Over the years, I’ve noticed that a lot of folks relate the number of slides in a presentation to the number of minutes the presentation should take. Example: a 10 minute presentation should be a 10 slide presentation. Or a 5 slide presentation should last 5 minutes. Who decided one slide equals one minute? And
In working with clients on updating, re-working and building brands, I’ve noticed there is still some confusion on the difference between branding and marketing. I have an analogy that can help. Definition of branding There are many definitions out there for what a brand, or branding, is. Wikipedia says that a brand is a name,
Designing for experience. My first time at the Execuity office, I found Execuity on the call box, rang upstairs and the voice told me to “come on in” and “come up to the third floor.” Once inside, there’s a long tiled-floor hallway with one exposed brick wall. This hallway leads you to a small room
Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year yesterday. Only with a twist – there are two colors! Rose Quartz and Serenity. “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order
I am totally digging the Four Surprising Factors that Influence Creativity article, written by Rohan Ayyar. The idea is that all people are creative (which I firmly believe), but some of us can access it easier than others. In the article, the four surprising factors that influence creativity are living abroad, getting tipsy, walking and politics.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever watched or presented a really long, text-heavy and overly-designed PowerPoint presentation … is your hand raised? Mine is. I have strong opinions when it comes to presentations. I also have a strong dislike for PowerPoint (to be fair, I also feel the same way about Keynote, but only reference
Let me start by saying that I LOVE Project Runway. The creative process is fascinating, the fashion is exciting and I’d like to take Tim Gunn with me everywhere! Plus, the drama between designers always makes for good TV. Understanding that this is a reality TV show, and scenes are cut together to increase the
I’ve been the bearer of bad news to a lot of people lately. You don’t need to overwork your thumb anymore and hit the space bar twice after a period. Just once. And people are having a really hard time with this. They never got the memo. So here it is. MEMO Date: 9-22-15 To: Everyone Re: