Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’


Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Matt<

This April marks the 25th Stress Awareness Month and as we are well aware that presentations can be the cause of the odd anxious moment for presenters, we thought it’s only right to try and help.

“Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.”

Make sure you follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or keep an eye on this blog, as throughout April Eyeful will be releasing plenty of helpful hints and tips to make your experiences with presentations that little bit less stressful!

Later this month we’ll be launching our free presentation storyboard starter kits, which are just great for helping you to plan your presentations – and will make it a lot easier for you to create more visual presentations.

We’ll also be sharing some of the best practice advice from our In Case of Emergency presentation training module, which will reveal the secrets to preparing an effective presentation at short notice. We’ve all been there when the email from the big boss arrives asking for a presentation at this week’s meeting, certainly no pressure there then.

In the meantime, check out this recent innovation piece from one of our presentation designers who took inspiration from Stress Awareness month…

Beauty From The PowerPoint Beast

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by Matt<

This Friday sees the much-anticipated release of the latest telling of Beauty and the Beast…

If you’re interested, the original Beauty and the Beast story was a fairy tale that was penned back in 1740 by a French novelist by the name of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.

This classic story has been recreated and re-told many times over the years. The most famous version being the Walt Disney cartoon movie from 1991… and I remember my mum watching a TV show version when I was a kid in the 80’s – (which, thanks to Wikipedia, I can see starred a young Ron Perlman!).

This Friday sees the release of Disney’s live action version, and if you would like a little reminder of this classic story then we have the PowerPoint for you…

We thought we’d give this classic story to one of Eyeful’s expert presentation designers…

This rather special PowerPoint presentation design was the result…

You see, even though PowerPoint has a reputation for being a beast to work with, in the right hands, it’s quite possible for it to create a thing of beauty…


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Matt<

Some people do some really odd things with PowerPoint…

I know of presentations created for wedding speeches (complete with inappropriate images of the groom), there have been presentations at funerals and not so long ago I designed my new bathroom in PowerPoint!

Now, we have come across a website entitled Music: The PowerPoint Remix…

It seems that the author has had a bit of fun reinterpreting the stories of songs, through the flexibility of PowerPoint.

Gangsta’s Paradise, Billie Jean, Brown Eyed Girl and Teen Spirit to name but a few…


We like to have fun and innovate with PowerPoint too, adding our design take as we reimagine the story.

Here’s our designer Phil’s PowerPoint version of a classic…

Mind you, we do have some of the world’s best presentation designers…

So, if you would like to recreate your company’s message into a powerful presentation story with outstanding design (equally as good, but perhaps a little toned back from Phil’s gem), then please do get in touch…


Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Matt<

Murmured groans, heavily glazed eyes and a slow stagger, yep, sadly most presentation audiences could be mistaken for the start of the zombie apocalypse…

Now, I love Zombies! Just not in my presentation audience!

Being a huge fan of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and Z Nation has never been more appropriate…

The latest season of TWD has just started and at the end of this week we celebrate the Day of the Dead in the form of Halloween…

So what better time to show off our designer Phil’s homage to TWD’s opening credits…

I’m sure you’ll agree the artistic design that’s gone into this example is simply stunning and if our designers can knock up something this good in their spare time – just think what they could do to your presentation?

It’s not the first time our presentation designers have a had little fun with Film & TV work either, as they regularly use their favourite shows and movies as inspiration for their innovation projects…

Like I say these fantastic videos were all created using strong storytelling skills, high level artistic design talent and some serious PowerPoint presentation design ability.

So to save your audience from becoming the walking dead, get in touch with Eyeful and let our experts bring new life to your presentations…


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Matt<

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Eyeful’s presentation designers are the best in the business. If you’ve not yet been lucky enough to have one of them work on your presentation, then you are really missing out.

