If you are facilitating a meeting or a corporate event, it is always good to begin with some sort of pre-session activity. You may think these are unnecessary and waste time, but an interactive and constructive pre-session activity sets the stage for a successful and productive meeting.
When you hear the word “PowerPoint,” what comes to your mind? Many would say their thoughts include boring corporate events, long-winded presentations, and possible snoring. PowerPoint slide decks can be illustrative, dynamic visual aids, but they are more commonly designed in a way that prompts audiences to nap rather than engage.
While clip art may have once served a useful purpose for you or your organization, there are now a plethora of ways to avoid it and find higher quality alternatives instead. We promise, your quest to banish clip art will be easier than you think, and, ultimately, by using better images and illustrations in your presentations and documents, you’ll produce more impactful work.
Like, What Are Whisker Words? Have you ever had to sit through a presentation in which the presenter’s speech pattern is riddled with so many “uhs” and “ums” that you lost focus on the message and started an “um” tally? Not everyone thinks about this habit in the moment, but now that we’ve mentioned it, you’ll no doubt begin to realize that filler phrases such as “like, um, uh, y’know, so, wait” have become colloquially rampant in our culture.
Do you: Get newspaper deliveries? Buy magazines in the checkout aisle? Print photographs? Purchase novels at a bookstore? Fill in a wall calendar at home? Ask for printed receipts?
Some of you might have answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, but chances are many of you almost immediately thought about the digital alternatives to these printed materials. In the world of corporate events, adult learning, and content sustainability, though, we hope to share some impactful strategies and tips about using digital resources versus paper resources (and how to balance the two).