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The Art of Creating an Infographic (Without Having to Be a Designer)

Dana Malstaff, Business & Content Strategist

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20 Lessons (2h 28m)
    • 1. Infographic Course Intro

      2:18
    • 2. The Basics of How to Brainstorm

      7:38
    • 3. Brainstorming Basics Know your Audience

      3:49
    • 4. Brainstorming Basics Types 1 through 4

      5:47
    • 5. Brainstorming Basics Types 5 through 8

      5:39
    • 6. Creating Your Infographic Outline Part 1

      3:49
    • 7. Picking Your Visual Theme Part 1

      5:03
    • 8. Picking a Visual Theme Part 2

      3:23
    • 9. Creating Your Outline Part 2 Spicing It up

      5:15
    • 10. Creating Your Outline Part 3 Visuals

      6:56
    • 11. Introduction to Piktochart Part 1

      4:30
    • 12. Introduction to Piktochart Part 2

      11:16
    • 13. Picking your Picktochart theme

      12:17
    • 14. Infographic Theme First Edits

      4:16
    • 15. Creating Your Infographic Header

      10:39
    • 16. Creating Your Infographic Space

      11:12
    • 17. How to turn your content into visuals and how to use the space to your advantage

      13:10
    • 18. Infographic Content Review Part 1

      11:40
    • 19. Infographic Content Review Part 2

      10:28
    • 20. Photoframe feature in piktochart

      8:29

About This Class

This course will teach you everything you need to know about creating fun and engaging infographics for your business, without having to be a designer. If you are a solopreneur, or own a small business, and don’t want to have to outsource your infographics, then this course is for you.

This course will give you the foundation and tools you need to create quick and engaging infographics of any kind and I will be with you each step of the way as we walk through creating an infographic together.

At the end of this course, you will have made your own awesome infographic, and the community will help you share it with the world.

Did I mention that you don’t need Illustrator or Photoshop? In fact, you don’t need any so called creative experience. You already have tons of ideas, you just might not know how to brainstorm them into reality and transform them into visual content. Well this course will help you do just that.

