Spending time immersed in the world of brand and creative design, one tends to get picky when it comes to visual presentation. If you’re in any business and have found yourself creating a PowerPoint slide with 10 (or more) bullets, all text, in 12 point font you need to check out these resources more than anyone else:
- Seth Godin redirects us to A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. If you’re not familiar with the enormous number of different directions visual presentation can take, this is a MUST see chart. Comprehensive, inspiring and itself very creative.
- Garr Reynolds wound up the Presentation Zen 2006 calendar year with a list of recommendations including Say It With Charts.
- And finally, one of my all time favorites; Guy Kawasaki’s masterpiece “rule” of presentation creation called the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.
Understand that a large, double-digit percent of the population learns visually. They not only want to experience your presentation visually, they need to see it that way. That, and sometimes, the data is simply better presented in a visual format.
Next time, break out the Crayolas and take your presentations up a notch.