TRENDING
NOW
 




Eyeful's Trending Now page is the place to find out the latest goings on in the world of presentations, as well as being a place where getting overly excited about PowerPoint, extolling the virtues of whiteboarding or ranting loudly about bullet points isn't considered a socially awkward situation.

All of our articles are lovingly penned to share informative wonders about presentations as well as providing some helpful hints for our readers.

   
14
July
2017


Author:
Matt Roper

BREAKING NEWS: THE FIRST EVER EUROPEAN SALES ENABLEMENT SUMMIT IS ANNOUNCED



Eyeful Presentations are very proud to announce that the first ever European Sales Enablement Summit is being held by our very own partner Top Sales World.

This 1-day event, which provides excellent sales advice for all types of professionals, is happening on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at the exclusive venue of Arsenal’s Emirate’s stadium. Read More

3
MARCH
2017


Author:
Matt Roper

ARE YOUR PRESENTATIONS FAKE?



Fake news is in the headlines (pun intended) right now… Especially it would appear when it comes to one President Donald Trump, on one hand he is complaining that CNN have broadcast and Buzzfeed have written fake news stories that show connections between Trump and Russia... Read More

21
FEBRUARY
2017


Author:
Matt Roper

FASHION INSPIRATION FOR PRESENTATIONS



Eyeful’s design team like to keep an eye on trends and find wide-ranging inspiration to keep your presentations fresh and engaging. With London Fashion Week on the radar we decided to share our designer Lorna’s take on Spring Summer 2017 trends; not only showing you what’s in style, but how to build these styles into your PowerPoint presentation design through some handy tutorials... Read More

30
JANUARY
2017


Author:
Matt Roper

NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK:
HOW TO BLEND STORY AND PRESENTATION




This week is National Storytelling Week, so we are taking a closer look at the wondrous world of story (and how it relates to presentations.) Eyeful’s Story Season is about discussing the importance of story within presentations. We take a close look at the scientific case for using story, and ultimately to provide information, advice and general tips on how to incorporate story into your presentations. Read More

16
JANUARY
2017


Author:
Matt Roper
SALES KICK-OFF SEASON:
THE SECOND SECRET TO SALES KICK-OFF EVENTS


Sales Kick-Off events can be somewhat expensive in setting up, they involve taking your people off the road and of course there’s a whole heap of opportunity at risk if it all goes, well, a little bit flat. To help make sure that doesn’t happen to your sales presentation design and messaging, Eyeful’s CEO Simon Morton now shares the second of his 5 Key Secrets To Succesful Sales Kick-Offs... Read More
6
JANUARY
2017


Author:
Matt Roper

SALES KICK-OFF SEASON: ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH BUCK FOR YOUR BANG?



Over the next few weeks Eyeful is all about sales kick-off events… These rather large proceedings are arguably the biggest deal in the sales director’s calendar (after the end of year figures) and Eyeful want to make sure your sales kick-off doesn’t just go with a bang, but leads to a buck too… or to put it slightly more professionally; delivers you a significant return on your rather large investment. Read More

5
DECEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper

Key Message Headline – A Powerful Presentation Structure



Eyeful have taken a successful concept used in journalism and education and applied it to presentations, creating a powerful 7 slide presentation structure. Key Message Headline helps you to break down particularly complicated topics into a story, message and proposition that is clear to your audience. It’s all about focussing your presentation’s content on 3 clearly defined areas… Read More

25
NOVEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
GREAT PRESENTATION ADVICE FOR ALL TECHNICAL EXPERTS

Technical Presentations can be the most exciting, interesting and important presentations. Which is why Eyeful founder Simon Morton has delivered a webinar, The Technical Lab Surgery... where he shared lots of valuable insight on how to turn complicated information into presentations that shine out a clear and consistent message. Read More

23
NOVEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
HOW ANDY MURRAY CAN INSPIRE US ALL TO PRESENT BETTER

Well done Andy Murray on finally becoming the number 1 tennis player on the planet! Whilst Murray has been busy on his quest for tennis perfection, Eyeful too have been on a mission of our own for presentation greatness… #PresentBetter is our simple aspiration – as the name suggests our quest is to simply help our customers present better! Read More

18
NOVEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
WEBINAR INVITATION TO ALL TECHNICAL EXPERTS

Technical Presentations can be the most exciting, interesting and important presentations. Which is why Eyeful founder Simon Morton is delivering a webinar, The Technical Lab Surgery... which is a great chance to get valuable insight from Europe's leading presentation expert as he offers advice on how to turn complicated information into presentations that shine out a clear and consistent message… Read More

9
NOVEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
PRACTISING WHAT WE PREACH FOR A VIDEO PRESENTATION



I was recently given the rather exciting project of writing a promotional video for Eyeful. But when it came to actually writing it, I found myself a little stuck. So I decided to see if Eyeful’s Presentation Optimisation process would work on a video. The result was very, very interesting... Read More

3
NOVEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE NUMBER 1 RULE IN SALES



If it isn’t number 1, it should be in my book. I am so frustrated at the moment. There are literally so many companies out there that are ignoring the most basic of sales rules that it’s laughable. But are you breaking the number 1 rule in sales? Read More

27
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
ARE 3D PRESENTATIONS ABOUT TO BECOME (VIRTUAL) REALITY?



It’s just broken in the tech news that 3D presentations are on the horizon though the creation of graphics in Microsoft Paint 3D a forthcoming upgrade to the famous paint program… but if you really want to know how this will improve your presentations, sign up for our newsletter. Read More

24
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
DO YOUR AUDIENCES SUFFER THE WORKING DREAD?



With heavily glazed eyes, murmured groans and a slow stagger away most presentation audiences could easily be mistaken for the start of the zombie apocalypse. And with season 7 of the The Walking Dead just starting and Halloween on the horizon, there’s never been a more appropriate time to show off our designer Phil’s homage to horror... Read More

18
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
POWERPOINT TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WITH ZOOM



Last week I wrote about the power of interactive presentations and how presenters can use this style of presenting to keep their audiences engaged… to help put this into practice we’ve created you a free advanced PowerPoint training video tutorial on how to use PowerPoint’s brand new feature Zoom... Read More

13
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS ARE THE SECRET TO KEEPING AUDIENCES ENGAGED



For a very long time presenters have been looking for ways to keep their meeting audience engaged… And the way to achieve true audience attention is by having an interactive conversation where the presenter and their audience can talk openly and freely, letting conversations flow naturally... Read More

7
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE DANGER OF LEAVING IT SO LATE YOU NEED LAST MINUTE PRESENTATION HELP



We got chatting in the office the other day about our favourite customer stories (more on these in the near future) and this nightmare scenario came up in conversation about something that happened a couple of years ago, but the warning still rings true today… Read More

4
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
ANNOUNCING THE PRESENTATION TECHNOLOGY LAB: TIME TO GET YOUR GEEK ON...



If you’ve ever had to work late on a presentation, with stress levels rising and motivation decreasing, leading to a deep everlasting of [insert name of any presentation technology that drives you insane]. If that’s the case, then you’d be part of a pretty big club! It’s also why we are very happy to announce our brand new training course, The Presentation Technology Lab... Read More

30
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
OFFICE UPDATES MEAN IT’S HIGH TIME TO SPEED UP YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS


Many presenters are going to find the latest round of Office 365 updates rather interesting… If your spending too long creating presentation slide then a new feature might b a way for your boss to find out... Read More
26
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
EYEFUL ARE THE (PARENTING AND) PRESENTATION EXPERTS


I am tired. Very tired. Today’s my first day back in the office after a ‘relaxing’ week in Cornwall with my wife Mel and our two-and-a-half year old son Jack. Obviously when I say relaxing, I mean utterly shattering. But what’s my holiday got to do with your presentations? Read More to find out… Read More
21
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
SIMON MORTON PROVIDES EXPERT ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE MOST ASKED PRESENTATION QUESTIONS


Eyeful CEO Simon Morton delivers expert presentation training and webinars literally all of the time and of course gets asked a whole bunch of questions afterwards.

So being the nice folk that we are, we thought we’d pool all of these questions and answers into one handy place and create you the ultimate presentation FAQ Read More
16
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE 3 MUST HAVE PRESENTATION APPS
FOR YOUR NEW IPHONE 7


The iPhone 7 has hit the shelves. In this article find out what’s new, what’s gone and what we think are the 3 must have presentation apps for your new iphone 7 (or Android device) Read More

13
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Lorna Boyer
HOW TO APPLY FASHION TRENDS TO YOUR PRESENTATIONS


With London Fashion Week kicking off later this week, we thought we’d hand the keys to the blog over to Eyeful’s most fashionable presentation designer Ms Lorna Boyer, who was very eager indeed to write an interactive article all about how you can apply fashion trends to presentations… So here is Lorna’s take on presentation trends for Autumn and Winter 2016… Read More

2
SEPTEMBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE SHORTCUT TO SALES PRESENTATION SUCCESS


Sales Presentations are tough to get right and according to our presentation survey; sales presenters consider their PowerPoint presentation design to be their most important piece of sales collateral. This is why Eyeful created our Fast Track one-day sales specific training course, The Sales Lab…
But what’s the real impact The Sales Lab can have? Read More

31
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
WE DID IT!!!


Friday saw our annual Eyefulpalooza event here at Eyeful Towers, as we combined having a great time with raising money for our chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Society… well I’m very pleased to say we’ve raised yet another record total... Read More

25
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE POWER AND EMOTION OF PICTURES


It was recently World Photography Day, which I felt was quite appropriate considering that one image had been making waves around the world, featuring on every news channel, newspaper and social media feed possible... Read More

19
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
AN EXTRA 1% CAN MAKE ALL THE
DIFFERENCE TO PRESENTATION SUCCESS


An Olympic event and a presentation are both the culmination of a lot of hard work – opportunities to present take a lot of time and effort to generate, equally it takes a lot of hard work and determination to plan, create and deliver a successful presentation... Read More

11
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
ANNOUNCING: THE 2016 EYEFULPALOOZA


The Lei’s are on the way and the grass skirts have been fitted, which can only mean one thing, The 2016 Hawaiian Eyefulpalooza! This fun filled extravaganza isn’t just an entertaining afternoon for a bunch of presentation designers, it’s about trying to raise as much cash as possible for our chosen charity, The Alzheimers society... Read More

05
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
ARE YOU AN OFFICE OLYMPIAN?


The Olympic Games get underway tonight in Rio with the expected extravaganza of the opening ceremony, but if you can’t wait for the action to start, you can take our very quick quiz and find out which office Olympian you are! Read More

04
AUGUST
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS FINALLY GET
THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE



Eyeful Presentations CEO Simon Morton recently kicked off Hartpury College’s Teaching and Learning Conference with a seminar to 65 lecturers and teachers, where he discussed some of the ideas and concepts from his acclaimed book, The Presentation Lab. Read More

27
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
BREAKING NEWS: POWERPOINT VS PREZI
THE (INTERACTIVE) GLOVES ARE OFF



We recently reported on the release of Prezi for Business that interactivity was one of their major new features. Well, news broke recently from Microsoft that they too have made interactivity a focus with the release of a brand new PowerPoint function called ZOOM...
Read More

22
JULY
2016


Author:
Simon Morton
SALES PRESENTATION TRAINING,
INSPIRED BY THE COFFEE CUP NATION



‘Coffee is for closers’ is a film quote that many sales professionals will recognise with a wry smile. In the world of sales presentations, it’s taken on a second meaning.  Sales presentations and Caffeine hits have, for all the wrong reasons, become synonymous in a very bad way. Read More

