The Hotel Gift Shop… WTF Were They Thinking?!

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The team of communication gurus at SquarePlanet can really do some amazing stuff.  This little group of hard-working, smart and observant people can quickly assess and offer quality suggestions for improvement to most any communications vehicle. Oh sure, the easy ones are the types of projects we do all the time:  meeting content, pitch competitions, corporate messages, keynote speeches, websites, …

Be Bold, the Theme Song.

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Fortune Favors the Bold. We’re nothing if not authentic, so in tribute to one of our foundational beliefs, we decided to create a rockin’ video. With the help of our favorite editor and friend Scott Roberts (or as we lovingly call him, FISH), we think we did just that. The basis …

Fire Me, I Beg You

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We’ve all been there. Stuck in a job we hate, punching in and punching out. It’s the norm for some, but for others like our friend, Robbie Abed, it was a life he’d had enough of. In a classic example of being bold and shouting what you believe; Robbie threw his experience out to the world. His endeavor paid off: …

The World Stage: A time to be Bold!

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The Winter Olympics is all about speed and grace. The slopes are daunting. The competition will be fierce. Anyone who straps on a pair of skis in Sochi is bold in a way that most of us will never experience. For the U.S., names like Ted Ligety, Bode Miller and Shaun White will be thrown around. The traditional powerhouses like …

Should I use 16:9 vs 4:3 for my presentation?

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You open up PowerPoint or Keynote, and the first thing you have to do is choose a slide size. You’ll see two or maybe three options to pick from, but which one should you use? Well, here’s the simple Cliff Notes version to help make a decision on if you should use 16:9 or 4:3 in your next presentation. 4:3 (Standard) …

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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If you haven’t been paying attention, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! What started as a silly idea among friends is now an internationally celebrated “holiday,” thanks to humor columnist Dave Barry and countless others who helped to spread the word. It’s a fun, irreverent way to be a bit different, if just for a day. Plus, …

The 87%: Content Uncovered

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After years of giving, critiquing, and developing good presentations, we at SquarePlanet have found that content, design, and delivery make up 87%, 13%, and 13% of presentations, respectively. As you hopefully noticed, those numbers do not add up to 100%. That extra 13% doesn’t need to be included, although the more pizza the better. You can give a perfectly good …

It’s Not About the Slides

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We develop memorable presentations. Yeah, we design cool looking and even animated slides, but that’s not the lynchpin of a great presentation, regardless of what Microsoft’s new ad campaign would like you to believe. Actually, your slides don’t matter. That’s not entirely true. Maybe I should say, “your slides aren’t what your audience is there to see.” Your slides, if …