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Visual Storytelling with Haiku Deck: A Digital Tools Tutorial

About This Course

As a culture, we’ve developed some bad habits when it comes to presentations—from cramming too much text on slides to choosing inappropriate images and inserting jarring transitions. What’s worse, these pervasive habits are at odds with the rising demand for more visual, mobile-friendly content.

If you’ve ever dreaded creating (or attending) a presentation, listen in for a more enlightened approach to getting your message across—with practical tips and techniques you can apply right away, no matter what presentation tool you’re using.

See more tools at Poynter's home for digital tools: Try This! — Tools for Journalism.

What Will I Learn?

  • The foundational presentation best practices that inspired Haiku Deck, and why they matter
  • Why visual storytelling is important, and how to do it effectively
  • Specific ideas and examples of how to use Haiku Deck to create compelling visual content, share ideas, and tell stories

Who Should Take this Course?

Writers who would like to add a visual element to their work, presenters who would like to create effective slides that stand out, educators and students who want to learn how to convey information more efficiently, and anyone who would like to create more compelling presentations in less time.

Course Instructor

Catherine Carr

Catherine Carr

As Haiku Deck's VP of Marketing and Chief Inspiration Officer, Catherine has guided the brand identity and built a passionate, grassroots global community around Haiku Deck, a breakthrough presentation tool based on visual storytelling. Her mission is to inspire storytellers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, educators, and creative communicators from all disciplines to set their story free with Haiku Deck, hailed as “the Instagram of Pitch Decks” by Mashable and named App of the Year by Geekwire.


The Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner

American Press Institute

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute conducts research and training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path for journalism in the 21st century. The organization was founded in 1946 with the mission to help the news industry fulfill the purpose of the First Amendment, sustaining a free press in the public interest. That mission continues today.

This $30 course is free thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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