14
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
THE EYEFUL PRESENTATIONS PODCAST
– SALES PRESENTATIONS SPECIAL



Sales Presentations are one of the most popular types of PowerPoint presentation design that we get asked for help with. It’s obvious why, they make a huge difference to the final result of sales meetings and it’s why we’ve dedicated an entire podcast to sales presentation advice…Read More

11
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
EURO 2016: HOW TO WIN AGAINST THE ODDS
LIKE PORTUGAL


So it's all over. Euro 2016, that glorious month of sunshine (and downpours) and fantastic free flowing (and sometimes overly defensive and dull) football, has finally come to an end. A hugely unfancied Portugal team, lacking their star man. took the trophy. So when it comes to presentations, how can you too win like Portugal?... Read More

6
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
TODAY, WE ARE ALL A LITTLE WELSH!

We're all hoping for another Wales win in tonight's Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal. So we are officially throwing our support behind the boys in red – to prove our credentials, we've done a little research into just what our Welsh connections might be ... Read More

5
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
HOW ENGLAND'S DEMISE CAN HELP YOU BECOME A GREAT PRESENTER



It's been a week, a whole week since an entire nation tuned in and the entire England team tuned out against Iceland. But by looking at where England went wrong, you can actually help yourself become a much better presenter ... Read More

5
JULY
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
PURE PREZI OR ADVANCED POWERPOINT TRAINING DOESN'T WORK



Since we relaunched our portfolio of training services a year ago, we've learned something interesting… Training people purely on how to do more in PowerPoint or Prezi doesn't work. Of course, the reason for this is blindingly obvious… Read More

23
JUNE
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
HOW TO BRING DATA HEAVY PRESENTATIONS TO LIFE

We hear frustrated presenters tell us all the time, that they think their data heavy presentations are boring. They want to make a point, or prove a theory but the only thing they have to back it up is really data heavy content. Fortunately, Eyeful are the experts at turning boring data in beautifully designed presentation stories... Read More

16
JUNE
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
EURO 2016: THE FOOTBALL MANAGERS PRESENTATION EXPERT HANDBOOK

In this Euro 2016 inspired article you'll find 6 great tips that everyday business presenters can learn from the way elite football managers prepare for huge matches...Read More

14
JUNE
2016


EU OPPORTUNITY PROMPTS CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT UK’S LEADING PRESENTATION DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Eyeful Presentations the UK's leading presentation design consultancy and the people behind the internationally acclaimed book 'The Presentation Lab', announce the appointment of Rob Bailey as new Managing Director to spearhead further growth of the business over the coming years. Read More

   

13
JUNE
2016


Author:
Matt Roper

WHEN GREAT PRESENTATIONS
LEAD TO POWERFUL VIDEO ASSETS


When we discover something good, great and interesting, we’re always happy to share it… This time it’s a rather interesting article with “10 Tips for Adding Video to Your Digital Marketing Mix”... Read More

   
13
JUNE
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
IS PREZI BUSINESS THE POWERPOINT ALTERNATIVE
EVERYONE’S BEEN WAITING FOR?




News broke recently in the presentation technology world of a brand new version of Prezi – called Prezi Business… Could this be the PowerPoint alternative everyone's been waiting for?

This new version of the platform that's been around for 7 years includes several interesting new features over and above the standard Prezi Membership Licenses... Read More

   
13
JUNE
2016


Author:
Simon Morton
EURO 2016 OR CORPORATE PRESENTATION,
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MOMENT OF TRUTH



Like millions across Europe, I’m finding myself getting pulled along with the excitement of Euro 2016 as we prepare for the big kick off in Paris this evening. As each team takes to the pitch, they will no doubt take time to reflect on the hard work put in to date but also recognise that when they cross that white line, their Moment of Truth has arrived. Read More