Transcripts

1. Infographic Course Intro : when I was introduced to this idea of visual content. There is this creativity that is really amazingly powerful for your business when you begin to start thinking of your content visually. So just that idea got me involved in visual content. And then I found infographics and I thought, Oh my gosh, I love telling a story. And now I get to tell a story visually, so it just made sense. I started creating them all the time. And then once you start doing something all the time and you realize, Wow, I kind of have a good process for this. I understand how to create an infographic. I'm I'm good at it and it's fun for me. Why don't I show other people how to be good at it? Haven't been fun for them to, and so it just made sense. And there there is. The Infographic course was born. The problem of people have been trying to create infographics is there's a creative process to visualize ing your content to not using words, but figuring out how am I going to visualize this and make it more fun? And it's a muscle that you exercise and what people don't realize is you don't have to be quote unquote creative In order to be able to create really awesome visual content through infographics, all you have to do is be willing to try. So this course is really all about the creative process of creating visual content through infographics. So we start where you always have to start, which is the brainstorming process understanding. How do you come up with the ideas for your infographic? And then how are you going to really visualize those ideas? We then walk through creating the outline for your actual infographic. How do you outline it in a way that it is easy, timely and accessible for you so that you could have a real clear picture of what you want to accomplish going into the creative process. And then third, we sit down next to each other and we actually create an infographic together. So you walk through the creative process of why I make the decisions I do when I'm creating an infographic, how you utilize the tools, how you go about the process of feeling really good about what you're creating and how you're creating it. And at the end, you have an infographic that you can share with the community. We have our own dedicated hashtag to really get it out there, get excited and start making visual content something regular in your business. 2. The Basics of How to Brainstorm: how to brainstorm infographic topics getting started. So brainstorming is, I would argue, the most important part of your project because he got to start strong. If you're not coming up with really good topics, then you're not gonna be making really great infographics, right? You want to come up with things that are really gonna help your business that fall in line with your values that fall in line with your services and products and fall in line with your interest and your, um, ideal client interests so that it really has the not only the power, but it's just easier and more fun for you to make right. Because if you're gonna be making infographics, why would you do it if there's not some element of fun to it? If it's really just a miserable process for you, then maybe you want to be considering having someone else make it for you. Because that's part of why we start our own businesses, right? This So we have that flexibility to not have to do the things we didn't want to have to dio . So it's one of the most important parts and brainstorming. A lot of people don't necessarily think it comes easy to them or they don't think their create over. They have a ton of ideas. Brainstorming is like any muscle you have tow. Work it. You have to learn how to use it. The more you learn how to brainstorm, the better you will get at it. And in my business, I do a lot of white boarding sessions of brainstorming, of teaching people how to brainstorm, how to pull up those creative ideas. Being more creative and learning to brainstorm will help your business. No matter what you do, because you learn to be more mindful about your surroundings, you learn to see things that are coming your way before they get to you, which is great for any business, because you can see when you need to be agile when you need to change. We need to morph and not change your values, your core beliefs, but to change the little things that allow you to grow and thrive in an ever changing economy with ever changing people in it. Right? Okay, so that was my business coaching brand. But brainstorming is so important. Here's the great thing. It's not as hard as you think there's a lot of really great brainstorming tactics and you already have that information in your mind. We just gotta pull it out, right. So number one be open, everything has value. This is one of my personal and professional core beliefs. It is the value that is sort of the pillar that my company and my life stands on because everybody has something to teach us. Everything has some of the teachers. When you are open to that, when I am whether I'm on with a client or I'm talking to a friend or in talking, you know, to somebody in line or just listening to somebody in line at Starbucks when I over hear a conversation on an airplane, all of those things. Everything is a learning experience. But from everything I watched, everything I read everything I hear everything I see has something that it could teach us. Now, the scale of how valuable that is in our life will change from the one thing that gives us that amazing Ah ha moment to that to the little thing that maybe just changes the way we fold our clothes or the way that we, uh you know, put our child to sleep something like that. But there is the value that things bring to us is just so beaming with content for us to use within our own organizations that it's this untapped resource. The more open you are to your surroundings to your environment, the more ideas you will have and that is that's just a plain fact. So keep your eyes and ears open and not just when you're at work and when you're doing work things, keep your eyes on your opens to the things that you enjoy. The things you're reading, how you can learn how you can morph that into some way of correlating it. Teoh things a business, for instance. We're gonna go through this process, and we're gonna talk about MacGyver and entrepreneurs. I love MacGyver. I know a lot about MacGyver. I grew up Aziz loving him because of my older brother. Why wouldn't I use that? Even though it has nothing to do with my business to see that there's that correlation there and utilize it and capitalize on it. So be open. Everything has value. Learn to jot things down. Don't try to be perfect when you start. This is the biggest mistake people make when they're brainstorming, you try. You sit there with his blank page and you trying a while. I don't have the exact right sentence of the exact rate topic. So I don't know what I'm gonna put you Gotta put the words down on the page. I just did a post about Bob Dylan and his creative process and you saw him out on the street with these two promotional boards. Just job, you know, jumbling up the words and he's put them in different ways and putting them in different sentences. And they mean different things, and it makes them think of other ways to put it together and other things to think about. But you can't do some of those really great creative exercises until you jot things down. You could make it a list of words. You can just get a blank piece, but you can do an index card. Just put words on each card. However, you want to get that information down, jot things down. They can be words that could be partial sentences. They could be statements that could be full paragraphs. You can just start writing whatever it is, shot things down. Don't try and be perfect when you start. The very, very last, which is really important, is don't take things at face value. Always break it down. Jargon is such a popular word. It's such a popular word, it's almost jargon itself. And this idea of jargon means that the word had some really high impact value in the beginning. But so many people have used it that we've stopped actually thinking about what it means. It's almost automated in our mind to just gloss over it, and it loses that impact right when your brain storming. And this is one of the most important aspects of how you brainstorm is the process of breaking things down. So, for instance, I was working with a client and we were working on sale skills and presenting it away to help with that sort of mindful communication and creative process. And he is saying phased approach a lot, and I kept asking what is a phased approach? And he's like, Oh, it's a common term. My clients know what it means. We'll do that. What does it mean? What is important about that phrase breaking it down. We broke it down and you start to begin to understand what phased approach for him meant that he was telling his clients it won't be overwhelming. They'll be able to bring it out in stages so they can launch earlier. They won't take up too much of their time on a daily basis, so it won't infringe upon their ability to run their business on a regular base on a day to day basis. Those are all things that you're assuming somebody's hearing. So when you're in the brainstorming process, take whatever words whatever information you jot down and see if there are ways that you could break them death, What do they mean? What's the value of them? Why do people care about them? You start that process and it's going to start giving you really great ideas, especially for infographics of block posts, because it's in that breakdown process that you're gonna get awesome titles that says, you know, things like instead of just saying a phased approach. If you want to still use those words, but you break it down to say why a phased approach is the only way to be able to run your business and create new con, you know, create new things for the future or move forward or grow whatever that is. It's gonna give you really great words and content to use, because now you're breaking down the words to say, What is that perceived value? What does that mean? And why do people care about it? Why was it important? Why was impactful getting so? Don't take things at face value, always break it down, be super open and realized that everything has value and just jot things down. Don't try and be perfect. And that is the over arching way to brainstorm, and the more you practice it, the better you'll get. 3. Brainstorming Basics Know your Audience: how to bring stone infographic topics. Know your audience. I can't stress enough because in your business it's one of the most important things. If you don't know who your audience is, I mean really, really know them. No, they won't know what they need. Know why they care about your product, where they live, what they do, what they like. What they don't like all of those things. Then you could have a hard time being successful in selling your product because it's gonna be hard to find them. It's gonna be hard to engage them and to keep them coming back time and time again, right? So it's just a good exercise for your business if it doesn't come to mind really easily information about your audience. So first, what is your ideal client like utilize or need? What are the things that they like to do? One of the things that they like to use one of the things that they need paying for their business for their life. Are you talking to professionally talking professional women? Are you talking to entrepreneurial women or men or or you talking to mothers? Are you talking Teoh? Um, empty nesters or millennials. Who is it that you're talking? Teoh? What do they like, utilize or need? And these can be products. These could be services. These can be just over ching things that they like to do. Think about that and really just jot down as much as you can because that is going to help you come up with ideas of information to put out into infographics. What did they do or like to do in their spare time? This is huge because, especially when you're doing infographics and sometimes when you're blogging as well, you aren't always going to just be straight. On top of some of the best read posting infographics are things that draw in correlations. And as I was doing more research about my ideal client, I, interestingly enough, found that not one similar to me. His woman liked sci fi. They like to science fiction. They like Harry Potter, and they like the Lord of the Rings and those kinds of books and movies and sort of just ideas. And as I thought about that, I said, Wow, well, that's interesting, because now when I'm doing things, I could do something that's fun and creative in an infographic about Harry Potter about, you know, a quiz about which, um, you know, wizard or you which Harry Potter wizard you and and what does that mean for the creativity of your business? That's when you start pulling in really interesting ideas about what do they do in their spare time? What did they like to do that's not related to their business? That isn't necessarily related. Teoh what products you offer. But it's other things that they care about. Are they into family time? Are they exercise all the time? Do they love to hike and be outdoors in our sporty? What is it that the order? Maybe they, their movie buffs. They love to know their movies. This is all really great information when you're brainstorming to help you think of ways to correlate different information to pull an imagery of that kind of thing. And then finally, what are they sharing or commenting about? One. A really great ways. Teoh go out and find information is just go out and find some of these people, whether their clients that you're already that you already have, or prospects that you're looking for or go out to your competitors sites and look on their Facebook page. Look on their twitter. What are people talking about? What are they commenting about? Groups within Lincoln. What is it that they're saying? Because those are things that they want to hear about. They want to talk about, and you can use that information to help you come up with ideas. So make sure you know who your audience is. The more you know about them, the more nuances you know about them, the easier it's going to be for you to come up with ideas on content to create that they will enjoy and engage in. 4. Brainstorming Basics Types 1 through 4: how to brainstorm infographic topics by type one through four. So right now we're going to go through the different types of infographics and clumps of two clumps of four and just go through sort of how you can help brainstorm on these specific topics. So the one first one is the subject specific. So what specific product items service thing are they using or curious about? So, you know, we talked about coconut oil as being really popular. Well, if you're in nutrition or wellness or cooking or any of those topics and that is something that your target audience is curious about, then that's something that you could talk about. So if I'm talking about creativity and the importance of that in your business, what is creativity from a brain standpoint? People are in my target audience love toe, learn really tangible information about how our body works, why we think the way we do. Ah, and so I could do an infographic about creativity and the brain all about how the brain is affected by the creative process of what parts of our brain lights up. So start thinking when you're thinking subject specific, drill down as far as you can or what specific things are they using? What specific things are they talking about? And this is really great to for, You know, if you're talking about how twos, if you're talking about comparison lists, all of those different things are really some of that same question of what are they using ? What are they curious about? What are they looking into? What they want more information about, And then drill that down to a specific subject, a specific item, a specific thing, and then give all the research information you can about that one thing. And you could brainstorm what some of those are through this process. Number two, how to do something. What experience, knowledge or expertise do you have. So I'm gonna flip this one around, and instead of saying that how to something say OK, well, what does the client want Instructions on? We're gonna flip it back around. What is your experience? Knowledge or expertise? Because the easiest way to do how to is to do something that you know how to give instructions on. It's different. If you're in a subject specific infographic and you're looking at, um, researching, uh you know, coconut oil, as opposed to saying I'm going to show you how to cook with coconut oil. Well, you need to have cooked a coconut oil and have experience with it and understand the nuances of it. What does it go well with? What doesn't it. So make sure you're sticking your how to infographics when you're brainstorming them. Think about your experience, your knowledge, your expertise. And that's a good starting spot, because the more you go with something that you know that you understand that you're familiar with, the easier it's gonna be to come up with these infographics, and you don't want to make it some arduous process that is really just tough to get through . You want to make these easy and exciting for yourself, so start brainstorming that way, and then you can connect to that. To which parts of those expertise are your clients wanting, needing or curious about and then linking it that way? Number three. The top number of ways message message methods, things, etcetera. What products or tools does your client need So the top numbers always really think about the need versus the want because it say I have been looking for a good scheduler for my business, and I am going through all these different schedulers. What I need is a scheduler. What I would love is the top number top 10 schedulers and telling me what's the goods and bads about them. That would be really great. I need that and I want it ultimately. But I need it. And there's this this desire to have it when you're doing top numbers of things. It's really great to think about what they need, what information do they need, and then you can. Also, once you've thought about that in, brainstorm That Out, then you can move into the What would be fun to talk about? Because the fund can be a part of it as well, if one we're gonna do is MacGyver and entrepreneurs and what they haven't common, That's fun. Didn't really need me to make that correlation. But there's a lot of really great lessons that you can learn that people may take away from MAWR because I've created that correlation. So start with the need and then move to the what would be fun to make so that you're making sure that you're making topics at least to start out that are really, really going to hit home in terms of what clients need to help them live, their life will run their business, and that will just help you run your business as well. And then four recommendations. How do you wish your ideal client acted? So the reason I phrased that this way is because there's a way that your ideal client acts and then most of the time, your client may not know they even need you. They may not know that they need your services, or they may act in a way that makes it tough for them to find you to get to you, to understand you, to buy your services. How do you wish they acted? What do you wish they did? If they walked into a store, what steps would they take in order to come to your product? If they we're looking on the Internet and you have a service, or if they were calling you on the phone, what is the ideal weight? They would act and then back that up and say, How can you talk about something in a recommended way? How can you give your insight into how to do something, or why to do something in a way that will get them to act like that or, more frequently, act like that. So it's a really good way to back that up. So that is one through four of your topics and just really easy ways to think about them and questions to ask yourself to help you begin to brainstorm topics. 