Slides About Slides
Today is an important day for me. For the past three years, I have been using Evolvery presentation design to create slides for clients and conferences. After most presentations, if one thing is consistent, I get a comment "slides are beautiful". Andrius Milinavicius has more than once enquired "has a designer made them?". Well, once in the very beginning, a designer at the amazing andstudio has, but after that, it was all us.
Back to today. I am presenting Slides About Slides today to the whole evolvery. Why is it a big day for me? It's not about "give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day", it is more like "teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime". I will talk about three things that are essential to every presentation I prepare:
- Presenting Complex Things Simply
- Respecting The Audience With Slide Design
- Searching For Frameworks to Express Your Ideas
I do these things with varying success (read: I fail A LOT) and learn a lot.
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In 2021 I decided to commit sharing more failure stories on social media and less of “Look, my dear network how well I am doing!”
So here is my second story:
Last year I had an opportunity to give my first paid keynote speech. This was very exciting for me and the Integrated Villages NGO who received the payment.
As typical for me, I was preparing a lot for this presentation and felt confident with my story line. However, at some point while presenting I was waiting for my 'killer' slide to show-up.
But it didn't!!! This was the time when I realized that I was sharing an older version of the presentation. :)
Although I didn't mention it to the audience, I did lose my flow for a while. And the worst was how I felt about it - a complete failure with such a stupid mistake.
Lesson learnt - be more empathetic towards yourself and lower your 'High Achiever' saboteur. Nobody is perfect and it's okay to make mistakes. And of course always pre-check whether you are sharing the latest version of your file ;)
I would love to hear your failure stories too! Please share it in Comments.
Agne NainyteDigital Transformation | Process Excellence | Women EmpowermentSome time ago
What a cool opportunity to listen to Duncan Wardle - The Innovation guru who previously worked at Walt Disney during the Mendix World 2020 event!
I found his presentation so refreshingly different - no powerpoint slides, but a walk through the poster gallery.
I liked how Duncan addressed the importance of diversity. If you want to develop innovative ideas, then hire different people because it’s certain they are not going to think the same as you!
Additionally, I loved the technique which Duncan shared on how to develop new ideas:
1️⃣ Start ✍️ the currently existing rules for a certain product/ service. Pick up one of the rule and move to the 2nd step 👇
2️⃣ where you describe “What if...” this looked differently?
3️⃣ Finally you start brainstorming on “Imagine if...”
According to Duncan, this method proves to generate creative breakthroughs!
How to introduce yourself to the world? Just tell something about yourself 👌 How to keep the world`s attention in doing so? Do it in a catchy way - using clear yet attractive visuals 🧐 Step three - move into the digital space. This is where all the world you want to introduce yourself to appears 🤖
Our Berta& graphic designers have found this success formula long time ago 🙈 Working with many different clients who have lots of things to tell, they have mastered the formats of not only printed but also interactive publications: reports, online presentations, and other digital solutions. Presenting the client and conveying their message simply and clearly, however, so effectively that it would be impossible to resist? Yes, they can do that 😉
Want to make sure or get some inspiration? Visit our Behance account 👉 https://lnkd.in/gHrxdu6
There are some freshly new examples of interactive reports and presentations, also a few other works by Berta& graphic design experts 👏 When we run out of words, these people immediately remind us that it is possible to speak in another language - visuals 👑