Posts by Chris Lysy

Does your presentation have a heartbeat?

It’s interesting how a new frame can alter your perspective. I was recently re-watching Nancy Duarte’s TEDx East talk from last year. If you’ve never seen it, or would Ike to re-watch, I’ve embedded it below. In it she talks about the structure of presentations given by great presenters. The presentations essentially have a heartbeat…

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Power Point is not the null

Like everyone else, I love to hate on some Power Point. But it’s not the null. The presentation null is not the tech but the format and style of most Power Points. Presentations that are built in many little chunks and regurgitated in much the same way. Bullet points are just a by-product of the…

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I’m thankful for the inspiration

My favorite thing about the web is the constant supply of inspiration. In my past I vastly undervalued uniqueness, passion, and beauty. Now that I create on a regular basis the way I view the world around me has changed. I have changed. It you don't take the next step, and do something, you're not…

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Darn, it’s copy protected

Stop assuming it already exists. The picture that is going to set the perfect mood. The poignant cartoon that will support your point. The video that sums up everything you want summed. The web is huge and filled with stuff. But, more often than not, you will not find the perfect stuff that meets your…

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Beware the creHater

You know the creHater. It's that person that is overly critical of everything creative. You could write boring reports month after month and the creHater would not say a word. But try and create an infographic… The creHater is the null's best friend. Being creative means putting yourself out there. When you put yourself out…

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