5. Brainstorming Basics Types 5 through 8: how to brainstorm infographic topics by type five through eight. So now we're gonna go through the last half of the different types and just how you can bring storm those different types. So 1st 1 is time sensitive. This one sounds pretty easy, but is one really big point I want to make? What do you care about that's happening right now? Specifically, what do you care about? You are going to have to do a time sensitive infographic a lot quicker than you're gonna have to do any other kind of infographic because it's time sensitive. So think about the things that you like and you're interested in. For instance, if we talk about Robin Williams and when he passed away, it was very easy for me to whip up. I already had in my mind exactly what I wanted to write about, because I have followed his movies. I love them, and I already had thought could think off top of my head of some really great correlations to some sub lessons. Life lessons I learned from movies and different things that he's put out. If you look at ST Joan Rivers passes away, there's not a whole lot that I identified with her. I would have had to try really hard to come up with something, so I let it pass. So don't feel like time sensitive has to be which you go through all the time. That can be really high traffic because they're searchable words. But make sure you're thinking about what you care about and what you really have something to say about when you're talking about jumping something time sensitive. That's gonna really help you in the brainstorming process because they've basically already given you the topic, right? It's something that came up in the news or came up in a product that's coming out and you have identified with it. So don't think everything that comes out in the forefront in the news or in a product launch is going to be something you want to do. An infographic, make sure you identify with it, makes it so much easier. The history of what topics people are products have a history that teach us something. So what topics people or products have a history that teaches something. It's gonna be pretty boring if you try to do a history of but There's really not a whole point to it, right? So think about have you already done that process of knowing your audience and what they want to learn what they want to understand. So, for instance, if you're talking about getting people to understand brand and getting them to understand that just the beauty and importance of how words air conveyed via text, then you may do a history of Steve Jobs who would literally go into classrooms. He wasn't even signed up for for calligraphy just because he thought that text was so beautiful. Things like that have something to teach us because you want to teach them that there is beauty and true impact in the way we convey words visually. So think when you're thinking about the history of is what are we trying to teach people? What does it teach us? What message does it convey that helps guide them to where you want them to go, to think a certain way to believe a certain way to want a certain product or service that kind of thing, and that will really help you brainstorm to know if what you're creating is going to be impactful for your business and for your audience. Now the decision tree what decisions in your work have consequences, or what decisions in your client's lives have consequences. So if you are selling a blender that makes really, really healthy shakes the consequences that somebody's gonna go through if they're not eating healthy, they eat at, you know, process foods all day versus yours. You could do decision tree off of deciding to eat a certain type of food versus use the blender that you're selling if you're talking about doing business coaching and it's whether you have a business coach or not, that consequence for people who don't get one is that they may not get where they want to go as quick as they they want to. They may lose money because they aren't staying on path that might make bad decisions that end up in all sorts of different things for your business that are negative. So think about what the consequences are sort of backtracked. Go backwards when you're brainstorming for Decision Street trees because that is what you want to figure out. What is that consequence that you want them toe understand positive and negative so that your guiding them down something, and that's really gonna help you brainstorm some ideas, a thinking of consequences, of actions of not using or using your service or product and then back tracking it. To what? What would I have to start that decision tree with and that will help brainstorms of those . Then the last one brand specific. What new products or services do you have? He seems pretty straightforward. But when you're brainstorming this, I encourage you to really prioritize things that are really important. Because, as I was saying, before, you have kind of a 1 to 5 ratio, you only want to put out one brand specific infographic versus your five other more educational fund. Interesting, engaging infographics. So be cognizant if you've got a launch for really awesome great product or service that's coming out in three months and you have a launch for something smaller now, maybe wait to do the other one. So the brain something for this is easy in terms of the fact that you know what products and services you're putting out there. But the key to the brainstorming these is is really toe. Look out. Why would you do an infographic for that product. Why is visually representing this product going to help you? Mawr, and is it the right time and place? And does it make sense to do that service? Because you do want to use these relatively sparingly depending on what your organization does. OK, so that was the eight. And, um, now we're going to go into the next section of really start figuring out how to outline these. 6. Creating Your Infographic Outline Part 1: So now we've learned the types with brainstormed are topics or different topics, and now it's time to start creating our outline. So first, pick your topic. We've done all this brainstorming. Decide on one. You know, just pick one that makes the most sense to you that you like the most. Um, you may end up making all of them, so let's start somewhere. So pick your topic. What's next? Based on the infographic type that you created, I want you to write out your list. Jot down your timeline, highlight humane fax a report. And these are all kind of separate from each other right down your main recommendations. Whatever your type is, just jot down what you think the overall content would be. And I say jot down specifically because I want you to keep it simple, keep it quick and try not to be perfect. Or you don't have to be perfect. I mean, if you can write out a sentence in the first round and it's amazing, that's absolutely possible. But even awesome writers go through lots and lots of different renditions. This part is key because one I've said this before. I don't want you to get stuck thinking that your outline has to be a perfect outline. Because when you're talking about visuals, it's very different than writing a blawg. When you're writing a blogger, you're actually writing it out. What they're going to see is that writing when you're talking about something visual like an infographic, you're going to be taking a lot of those words and using visuals to represent them. You're going to have to look at the space you have and change words that you have to fit better With that space, you're gonna realize what needs to be changed because you're dealing with a visual representation of what you're trying to represent. So in that case, this outline is really just a starting point to help you get started. If you spend way too much time here, you're gonna miss out on the time you could be spending to really go through and make it an awesome visual representation. Or you're gonna end up spending a lot of time creating an infographic because you've spent so much time in this beginning, so keep it simple. Keep it quick and don't try to be perfect. So my example, we're doing? Um, the top 10 things that MacGyver and entrepreneurs have in common. I was gonna run through these. I really just throat threw down, Um, the 10 things that I thought would make sense. So they're both always finding themselves in unexpected situations that most constantly having to find innovative ways to address new issues. They both feel like sometimes they're the only one who could solve the problem. And if either of you like in the diver or an entrepreneur, you're gonna totally identify and know what I'm talking about. They both continually learn from their past experiences, even when they're on vacation. Work seems to find them. They both understand that good friends and connections are essential to success. They both know how to laugh and have a little fun that both they're passionate about what they do. They both authentically live their brand, and they both know which basic tools are essential and keep them handy. The thing to notice about this is I'm gonna end up changing the way some of these these talk. I do start them with their both their, you know, and I actually, you know, just have a kind of format once and have gotten in a groove. I'm kind of writing those out. I didn't put them in a particular order. I may change the order that they're in, so don't think that has. The outline means that it has to be from start to finish, because the way we build these infographics their modular, and that's really great, because you could just decide that something eyes going to move, you know, just looking at it. They both know which basic tools are essential and keep them handy. That's not necessarily the strongest way to end. Maybe the authentic brand is the strongest way to end, so I might move that up somewhere. But I could be building my infographic, realized that in the moment and then move that really easily because we build the module early, so I don't think it has to be the particular. They just want to get your ideas out and hashed out enough so that you have an idea of what you're going to talk about, what's gonna be in there, but you don't necessarily have the nitty gritty all that out. It's a really high level outline that we want to dio 7. Picking Your Visual Theme Part 1: Okay, so this one last thing we're gonna do before we actually hop into the tooling creator Infographic is how to pick a visual theme. So before we were talking about just visuals that are linked to our topic, But now we're gonna look at a visual theme and I'll tell you what I mean by that. There are two types of ways to think about this. What is the topic requires a visual metaphor or the topics itself supplies the visuals. We're gonna hop into that 1st 1 Okay, so there's, you know, what's the main learning point of what you're doing? So I'm going to use the example of an infographic I actually haven't made yet Is basically this idea of mindful communication being a being a foundation of helping you. You have a more fulfilled and happy life as well as business. And that's that's because that is a pillar and a value that I have and I use in my personal professional life. So I really want Teoh go out and teach. That writes a mindful communication as being a foundation. So what's the main learning point? Right, While you need a strong foundation, so what else in the world has a foundation. Well, I think of a house, right house 1000 fat has a foundation, and then I basically can't think of anything else. So when your ideas run dry, break things down even more because if I'm thinking wow, Okay. Well, house, that seems kind of boring to me to just do the foundation of a house and everything, so I want to break this down even more. So what else does that mean? The foundation. A foundation supports you when you need it. Most right foundation. Is there always there? It's something that steady that really helps you get through things. It's something that you can reference back to and use. So what are the times that you need support or help? Well, for me and always look to you and your experiences and what you enjoy and what you like, because the more you're pulling yourself into this, the more authentic it's going to be. My husband and I really enjoy being outdoors me like the outdoors. So what acts is a difference of foundation or a support? Well, for us, we hike a lot. We go out and we hike or we can. Well, I need certain things in order to be able to have a good camping or hiking experience, right? That's a foundation. I need that its support. Because if I don't have the right tools, So now I'm going Wow. Foundation and tools. Okay? They're kind of the same thing, because a foundation is something I could reference back. That's really just a set of tools that I always have under my belt. And so now I'm thinking of that support. I'm thinking of my hiking. I'm thinking about outdoors now. I want to think things that are tangible. So I use a backpack, right? That seems like the biggest thing. You have a bag, you put everything in. Well, if I'm hiking, I have a backpack and I put water and snacks and a map on my phone in the camera and all these Everything's what goes in my backpack right now. Think about it. I've got a backpack. It's the same thing. Is a house right? It's something that things go in. It's something that stays there. It's this foundation. I have it, and I put things in it that are tools. The tools go inside of it. So now what purpose to these things. Serve. Now I'm gonna go through this process of the correlation. Ok, well, I've got water in my backpack that serves its hydration. I've got snacks so I could satiate my hunger. Got a map to keep me on the right path. I have a phone to keep me connected in case something happened. And I have a camera to make sure I'm making memories. Okay, well, what are those things actually have to do with my topic of mindful communication? Well, water and hydration is where you get your energy from when you're talking about mindful communication we're thinking about how do we communicate? Where do we What do we use to really fuel ourselves to communicate in a positive way snacks and being satiated, understanding how behaviors work? Because the more you understand yourself in somebody else that you are interacting with, the more satiated filled you will be in understanding each other. How easy it comes to communicate maps, keeping on the right track, knowing your relationship, status and path. So making sure always assessing bringing that out, pulling it out, looking at it. Ah, phone and being connected. Having that good support system and a camera for memories is always learning from the past experiences. Now some of these could be a stretch. This is just the process of, you know, brainstorming and looking. But as you can see, we've gone through this process where we really looked at something, that the might feel communication that really doesn't have necessarily a visual that pops into your mind about it. And we've created a sort of metaphorical connection where now I could do a whole thing about you know, what's in York mindful communication backpack. And that could be my infographic. And I've already got all of these really great ways to correlate things. You put in a backpack to what mindful communication could do in terms of supporting and having the right tools for you. So now you have the beginning of your infographic when you're talking about creating an infographic that requires a metaphorical correlation 8. Picking a Visual Theme Part 2: So now we're gonna go down that second example of a type of visual theme we went to the first on, which is the topic where it requires a visual metaphor. And the 2nd 1 is where the topic itself supplies the visuals. Now the reason I wanted to break these two out because I want you to not discard topics that are hard to initially visualize things when you're talking about success and happiness and communication emotions, all of those different things where it's hard to think about what that could be, visually, that there are ways in the last section that we went through that really make it easy to smell. Make some visual correlations with a different topic. So that idea of, ah, backpack of going out hiking and what's in that backpack as to what's in your communication backpack. You can create those correlations and create really fun visuals about topics that don't necessarily have visuals that are easy for them. So I want him Teoh, make sure that you're letting yourself run wild with all the different possibilities of the topics you can dio, and they're just the two different kinds. Now the topic itself where it supplies the visuals. You want to just have What's your working title? That's gonna be where you start with the brainstorming. Ours is the top 10 things that MacGyver and entrepreneurs have in common. Now, this is actually the infographic we're going to make together for the rest of this course. And we've already gone through a little bit of that process of visuals and the outline and the reason we're gonna do this one instead of the communication backpack one is that this one is just easier to do, easier to put together. And to be perfectly honest, you want to start easy, like if you're anything like me. I started to learn piano, and I want to play things that are really, really hard right off the bat because they're beautiful, right? And they look great. But that's not gonna work because I got to start small. You gotta learn to crawl toe walk before you can run. Same thing here. We're going to start with something that's easier. That's already got some real visual juiciness to it so that we can get through this process , and then the more and more and more you do it, the more you could do things that are more complex to take a little more creative juices to get through. So what we want to do is we want to break down the words. What are the important words? This is pretty easy. MacGyver and entrepreneur, right? Those two things. What you're really drawing in as people that love the diver and entrepreneurs both curious about what they have in common. So the positive possible visuals that we went through form a diver's duct tape to pick bomb rope. Jeep gum paper clip beckoned thing for entrepreneurs. Coffee, laptop, late nights late bullpen whiteboard, money. You make your visual list quickly, and we already did that in a previous segment where we went through visuals, you know, after we did the outline, so we kind of have that. So I just wanted a breeze through it. But ultimately what I wanted to show you is there is a difference between two different types. There's the ones that need the metaphor in order to create that visual correlation and make it easier to show things visually. And there's the one where the topic gives you all of the visuals that you're going to meet . So now that we've gone through everything we've done the outline, we know the types we know what kind of infographics were dealing with, how to use them, when and why. We've done the visuals. We've looked at everything we've figured out kind of what our theme is gonna look like. Now we're gonna actually go into the tool which is picked a chart, and then we're gonna make our infographic together. So now is the beginning of the actual infographic creation. 