2:40 PM

Part II: Be Memorable! Rock Your Presentation with a Profile Infographic

Last week I wrote about a great presentation tip I picked up at the annual CMO Council Summit in San Jose: a biography puzzle.You can read about it here. For those who have waited with abated breath for me solve my bio puzzle - the wait is over! 

To all the aspiring Double Jeopardy presenters who took a run at solving my Biography Puzzle, I had a good laugh at some of the responses. And yes, there were a couple... concerning ...interesting... suggestions, “you think I’ve done what??” Thanks for the emails and a big thank you to Chris Hummel for providing his puzzle details.

This week I stumbled upon - but not on Stumbleupon.com - an online tool that creates a personal profile Infographic and allows you to save the output. Before I crack the code of my bio puzzle, I'm wondering if anyone has an Infographic? Has anyone tried this? Seen anyone? Anyone? …..Bueller? 

I love infographics. And I mean LOVE them. The good ones, of course. I would characterize a good one by
  • a clear and focused narrative (even better if it has a unique point of view)
  • Addresses one topic and has done its homework with finding, verifying and providing good data and information.
  • Creatively and often genius - marries design and data to visually represent and communicate the story – and deliver knowledge. For me, when I find a good one –  I feel like I’ve absorbed an entire chapter from a school textbook within seconds and can retained the information with ease.

I like the clever and savvy use of visuals. Especially the combination of rich media and interactive design. I’ve got a few links at the bottom that you can check out - there's a great one for the sports fans. As I searched for other tools, I found a a series of Infographic resumes which were super creative, informative and could be used as an introduction (a lighter, less detailed version).  I have a few links below you can check out.

The online profile infographic tool took me about 2 minutes to sign-up and complete their template and then another 5 minutes to format using the options provided. The information isn’t that spectacular but it looks impressive for a <10 minute effort.  In fact, I’m pretty optimistic that a color copy would wildly impress my parents and likely be showcased on their fridge next to my niece and nephew elementary school art projects.

Here are two versions. Let me know what you think and if you’ve come across anything better.
the horizontal layout

itzCorinne Profile Infographic: same tool used as above, but with the vertical layout and different background.
As for the biography puzzle:
  1. It’s all German and Greek to me
  2. T •
  3. 000010001100011 x 15
  5. ECMM
  6. CMO and/or Wired
  7. Sat Nam

  1. I’m half German (half British) and my name is Greek. Most people assume it originated in France.
  2. I live in the Tdot – aka Toronto.
  3. I’ve worked in the software industry for 15 years
  4. Some of the specific software areas include Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, Activity-based Management, Application Performance Management, Service-Oriented Architecture, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Business Process Management
  5. I’m currently in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and you can call me a ‘Master’… at least that’s what the ECMM stands for – it’s a certification from the AIIM organization.
  6. My big hairy audacious goal in life is to become a CMO or make the cover of Wired Magazine… best magazine ever!
  7. Sat Nam: No - it's not a sandwich! I’m into Kundalini yoga and yoga therapy. Sat Nam is the Kundalini equivalent to Namaste.
 The links to the online Infographic tool and resume examples:
  • The Infographics I created above are from http://ionz.com.br/
  • Seriously amazing Interactive NFL Sports Stats: NFL stats "spike chart"
  • There's a great collection of resume infographics - which are far more advanced than the template I used above and illustrate very clever visuals.Check them out at Cool Infographics

If you have any to share, I'd love to see them.


infographic resumes said...

When it comes to create an effective and impressive resume then it's good to go for infographic resume that is more popular among professionals and job seekers as well as preferred by some employers. But still many companies still require text resumes that can be imported into their job application systems, so an infographic resume should be used in addition to a traditional text resume.