Looking for a Quick Lesson in Design?

Looking for a Quick Lesson in Design?

Design principals abound In this photo. With a big thank you to Lucia we can use her photo to talk about color, balance, contrast, white space, texture and for extra credit a lovely parallax view. Susan says: Let’s begin with text and the signage that underscores our...

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Women-Owned Business Installs Thought-Provoking Art

Women-Owned Business Installs Thought-Provoking Art

Lucia and I discuss one of her photos from our very different points of view: Lucia the photographer and me the presentation developer and designer. Susan says: I know where Lucia took this photo because it is a spot she has returned to over and over. Here we are at...

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Rejection Only Ends When You Stop Asking

Rejection Only Ends When You Stop Asking

The working world can be rough and tough on women in a male-dominated workplace. Rejection of ideas, suggestions and new approaches is commonplace. We’ve all experienced the hurt many times. Since we at Imagine Productions strongly believe that inclusion and...

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Use Idioms in Presentations for Greater Impact

Use Idioms in Presentations for Greater Impact

We have an entire series of blog posts in which we recommend using idioms to enliven presentations. This time we explore a particularly intriguing idiom: dark horse. A dark horse describes a person whose experience and abilities are unknown, but who could unexpectedly...

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How to Tell Your Story in Pictures and Words

How to Tell Your Story in Pictures and Words

You’ve heard it said many time: a picture is worth a thousand words. Yes, and a picture can tell a story or at least help you tell it. When planning a presentation, determining the story that you want to tell includes picking the best photos to bring it alive. This...

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Using White Space in Your Presentation Design

Using White Space in Your Presentation Design

White space or negative space are design terms that describe an empty area within or around an object or image. If used properly white space is created in balance with the objects on the page or slide. Susan says have the courage to leave open space. I think it is...

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Take a Careful Look at the Imposter Syndrome

Take a Careful Look at the Imposter Syndrome

How do you rank yourself on the imposter syndrome spectrum? I am certain we all consider ourselves imposters to a degree. A few of us are constantly battling with our imposter insecurities, while some of us only have to deal with them at the witching hour of 3AM when...

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The Battle of the Principals of Design

The Battle of the Principals of Design

What captures your attention? Check out how the principals of design are at play in Lucia’s photo. Susan says: This is a photo that Lucia and I have discussed many times. It may look quite innocent, but we have a strong disagreement about what is important here, what...

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