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Dies ist noch längst nicht die endgültige Gestaltung. Das Bunte ist Ihre Aufgabe.

An der Botschaft selber aber ändert sich nichts mehr.

Templates, PowerPoint und so halt

2012. Wir wissen alles übers Präsentieren, Gestaltung, Visualisierung, bla bla …

Und dann gucke ich testhalber mal eben in PowerPoint 2011 für den Mac und dann sieht es dort in den Vorlagen und Beispielspräsentationen so aus wie immer, wie früher, wie vermutlich noch lange. Kinder: Lasst die Vorlagen, wo sie sind. Beginnt mit einem weißen Blatt. Im Sommer und bei Großkonferenzen auch gerne mit einem dunklen.

Und denkt ein wenig über Text-Bild-Zusammenhänge nach. Nur ein wenig.

Ein ganz klein wenig.



PS: Ich habe den Delfin doch noch gefunden. Er hatte sich in der animierten Wolke versteckt.



Destination: Plainsland

Lovely set of fourty plain, simple, minimal typographic logotypes for the EF language schools by Albin Holmqvist.

Via somewhere. Most likely Twitter. Feels like I have been everywhere today in presenting land.


Image credits: Screenshot from Albin Holmqvist’s site.


It was a hot and humid day, and maybe it was just that. But…


Wouldn’t you expect DARK to signal MICS ON? As in ACTIVE? Especially when VOLUME is already indicated by a darker line? But it was DARK as in PRESS ME. Well, you never know until you try it, said Alice. Or was it the cat?

To add to the confusion, the LEFT MIC on the touch screen corresponded to the RIGHT MIC in room. (There were two microphones on a lectern and one hand held with cable.) 

We needed to scribble things down to understand the set up; and there were two of us.


Twenty-four hours later I am willing to make amends. Maybe DARK was simply trying to appear GREY? As in INACTIVE? Next time, try harder, dear. There are a thousand shades of grey.

How to write a story a.k.a. how to plan a presentation


Image: Polly Dunbar, Ideas Everywhere © 2011

Ideas Everywhere by Polly Dunbar as featured on Bookstart is a great lesson in Story Telling 101: Where do ideas come from, how to create suspense, and more.

A good presentation is a good story. This is lovely stuff. (Which is why my teacher/editor me only very quietly mumbles: It should be whose, not who’s in the image above. How did this get past the editor? But then editing/correcting is a whole different story from writing.)

You may feel this particular story is not age appropriate for you. You are mature, grown up, a professional. Picture books are kids’ stuff.

Well, you’re in for a surprise. Age is a marketing thing. Great stories are beyond that.

You may want to read the author’s notes to find out more about what it takes to tell a story/give a presentation.

  • Ideas
  • Characters
  • Emotion
  • Location
  • Dilemma
  • Conflict
  • The MIDDLE
  • Resolution
  • The END

And let’s not forget about imagination

There is also a three-part interview with the author. Below is part three in which she talks us through illustrating tips, how to flesh out ideas and what to expect from the process of making a picture book.

Linklove: via Twitter/@storytellin