film based on a presentation in 2006. Amazon sell more than 38,000 books with ‘presentation’ in the title, and more than 7,500 with ‘PowerPoint’. Which all sort or raises the question Why are so many presentations still crap? All those books, decks, all that advice – Is it even making a difference?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you’ll likely have seen the use of colourful icons punctuating texts, tweets, emails, adverts. It seems these little pictures are becoming a weighty force in how we communicate. What does this mean for language? And most importantly, what does it have to do with PowerPoint presentations?!
What shortcuts and words of wisdom can we impart to you to make your presentations look different (and better!) than everyone else’s? The short answer is simple – don’t design your slides like everyone else. Here are some things you can leave off that will transform both your approach to presentations and your presentations themselves in no time.
Should you ever use clichés in your presentations? What do you gain by using them, or by not using them, and how can you successfully integrate them into your stories?
We all know it’s important to ‘run through’ your presentation after you create it to make sure everything is the way you want it, but if you notice that something doesn’t quite draw the attention it should, what should you do? We discuss the simple ways you can adjust or add to an object so that it becomes the most obvious thing on the slide.
We’ve been reading the eConsultancy blog for a while now and we find the content really interesting and useful. Then we got to thinking, could we make the content more engaging? Could we make the excellent content jump off the page? Let the upcycling begin!