Designing Templates to Improve Workflow and Efficiency

One of the most useful and time-saving tricks that Stephanie Gentle learned was how to set up theme colors and theme fonts. She set up customized colors and fonts for each of the publication types that she regularly produces, so that she can quickly select the appropriate style for any new communication product.
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Change Takes Time: How to Practice Patience in Report Redesign Processes

Guest author Abby Henderson started to have conversations with her colleagues about how they could change their reporting. She started by suggesting they add more data visualizations and fewer tables. When she met resistance to this idea, she started to produce two versions of the reports. One version included the tables they were accustomed to, and the second version included more elements of data visualization. Through providing both options, Abby was able to slowly garner traction and buy-in on including data visualizations.
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10 Subtle Signs of “Death by PowerPoint”

Death by PowerPoint makes our audience scroll through their phone or lose interest. Important information sits on the slide, gathering dust. We’re all familiar with the obvious signs of Death by PowerPoint: Text-wall slides with bullet points for daaaays. Using filler words (um, like, so). Multiple graphs smushed on one slide with tiny text. Tiny, grainy images with cheesy stock photography models. But are you familiar with the subtle signs of Death by PowerPoint?
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