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The pen is mightier than the Powerpoint

Hi again! Matt here from Sketch Videos, with another breakdown on the global state of whiteboardery. In this issue we look at alternatives to using a slide deck—because everyone knows that once the bullet points begin, everyone drifts off to sleep. 

No prizes for guessing my number one alternative communication method!


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5 Alternatives
To Slide Decks

You’ve done your user research, triangulated data from various sources, pondered on what it all means, and are eager to present your findings to stakeholders.

So what do you do? Load up Powerpoint or Keynote and start creating slides filled with bullet points?


Don’t get me wrong—I love a good presentation. But "death by powerpoint" is a real malaise in the corporate world. Luckily you have plenty of alternatives:

  1. Infographic: engage a graphic designer or use a tool like Canva, and the result is sure to wow everyone.
  2. Poster: whack a piece of paper filled with colourful notes on the wall—people can't not stare at it!
  3. Comic: it needn't be a work of art—simple stick figures and speech bubbles can still be powerful.
  4. Prezi: there's a bit of a learning curve, but when done right it can really make your message pop.
  5. Video: in particular, a sketch video of course! There's something mesmerising about watching people draw.

Read the full article.


Sketchy Links

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Draw My Life: Beyoncé

We loved this tongue-in-cheek summary of Beyoncé's journey from nobody to Queen Bey, courtesy of the amazing Draw My Life YouTube channel


Well, I hope you found something useful or fun in this issue of Feelin' Sketchy. By the way, did you know we're on Twitter and Facebook? Connect with us!

Have a great weekend,