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The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration 1: Make it Visual

Fun Fact: Visuals are mentally processed 60,000 times faster than text. That’s one reason why Haiku Decks are so visual —  so your content is easily understood and remembered. Here are a few quick pointers for effective visual communication, and a fun two-minute challenge for you to try.


Presentation Inspiration #1 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Hints: Start a new deck with the [+] or New Deck button. Head to the photograph icon on the left, and enter a word or phrase in the search box. Select any image to set it as your slide background, then use [+] in the bottom right to make your next slide. You can also import your own images, or select a solid-colored background.

Extra Credit: To learn more about the power of visual communication, check out 
Ten Reasons Visual Communication Can’t Be Ignored – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

We’d love to see what you create! You can share links in the comments below, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com. To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #2: Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration #3: Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration #4: Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

AccuWeather Tells Winning Weather Stories with Haiku Deck

Headquartered in State College, PA, AccuWeather provides worldwide weather forecasting services with superior accuracy, and they’re using Haiku Deck to help aid their efforts of spreading the news. Most recently, we had the opportunity to speak to their team about how they’re using Haiku Deck, and their predictions for using in the future.

Guest Q&A

Haiku Deck: Tell us a little bit about how your team is using Haiku Deck at AccuWeather.

AccuWeather: We first heard about Haiku Deck in a Poynter NewsU Webinar. Our team started experimenting with it afterward and we now build Haiku Decks on a regular basis for very visual stories. We believe that pictures help to tell the whole story of an event, so we like to provide our readers with compelling visual evidence in addition to our written news content.

“We believe that pictures help to tell the whole story of an event.”

We usually build Haiku Decks around major weather events, such as dangerous flooding, tornado outbreaks, heavy snowfalls, tropical storms and hurricanes. They’re also great for summary stories. Once per week, we use them for our weekly wrap-ups and frequently for end-of-season recaps.


Underwater Cyclone Destruction – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Haiku Deck: What are your team’s favorite things about it?

AccuWeather: Haiku Deck is one of the best tools we’ve found to date that allows us to recreate weather events on a timeline. Our most recent deck was a weather recap of the summer of 2014. It’s now received nearly 160,000 views!


Summer of 2014 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

(Here’s the blog post that goes along with the above Haiku Deck.)

We love that it allows us to create photo galleries to complement our editorial content. If we’re talking about a specific typhoon, we may build a deck encompassing the overall typhoon season. It becomes a second destination for people who are interested in knowing more after reading.

“It becomes a second destination for people who are interested in knowing more after reading.”

It also allows us to house all of our photos related to a story in one location, instead of embedding numerous images throughout and pushing our editorial content too far down the page.

Haiku Deck: Your decks have been very popular! Have you gotten good feedback from your audience? Do you have more planned?

AccuWeather: We think the feedback is in the page views! We’ve also seen a lot of engagement in stories that contain decks. We definitely believe that this tool adds something to our editorial content and plan to continue brainstorming new ways to use it!

We’ve seen a lot of engagement in stories that contain decks.

Check out some of their other stories here:

Haiku Deck: Do you use Haiku Deck for purposes other than for the AccuWeather blog?

AccuWeather: We’re experimenting with using it as an invite tool for our AccuWeather LIVE weekday noon shows and our Thursday extended editions.

Share Your Ideas

How do you use Haiku Deck? Share your experience and ideas with us in the comments below, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com — we’d love to hear about them!

3 Ways to Amplify Your Presentation’s Impact with Photographs

“Pics, or it didn’t happen.”

In our digital world we are increasingly immersed in photos, and we can’t get enough of them. Photo sharing is the most popular activity on Facebook and Google+, and an average of 350 million photos are added to Facebook and 60 million to Instagram each day. Through photographs we communicate our experiences and observations, capture treasured memories, and and evoke powerful emotions.

Of course, photos can mean business, too — many presentations incorporate photographs of some kind, though there’s an art to choosing and using them well.

Method 1: Deepen Meaning

The most satisfying presentations have a powerful central idea, and photographs can be an ideal way to bring that unifying theme to life visually, and vividly.

Thematic Imagery

For example, when we launched our Web App, the central idea was that we were bringing Haiku Deck to the cloud. In our Haiku Deck press release, I used images of clouds and water in various forms throughout to reinforce the message.

