Foto Friday – Early Signs of Autumn

It’s the middle of August and already some leaves are turning red. For many, autumn is their favorite time of the year. Red and gold colors everywhere and crisp days are in store for several months. And this photo encapsulates the transition from summer to fall....

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Presentation Color Palettes in Unexpected Places

Wondering if great color palettes can be found outside of nature? Of course. Susan says, “A color palette of a beautifully restored motorcycle has all the right colors for most any presentation. You might suppose that the colors used to decorate this burly...

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Use Nature to Select your Presentation Color Palette

We begin a new occasional series on how to use original color palettes in presentations. This approach frees you from the restrictions of the colors suggested by Microsoft. It’s easy and empowering. Susan says, “Powerpoint templates come with suggested...

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Foto Friday – Restorative Power of Nature

Let’s end the work-week with a reminder to get outside and enjoy nature. There’s a lot to be said about the restorative power of nature. Even sitting and looking at a cute bird with a lovely song can bring calm and serenity. Look to the Beauty of Nature It’s good to...

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Foto Friday – Fun with Perspective

Perspective is how we look at things. This photo presents a puzzle. How you look at it makes all the difference. Sometimes it’s fun to create a photo that makes you wonder what you’re seeing. Here, it’s not clear if the reeds are a silhouette or a shadow. Is the...

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Storytelling with Photos

Illuminating an abstract idea isn’t always easy. Here is an interesting approach to telling the story of trust. Susan says, “This is a photo that tells a complex story in the most simple way. It tackles an aspect of the tangled world of our human...

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Foto Friday – Painterly Abstract

Finding an abstract painting in nature. While walking on the Tilikum crossing the other day, I looked over the railing to see a field of dried grass. It was uninspiring to see a typical mid-summer scene. Then I realized that if I zoomed in, I could create an abstract...

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Using Design In Presentations: Contrast

As we have said many times, the success of a presentation depends heavily on good design. Here is a look at contrast in design. Susan says, “Understanding and implementing some of the basic principles of design will help build your confidence knowing that you...

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Foto Friday – Simplicity Creates Wow Effect

There is so much to see in this simple photo. Swoosh! That’s what comes to my mind when I look at this photo. The only part in focus is the middle of the bud. Everything else is blurry. Even the edges of the flower are blurry, Creating movement in an otherwise static...

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