9. Creating Your Outline Part 2 Spicing It up: Okay, so now we're going into the part two and part to creating your outline is what else do you need to spice it up? So you have your basic, high level outline of your content, right? What else do you want to have in there that is going to keep them interested? That's why I say quote, statistics, maps. Oh, my. Have a hard time not saying Oh my after I do things in threes. But, um, quote, statistics, maps is the three basic ones. Of course, that's not an extensive list of you. Think of something else that might be interesting to put in there. You're more than welcome. Sort of. The sky's the limit. That's part of what's fun about really any content that you make. So, you know, for this instance, I'm doing mini diver and entrepreneurs, but absolutely lends itself less to statistics and map way more. Two quotes. And so I went in and I generally went going to Google and Pinterest, or kind of the two big places that make it really easy to find quotes or whatever search engine you have. And I just went and I looked up things. Now the important thing to remember is when you're looking at quotes is to make sure that quote really relates to some aspect of your outline with the content that you're putting in there. So, you know, there are tons of MacGyver quotes, but I want to pick ones that are going to help support one of my top tens. Okay, so always keep that in mind. Now, when I went in and I looked for entrepreneur quotes in that way, I went in and I simply searched entrepreneur and entrepreneur quotes and found great steps , some from people that are sort of completely old and may not have been, you know, are not modern entrepreneurs, but absolutely had these amazing ideas were leaders and all those kinds of things and things that really spoke to, um, what my topics were. And if you noticed here at the bottom, there was actually one article that I found when I was doing my search that ended up giving me a lot of good things that go out of good quote. So more than one of what I was finding, because you're not gonna really necessarily need to reference if MacGyver said something, where you got that quote? Because it's gonna be everywhere. It's not specific units up their own information. It came from, um, you know, from the show here. Richard Branson. Bill Gates. Uh, those were all quotes that are just gonna are fine, too. Not necessarily have a reference. But if you're finding multiple things that you're gonna reference in one place like I did this article, it's great to reference that article. Make sure when you're putting your information down and you're getting it from somewhere, especially statistics, maps, any bit of information, even if you don't think you have to because it's general knowledge. You know, if someone was taking something from your site that even if it was general knowledge, you would want them to reference your site because it's obviously gonna help bring back not only lend credibility to the infographic, but lead people back to your site potentially. So give that same courtesy to everybody else and just cover yourself. So any time you're getting something, even if it's a bunch of quotes and you're getting multiple clothes, quotes from one place reference, that especially if you're looking at things like this is a Forbes article that I got a couple of these quotes off and everybody knows Forbes. It's well established. It's got credibility. They will know that I did my research, that I wasn't just pulling these things from nowhere, you know? So it's great to have those in their plus. People might want to go and look at the whole 32. Remember that your outline is never set in stone. Um, it takes all the fun out of it. And I say that because this process, you know, maybe a little intimidating at first, but it is meant to be fun. Creating infographics is fine. It's really visual. You have a lot of creative license, and once you build up that confidence that you really have that creativity there, which I know everybody taking this class does, then it's gonna make it just so much more fun to create it. And, you know, see that the sky's the limit. So when you're putting these quotes in when you're doing, you know, looking at maps or statistics or whatever you're pulling in, never spend more than, say, an hour on on pulling this information together, because what's gonna happen is you're gonna go in and create your infographic, and you're gonna realize you need something that you would never thought of before you started the actual infographic creation process. And you have spent a ton of time in the beginning on Lee to need to spend more time during the process. I don't want you to think of this whole infographic creation process as a brainstorm and execute. It's a brainstorm. Execute, brainstorm, execute, brainstorm, execute. It goes through this growth process, this learning process, and that's part of the beauty of it. When we create the infographic, the tool that we use through this class is modular. So even if you figure out what I was saying before that you want to move something around, you can't really easy to manipulate, and you're gonna get ideas. As you go through each step of this process. It actually fosters brainstorming and creativity by creating your infographic. So don't spend more than an hour figuring things out here, and this is just a rough draft to get you started, and then the rial fund and the real discovery is going to happen once you're in there and your your, you know, knee deep in figuring things out. What, you're gonna put it? So you're outlines. Never set in Stone. Takes all the fun out of it on Lee spent an hour putting this information together. And I want to talk a little bit about visuals, where to find them and how to, uh had to pull them in and use that. 10. Creating Your Outline Part 3 Visuals: Okay, So the next part of our infographic outline, Part three is all about the visuals. And you want to think about what visuals do you want to use and where you gonna get those visuals. And these visuals are really specific to your exact topic, and we'll be getting to the next section. You'll know why I said that. But visuals specific to your exact topic. So what comes to mind when you think of MacGyver? I think a duct tape, paperclips, army knives, bombs, jail matches. He's always in jail. You know, it's funny, you think is a side note that MacGyver is so amazing at what he does. But really, what he's great at is getting himself out of trouble. Which means easily is getting himself into trouble. That's an interesting, interesting notion. I digress. But, um, these air definite visuals that come to mind when I think of MacGyver and when you're doing this visual exercise. Before, when you were finding quotes or statistics, you want them to be really specific to your outline, right? But when you're doing the visuals, don't narrow yourself down that way. Just think of any visuals because there's a lot of ways that you could maybe use visual. That doesn't necessarily fault specifically in line with that one topic. But it can be fun to have, you know, the little side note over here, a background image or something like that. So with your visuals, just brainstorm anything that you can think of. And like we were doing before, do it quickly. Do a quick rundown. So there are a couple different ways to get images and types of images. You have your free embedded image, and you can go on any search engine and say I want free embedded images from a diver. And so duct tape was one that I would, you know, couldn't find in certain places. I looked in this, uh, this capacity and found one. Now, I'm not necessarily going to embed the image because I'm not doing it this type of infographic as a dynamic one on my website, I'm gonna do it just a sort of a static infographic image. So I, um, saved, as you know, right clicked and saved. As for the image, but I make sure that I had him referencing that because the reason you're getting it for free is when you're embedding it somewhere you're going. Teoh, um, reference that back to that site. So you're still giving them that credit? Make sure you have that there. Really? Every image that you have, it doesn't matter if it's free. It doesn't matter where you get it. Just referencing. The only place that I say you don't have to do that is the 2nd 1 which is the Power point images. They are usable for anything, whether you're using images for blogging or your infographics. And they've come a long way from just the regular sort of two D clip parts that were used. Teoh remembering, seeing. And I don't know if that ages me or not, but in this idea that you can go in there. I found a really great Army knife, and it's gonna work great. There's a lot of times that I use Power Point imagery, and they have really good photographs and things as well. So keep those in mind, and that's really the only one where you don't have to say I got this from Power point, but otherwise, if there's an image, reference it if you don't know if you can use it air on the side of caution and don't use it and look elsewhere. I just kind of do a general look, cause you'll also be able to use tons of different imagery from your infographic. This just gives you an outlining idea to get your wheels turning and the free background So always, Um, if it's about a person. If it's about a movie, a book, a character, anything like that, odds are they've created a free background for it. You could go and download those, make sure that you reference it, and you can either cut it off so that there is only part of it, you know, so there's a lot of different options, but those air three really great places to go and find imagery that you can actually use. Now I know that you could go depending on what you're doing. Flicker has things that you can use but be really just quick about the imagery that you're looking at. And technically, you don't even have to find these and put them in a power pointer in an outline before you go into infographic, cause it may be that your infographic, unless you're talking about somebody famous or a movie character or a movie or a book, your you may be able to find it in the infographic. This is simply to show you different places that you can get it. Now. When I think of entrepreneurs, I think of light bulbs for ideas. I think of the idea on a napkin. I think that they're in meetings all the time. They're coffee shops that traveling all the time, imagery wise. I said, Well, besides the light bulb, I'm not really sure where I could get that information. And odds are my infographic to was going to have a lightbulb. I mean, that's a pretty common imagery. The napkin idea, though it's really stuck with me because for entrepreneurs, that really is that that feeling of creation, spontaneous creation and ingenuity. And so I thought. But I looked and I was like, I don't want to pay the only good ones that I could find out fine for imagery once I'd have to pay for When you come across that and you want to keep your cost low or you just feel like you can don't be afraid to photograph your own imagery, so I went and I got on a cocktail napkin. You know, I I took one for the team and I had a drink and think of my cocktail napkin and I can't draw at all. Um And so I went online and said, Well, to me, an idea is, you know, the little flying paper airplane. So I just looked up on Google, you know, George edge drawings or sketches of little paper airplanes. And I just looked on and kind of copied this really simplistic look, I took the picture. And then if you don't have a photo shop or all those different things, you can go to clipping magic dot com And I think your 1st 5 or so we're free on and it's like $3 a month. So if you're gonna create a lot of infographics, it's a really inexpensive and cheap way to do this. It it masks out the background so you could do that with photographs. You could do that with imagery. I just click a few places and it's, I know photo shop in all those different graphic design tools, and I will tell you it is super super, super, super easy. So great tool that you can use if you want to take your own images and then cut out the back. The other thing to think about is looking at different image options. So when you're thinking about what you want to dio do, I want to be able to have text with no background. So it's kind of got this mast out transparent. Look, do I wanna have something like this where technically I could go in and I could put text in this box? It's really straightforward, you know, It might be a fun way if I'm doing an infographic. I could put information here or once that are really just pictures. If I'm you know, for instance, thinking about them going on vacation and always working, this seems like a perfect thing to do. So you see, there's a computer in each one of these, however, there three different types of once ones that are pictures, standalone ones where you can put text within the picture, and one where it's sort of a standalone, transparent image. So just keep that in mind as you're looking. So now we're ready to pull it all together. Now it's the fun part of actually creating that Infographic. So what I suggest to you is to go in, and the next thing we're gonna talk about is is picking your theme. And, um and from there, we're going to actually jump into the tool, so get ready to have some fun. 11. Introduction to Piktochart Part 1: So this segment is all about just understanding the layout of picture chart. If you do decide that this is a tool that you're going to want to use, this is a really quick run down to tell you where everything is and how to use it and reiterating some just what we've already gone over throughout the course, but I like to have it in one spot. So once you log in, you're going to your account settings, which is just all your basic information. You're rarely gonna have to go in there unless there's some issue with your account. FAA Queues of basic Information The Contact Picture Chart team is a great place. If you a specific question, they get back really, really quickly to you, makes it super easy and then log. You don't really ever need to log out unless you are sharing your computer or somebody. In that case, you will. The little battle just tells you notifications when they add new features or do new things within the picture chart tool. The picture templates is the place we aren't page. We're on right now, and they've got four different types of templates. They've got infographic report banner and presentation. And this is a really great break out because they lay the information out in the templates in a different way. So you can tell this is a lot less information and they actually have a lot more shorter ones. If you're gonna be doing sidebars. This is a great one to do presentations. Basically, if you don't have photo shop in design, all of those designer tools and you want to still have that designer look, I pretty much used picture chart for every single thing that I make its design wise. I use it for my coupons. I use it for my banners. I used for my sidebars, my headers, my my guides, my downloads, my everything I do, including my infographics. So this is a great tool to be able to use to go through and make pretty much everything designed you want in a really easy way, without having to buy photo shopper and design if you don't want. So the infographic, they all kind of worked the same is going to show you ones that have featured, which are things that are new, and then all you have to do is you click and preview and actually my Internet has been a little slow, but up popped right up. Awesome. So pops up and you could not waken scroll down and see everything that's in here to decide if if it's the right infographic template for you and also shows featured ones and then you can also search through here. So technically, we could do if you want to do the search or you know more of what you're looking for, You could just looking here. I actually tend to only just previewing either take it or not. Take it and exit out. Go scroll through this. But you know whatever works for you. The report once you just basically click on the next one. If you want to see their and you can kind of see that thes are mawr of showing reports. So data information, if you've got a lot of charts and things like that is gonna be a better place to go and at least start to look. Although I've done infographics based off of other things as well, So you're basically clicking on each one to see. And so, for instance, you know, I've used this kind of banner for, um, a sidebar that I did. And I ended up changing up a bunch of things from it. But, um, you can see there is a sort of simplicity to those that you that you don't get, so you're erasing a lot less information, and it fits more with the purpose of what you're making. So each of those four formats, there's a lot of templates in there. Now you go to your safe picked up charts. That's gonna be where all of your saved, um, charts are. So as you can see, I've got a lot of different things, including here. When you're, you know, ones where I have a picture of me and on YouTube. I want it to be that image that comes up, Um, and you see for different courses and things like that, so you could do those in here as well. My 30 day money back guarantee imagery is here. All the modules that I do for for courses and things like that. So there's a lot going on here. This is actual course work that you've done my mantra, all of those things. So I basically do everything in here and you can see that that is where your you'll find all of your everything you've created. And then they have showcase of featured picture charts. So these are ones that people have made, so you can kind of see other people's. If you want creative inspiration, you can see how other people have created their own picture charts. Um, within here, which is a really cool feature, in my opinion, because it gives you without having to leave the space, you can see how other people have manipulated the templates that you also have access to, and it gives you just that extra little bit of creative fuel, so I'm always up for that. 12. Introduction to Piktochart Part 2: Okay, so now we're going to show you the actual inside of the template creation area. So when you pick your template and we're just going to go with a create your own, you just click create, give it a moment to load up. Resource is, and there you go. So this is the area. I'm gonna go through this relatively quickly because I am going to also provide a static screenshot, um, with some arrows and fun little lines to tell you where things are as well. So this is your basic area. The dark parts tell you which ones were modules you can see some are different sizes and the other, so generally they'll make this top part smaller as a header and they go other parts larger . If you click on it, you will get this sort of sidebar so you can add a block. You can delete this block. You can clone this block, which is comes in handy if you want to sort of replicate texts and things like that. But you don't want to have to copy and paste, and all kinds of he can club, and then you can move them up and down the settings allows you to change the size. So right now I have it in 800 pixels, which is easiest to work in if I want this to be nice and big when I put it on a website or river point to put it, I can always put it like this, and it makes it just a bigger export. So just to keep in mind now, this height you play a lot of round with you can put it all the way up to whatever I wanted to be at and something I wanted to show you is if you notice you see this line right here, the line is the page break. If you're gonna be curating a guide or something other than infographic and you want them to be able to print it, you're going to pay attention to these. And you're gonna make this say big enough to where it actually lands on that line. Okay. And, um, that way, when it prints thes print by page, which works out really, really well, otherwise it doesn't matter. So you could do Click this undo button right here, and it brings you right back to where you are so undo and this you'll notice the's air gray . That's because I haven't clicked on text. Once I click on text, you will notice that a whole bunch of other stuff comes up. You can't cut and, um, copy. You can paste, you can delete, you can lock. So if I lock this, it turns red and I can't move it anywhere. So that's always good if you keep trying to get things and you end up moving other stuff around. Once I click on this, let's see. I can click on the color and they just change what this icon looks like. So in some of the recordings, it's gonna look like a little droplet. But this color, you can change the front to any color you want. The opacity allows you to create making so the other things he threw it. So, for instance, if I bring this down here, you'll notice that it could go over different things. Toe. Where is if I click here now? It's much starker now. One of the thing you notice is if I click on something and hold it up over into the dark area, I can change blocks, um, fonts pretty easy. You decide what front you want, you click on it. Size is pretty easy decides, but so you size you want, you click on it, you can bold. Um, but only on Lian certain types of front Most of the time you can the bold and italics. Although I would tell you, a lot of these actually give you that sort of bold feel. Then you can change the alignment. You can create links and this one I use all the time. So make sure you take a look, you can arrange them. So if I've got multiple things, I want this to be in front. I can change this so that everything is behind it or everything is in front of it. It's great if you've got a bunch of stuff and you decide to change your back image, that makes it super easy to do. So okay, so now we go over to this left hand side and I know I'm coming going through this quick cause we're gonna kind of go through this again as you go through the course. You've got your shapes. So basic lines. This is really great. If you want, You pop it in there, so I literally just clicked on it and it goes into whatever box I've clicked in. If you click it, I and you click the back space, you could delete them. I like to click them. And if you get one of these arrows, you can change the size. So this is really good if, say, and that color palette right up there, I want to have some kind of graphic here with text on top. Our banner, something like that. The shapes could be great for that. Or, you know, I wanna have this and it's got a picture in it and I can change size now. You'll notice when you do this, it doesn't keep that aspect ratio. Hold down the shift button and it keeps that aspect ratio. So it really looks good. It's great to do with pictures to otherwise they end up looking all wonky. Okay, Icons. He'll spend a lot of time here. You can search icons. So, uh, you could say light and I want a light bulb. Click on it. And there you got