The Eyeful Blog
You might be looking for pithy sales presentation best practice or the very latest thinking on PowerPoint design. If it’s presentation related, chances are you’ll find it on our blog (we’ve even made it searchable to make it quicker and easier to access the good stuff).
“I believe children are our future”, once crooned Whitney Houston. How true this is, especially in the fast-moving world of presentations. Our latest blog takes inspiration from our children and their approach to presentation storytelling and PowerPoint design.
Here at Eyeful, we’re more than a little obsessed with finding ways to empower presenters and help ensure they deliver value to their audiences (and themselves) at every opportunity. However, having a passion for presentations is one thing – making it easy for presenters to put their best foot forward is another. Too often, the best intentions get forgotten as presentation designers get sidetracked by the allure of slide design and PowerPoint animations (we get it – that’s the fun stuff!).
Paul McCartney wrote one of the most beautiful and timeless songs with ‘Blackbird’. Little did he know that at the same time, he was also highlighting the skills and creative flair that underpin successful presentations.
Businesses turn to Eyeful for a whole host of reasons.
Presentation design agency – yep. Interactive sales tools – definitely. Presentation storytelling – 100%. Presentation training course – of course.
But what powers all of this presentation expertise? Let us show you…
Owning a smartphone doesn’t automatically make you Steven Spielberg. Likewise, having access to PowerPoint doesn’t guarantee that you’re a presentation storyteller or visual designer.
Nope – the tools we have are merely the starting point. Death by PowerPoint was a phenomenon that had nothing to do with the software and everything to do with its misuse. We now face the same challenge with iPhones, Canva, Pitch and other content creation tools. Quantity vs quality – where do you stand?
Some of the team join The Presentation Podcast to talk about the launch of the latest Eyeful Insights report – The NEW New Normal: Hybrid Presentations – and the actions business presenters need to be putting in place NOW.
PowerPoint design is an oxymoron to many. How compelling can creating engaging visuals as part of a corporate storytelling process REALLY be?
In the latest of our Eyeful Journey posts, we shine the spotlight on senior designer Joe Allen. He’s one of many shining Eyeful designer examples of what is possible when you take the blinkers off.
The concept of ‘hybrid presenting’– simultaneously engaging with audiences online and in the room with you – is relatively new but set to become a significant communication challenge as work practices change and audience engagement patterns evolve.
Then, it seems only natural for this hot but under-investigated area to be the topic of our latest Eyeful Insights report.