Kickass Presentations

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07 Jul: ‘Snap’ Just Topped Apple

Steve Jobs was quite famous for his Apple keynotes – featuring a minimalistic black screen and messages displayed in clear Helvetica Neue, along with meticulous scripting. For almost 20 years, there had been one live presentation style to conquer the rapidly evolving technology world, until Snap’s annual Partner Summit took the place virtually.

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20 Mar: A Love-Hate Relationship with the remote work culture

With Coronavirus spreading to almost over 100 countries, companies are rapidly switching towards remote work environments. The pandemic has forced many to go from lively office environments to remote workplaces. It has become the most significant factor impacting our social lives. Where the Coronavirus outbreak is a good opportunity for some to test working from home at a scale, there is a growing frustration amongst employees who feel stranded in restricted work environments.

27 Feb: A Complete Guide to Logo Design Process

A logo is just like the face of a company. It is much more than just an image. You can guess the nature of a business by just looking at its logo even if you’ve never heard of it before. When a customer looks at your business, logo is the first thing he notices. Moreover, customers form an opinion about a company within a few minutes and a well-designed logo is the best way to convey to customers that your business is trustworthy, and provides quality services.

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18 Feb: Design Thinking as a Disruptive Force for HR

Are you in a situation where the employees in your company are being affected adversely and therefore there is a need to spread awareness of their needs and frustrations? You wish to convince them to stick around for the long run but don’t know how to resolve the conflict? A surface level understanding of the challenge does exist but there are differing views among the population. To make the situation even more complex, there are considerable number of variables associated with the problem, so it’s hard to find where to start.

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19 Nov: Is PowerPoint too old for Millennials?

PowerPoint turned 30 in 2017, and to measure its popularity, Microsoft commissioned a poll among users of social media (Snapchat and Instagram). To Microsoft’s surprise, they found that 80% of Millennial respondents considered PowerPoint to be a “great tool.” The popularity of PowerPoint is attributed to the fact that Millennials learned PPT in school. PPT became available in 1987, whereas Millennials started schools or were age 5 over the years 1988-2004. PowerPoint was initially built with black and white headers. It proved to be an excellent tool for teachers who were already using A4 size papers to create such slides for their students.

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22 Oct: Storytelling tips for decks

Storytelling is an art used in every culture. It aims to hold one in a spellbound and is an age-old tradition that has been passed down to generations. People have been engaged in the storytelling profession too, be it a storyteller amusing an emperor in his court or a Ted speaker trying to win his audience with his skills. A good story engages various parts of the brain and draws people in, grabbing their emotions, evoking empathy with the characters, and allowing them to visualize the story elements. Research has shown that humans are hardwired for storytelling.

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23 Sep: Take your Presentation Deck to the next level

In this growing world of competition and the thirst to do better and bigger, individuals are always on the lookout for ways to set themselves apart. PowerPoint usage is commonplace, and while it is a promising tool, it has its share of drawbacks if not used effectively. PowerPoint is a compelling application, but unfortunately, very few people have truly realized its potential and hence made it their best companion while delivering impactful presentations. One does not have to master every feature of PowerPoint but learn specific hacks or tricks to level up their performance.