your light bulb. You got all the different things. They also have it by category. Um, so you can take a look through here will go a lot more through this as we actually create the infographic. But this one gives you an idea, and they were pretty extensive. If you you look in their food since the people there's a lot of different things all the way from ones that look Humanae Teoh. You know, just little cartoons to just faces all sorts of stuff. So there's a lot of options here. There's earlier icons and then photos, and, interestingly, these air, not all photos. If you go to business and finance, for instance. Ah, lot of this is graphic, so I'm not quite sure where they call them photos. But this is another area where you can find really good pictures and make them as backdrops and things like that. So that's kind of your photos area your uploads assembly where you click it will ask you to pull from a folder on your desktop, and then you will be able to select an ad that in when to add that in, you just click and there you have it gets in your space. Backgrounds. Backgrounds were great. We talked about this actually in further while we're creating them. But you can go in and click by module whatever you want, or you could just change the color. So, for instance, if you go in and there's something that is, let's see Oh, and one other thing. If you notice your clicking and it's not working, that's because you haven't selected a block. I do that all the time. If you turn this toe white all of a sudden, you clicked on this one with the bow ties, but you can't see anything. That's because the background actually requires color one to put color in. You can see the background, so that happens often. So just be calm isn't about if you're looking at a backer and you're like Wait, I can't see anything. It just looks white. Then go ahead, do that color. There's a lot of fun backgrounds around here, depending on what you want to accomplish. So keep that in mind. Text is going to be specific, according to um, what the template is that you use so they'll have the title Subtitle Subtitle 23 and Body Text, and they will be the fonts based on what template you choose. So if you like the fonts of the template just kind of pick a size that you generally want and then you can use those. If you don't, then my suggestion is you double click on it. You change it to the front that you like, and then when you click on it and you can either, um, copy or you can control, See, and then you control V and you've got another one, or you can paste clip this here, you'll get used to short cuts, and they just make it easier. But what's great about this is now when I go in to do other ones, I don't have to click on this. Change the font, you know, change everything. I'm just copying and pasting from what I already have. So that will be really helpful for that. Um, let's see. Tools, um, you are We're not gonna go over this right now because I actually have a whole segment on putting it videos, maps and charts. But these allow you to dynamically enter these in to the system, which is great. So that makes it super easy. I'm gonna actually need all this stuff for you, and then the last parts are. If you come appear to file, you can create a whole new one by selecting a canvas or creating, going from a template you can save as so if you want to create two different versions or you just wanna you like the way one looks looks. But you want to make a couple little edits and see what the difference is. Do a save as and make aversion to, and that way you're not messing with the 1st 1 and you could do that as many times as you want and go back and then pick the one that you like. The best download is an image you can click that I usually click the download button first anyway on. And then there's always trouble shooting. If you need help, they're very good and picture chart about providing help. Then this actually leads you to go into your account settings, which you really don't need to touch over there templates your saved templates. We've gone over what all these are. You can definitely contact the team if you have additional questions over here on the right , I click save often. Now it auto saves for you, but I still click it often anyway, because anybody that's lost data knows what a pain in the butt that is. So click save pretty frequently. You can also go into preview modes. You can see what it will look like in preview mode when you click Download this pops up your generally gonna keep four Web. But if you want it to be a small version, you could dio thumbnail you could do for print, which is, if you're doing the guide that you want them to print out. PdF or custom size. Generally you're gonna go with Web. I like to keep the water mark off. If you're creating a pdf, and you don't want people to be able to copy that text, make sure this stays off. I think that's the default, and then I usually do in a J peg I'm gonna do in a nim Ege Um, PNG works fine as well takes a moment, and then it'll appear here of what you're going to get now in my version, cause I'm using chrome, which I actually think uses picked a church the best if you're using Internet Explorer feel like Every once in a while, something strange happens. So mind pops up down here and I can click it or it'll say, Save as if you're doing using Internet Explorer. You'll click that, and then you'll be able to save to wherever you want it to go. You can also publish so you can publish and make it public. You can share or you could make it private, and then you can share your concert through email. Slide share. Evernote. These are our new features, but pretty cool and through social media. So there's tons of things you can dio. We'll go a little bit more into them in different area the course, but definitely talk through how you're using things as we create the infographic. But that'll give you a good start. So now the step for you is going to be to go in and actually create your account, your free account for picture chart so we can start making an infographic together 13. Picking your Picktochart theme: welcome to the part of this course where we're going to go through the beginning of actually starting to put our infographic together. So just is a really quick, quick recap we've gone through Had a brainstorm. Your topic really? Pick which ones gonna make sense and be engaging to your audience. Pick that visual theme. Um, what what correlation can you make in terms of that? The gardening Teoh, you know, tending to your your priorities and the things that you need to get done. And, um, the backpack and communication is the backpack is the metaphor for, um, the foundation. So how are you linking that visual theme to your topic? To make it visually interesting, Creating that outline. Um so for mine, we talked about the top 10. Um, things MacGyver and successful entrepreneurs have in common outlining what Those 10 things are outlining, basically, what you want to say. And and now we're into this idea of picking this, um, visually, what it'll look like from an actual infographic tool. Now, here's a couple things I want to say. One picture charts the one we're gonna be doing it in for this course. This is the tool that I use, um, living it. Love it. That said, there is a resource guide linked to this course with a list of additional infographic tools online tools that you can use, um, that you can go in and take a look and find which on one will work best for you. Um, I will let you know that the link for the picture chart is an affiliate. Link eso If you decide to get that one, I do get a commission off it. And I'm perfectly OK with telling you that because, um, one I have Teoh, but to I love this tool. Love it, love it, love it. So I think afterwards you'll find that you do to any I want to make sure you feel like you have all the options. Here's the other thing I want to say. If you're thinking about getting into another tool, say, you know, Photoshopped or illustrator or anything else and you're thinking, you know, I'm gonna go on and I'm gonna make the whole thing from scratch because I think I know how to do it. Even if you know that tool I urge you urge you urge you to use something like picked a chart for your tool because our time is our most precious commodity, and you do not want a waste time trying to come up with graphics and things like that to do for to create your infographic. These tools. These online tools, like picture chart, have so have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of things already in here. And the great thing about picture chart. There's the free version. You get about 10 or 20 which, or even great of the templates that you can use if you get. I think it's 29 99 a month. If you get that when you get a couple 100 different templates, don't reinvent the wheel. You want these things to be quick and easy and fun and engaging because you don't want to spend too much time on an infographic. I mean, granted, you wanna have this process. That's why you're taking this course. But it's just like any other exercise. The more you do it, the easier it will flow for you. And what you want is these to be great tools that don't take you a whole lot longer than it would be for you to write a an actual written blawg post. Um, and then And also in the case of what I'm doing now, which is the 10 things MacGyver and successful entrepreneur entrepreneurs have in common, I'm going to create a block post and an infographic couple those together and really maximize my visibility out in my social media areas for Pinterest and instagram and even Twitter and really sort of maximize that. So I'm doing both. I'm getting it to work in multiple of the content to work in multiple places. So I just want to say, you know, reiterate that again you have option of bunch different tools we are gonna use Picked a chart for, for the purposes of this course, to show you how this process will work, I'm bring you through that creative process. And don't worry, if you decide that picture chart isn't the kind of tool that you want, we'll do a lot of telling you different ways to sort of harness that creative energy and really use the the way of building an infographic toe. Help you come up with ideas and sort of melded into the way that's gonna look right for you and the content that you have as you move through the process. Um, so the picture chart is just kind of conduct that we're going to do that with, um all right, so let's get started. We are in, um, picture chart now and in whichever tool you use, you're gonna log in and they're gonna have all the different templates that you have Here is a couple things. Um, I encourage you to, um, one not use the search button. Okay. And here's why. Because if you go in and say you put in work and it says, okay, work environment and it gives you an option All of a sudden all of your options have basically been narrowed down to one, and they've given you a decision. It really stymies your creative, creative ability. Here's my thought. Go through. Even if it's just a few minutes, scroll through whatever your options are and take. Take a look through them and say, Okay, look for colors. Look for flow. Just look for anything that really jumps out at you. For instance, the one we're gonna work on for for this project is the MacGyver successful entrepreneurs. Okay, I'm thinking. What are those thinking? Orange. I'm thinking of, you know, um, things that are clever, our makeshift or things like that. Get those words in in your mind, and then just scroll through here, take a look around and go. OK? What might work for this? What? What looks interesting to me. And take a minute and I go. Okay, well, this is interesting. And what you could do is you can flow over it, and you can see previous you can to create. So if I pop this up, se whichever one you decide, you pop it up and you say Okay, you know what? This feels a little book to me. And to me, MacGyver is all about being outdoors. So gas, You know, I think there'd be too much that I'd have to change with this. I don't see enough elements of things that would want to keep me there, So I'm gonna x out of that, and I'm gonna keep going and I keep going, and I'm gonna look, as you can see when you have pro there a lot, a lot of options, and I've actually used a lot of these and, um one other thing I want to say is don't you know? Don't look at what their topic is. Um, for the very first flow through that you do don't mind the topic because they're so easy to change. You just want to look at the elements. Look at, you know, look at the little card. Things that air there. Look at the people that are in it. Look at the colors. Look at the flow. Look, the feel Is it modern? Is it rustic over here? You've got the chalkboard. Is it that sort of vintage feel that is going to give you a sense of what you want? So I'm going through. Let's see. I'm not seeing anything at yet. That is really jumping out at me. Um, and so I'm keeping going and keeping going. Stick with me. And you know what I'm thinking? We'll take a look. This so biz bags. Okay, so it's an office theme, but I'm not gonna let that deter me. I see. It's got a little bit of the sort of leather holdings up here that feels a little MacGyver ish to me. I like it cause I've got a list of 10 things, Which means for each one of these, I could do 10. And don't pay attention to the length Everything on here is edit herbal in any tool that you use, So don't Don't mind that. Just look at some of the elements. You know, the in this set since the sort of piece of ah fabric that's cut out that's not perfect. That screams MacGyver to me. Um, OK, so I'm liking some of these. I'm liking some of the city's. OK, so I think I'm gonna pick this one. So now I go to the top and I click create, and it is going to pop up for me. Okay, so now I am in the editor. All right, so here is where the fun is going to start. Okay, So what, we're gonna do it just in this video is I'm going to do Ah, really quick run through of what's in here, Um, and what you're going to see, and then we're gonna stop because I want to make sure that when we go into the next one, we're gonna break it up into different segments of different different elements of each infographic that you are going to use and how you're going to actually use this visual tool to create ideas for you to help foster creativity within you to not sort of overwhelm yourself with too much how to get rid of things and pull things in so that they actually help foster the creative process for you and flow through this so quick overview of what you see here on the left hand side, you see graphics. So we've got shapes and outlines, and if you click on that, you can click on basic shapes and it will pop the shape into here. Um, we've got the icons, which is by theme, so we can go in and look and will do will be spending a lot of time in that. So I'm not gonna, you know, go into too much. And then photos are some different things you normally use. These is backgrounds, and if things I can show you where they're really great and functional. And actually I use a picture chart as well to create all my sidebar items, all my buttons and things for programs or opt ins or offers like that. If you use a tool like lead pages. Um, something like picture Church. Great. Because I can create really, really simple easy, almost used somewhat from templates and then kind of morph it to fit with what? I need it Teoh as the actual box that then clicks to the often So that's a really great use for that as well. And that's gonna part B at the end of the course. In the bonus, I will show you how to use, um, something like, ah, picture chart. Um too for other functions in your business as well. Upload is where you can actually upload your own pictures and intend to those in. So that's a really great one. Backgrounds. So, for instance, I might not want to keep this dark background. I might want to lighten it up. You can really easy click on these, and it changes the background. Now you notice that this is dark and then this Starks and then this is dark. Each one of these is its own section. So you can, by clicking on it, change the size of the section, um, make all sorts of different changes moving up, moving down. Different stuff like that will go in much more into detail when we're actually editing, you'll just kind of get the feel of how this tool works. Ah, just by by the process of us creating the infographic, um, entering text the same way styles in terms of cut her color palette were using, um, and then some different tool tools in that the end of the course were actually gonna go into, ah, do a little video for you about how to incorporate maps and charts and videos and things like that. Um, so you can show how you would do that in a picture chart there in a an infographic as well , um, over here and have saved you can preview what you've done. And then the download, which is great, allows you to download in a lot of different ways. You also have the option to publish it, so it's just out there, you know, into the world, and you can share in multiple different ways. So that's really great, or you have the option to keep it to yourself and and download it. So if it's going to be in itself and opt into or something that members have to pay for, Um you're able to download and sort of keep that private to yourself and just downloading away and upload it to your site. And I'll show you how to do that, Um, at the bonus part of this course as well. Okay, so that's the basic layout. We're going to stop this video, and we're going to start in the next video with jumping right in and tearing out the stuff we don't want and start put it in the stuff that we do to create an awesome infographic and helping the visuals of this to fuel that creative process for us. So see, in a minute. 14. Infographic Theme First Edits: Now that we've picked our infographic template, the very first step is to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. And the importance of doing that within using a template is that you don't want things to get in your way. When you're thinking about being creative and thinking of ideas and really laying things out, you don't want to put things sort of as blockades or barriers for you to get those creative juices flowing. There is a point of saying, OK, this is going to help me cultivate my creativity. And then there are things like, for instance, I'm talking about, you know, MacGyver entrepreneurs. There's nothing about these bookends that are going to be helpful now if you notice I clicked on that and it shows up red in picture chart, that means that it has locked it. And so the clicking up here unlocks it on this little lock thing, and then it's got the whole dark block. So this circle one is that it's grouped it, which means the dot and these things were probably grouped. Now, since I want to delete the whole thing, I'm not gonna UN group it and I'm just gonna delete it. It's the same thing. Click this there. Click the little lock. Here, do that. Okay, so I've gotten rid of those, and I'm looking, and I'm like, Ok, well, let's see, to be honest, um, I don't really need this top part either, because I don't believe necessarily like the font. But you know what? It's not a bad size. Um, so I'm going to just go and, you know, so look over so you could see its layered, so that's one of things easily die. I'll show you how to do it later, but it's got the white and the blue layering. And you know what? I'm I don't really need that right now, So I'm gonna get rid of those. I'm gonna keep the's just in case, because little paper, things and paperclips seem like they could be possible, and I'll leave that front there. I don't know if I'll need some of these elements, but so as you go through when you go, Okay, well, I know I'm gonna be doing the top something. So you know what? I'm just gonna get rid of all of these here, But you know what I might want one because I might want to make it bigger. Uh, so I'm gonna leave one of the circles on one of the boxes to just give me some space to work with going through here. Let's see. You see something right there. I'm not sure what it is when we get rid of it. Um, you know, here. I don't know this box who do, but I don't need a chart, and we're gonna have a portion of this course that shows you how to do the chart. Same thing here. I don't need that. Let's see, I'm gonna keep those because who knows? Sitting here mid, get rid of these charts. Because I know I don't need charts. Keep the content. Get rid of that too. Okay. So that just the basic idea of this is just give her to the things you don't really think you're going to need. Um, things you could do also is say, you know what? I like these paperclips, but I don't think I want them in my title. Click it and simply drag it into the next one. And there you go. You're not getting rid of it now. be cognizant if you're in something like picture chart or most of the other tools as well. When they create templates for you, they will group them together. So, for instance, you saw the box appear that looked like kind of like a filing folder, and it had multiple things that it grouped. If you click on something like that and you see it's grouped and you're not sure if you want it or not, maybe drag it into a box below because you would have to go in and recreate that if you wanted to. Wear is things that are just a circle or just, you know, a line or something like that may be easier to recreate if you decide you want it in the future. But this just gives me a little more room to play. So go into your infographic right now, the template and just give us some of the main things you know that you don't want to use within that infographic within the topic that you're talking about and just free up a little bit of space. Save that and you go up here, and even if it's a saved, I save it again because you just never know. Especially when your computer freezes or something happens, I would say save more often than you think is necessary. Because believe me, for any of you who have in any kind of document or project that you've done lost information save often. Okay, so do that. And then in the next portion of the course, we will go in and we're gonna actually work on this header part first to put in your title on and help make it something that's really engaging a really interesting that people make people want to click. 