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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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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