As someone who has at many different points in his career created infographics, I don’t really like them.
And I get why most people who are used to writing reports also dislike them. I mean sure, the medium is printable, downloadable, and tweetable, but so much of the time it’s all sizzle no steak.
And then, you can’t just create an infographic. You have to create a string of infographics, and maybe a few briefs, a couple of one pagers, a shortish report, and then maybe something embeddable or mobile responsive.
Now all of a sudden our report writers are managing a digital/print production and distribution company.
Slidedocs are cool.
If you’ve never heard of them, they’re like presentations you can read.
You just use Power Point, Google Slides, or Canva to create.
You can print it, embed it, tweet it, it can be long, it can be super short, it can be visual heavy, visual light, you can adapt it easily into a presentation, you can even add voice and turn it into a video, and really you can use it for just about any sort of reporting purpose.
Want to learn more? I’ll be sharing some templates for you in the upcoming weeks. But for the time being, head over to Nancy Duarte’s site to read her slide doc on creating slide docs.