Presenting Professionally

For those of you who are new to design, creating the desired aesthetic can be a challenge. It may seem like the range is limited to tables and graphics in Microsoft packages, but for a more refreshing twist on how to present professionally, read on.

Canva

Canva is an amazing starting point in making professional-looking documents. While you need to create an account, the website offers a large range of free designs, tools, stamps, icons and borders to help in picking up the professionalism.

The readily available themes can help you decide on the look and feel of your presentation and since Canva has a lot of flexibility such as setting brand colours, it is still possible to retain a consistent and overall polished look. Think of it as having design pre-sets at the ready. Handy, right?

Have a go at creating your own presentations through the Canva website.


Flaticon and The Noun Project

If you have been in a group project, there is a high chance you’ve run into Flaticon. This website offers a range of free icons which could easily be used to make presentations much more visual.

For those of you who may be all-too-familiar with Flaticon, the lesser known cousin for your go-to icons is The Noun Project. This website provides a refreshing alternative when creating icons for posters, infographics, presentations, and more

Icon made by Smartline from www.flaticon.com

For another selection of icons to choose from, check out The Noun Project website.

Draw.io

Sometimes it can be difficult to create process or organisation maps and your trusty MS Word just isn’t cutting it. While MS Visio may be the logical next step, it may not always be readily available. That’s where Draw.io could be your new best friend. Draw.io is a free online website that can provide similar visuals that can help achieve your goals. This website provides templates on hierarchical visuals, process maps, and more.

Check out what Draw.io has on offer through the website.


If you have experiences or programs you would like to share, feel free to let the Talent News team know by emailing: TalentNews@transport.nsw.gov.au

Thumbnail icon made by Flaticon.

For those of you who are new to design, creating the desired aesthetic can be a challenge. It may seem like the range is limited to tables and graphics in Microsoft packages, but for a more refreshing twist on how to present professionally, read on.

Canva

Canva is an amazing starting point in making professional-looking documents. While you need to create an account, the website offers a large range of free designs, tools, stamps, icons and borders to help in picking up the professionalism.

The readily available themes can help you decide on the look and feel of your presentation and since Canva has a lot of flexibility such as setting brand colours, it is still possible to retain a consistent and overall polished look. Think of it as having design pre-sets at the ready. Handy, right?

Have a go at creating your own presentations through the Canva website.


Flaticon and The Noun Project

If you have been in a group project, there is a high chance you’ve run into Flaticon. This website offers a range of free icons which could easily be used to make presentations much more visual.

For those of you who may be all-too-familiar with Flaticon, the lesser known cousin for your go-to icons is The Noun Project. This website provides a refreshing alternative when creating icons for posters, infographics, presentations, and more

Icon made by Smartline from www.flaticon.com

For another selection of icons to choose from, check out The Noun Project website.

Draw.io

Sometimes it can be difficult to create process or organisation maps and your trusty MS Word just isn’t cutting it. While MS Visio may be the logical next step, it may not always be readily available. That’s where Draw.io could be your new best friend. Draw.io is a free online website that can provide similar visuals that can help achieve your goals. This website provides templates on hierarchical visuals, process maps, and more.

Check out what Draw.io has on offer through the website.


If you have experiences or programs you would like to share, feel free to let the Talent News team know by emailing: TalentNews@transport.nsw.gov.au

Thumbnail icon made by Flaticon.

Page published: 27 September 2019, 16:15