Showing posts from April, 2012

Font Lust & Other Graphic Desires

True Confession: I sometimes spend more time on the title graphics of my blog posts and preso title slides than I do writing the darn things! It's totally probably a Photoshop Elements / PicMonkey, Comic Life addiction - but I can quit at any time!  But it's also all part of being a Presentation Ninja and an important:   VIRAL SECRET! A graphically hot compelling title pic with a sexy font grabs your reader AND your audience!   Therefore it follows, that a blog, article, preso, wiki, etc. with engaging related graphics & screenshots makes it more compelling.  Graphic Design Delights It's difficult to teach graphic design - but there are some tips that can elevate your look without breaking your budget. Killer fonts, a cool colour scheme, & arresting images make for a banging and desirable graphic presence. I touch on these concepts in my How to be a Presentation Ninja slidedeck embedded below. (Part of the Ninja series) Here's the back story

Transparency is the New Black

I've written about the importance web presence and transparency since I started this blog . (and I apologize for my early over use of ellipses & lack of the shift key!) Now, more than ever, education professionals must be visible and transparent in what they do and with their program and practice. It's easy to become overwhelmed with the thought of building a web presence from scratch -- but it's easy to fashion a fabulous functional digital footprint with a few easy pieces ! Listed in priority order, ease of establishment & use, and the ever important commitment and difficulty factor! All my humble opinion, of course! Now, before we start I gotta add that this is by NO MEANS a checklist of 8 social media things you have to do ! No social media guilt from me or my blog dear friend! Consider it a dim sum dinner or perhaps an ala carte menu, grab one new tasty plate or two ! ! Just try one of the 8 to see which you like best- and always I would say, sta