Searching online, I find four companies describing themselves as the UK’s leading presentation design agency. Not ‘one of the leading’, but the leading. Four. Which is of course a nonsense. So, who’s lying?

Nov 2017

As a founding member of the Presentation Guild, Sandra Johnson has trailblazed her way through the presentation industry. I recently had the opportunity to chat with her all about how she’s built a career from being a PowerPoint MVP, how she co-founded the Guild, and what she would like to see in the world of presentations.

Nov 2017

Choosing a presentation design agency is a lot harder than buying a product. With presentation design services, you don’t know what you’re going to get until the project is nearly finished. What you get from the studio isn’t the exact same thing as what any other company ends up with. So how do you choose the right business presentation design firm for your presentation work?

Nov 2017

In the agency world, it’s fair to say that PowerPoint design sits somewhere at the bottom of the pile. Working with a specialist presentation design company will generally deliver better results, with less effort, and typically at lower cost. So why do some companies just go with their marketing agency for presentations?

Nov 2017

Searching online, I find four companies describing themselves as the UK’s leading presentation design agency. Not ‘one of the leading’, but the leading. Four. Which is of course a nonsense. So, who’s lying?

Nov 2017

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?

Nov 2017
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It's easy when you are immersed in something to forget how small a part of your customers’ lives that thing is. At a recent Better Presentations event in London I asked 60-odd people if they had read Presentation Zen.

Nov 2017
26th Jun 2014

Lessons from CampCarbon

Gathering the whole company together can be really useful. When we do it, it's called CampCarbon and we share ideas. Here are some of the things we discussed and share at our recent event.

Nov 2017
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A little while ago, I attended a conference called LinkLove in London, organised by Distilled. The conference was primarily aimed at 'SEOs', but also suggested that it might be suitable for (small) business owners. So I went along. Was it worthwhile, did our business benefit, and what would I suggest to other small business owners considering attending an SEO conference?

Nov 2017

PowerPoint gets a bad press. People use it awfully, never take the time to learn it well, refuse to bring in professionals to help, and then get disappointed with the results. So-called experts pass judgement on these pathetic uses of PowerPoint, failing to recognise that when used well, it's stunningly effective.

Nov 2017
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What's the difference between a presentation and a speech? Many people use the words interchangeably, but there are two main areas of difference. Speeches shouldn't be held up as examples of what those giving presentations should emulate.

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