15. Creating Your Infographic Header : Okay, so in this segment, we're going to be working on this header part, okay? And for the interest of time, I did a few things that I'm gonna tell you what I did and why, and then we're going to sort of put it together in a way that makes sense. Okay, So what I did is I took what my my title was, which is the, uh, basically the top 10 things or its right. Now it says the 10 things McGovern successful entrepreneurs have in common. Um, I've broken it up into segments, so top 10 things MacGyver and successful entrepreneurs have in common a couple things. Okay, when you break down the best thing to do in the creative process, I do this with courses on jargon and how to break that down. To really get back to the words that we really want. In the essence of what we want mean through the creative process. All of these things are really important to getting us to think in a different way. Anything you can break down unless you're writing a paragraph. You already know anything when you're doing visually. Really? Look and say OK. How is breaking it down, going to help. So in this instance, there's a lot of things that breaking down could do in the title, because the title is that first thing you want to catch their eye, you want them to be interested. You want them to read on? Okay, So here's what I did in the title book are in the title part The background. Um, we'll start with that, went into the background and I looked around in a few things and I clicked around just to see because, you know, you want to say, Don't want to necessarily stay with the status quo. I'm gonna see if Gray is what I really want. Turns out, I like the gray. I found this grid and wow, the grid feels very McG Irish to me because it's just like him. He would use one of those cutting things for lines and gritting things out. Make sense seems very handy, So I like the feel of that. Um, I'm gonna keep it now. I have broken this out and there's an and and you notice that and is a lot bigger. Um, the reason the and is bigger is because generally, when you have something like this separated, it's a really good idea or fun idea just kind of breaks things up to make it a lot better. Bigger. Now, the other thing that I did just to show you what you could dio is there is an opacity meter here, so I can either make it full capacity, make it almost disappear. Whatever I want the benefit of doing something at half capacity, it's going to be that it can go behind things. Um, which means if you want to pull this appear and you want them to be close and you want this to be here, you can kind of have it behind. So there's that that good thing. Now, when you do that, though, if you'll notice now all this color kind of seems to go together, right? So I kept it the white so you could see. But if you do decide to do something at half capacity, you know, look at the different colors that you could use that might give it a little extra jolt and then play around and see OK, well, if I don't want it to be fully bright, maybe I just wanted to be half something like that. Okay, Now, how would this look? And now it looks much more stark on that background. Now you'll see all these orange lines. What that does is it helps you sink things up, so you'll notice now that I have it. And it the lines went across all the way. Which shows you that they are lined up at the same level. Okay, so if I want to do that now, you know, this doesn't seem big enough. Maybe I want to make it even bigger up. So you can really just play around with whatever makes sense to you. Okay? Next thing, the top 10 and things. The reason I separated those is because this idea of a top 10 if you are going to be creating a lot of things that have lists just like, you know, a top 10 from a night show or something like that, Well, you can do has then make this big. It's let's see, say, let's put it 80 to start and it can become, you know, put it off in a corner or something like that. It can become your a top 10 so it on its own a top 10 people are going to know, right? So that makes sense. So now you could do something like things entrepreneurs having common. And now this sort of begins to start coming together, right? That doesn't look too bad. Now, pardon me, MacGyver and successful intruders In the most important words here, it's either going to be people that, like MacGyver or entrepreneurs that want to be successful, or entrepreneurs that are successful that want to know why they're like MacGyver, what they have in common. Those are the words that are gonna get people really interested that in the top 10 because they know it's easy. There's numbers. It's gonna be fun. They're gonna learn some things. So things and have in common are good words. You need him in there because top 10 MacGyver and successful entrepreneurs have in common. Um, is it really necessarily going to make sense? Um, so the point of that is saying that you can make it smaller. Okay, maybe maybe 30. And that one can be 32 or 30 as well. Like I said, you can play around now if he knows here. So one of things to remember is it doesn't have to be centered. In fact, the rule of thirds is really You don't always want things to be centered. So you can have something centered, obviously. But if you notice this titles off to the side and this is off to the side and this is off to the side. So don't be afraid, Teoh. Not necessarily have things centered, especially if I've got something over here. And this is top heavy. I could have this all kind of lean heavy on this side. Now, Now the question becomes, Why do I need these these things right here. And you know what? I think the answer is No, but I may need them somewhere else. And I get the feeling that maybe, you know, it might be in here somewhere, but I'm not sure. So if you cold onto the click or hold your clicky down, mouse down and drag it down into another box, it'll go down there. So that gives me the opportunity to click these and get rid of them. And now look. And now I'm looking at this kind of thing. I'm going. You know what? It was nice. Um, and I thought I might need it, but it turns out I don't. I'm gonna get rid of that, too. Oh, and now look, it's got these in here, and I actually actually like that. That looks good. So here's another thing I'm I'm noticing I don't really need all that space anymore, right? I mean, I want this top to be really clean and succinct, but I want to be able to get to the fund as well. So what you do is you go over here and you click the settings and this is your block height so I can go, and I can put in, say, 300 you just put it in and click Enter, and it creates its smaller. And what I'm noticed right here is that these two are, um are obviously another picture. So, um, if you click this and then you hold down the shift button and you click the next one, then you can move them together. So I'm gonna move this all the way to where I want, which let's say, is there and I can go back here and say, Let's go to 2 50 Perfect Okay, now I want a little bit more. So I'm gonna click this click every element that you want by holding the shift button down . Move that back click that go appear and click this little button round. But it says the group button, and now I can move these altogether. Just give a little bit more space between these and, you know, that looks pretty clean and nice. I like that. Okay, now I'm gonna go, but click safe Here is what I want you to do because we're going to stop this one. That was sort of the portion of how to create that header. Things I want you to remember. Don't be afraid to break up words, okay? Break up words and break them up in a way that is, um, chunky elements of things that are important. So the top 10 MacGyver successful entrepreneurs and and sort of space things out in a way so that you can see them, and it gives you a new perspective. It allows you to see where things might go. Think about things that people know that are common to them. For instance, the top 10 I wow, I recognize what a top 10 is. I don't have to really tell them more about what that is. I immediately No. I'm going to see a list of 10 things. Highlight those because that is gonna draw people in. Make sure that you're highlighting the words or making them bigger. And I actually think we could probably even make thes two even bigger. Um, and maybe uncapped allies, some of these. And maybe I'll do that, you know, while while you're working on your thing and we can come back, Um but the idea is make sure you're highlighting the words that are important to people that are going to get them to read on, because just cause it looks nice doesn't necessarily mean they're going to read all of your content. So make sure you're highlighting the words that are going to get people interested. Um, that means you can, um, sort of low, lighter de accentuate, if that's the correct word. The, um the words that aren't as important, right? Remember, if you've got icons or things like, and that you can make them bigger and and kind of put them in the background a little bit. So there's a little bit overlap opportunity. Think of those more is binding images as opposed to actual text. And then remember that you don't have to have everything in the center, that this is really a piece of art. In a lot of graphic design and photography, the rule of thirds says you wanna have more of the weight of whatever you have in one of these, you know, in the third sort of mawr on that line almost in between where the thirds are. Okay, so I want you to go, and I urge you to actually go into picture charter. Just do the free one, pick a template and test this out and walk through this process and just work on that title portion of yours. And I'd love for you to submit comments on kind of what title you're working on. So other people can get excited about what you're gonna come up with at the end, and then we can all share. So I'm gonna leave you with that, and then we'll go into starting to plot each of our one top tens or each of our sections of our infographic when we come back to the next segment. 16. Creating Your Infographic Space: Okay, so we have our template. We have our header, our title. And now we're going to Creator Space. And what that means is that for this instance, we've got a top 10. That means we're gonna need space for a top 10. And you want to create a much as you can the space you'll need for your infographic because say, I'm doing something in my number one or my number two when I come across an image that goes really well with number seven or number eight to build, just drag and throw that in that space is really great because it kind of allows me to spot things that get me creative about other aspects of the infographic and have a place for it . The other thing is, you want to be thinking always about what you're going to be doing in in that space, even just on a high level. And that is because you don't want to crowd your space. It's very important and an infographic that people can read it if they're on their mobile phone. You know they're going to see this on Pinterest or other social media areas where you're going to be posting this to create visibility. You don't want to crowd that space. So you wanna be conscious when you're doing it of creating the right amount of space or about the right amount of space in the beginning. So for this instance, I know I've got a top 10 so I know I'm gonna need 10 of these now. I could put more than one in one of these, But you know what? I want to add imagery and that kind of stuff. I want Teoh give it the space that needs. So I'm going to do one of these for each. Now, Um, what I did is in this space, I just double clicked, and I wrote in the number one I could have done hashtag one. However, I like this box here, and it looks good on this block, which is really just one of these spaces right here. And so I'm going to spell out the number there. That's the word number and put a number one now. This is just another example of how I'm manipulating the words that I'm using in the letters and the numbers that I'm using and the way that the represented visually to fit well in the space because you want that space to be fun and engaging and interesting. And if the template works and looks good, you can mold a little bit to make your life a little bit easier. Now the other thing I did is this is in the same font as the header. My recommendation is to start at least start with the font of your header. If it's in fact, something like this. It's kind of like a header for that, that block as well, because it's a good starting point. For instance, I put this in. I think it looks good. It looks nice. It's heavy. It makes sense. It's easier for them to identify its number one, so I'm gonna leave it like that. And if I if I get the urge to change it, I always can. But it's good to start with that top one for any other header aspects because it gives you a good starting point. And if you talk to any designer, they can tell you that you couldn't spend hours and hours and hours playing with fonts. You don't necessarily want to have to do that here in an infographic. So start with that header font and then go from there. If you don't like it, you can always make changes. I happen to like it. I made it a little bit bigger. It started as a 35. I moved it up to a 50. And then, um so that's great. And I did it for two and three others. Only three blocks here, and I need 10. So what I'm gonna need to do is copy these blocks to create 10. So I started with number four, and as you could see, it looks almost like this. 1st 1 on Lee, I took out one and, you know, took out the other one. So what we're gonna do is I'm gonna show you how to do one more of these. And then for the interest of time, I'm going Teoh leave you there and let you start filling and sort of outlining your space within your infographic. I'll finish up the 10 from my end, and then we'll start at the next one and in her next video with looking at how we feel. Each segment of that content of the content in block and what that process is. So I'm looking, And I noticed that, um when I look up here and I'm clicking on this box, which is the blue box, um, I don't see anywhere for me to change the color. So it looks like in the confinements of this template, which is relatively unusual, normally you can change the color of things. I can't really change the color. Some kind of stuck with this blue, um, this sort of mob color and this green. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna go in that sequence. I'm just gonna do the next one is a purple. So when I click on this and one thing I did want to mention is if you see this line right here, this is a page break. Okay, So if you want to create an infographic that you can print or say you're creating a guide or anything like that that you want to export out your freebies that you give away on your website to get up your email lists, um is this is a great tool for her Or most likely, any of the infographic tools are really great for this it will export out in pdf, So this is a good way to make sure that your pages break it the right spot. So it's not cutting into texture cutting into graphics now because I'm creating a true infographic. I don't really want people to be able to print. It doesn't matter to me. It's all going to be virtual. One of the big ways to tell that is, I've got a black background. I've got tons and tons and tons of color. Nobody's going to want to print this if I was creating some kind of guide or checklist or something like that. And, um, at the end of this course, when we do one of the one of the end bonuses that shows you how to create other things besides infographics and a tool like this, you'll notice that use a lot more white background black text or, you know, not too much color so that people are able to print this in their home if they want to. So now I'm in here. I've clicked in and I look and I see I want to clone. Um is the 3rd 1 down, Okay, so I'll click that and it actually creates this second version. Now you may think, Oh, I'll just click it and drag the box down. It doesn't work that way. You'll just end up dragging some elements within this block out somewhere, and it'll be a pain in the butt. So what you want to do is these buttons. It says, move up, move down. I want to move it down. So I basically just go until it goes into the blue. Okay, Now I can see if I looked here. I've got one on the left, one on the right, one on the left. This one will want to be on the right. So what I can do is click thes. Okay, I'm gonna click the group because that just makes it easier. Let's see if that works. Okay, so I'm gonna move that out of the way, and then I'm gonna move this over, and I'm gonna move this. And yes, you can click control Z. If you want to take something back or they're these two errors. If you want to undo something and you'll notice in this tool and most tools like this, things are layered from front to back so you'll notice that this right here says a range he could move things to the back and front, forward or back. The back and front moves it completely to the back or completely, to the front, backward and forth. Just moves at one layer back and forth. And I keep doing that. So what you want to do is you need to make sure that your on that and then you've got the arrows going. Oh, it doesn't like me. There we go. And I'm gonna move this, okay? He just space it so it works, right? Okay, so now I'm going to click this and I going to copy and paste it. Then we're gonna move it up into this one because I want it to Okay, because I wanted to. It's easier, actually, as I'm doing this, realizing that it's easier to just simply use your up and down arrow so it doesn't accidentally go into the other space. And let's see if I can grab I might have to move this out of the way, grab a copy and paste, and I'm I'm just doing control. See envy. But remember that you can do the copy and paste up here, and I'm gonna bring this down this way. I want to go up here, and I'm just gonna bring it back one. There we go. And I I do know that I have been using this tool. So if you don't go quite this fast all the time, don't be discouraged. Um, you you'll get the hang of it, but it really is such an easy tool to use in. Most of these are such easy tools to use that you're not gonna, you know, it's not gonna take you long so you can see in here. And I actually realized, Let's see, I see that there's a little bit of that not showing, So I'm just going to move it down just a little bit and let's see over one. Let's do over when? So now what I notice is let's see where we go. There we go. You just want to get it to kind of look like the same right about. Okay, there we go. So, as you can see, it takes a minute to kind of get this in, and it depends on what template you're using. But now I've got this over here. So I want to take this group and I'm gonna put it right here. Move this. Oh, you know what made a copy of it, Which I didn't want. Okay, I'm gonna move right there. And I think this is number five. I don't know. I put for number five for you. Okay, so it's that same process I'm gonna now. I'm gonna Creek, go click here, Create clone. Bring it down. Bring it down Since the end and the same thing I'm going Teoh do. And now, if I wanted, I could keep this over here, cause