Amplifying your presentation with photographs: Cloud imagery Amplifying your presentation with photographs: Cloud imagery

Amplifying your presentation with photographs: Cloud imagery Amplifying your presentation with photographs: Cloud imagery

Contrasting Imagery


THE HAIKU DECK WAY – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
for a talk I gave on innovation, I used pairs of contrasting photos throughout to express visually how we break free from the confines of convention — for example, tiny, closed windows followed by open, colorful windows to illustrate different attitudes toward customer feedback.

Amplify your presentation's impact with photographs: closed, tiny windows to express a closed attitudeAmplify your presentation's impact with photographs: bright, colorful windows express an open attitude

Similarly, to illuminate our unique approach to brand ambassadors, I contrasted a photograph of uniform, monochrome lights with an artful image of one-of-a-kind lanterns.

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12 Awesome Poetry Project Ideas for All Ages

Poetry Everywhere!

It’s National Poetry Month, the perfect time to fill the world with beautiful ideas and poetic power!

For a little inspiration, we’re showcasing twelve terrific poetry projects from our incredibly creative community of educators. You’ll find projects for first graders and high schoolers, and everything from sensory poems to color explorations to poems about polliwogs. (We also think any of these would be just as fun for adults to try — a little creative expression is always good for the soul!)

Educators, share your poetry project ideas here for a chance to win fun Haiku Deck prizes.

And if any of these ideas inspire you to create poetry-themed Haiku Decks (and we certainly hope they will), be sure to send us a link to gallery@haikudeck.com, or tweet them with the hashtag #poeticpower!

1. Illustrate Figurative Language

In San Antonio, Texas, Terri Eichholz uses Haiku Deck with her 4th graders to explore and illustrate figurative language:


Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

Terri’s take: “In 5 minutes, I was able to show the students how to create a slide, add text, select an image, and share the product.  Once all of the products were in, we played a quick game to identify the type of figurative language as I showed each example on the big screen. While they were working with their partners, I heard one student say, “I love doing this!”

While they were working with their partners, I heard one student say, “I love doing this!”

“I love that they were engaged and learning, and all it cost me was about 10 minutes more than the previous times I’ve taught that lesson. Now, they have a new digital tool in their belt that they can choose from when they write their own examples of figurative language.”

Read more about Terri’s project (inspired by Natalie Babbitt’s “Tuck Everlasting”) and see examples of her students’ work on Engage Their Minds.

2. Create, Illustrate, and Share Original Poetry

Christy Novack and Julie Janc’s 3rd grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School used Haiku Deck and QR codes to spread poetry throughout their community.

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Best Presentations of 2013: Decks of the Year

Our creative community continues to wow us with so many beautiful, inspiring Haiku Decks! Here’s a roundup of the year’s best presentations: our ten 2013 Decks of the Year winners. A big Hai-5 to all of the creative geniuses whose decks were selected as finalists and winners, and to everyone who cast their votes with likes, comments, and shares.

The Winners: Best Presentations of 2013

Pure Wow: “Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories,” by Paula Guinto

Paula Guinto’s visually stunning presentation, “Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories,” was the most ooh’d and ahh’d at deck, even before our Decks of the Year Awards began. Ms P, a middle school teacher and a gifted storyteller, recounts the story of her first tattooshares her first Instagram, and, through a powerful combination of beautiful, vivid words and images, urges us all to find our storybelieve in it, and honor it.


Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories 3.0 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;

Most Inspiring Haiku Deck: “I’m Not Creative,” by Brandon George

Haiku Deck Guru Brandon George of Write the Good Fight, supercharged his deck with 14 creativity boosters that are “guaranteed ways to kick creative a@$,” from how to eat doubt for breakfast to mining for nuggets.

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Pure Wow Winner: Paula Guinto

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Pure Wow Winner: “Ink,” by Paula Guinto

This is one of those visually stunning decks that we all gathered around and ooh’d and aah’d over. Ms P, a middle school teacher a gifted storyteller, recounts the story of her first tattoo,shares her first Instagram, and, through a powerful combination of beautiful, vivid words and images, urges us all to find our storybelieve in it, and honor it. The huge number of votes and social shares Paula’s deck received during the contest is evidence that her story resonated with our community, as well.

Click to be wowed by Paula’s story, and be sure to check out the other “pure wow” finalists in this very difficult to judge category, who created truly awe-inspiring pieces on visual storytelling, the power of play, global travel, and the new mindset for education.


Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories 3.0 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
“Ink,” by Paula Guinto[/caption]

2013 Decks of the Year Finalists: Pure Wow

#hdbestof2013

As the year draws to a close, we want to acknowledge and showcase the many amazing, inspiring decks that have been created by our community in 2013. We’ve selected ten categories, and each day beginning December 16th, we’ll reveal the five finalists in two of those categories.

Pure Wow

Over the course of the week, we’ve celebrated outstanding awesome idea sharing, business case studies, conference & event decks, bloggers, education case studies, creative hooks, how-to decks, “about me” decks, and inspiring presentations. This last set of five, to us, couldn’t be categorized in any other way besides pure wow.

1. Ink, by Paula Guinto

This is one of those visually stunning decks that we all gathered around and ooh’d and aah’d over. Ms P, a middle school teacher a gifted storyteller, recounts the story of her first tattoo, shares her first Instagram, and, through a powerful combination of beautiful, vivid words and images, urges us all to find our story, believe in it, and honor it.

Click to be wowed by Paula’s story, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for the year’s best Pure Wow deck!


Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories 3.0 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Visual Storytelling, by Ken Shelton

In this deservedly popular deck, Haiku Deck Guru Ken Shelton shares tips for engaging our most dominant sense through color, texture, perspective, and  composition. (This also has to be one of the most arresting cover images we’ve seen!) He also concisely illustrates the difference between effective and ineffective visual storytelling.
Click for a lightning lesson in bringing your story to life visually, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for Ken Shelton’s Pure Wow!

Visual Storytelling – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

3. The Book of Play, Alex Smith

The Book of Play is a fun, colorful, precious reminder of the power and beauty of play — for all of us. (Actually, all for one and one for all!) We love how Alex interspersed his own images with Creative Commons ones, and even the Zissou subtitles (in mostly lowercase) feel playful and perfectly placed.
Click to see how play is a little push and a little pull, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for The Book of Play!

The Book of Play – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
by Alex Smith

4. GlobalFootprints: A Travel Photography Project, by Tercia Goh

This is surely one of the most stylish, cohesive, gorgeous Haiku Decks that’s been created to date. A series of beautifully composed Instagram photos and a compelling visual motif take us on a trip around the world, inspiring us to collect moments, not things (though we are kind of smitten with all of those cool shoes, too).

Click to find out how to travel is to evolve, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for the Pure Wow of GlobalFootprints!


Globalfootprints: A Travel Photography Project – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
by Tercia Goh

5. The New Mindset, by Simon McKenzie

Expertly weaving in references to Sir Ken Robinson and the SAMR model, Haiku Deck Guru Simon McKenzie makes a compelling case for professional disenthrallment, asking educators around the globe: what are you prepared to do this year?  Thank you, Simon, for advocating for the new mindset of innovation, student-led learning, and green schools so eloquently!

Click to master the New Mindset, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for its Pure Wow power!


The New Mind Set – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Cast Your Vote!

Don’t forget to help select the winner and bring more visibility to these pure wow Haiku Decks by adding a comment below, sharing your favorite with the #hdbestof2013 hashtag, or dropping us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com. (And, for decks this WOW, more sharing = a win all around!) We’ll select one winner from each category to receive a special Haiku Deck prize (and, of course, creative bragging rights)!

Tips for Unlocking Your Pure Wow

We are here to help you create presentations that are pure wow! Here are a few great resources.

 

 

Hackathon Ideas and the Killer Pitch: Haiku Deck at SIC

 

Last week Team Haiku Deck was in full effect at the always-amazing Seattle Interactive Conference.

Monday, we helped coach the finalists for the AT&T Wearables Hackathon. The teams, who had worked all weekend to build their projects, had less than 24 hours to create their pitch decks, so we encouraged them to keep things simple, use high-impact visuals, and work storytelling into their presentations to capture and hold attention.

Tuesday, we attended the final presentations of the Hackathon ideas and were psyched to see Team GoalPhysics (Joan Jasak, Arunabh Verma, and Roger Hosto) light up the room with their presentation, created entirely with the Haiku Deck Web App. (Team GoalPhysics went on to take third place!)

