Professional Women – Take Time to Connect with Nature

Professional Women – Take Time to Connect with Nature

Let’s not forget that nature can be magic. We professional women try hard to achieve perfection and make a difference every day. But we need to realize that there are some things as critical to our well being as our staff meeting or our latest project. Susan Says: We...

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Lessons in Presentation Design from A Red Chair

Lessons in Presentation Design from A Red Chair

The Red Chair. Susan says: his is an interesting example of what choices must be made for great design. Alone on a grassy parkway this abandoned red chair makes a unique design statement.  Balance, coherence, line, texture, color, contrast, empty space... Of course,...

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Speak Up Now To Be Sure Your Ideas Are Heard

Speak Up Now To Be Sure Your Ideas Are Heard

To paraphrase a line in To Kill a Mockingbird, stand up child a great man is passing, as Scout's father, Atticus Finch, leaves the court room. After her sudden and unexpected death, I stand up for Mary Gautreaux. She was a tireless, behind-the-scenes defender of...

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Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

The wonderful thing about design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect or obey any strict rules. It just has to work. The best design captures a mood, and lives it completely. This design is adamantly “all in”. Take me for a ride. There are many ways to express joy...

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Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

I ask, as a professional woman, what ideas are you sitting on because you are too introverted, too quiet, too afraid of the risk, to speak up? But, look at what can happen when you speak up. Remember where Greta Thunberg began her quest to be heard on climate change....

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Use a Photo to De-Stress Your Presentation Design Process

Use a Photo to De-Stress Your Presentation Design Process

Picking a color palette can create presentation design stress. Are you certain which colors look good together? Do you know what should be the predominant color? How about picking the accent colors? You don’t have time for a course in color theory. You need help...

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Women Set a High Bar for Excellence

Women Set a High Bar for Excellence

This is an unusual post. It is entirely happy. No exhortations. No examples of what not to do. Just uplifting good news. Tennis fans were watching the US Open this weekend. One of the most anticipated Saturday matches was between two young women: Naomi Osaka of Japan...

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A Good Photograph Tells a Story to Use in Your Presentation

A Good Photograph Tells a Story to Use in Your Presentation

A good photograph tells a story to use in your presentation. Sometimes it is a simple story of good taste, care and beauty. Other times it is a more complex story of interrelations, balance, layers of meaning. This photo tells a very complicated and layered story....

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