this does match. Uhm from before. Um So what I might do to make it easier is maybe I'll move this over to the center or something like that, and then that way it kind of doesn't feel like it's You kind of want this offsetting juxtapose. But if I move this over, that means every time I do, when I'm gonna probably have to move one over, so it might be good. So okay, for the ease of of creating this, I might move this one, um, to the center, over to a little bit to the side. So that it's not quite where this is, but that way it works. So now you can see how I'm going to create this. You can do that clone whatever space you need or simply just if you've got most of the right spots, you know, kind of decide what you're going to use each space for. And don't worry about size right now for all of your spaces, cause I'll show you how we adjust depending on how much space you want and need for each thing, cause you can make these bigger or smaller as you begin to put content in there. So I'm gonna stop right here. I will finish creating my 10 spots. And if you want to create sort of the space for your content and then we'll come back and show you how we start filling that content out 17. How to turn your content into visuals and how to use the space to your advantage: Okay, so now we have our content space. Right. So I've got the 123456789 10. As I'm scrolling down this, don't be discouraged that Wow, that's a lot of stuff, right? Because we remember the last segment. We really talked about this idea that you want to create some good space. You wanna make it easy for people to see and flew through what you're doing, especially if they're on mobile phone and iPad or even on their computer. So one of things you want to do when you're not wanting to get frightened or stymied by the amount of what you have to do is your break things down. And ultimately, in any aspect of creativity, breaking things down is literally the number. One thing you can do to help get your mind moving is always break it down On this top part . We were breaking down the words, so to find out different places for them. And here we're gonna go just one number at a time. Just break things down as much as you can from the words you're using to how you're using them. Tow wire using them all of those things, Breaking things down will help with the creative process. So we're gonna start in with number one, and, you know, I'm not sure if I'm going to use some of this stuff. So if you click on whatever the element is and you get that the little white box and then you hold down with your mouse or your pad if you have a Mac and you just drag it there and I'm just gonna drag these down and that's one of the great things like we're saying before about creating the space for content. So you have someplace to drag things that you may or may not using. It could deal with them as you come to the we don't necessarily have to delete them because they might be hard to get back. Now. That said, See this number one? How I've got that number one appear. I also have it down here. So, you know, I I think we've already got the number one up here, and I'm not really sure we need a circle. I'm not really sure we need that, but I do want this text. And so if you noticed what I did is I clicked and you'll get the arrow. So it's the little two arrows, and then I just hold down in my mouse and I move it over. I want it. I click off and it doesn't have the box anymore. I cook in it. I can resize. So that's how you're gonna size things. Come here. I'm gonna make this bigger. Do like 35. You double click in it to actually change the text. I'm gonna type in from my outline You can put in You know what your number one is, Please, And let me think they're both always finding themselves in unexpected situations changes both. Really? So, as I'm even putting in information here and I'm looking at it, I'm deciding to change. So, you know, like I said, use the content that you have and be okay with it changing or morphing Because even as you pull content into here into your space, you're going to see it differently. It changes your perspective from the page into your actual infographic. So be open to the idea that it could continually changing these. You know, these might morph even as I go further into this Now, I think the black isn't quite as powerful as maybe White. Let's check it out yet because so I like the white there. Yeah, I'm going to try the same font that I was using before. We're just going to start with that and see if that looks good. And you know what? I actually like that, too. Like I was saying, Don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to start with siege and I have seen here continue find themselves in expect. Okay, so I'm deciding, you know? I don't know. Do I want it bigger? Do I want it smaller? I'm gonna stay with smaller And I'll tell you why. Because I like this idea. That one the one liner I'm gonna add a period. Just gonna see that kiss a little. Okay, so this is why I did this. I didn't want to take up too much space, because ultimately, in my outline, all I said was that both continually find themselves in unexpected situations. As I'm in the space, though, I'm thinking, Well, how do I make that visuals? That's always the next question you put in your content. And then you say How do I make that visual and some of that if you are able to brainstorm out in your outline, that's great. But if you weren't getting in here and now is the time that you get to play around a little bit now for me, this is fun. I love the playing around and figuring things out how they fit. If this makes you nervous or you just want to be able to get it done, you know there's a couple easy things you can go in and you could search the icons. If you aren't familiar with picture chart, I would say, Do a quick, like five minute go through and just kind of you each category and take a look around What things I know so unexpected situations. If I'm thinking about, um, you know MacGyver and entrepreneurs, you know my divers, there's, uh he's always got bombs. He's in jail half the time getting. He's always getting himself out of trouble. You know, entrepreneurs are coming up with surprises and things that weren't expecting happen to sort of play a part that they weren't sure they were going to have to play all these different elements So I'm thinking about these and I'm going. Okay. Well, let's hear no bomb. A search for bomb. Yeah, I know what I like that wants to give you click in the box. If you click on here and you notice it's not going anywhere, then you click in the box because that shows which boxes active. But I'm gonna Just If you click the shift button and hold that down, it will make sure that it resize is, um, with the correct aspect ratio. So you don't get something that looks really skinny or really squatty. Uh, okay. And I'm gonna you know, I'm not sure what else I want, so I'm just gonna do a quick browse and say, OK, let's look at people because that's usually, you know, we're talking about two people. So is there anything in here that would make sense? They just do a quick scroll through. And you know what? I like this idea. If you weren't sure what something is to say, You know what? I'm not sure what that is. Okay, That's a pretty woman. I think that probably doesn't apply to MacGyver. Or although I would like to renew your mother. So I guess that could in some instances, um, let's see. You know what? I don't see anything, particularly that stands out at me, and that's OK, Business finance. And you just kind of go through and you take a look and see what stands out at you. What? What makes sense? What? Looks like it would work for whatever you're you're talking about and this contagious, you know, I wouldn't spend, um you know, I mean, the icons are important and the visuals are important. So you're going to spend a little more time on this than maybe you would You know something else. So when you're thinking about the visuals, you know, make sure that they're visuals that make sense and that you can kind of explain them. And it works. Because if you aren't, then it's gonna be confusing visually confusing for people, and then they're not gonna really like that. So one of the things that you could do while you're doing this is feel free to just put in anything that makes sense to you, so you don't necessarily have to be able to explain it right off the bat. As you can see, I'm just kind of scrolling through here and checking things out. So far, I haven't seen anything. Two exciting. Let's see. We'll go to general. And, um, I would see So I like this idea. I think twice. And don't be afraid to just go in and put in things that, you know you think might work. You can always erase them very easily after the fact. And I'm looking. I'm looking Well, I like the maps. And what's great about this is if you do this once or twice, you're gonna actually get familiar with what you're actually seeing. Um, So you're gonna get familiar with saying, Oh, you know what I remember? I saw that something else and, uh, the other great thing, too, is now You have all this space. If I see something that I got all you know what, that would be perfect for this other one that I'm doing. Then you can really easily just drag you click over here and decide that that's I want that one there. You know that that makes it great that you've created that space. You can kind of throw things in there. That way, you're not spending every waking minute of creating infographic. Just searching through, um, different content are different imagery. Let's see. You know, what's the shape? Oh, there we go. There's one and let's see. Um, so it's a puppet. Okay, that's interesting. Gotta play the part. Um, uninspected situations. I'm not really sure. See Storm, I like that. See a bomb store. Do these for now. Okay, so now I've got these four things, and I'm just kind of saying, All right, let's get him to be about the same size, okay? And I'm thinking, OK, well, this goes a long way. So one of things to remember when you're creating any kind of infographic visual, they'll take a look and say, OK, like it? Absolutely. Line them up here. But I have these sort of spots that are taking up space, and my got the lineup here, and so I kind of got this horizontal field to this. And I've got four if I want to use the force. So if I tried to stack these, it becomes a little bit difficult. And if I put them like this, then I don't have a whole lot of space. But if I put them in a line. Now, all of a sudden, I've got good space in the sense that they kind of flow with the way that the picture looks and I adding content of money. Now, one of the great things about the ease of use of something like picture chart or other tools is I can really easily move these around as well as the text. I could move it around, so if I decide I like the text. But I don't like this. The wait is that I could easily then move them to be the horizontal as opposed to vertical . So both continually find themselves in unexpected situations. Now, I could just leave it here, and one of the things I could do is say, you know what, Off the top of my head, it's gonna take me some time to think about if you don't already have it in your outline, um, you know, to think about what I'm going to put under each one of these. So I'm just gonna hop to the 2nd 1 and then you can go to each different one, and so Okay, so my 2nd 1 is they're both constantly having to find innovative ways to address issues, pulling some pictures from there because I may find only two pictures that I like or one picture that I like, and so I can go through each one of these and then pull that in and then go back. So think of what's gonna work best in your process because one of the things we talked about when we're doing the outline is that you want to make sure that you're not causing yourself to have sort of a lapse and being able to move forward that you're not feeling that writer's block, that creative block, that saying, Well, I don't know what to put here, So I'm going to sit here for an hour and try and figure out this one element. If there's something else you can do that doesn't have, you know that doesn't have some sort of prerequisite to it that you haven't done yet. Then go ahead and move forward. Always be moving forward because what you will find in the creative process is simply the process of moving forward will shift the way you're thinking of things, and then you'll be able to come up with more ideas as you go through this process. So what I want you to Dio is go through into each one of these sections that you've created for your infographic. But maybe, but short of the mind, I don't want toe do a whole hour one of going through all 10 we're gonna go through, and I'm going to add in the wording and the imagery for the rest of mine. And then we're gonna come back and talk about them. How we fill in the blanks, how we sort of make sure it looks the way we want it to look, and then what we do after that? So good luck, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. 18. Infographic Content Review Part 1: Okay, welcome back. So hopefully you've started to fill in the content within your infographic. Now, if you haven't quite finished that and you come back to this, that's OK. We're gonna be going over. Why? I made all the decisions that I made in putting the rest of my infographic together, and it's gonna help you start to see how I have morphed. What I'm saying, how I'm saying it were in placing it. Why? Making those decisions to help give you some creative foundation as you're building this and giving you some feeling of that liberty of making changes as you go through this process? Because as I went through this, I'm gonna show you why I would change different things that I had done previously, as I discover how I'm going to put it together throughout the process. So all the way to the very end, it is a growing process that gives you more information, more fuel, mawr, you know, exciting, interesting things that you're discovering as you make this to help you go back and then do revisions to make it even better and more powerful. So keep that in mind. We're going to start with number one and I just get scroll through this real quick. We've got a 123 45 six, seven, eight, nine, 10. And then the bottom. So not I'm gonna scroll back up really quickly, so you can't see everything, but you get start to see how things look pretty different. Okay, So with number one, I said both continually find themselves in unexpected situations. When we started, we were looking at pictures and we came up with these pictures that that sort of work for me, I had put in about, I don't know, five or six or seven different images and played around with it. We talked about before this idea of this horizontal movement, and I decided it would make sense spatially to really keep with that horizontal cause I don't have as much space here, and then it would be it just wouldn't look is good, especially because this one phrase goes well within that one line. So I went and I looked at some different fonts and I have found a font that has a little bit of that writing feel, so I can also use it with my quotes, but has this a little bit of masculine feel to it, so it's not quite to quite too bubbly to be girlish, but it's got that little bit of masculine feel because Diver is sort of a man's man, although I'm a woman and I love my Khyber. So I don't think that you can't be a woman. MacGyver for sure. So looking at this, I looked at these images and I said, OK, what drew me to these images? What made me think of this? So in a lot of the MacGyver episodes, I'm always talking about how he gets caught every single time. How good conduct ever be right? He gets caught Ulta. But he's always able to use the things around him to get freeze, always finding himself in unexpected situations. Things happen that weren't what we're on the plan, and he's able to maneuver his way. So a lot of times he gets caught because he's caught off guard. That happens a lot with entrepreneurs as well. You get caught off guard because what you think is going to happen. The plan in your plan, you know, life in the world and other people have other things going on that sort of foil that plants getting caught off guard. This one I like because it's this playing the part. You're always acting out these characters Teoh in MacGyver, you know, being undercover and sort of doing these pretend things that he's doing, going into casinos and different things like that. Um is playing that part, having to play the part in order to get what you need and you want in your career and in life. Weathering the storm there is this times over time being ableto weather the storm of the fact that something's happened. They're able to stay positive because of their ability. Teoh sort of stay determined throughout the process, surviving when things explode. But Gover is notorious for surviving when it looks like he probably is dead. And then, of course, he isn't. This idea of the entrepreneurs is surviving when things explode is the fact that you know, if you think about a lot of the entrepreneurs that are billionaires right now, they've bankrupt at least once, you know? I mean, Donald Trump, I think, is bankrupting three times or something like that. So being able to survive when things explode and start over from scratch is something that they both. So taking these images, What I did is I looked at images that just spoke to me, but in my gut said, that might be something interesting. And then I decided after the fact, because these were not in my outline. I decided after the fact, what the correlation was, what that imagery drew me. Teoh. And the importance of doing something like that is that I may not have come up with these things in my outline. Just thinking it over, I might have. But the visual aspect of the infographic not only works to help draw your readers, and it helps you to go through that creative process. So always use that when you can. Okay, Moving on to number two. We talked about in one of the previous segments different kinds of imagery that you can pull in this idea for me of entrepreneurs and that that creative idea napkin that entrepreneurs are always have ideas so often that they are writing things down anywhere they can. And it's often a napkin napkin in a bar, a restaurant. Well, you know, I went on, and I really want to pay for one. And I was looking at I was going, Gosh, I could get a napkin. So, you know, I went and took one for the team, and I had a beer and got a got a napkin, and I actually I'm not a very good jar. But I looked up online how to draw a airplane and a paper airplane and drew that on there and took a picture. Um, so that I decided this will work best because most constant, both constantly consistent, That I'm gonna be able to say this right both constantly have to find innovative ways to address new ideas. That napkin, to me is synonymous with innovation, of ideas that are coming out. And it's always this identifying where there's a problem and and meeting that need. Now we talked about before. The use of data and the use of quotes are hugely powerful. And make it really easy to put in things that you don't have to create from scratch into your infographics. So you see a lot of quotes in here and I found two quotes that made sense one from a guy over one for entrepreneurs. I could have that balance, and then the other light bulb was interesting. And I like that and actually got the light bulb we talked about before from my power point imagery, which you can come using these. So, you know, just it kept it really simple with this. And let this image specifically really speak to that idea of innovation, because to me, that is a powerful symbol. So going into three, and and as you notice, these don't have to be super, super intricate. You can see the simplicity, and you'll see some of them are really simple. So going into three, both feel like sometimes they're the only one who could solve the problem. Going into this, I pulled in a lot of different imagery of different people, someone that's juggling a lot of things. How do you convey this idea of solidarity, of feeling like you're the only one that can solve the problem. And I was really able to come up with something that really spoke to me and I I saw this imagery and I thought, you know what I like. I can make it the same color as the background, so always remember that you get this off. Cool. Cut out. Uh, look, when you make the same colors, the background. So if you have a relatively plain background like we do here, I was able to make this bigger, and it looks it gives it a lot more dimension than just being an image on the page. It gives it that fun cut out look. So I decided, No, that and he's holding his hand up saying, I'll do it. It's my job. I'm the person that's gotta