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Five Components of a Great Digital Strategy – The Slides

I started a series of posts about the Five Components of a Great Digital Strategy – still a work in process, but I needed to take a break so I could complete a slide deck for a public presentation on the topic. Here’s a link to the slides – presented this past week in Chicago. […]

Five Under-Emphasized PowerPoint Best Practices

Catching up on old links that I wanted to comment on – here is a selection regarding some PowerPoint best practices, including five of my personal favorites that I don’t often see in those ubiquitous articles / postings detailing the Secrets of Presentation Success … Under-Emphasized PowerPoint Best Practices Never Embed Objects: I grew to […]

Project Status Dashboards Best Practice (and a PowerPoint trick)

For a simple, easily understood indication of project or task status, nothing beats the Traffic Light metaphor (Red / Yellow / Green). My IT organization is putting together standards for Project Status indicators in our PMO application; an interesting series of discussions and emails around the assignment of those Green / Yellow / Red (GYR) […]

Shift Happens

via MeFi, some thought-provoking fun with numbers and facts. Maybe a bit heavy, but what the heck, it’s Friday.

Lighten Up, Francis – Loosen Up That PowerPoint

Ok, the next post will be my Best Practice hints on everybody’s favorite insomnia cure – Corporate Presentations! But first, something fun – because I got a really good reaction on my latest attempt at lightening up the boring PowerPoint routine. In the presentation, this was my segue slide from slides to a live demonstration […]

A Short Collection of Random Links

It’s the end of the fiscal year, and that brings project deadlines, holidays and vacations, performance reviews, and all sorts of tasks that fill up the days, evenings, and weekends. I am remiss in posting for a bit, so I’ll pick off a few items that I’ve been saving in my blogroll … Don’t Worry, […]

Build a Framework: Your chart junk is my roadmap / vision statement

I remember in the late 90’s, seeing many examples of the little train of wedgies that folks used to characterize their business processes: I’ve used them myself (some of the above samples are mine, I’m comfortable in admitting it) – of course, I typically don’t make this stuff up, I adapt from other examples, like […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Powerpoint

Author’s Note: This is by far the most popular post on my weblog – I’ve even been cited in Wikipedia! I appreciate all the traffic, and invite you to check out my other posts on presentations – including … Five Under-Emphasized PowerPoint Best Practices Project Status Dashboards Best Practice (and a PowerPoint trick) Lighten Up, […]

Current Writings on Presenting Complex Information Visually

It was during a slow point at work a few years ago, while we were in the process of being acquired, that I had the opportunity to get some training / attend some seminars, and I went to a presentation / lecture by Edward Tufte regarding the visual presentation of data – boy, was I […]