Now I know what you’re thinking, “yeh, sure, whatever… you’re a marketing person and you have to say that…”

Well yes you are correct – however, I ain’t telling any porkies. These guys (and gals) turn boring bullet point ridden PowerPoints into outstanding pieces of graphic design.

Here’s a quick example of a rather splendid corporate presentation they’ve created to prove it!

And they don’t just stick to PowerPoint, occasionally we let them loose on what we call innovation projects, which is where we give them the vaguest of briefs and let them loose on it with a free abandonment that they just don’t get when working within corporate guidelines.


Helen for example has been experimenting with GIF’s and if you’re familiar with this rather fascinating file format you’ll know it’s never been a more popular format than it is today. As a GIF is actually an image that animates – yep, this juxtaposition of a file format is what the adverts you see all over the internet have been created in – here’s one of our own Helen made earlier:

And it was these re-marketing ads that inspired Helen to experiment:

I’ve been working on lots of marketing GIF banners for Eyeful, so I decided to try to find a way to make them smoother, more complex and quicker to produce…

Looking at the results I’d say Helen succeeded!

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Truth be told there isn’t a massive need for GIF’s inside business presentations, but there are options worth considering. As you could broadcast your presentation’s strong sticky messaging in the form of a web advert that is in line with your company’s branding.


Next up is some artistic innovation that could definitely help take your presentation to a new level as Paula has been experimenting with image based typography…

I was keen to experiment with typography and image elements as they are both heavily used in many presentations. I wanted to see how I could manipulate aspects of them to create innovative artwork that could make an impression on a presentation’s audience.


Paula was excited about the prospect of using this style of image and text treatment in future presentations.

I really think this style would be great featured as a title or divider slide in larger presentations. We could easily utilise a client’s image library and corporate font to create these. We could even implement animation where the image could build up around the typography or vice versa.


We round off this innovation inspired blog with a beautifully stylized video by Ed which was created solely in PowerPoint…

I wanted to stretch my knowledge on using PowerPoint as a video creation tool whilst trying to create a flowing story about working with Eyeful.

Ed too was keen to use this on a client presentation!

Businesses could use this as a promotional/marketing video to show off what they can offer to clients and also show them how the operations work within their company.

So there you have it 3 very different types of innovation creations, I hope they open your eyes a little as to what’s possible when it comes to business presentations and corporate messaging.

If we can help at all, you know where we are…

Thinking Beyond Bullets – An Innovation Piece

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by Matt<

Our innovation pieces are proving very popular amongst our customers & in house team. They give our customers more ideas than ever before on just what can be created in PowerPoint and the Eyeful design team just love to push the boundaries and have free rein with no brand guidelines to adhere to.

In this piece Hannah was inspired by an animation created by Apple.  She used PowerPoint animation over embedded video clips and the result is enchanting and a far cry from death by PowerPoint.  In short, it’s time to think beyond bullets…

To find out more about how our expert designers can bring your presentations to life simply get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help your presentation realise its full potential.

The Eyeful Gift Picker Guide

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Simon Morton<

You braved the Black Friday crowds yet came out with nothing more than a few bruises. You scouted the net on Cyber Monday, contributing to servers falling over left, right and centre yet your shopping basket remains empty.

There’s no doubt – finding the right gift for your loved ones at Christmas can be stressful however the team at Eyeful bring good tidings! We’ve created a Gift Picker that will point you to some very fancy present ideas for your nearest and dearest. Simply click here to download the PowerPoint show (yep…PowerPoint!) and let the shopping begin!

The Technical Stuff

Yep, this was all done in PowerPoint by Hannah, one of the lovely and rather talented Eyeful Design Team. We could bore you with the incredible clever way we used triggers and hyperlinks…but it’s Christmas and you should be either getting drunk with colleagues at the company party or dressing a tree in tinsel whilst listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas Album.

Tell you what – why don’t you book yourself on one of our technical training days and we’ll tell you all about it then? In the meantime, enjoy the eggnog (and stay away from the photocopier).