Hackathon Ideas: Haiku Deck at Seattle Interactive Conference

Joan Jasak presenting GoalPhysics at the SIC Hackathon Finals

Team lead Joan Jasak commented:

“Haiku Deck is a godsend!  We had 48 hours to develop a functional app from scratch – and just a few hours to put together the presentation before a panel of judges. It took me less than an hour to create a polished multimedia presentation with Haiku Deck. This gave me enough time to develop the verbal presentation. And because I had time to practice presenting the Haiku Deck, I was comfortable on stage. Not only was the presentation a success, it turned what could have been a stressful and terrifying  experience into a fun one. Seriously – thanks Haiku Deck!”

“It took me less than an hour to create a polished multimedia presentation with Haiku Deck.”

We also had a chance to catch up with Maria Dykstra, who helped craft this beautiful Haiku Deck to announce the launch of Parllay. (Special shout-out to Friend of Haiku Deck Evonne Benedict for spotting Haiku Deck in the wild!)

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/bneGiQxy73/parllay—engagementscale

Wednesday, our very own Adam Tratt shared his Secrets of a Killer Pitch to a packed room. We tweeted coffees as prizes for audience participation and even built a Haiku Deck right in the room based on the Uncorked board game, an audience member’s fledgling business. Here’s a great recap from Wunderman’s Dionne Gonzales, as well as Adam’s slides:

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/eq7DBvXfYO/secrets-of-a-killer-pitch-sicpitch-sic2013

It was a memorable, action-packed week, and we loved being part of it! Huge thanks to Brian Rauschenbach and team for organizing such a kick-butt event.

P.S. Looking for help bringing your own hackathon ideas or business concepts to life? The Startup Pitch Template Haiku Deck by Jeremy Caplan is a *great* place to start.

 

Creative Presentation Ideas: A Guide to the Haiku Deck Gallery

If you’re looking for creative presentation ideas, the Haiku Deck Gallery is packed with inspiring examples from a wide range of topics. And the beautiful new design in both the website and the iPad app serves up more great content in a richer, more fluid browsing experience.

On the Website

Our Featured Gallery is updated each week with outstanding Haiku Decks, and the Popular Gallery showcases the most viewed and shared Haiku Decks. You’ll find inspiring decks created for business, education, how to, inspiration, and more. You can view the deck’s author, number of slides, and number of views at a glance, and see a deck’s complete title by hovering over the title. To view a deck, hover over it and click the PLAY button, or click the deck’s title. You can also help great ideas spread by sharing decks to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or email from the main Gallery screen.

Creative Presentation Ideas: Haiku Deck Gallery (web)

Sample Haiku Deck Gallery view

On the iPad

The in-app Gallery has been completely redesigned for iOS 7, and it’s now much easier to browse and share creative presentation ideas right on your iPad. From the Haiku Deck Main Screen, tap GALLERY, and then tap a deck to view and share it.

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Operation SXSW: Visual Storytelling and Pitch Advice

SXSW or Bust!

SXSW: The perfect confluence of innovation, inspiration, and sheer creative energy. In short, exactly where we want to be.

We’ve submitted three SXSW proposals that are now open for public voting and comment in the SXSW Panelpicker. If any look like sessions you ‘d want to hear, we’d be (as always) incredibly grateful for your support. (Once you create an account — it’s pretty painless — you can vote once for as many sessions as you like, through September 6.)

1. Unlocking Inspiration Through Visual Storytelling (SXSW Interactive)

More and more, we communicate visually. Every day, people share hundreds of millions of images through Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. As Nick Bilton of the NY Times put it, “Photos, once slices of a moment in the past — sunsets, meetings with friends, the family vacation — are fast becoming an entirely new type of dialogue.”

Since Haiku Deck launched, we have served up millions of images and analyzed what people are searching for, and which images they’re choosing to illustrate those concepts. Our recent partnership with Getty Images deepened our understanding of how people communicate meaning through images.

In this collaborative session, we’ll do a deep dive on the data to investigate what stories people are telling and which images they’re choosing. We’ll then explore techniques and strategies for pushing visual storytelling further, going beyond the literal and the expected to unlock deeper meaning and more powerful visual communication.


Unlocking Inspiration for Visual Storytelling – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 Participants:

  • Catherine Carr, VP Marketing and Chief Inspiration Officer, Haiku Deck
  • Andrew Delaney, Director of Creative Content, Getty Images

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