Category Archives: How to Sketch and Illustrate Your Storyboard

Craft Your Story Faster with the BBP Storyboard Sketchpad

Sometimes you don’t have much time to put your presentation together, and you need a quick way to structure what you’re going to say. Next time, try the BBP Storyboard Sketchpad as an abbreviated story template.  Watch this 1-hour video… KEEP READING

How to Move Beyond Stock Photography

In the first wave of presentation improvement, we moved beyond bullet points toward a more photographic approach.  But now many presentations look like they are on stock photography overload, with one photo appearing after another like a slide carousel, with… KEEP READING

Learn how to Sketch! With special guest Austin Kleon

One of the most useful skills you can learn in our visual age is how to turn your abstract ideas into concrete images. And for most of us, the biggest obstacle that stands in our way is “…but I can’t… KEEP READING

Throwing Out a Presentation Lifejacket for your Visuals

Sometimes if you’re looking for good graphics for your presentation, it can seem like you’re drowning in a sea of choices. To save your presentation sanity, grab a lifejacket in the form of a singular visual metaphor that you can… KEEP READING

How to Build an Even Better Storyboard

If you’ve  already created a BBP presentation and would like to improve your storyboard and graphics, watch this 1-hour weekly workshop recorded July 31, 2009, as we worked with Carolyn on her presentation designed to teach leadership skills. Launch the… KEEP READING

Case Study: Applying BBP from Story Template to Storyboard

Looking for a good example of how to apply BBP to a presentation from a blank sheet of paper all the way through to a storyboard? Watch this 1-hour video recorded July 17, 2009, as we walk through the steps… KEEP READING

Simplify Your Story, Simplify Your Graphics

When you simplify your story, you can simplify your graphics. That’s just one thing you’ll learn from this weekly workshop recorded July 2, 2009, in which we worked with BBP subscriber Susan to fine-tune a presentation she recently presented to… KEEP READING

Using BBP to Pitch Your Idea to Investors

When you need to pitch your business idea to investors (or persuade any audience to act or think differently), it’s essential that you structure your presentation in a way that captures their attention, clarifies the benefits to them, and enhances… KEEP READING

Get Great Graphics on a $60 Budget!

How can you get great graphics for a BBP presentation when you’re on a tight budget? Watch BBP member Jonathan West share his secrets in this video of a weekly workshop recorded April 24, 2009, and you’ll learn: What a… KEEP READING

How to Fix Common Storyboard Mistakes

Does your BBP storyboard seem fragmented because your images don’t flow from one to the next?  Did your audience think your graphics were too “fluffy?”  Was your audience unclear about your main points? Take a look at these common storyboard… KEEP READING