Ready to move beyond bullet points for your presentations?
People are visual. If you’re sharing data, try creating a data visualization, instead of a table of numbers. (See Tufte for a start on this.)
And if you’re conveying an idea, a single bold image can be more compelling than a slide full of text. (Check out Presentation Zen and the companion website for much more.)
Here are some of my favorite places to search for images to use in presentations.
- Flickr search (need another license? More Flickr CC search links here.)
- Google image search supports usage rights, too. (Google’s help article)
- Creative Commons search (and as of July 2017, a new CC search is in beta) has pointers and a front end for searching additional resources that support usage rights.
These searches help you find images you have permission to re-use. (The Creative Commons license is a very widely used way of indicating these permissions.)
Always pay attention to re-use rights and respect the creator’s intent – don’t just take any image you find. If the re-use requires attribution, be a mensch and include the credit in your preso.