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