Why Hire a Professional Presentation Designer? Because You Can’t Afford Not To

Knowing how the main points fit together to form the whole story, making sure the right amount of information is on each slide. Making each slide compliment the speaker’s presentation style, learning what the key messages you need to the leave the audience with and how best to achieve this are all skills that do not involve learning PowerPoint.

You probably create presentations weekly that do not need a presentation designer to help create them. But there are key presentations that you will deliver in your career that will need a designer’s creative touch; they need to be cohesive, visually striking, uncomplicated, precise and informative. A presentation designers will look at your presentation from the audience’s point of view; they will take your key messages and create a story that will be both intriguing and concise to capture the audience’s attention and hold it. They will create visuals that are engaging and emotive, simplifying diagrams and statistics in creative ways bringing the key information to life. All these skills will engage your audience’s attention allowing you deliver your messages with punch and conviction, knowing the audience is with you all the way.

Your presentation is an extension of you and your company. This is especially true when presenting at a conference. This is definitely a time when a presentation designer is worth the money. Conferences are great opportunities to be recognized for you expertise and knowledge in your chosen field, having a presentation that doesn’t do you justice just isn’t worth the risk. Speaking at this type of event is the perfect chance to create a presentation that is tailored to your audience, and getting a designer involved will ensure you have a stunning presentation.

Creating a brand takes time and ensuring brand consistency is key within a large organisation, but sometimes brand identity can become misused and watered down. For example if you have a large sales team using presentations as sales tools; it’s possible that each sales team member is using a different version of the presentation leading to off-brand graphics and no brand and message consistency across the board.

Specialist presentation designers create presentations that really work. Whether it is a pitch presentation, where you need to wow your client with your presentation skills to convince them of your ability to deliver and sell their product, or maybe it’s a training presentation, when you’re giving out vital information to improve your team’s performance. Unfortunately sometimes the fact that you know the content all too well means your presentation isn’t clear enough and the essential information gets lost. With time being short on everyone’s diary you can’t afford to waste the opportunity you get with bad presenting. You might not get another chance.

Hiring a presentation designer isn’t always necessary, but if your story and messages are crucial to your business’s success then it’s a consideration you shouldn’t discount. I recently read that a good reason to hire a design professional was that you could afford to, but a compelling reason to hire a design professional was that you couldn’t afford not to.

The benefits that a presentation designer will bring to your presentation are invaluable, you rarely get an audience ready to listen, make sure you’re giving them the best presentation you can.

How to Deal With Past Emotional Baggage So It Doesn’t Ruin Your Present Relationship

How do you deal with past emotional baggage so it doesn’t ruin your present relationship? Here are five essential steps you must take:

1. Identify your issues. You can’t deal with something, if you don’t know what it is. Analyze your childhood and other significant relationships. What has happened in each of those that have left you with hurts, wounds, and scars? What roles did you play in those relationships and what patterns can you identify that are reoccurring? Once you know how you have been impacted by prior relationships, you can see which issues have the potential to affect your current ones.

2. Identify your triggers. One of the hallmarks of past emotional baggage is that it is riddled with triggers. A trigger is something that reminds you of the past, thereby bringing up the old feelings, memories, and reactions. If your prior partner cheated on you, a trigger might be his talking to another woman at a party or walking away from you to talk on his cell. These triggers would cause you to feel distrustful and suspicious.

3. Identify your reactions. Once you recognize that you have triggers, you can then identify your reaction to them. What do you do when you feel distrustful, suspicious, neglected, pressured, controlled, or mistreated? Past baggage often results in emotional reactivity which is often an over-reaction to current circumstances. When you know how you react to things that trigger your past baggage, you can begin to change them.

4. Identify your reality. Even when you know you are reacting to the past, the feelings can be so intense that it can be hard to react differently. Force yourself to identify your current reality. Do you have evidence your current partner is unfaithful? If not, then recognize that truth. Use your mind to counter the thoughts and feelings that aren’t reality today.

5. Identify your new behavior. Once you have done all these things, you can then choose how you want to act. It is okay to share your feelings with your partner, as long as you own them as a part of your past that you are working through. This helps your partner to understand who you are without feeling that you are blaming or accusing. Choose how you want to act and do the necessary work on yourself until that behavior becomes your new normal.

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