do it. So it said it worked for me and it actually took me five or 10 minutes to really just throw in a bunch of imagery and see what worked in this one seemed the most powerful. And in addition to being the most powerful, it also spatially worked really well. Because what I have is I have the statement, and then I have just this one quote that I really liked about this sort of standing alone and moving forward alone in order to lead and entrepreneurs by nature lead because they're so an innovative and so moving into the future that it's hard for people that want to follow right and with MacGyver, I mean McGovern's just a great leader simply because he's Mukai Room and everybody loves MacGyver. So, um, specially it worked really well because I had this space up here where the hand waas and that I was able to have the space than here. So always look, when you're looking at imagery to there's the simplicity of this going on with this cut out . But it also gives me a sort of stepping stone of, uh, of different layers of information that I could have. And it's really simple, literally. It's just one image, the title or the basically header and then the one quote. But it still has that power because ultimately think about this to the in. Information that you're providing is powerful, whether it's through imagery or text. So the fact that I'm saying this just the number three with both Felix sometimes they're the only one who can solve the problem. People who are entrepreneurs will resonate with this. People who love MacGyver will resonate with that, so it almost stands on its own and in a way, and I'm just supplementing with other things. If I wanted Teoh, I could literally just have the text with numbers and it would still be a lot of awesome information, an interesting read. So I'm supplementing and I could be really simple in my supplementing. So number four is both continually learn from their past experiences. I had a really hard time thinking about how on earth am I gonna visualize learning from your past experiences instead of spending a ton of time? Since I know I've already got a lot of really great visuals I have gonna have in this. Infographic said, You know what? I know I've got a good quote that I did in my outline for Bill Gates. So I'm gonna take that. And you know what? Everybody knows Bill Gates. Everybody's gonna be able to see that. Let's pull in one of those free background while paper images that I could get of him and just make it really, really simple and really powerful that way. So, you know, if you feel like, wow, I'm gonna spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to put in here, go back and think simply, You know, an image of somebody who is really, really well known can be a powerful image as well is trying to find something that really speaks to their past experiences. So this is always something you can fall back to. Number five, um, both know which basic tools are essential and keep them handy. So I already knew I had. You know, the knife and paperclips are definitely in the, you know, the duct tape, and they all have these white backgrounds, or at least the duct taped it. And I thought, You know what? What am I going to do with this? And as I looked through it, they said, Well, you know what? I can have it say that it's speaking. It's sort of thinking, even speaking or thinking it's something that your thinking and you immediately when you think basic tools four MacGyver, these or what? Pop into your mind. So I imagine this idea of something popping into your mind almost You know, that happening one after the other. And that's what made me do these. And if it feels the purpose of the fact that this has a white background and if I took this away here, I'll show you are scoops. If I took this away, we're gonna get it to work I promise. Bear with me. See, you can see that white background, so that doesn't look very good, but that actually has a fun, interesting look to it. So when you have that that problem, you know, you can do it where you've got the white pad going on there or something like that. That will sort of give it that creative look while filling the purpose of the fact you've got this white background. 19. Infographic Content Review Part 2: number six is even when they're on vacation, work seems to find them. So I had found this really image that really just spoke to that. This idea of you being at the beach while you're working kind of thing, which if you're an entrepreneur and you own your own business, you are ultimately the one that has to make sure it succeeds. And you care so passionately about it because it's your baby that you really end up working . Ah, a lot of times when you normally wouldn't And a lot of entrepreneurs don't see a work life balance. They just see a life. Um and so that's something to me. I said, OK, that's a great image. But, you know, it doesn't say anything to MacGyver and he all the time when he goes on vacation, is running into things where he has to fix a problem. One. The easiest ones that came to mind is when he went for a ski trip and then there was an avalanche and, you know, insanity ensues. So, um, one of the things that I thought was OK, we'll look for an image with him, and you know what I knew that was gonna be hard. I already had a really good feeling here, so I'm just gonna for those that really know MacGyver will know that episode and will resonate with this and those that don't will know that skiing is sometime when you're on vacation. And so the image still is relevant to this. But you can see how simple it's really only got three elements within their so seven. Both understand that good friends and connections are essential to being successful. This one has a quote from a diver about how our relationship is a lot like a car, So I put the imagery of the car. So when something calls to an imagery, even if it's not necessarily within the topic or doesn't seem that way, don't be afraid to put that in there, because that imagery just adds a little bit of texture almost to what you're doing. And then this one of this sort of visual of people working together on that idea that by having friends and connections you help each other is implied by this picture. And really, that's all I did super simple. This one. I want a little more fun with because it's, um, both know how to laugh and have fun. And so I really just looked in the icons and said What's fun? And I ended up looking in my power point and saying, You know, and saying What is funny in the Clippers? And I found this in the power point. And even though it's a child and we're not necessarily talking about Children, there's this childish play that's happening. That is a lot of fun right here. And it just to me spoke of enjoyment, spoke of sort of adventure and having a good time. And it lent itself well. Except for that, I knew I had to have this picture. So if you ever have a picture where you you gotta have the whole picture in there, this, you know, space went well for the quote. But you know what? It just kind of looks plain and one dimensional if I just have that in there. So I went in and I looked at different backgrounds that you can use, You know, when you're looking at your icons here, um, there are backgrounds you can look at. There are shapes, decorative elements, those kinds of things or you could just type in fun Or, you know, different words like that that I kind of tested around with for a few minutes, and I found this. And so this is what you do? I put this in and I made sure it laid it over. The top of what it does is, if you could tell it really gives an additional dimension. And since I knew that this wasn't many words, this actually originally said both know how to have toe laugh and to have a little bit of fun. And this is one of things that I come back to tell you that you are. Your text can change depending on the space urine because and have a little bit of fun wasn't gonna fit here. But to say and have fun is just a powerful in fact may be more powerful. The more words you take out, the more powerful your statement can actually be. And then all you have to do is and let me un group. This basically all you have to do is I took the whole phrase I copied and pasted it. And then I just went in and deleted what I didn't want and then, you know, So I literally just copy and paste it several times. These were actually different words, and all you have to do is this little circle thing will help you move it whichever way you want. And then I just positioned it over over here until I like the way looked simple. Is that super easy? And it gives it a whole lot of texture. So that's definitely a way you can take and put text on something to give it an interesting look. Number nine is both have loyal followers, and this wasn't in my outline, but I remember kind of seeing it in thinking it was funny. Is that what would MacGyver dio and and as I was thinking about loyal followers, I thought, Wow, all of the shirts that people by and the phrases that they come up with my son actually got for his birthday from a good friend of ours because they know we love MacGyver is a MacGyver it shirt. It literally just says MacGyver, and it's got a huge role Duct tape on the front. It's a baby shirt. So you know there are loyal followers, people that buy these products and use the phrasing. And in my family, every year one of us makes somebody something out of duct tape. I've made my sister in law a purse my brother has made while it we've, you know, we keep every year, makes something with death, take loyal followers and one of things I wanted to show here is this is a good place for data. So from diver standpoint, his show ended in 1992 as a long time ago, if you think about it. And now Facebook didn't wasn't even there. In 1992 however, his Facebook page has 312 more than 312,000 followers. And if you doing use a YouTube search, he's got over 200,000 results. That's amazing, considering that that didn't those those tools didn't even exist when his show was on. And yet you still have avid followers. They have a loyal following. No matter what happens, they even follow everything of the actors doing all of those things. So, you know, MacGyver has this loyal following in his entrepreneur. You have that too. So this lent itself to a little bit of data that I ended up going in and getting after the fact, because this wasn't in my outline. But as I saw, I didn't have a whole lot of date or any data. Really. Throughout this process, this seemed like a good place. And then this is just a free background that I used. And the number 10 it's is MacGyver and entrepreneurs always authentically lived their brand . And originally I have that saying that just they both authentically lived their brand. Here's why I ended up changing it when it's the last one. So I'm reiterating the topic. I decided that was a better way to go. Always want a tie in your beginning to your end is a good thing to do. And I like this idea that Richard Branson and Tony Robbins are two people that really, authentically live their brand and extremely successful. Everybody knows them. So to say both didn't work when I've literally got three images here, Um and so I decided, You know what? I'm going to make the super simple, and I'm just saying MacGyver and entrepreneurs always authentically live their brand. Okay, so this is one of the last things I decided then you know what? This space was actually here already, and I was going to say the designed by part here. But I said, You know what? This needs a moral. What's the moral to the story? Why am I telling people what the top 10 things are? And so I put into Just remember, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, being more like MacGyver, and that's when it hit me that it's not just about being an entrepreneur. It's about being a successful entrepreneur while making my own infographic. I have had a ah ha moment. So I immediately went to the top and I really looked at my header. So don't be afraid to relook at things and revisit things, and I said, You know what? Wow, this needs to be successful entrepreneurs. So I went in and I added, successful on top, and I made my and bigger so that it's stacked on top, and I really just kept this to save. And the top 10 if you remember, was over here. And now all of a sudden it's way too right heavy, so watch out for balance on both sides. It was too heavy, so I brought it over here, and so it's really very similar to the way it looks. But I brought the top 10 over here to give this more balance, and I added in successful. So now it's his top 10 things, but diver and successful entrepreneurs have in common, and that's really an important addition. And I didn't discover it until I wrote this end this statement at the end, which I didn't think about until the end. So always remember that it is a discovery process throughout the whole creation. The actual act of creation is helping you to come up with ideas for your infographic, so make sure jumping into making it sooner rather than later, because that will help foster that creative process. Now one of the final things is you are trying to run a business, most likely if you're taking this course and you're making this for some type of visibility , so you want to make sure, Okay, what am I doing them? That's not to seal Z because this isn't meant to be. It's meant to be informative, but I want them to know who I am and designed by perspective Cube. The name of the company doesn't say what exactly I dio or if it's your name, Um, so I said, Want to see your business grow? By being more like MacGyver? Find out how at perspective cube dot com be like MacGyver. And now what I'm going to do is create a page within my website that is, and it's a WordPress website, super easy to add in a page. Or it could even have it as as a post if I want. That just tells them what I could do for them to be more like MacGyver. So now I've created this connection between my job, my website, my business and how this information will actually lead them to me and potentially be business for me with just one statement, just one statement. And, of course, that I added my references. And these are all of the imagery that I took. Even if it is a free wallpaper, you definitely want to give kudos to the people that are giving things away free. Make sure you're putting in any link that could lead somebody back to that information, even if you don't have to. I recommend you do. Because when you start having things and you start having information out there that people are referee are using, you're gonna want them to reference back to you as well. Right? So So do what you would want others to do unto you and make sure you're adding in all the references that you know that you can. So now we have I'm gonna just do preview top 10 things MacGyver and successful entrepreneurs have in common. And we have a whole thing set up. Simple, clean, easy fun. And that is the process. So I'm going to stop here, and then the next segment will go into What do you do that afterwards? How do you download it? How do you export it? What are the different ways and and then what we do with it after that? 20. Photoframe feature in piktochart: Hey, everybody, um wanted to add something because there's a cool new feature on Picked a chart that I think you're really gonna like. It has a lot of really awesome uses before I can do that I want to do is sort of inspirational. Little thing to let you know, picked a chart, actually saw my courts that I created, which, you know, picture just happens to be the tool of preference for me. I've tried a lot of things. I test a lot of things for clients and picture chart. It's sort of my preference. They saw my course, really liked it and asked me to be an expert for their for some of their webinars. So I've done a couple of those webinars. I've gotten some really wonderful new class participants, as so you listening to this welcome as well as some really great optimize on my site and some great additional visibility. So I just want to let you know that, you know, if you're thinking about you got visual content, you're expanding your business and think about what it is that you might be able to teach because making many courses. Um, we're making any course can be really easy nowadays. A lot of the tools really accessible. And I know that every single person in this court says something toe offer to really think about that because there's a lot of really great opportunities. I just decided this was something that I wanted to put out there because I saw a need. And it has really done some wonderful things for me and my business in terms of expanding in different ways. So that's just my my little inspirational Aside, find out, find out what your gift is and then teach it to people. You could make passive income as well as expand Expenditure Beach. Um, okay, so I'm gonna happen. You can see my screen right now with the picture of me and says, Well, hello there. What I did is, um, they have It's cool, new features you see on the left. It's his photo frame. You also. And so we're in the graphic section, right? And if I click on that, it's going to load and show me all sorts of options. Right now, something you might not notice is if you go down to text, you have that same feature only it's just text, No imagery. Okay, so remember that there's always too so depending on what your needs are, the reason I have this up is because I wanted to do a new about me sidebar on my website. So I'm just gonna go over and I'm gonna show you. This is what? On my website, it looks like on the sidebar now, Okay? And I just created this image, and then I imported it in to my widgets. And I also created another one using the same function. And this one actually links to lead pages, which is a tool that I use, Um, you could find him lead pages dot net if if you were doing opt ins. And this is a really cool way from people than out click. And they get this box. And I could get opt in to this one. A really easy, clean way that follows my brand. So how I'm using this is you go in and you basically drag the one that you want, and then I place my picture in, and then I can add whatever text I want. Okay. So I'm gonna actually know that I kind of just shown you some kind of function cause I put this one up here in particular one because I was actually just working on it right now and thought ham in a videotaped this and included in the course. But this is not an infographic. This is actually a sidebar on my website. So this particular addition can be really, really powerful for creating, I don't know, instagram Twitter, Facebook banners. Um, sidebars for your website imagery for your lead pages in your opt in Facebook ads. I mean, it's limitless. They give you all sorts of templates that you could see that are already here, that you're just laying in the content that you want. So I wanted to show you the versatility of that. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna create a new one real quick. I'm going to show you some options that you have so pretty much if you're going in and you say, decide one that you like, we'll do one. That's that's a you know, a circular one. And you pretty much just drag. Sorry. Just pop that. It always remember you've done this course already than you know. You've got to click into the box before or it will say it doesn't know where to send it. So you'll see the images great out. I then go. I've got a ton of pictures that are already a bloated but say We'll pull the picture that I was already using and you just hover it over So you see that right here? It's just a separate image. But when I click on it and hold it down and hovered over now all of a sudden I'm in there. Okay, so if I double click it, I could move myself around. Okay, I've done, and that's what it looks like. Now here's a couple things to remember if you double click on click on the text. Wait, let me get this working for you. If you double click on the text, um, you can change it. There is something to consider, though, as you change it, you can't change the size of the text, so it will. As you add more text, it will get smaller and smaller. So keep that in mind that if you are, if you are adding something in here, you want to add as many words as you think Well, actually fit into that text you can also highlight. And you can change. Um, the font. So you have the capability, you can change the color. So you do have some flexibility. But these air pretty standard in terms of how they look, So you don't have a ton that you could do. But if you preview, then you could see how that looks. Now, if you're gonna use this for like I did for a sidebar or something along those lines, then you're going to want to make sure that it's fits. The size of what you're creating is you don't have a ton of white space on the sides of okay, we can go in and let's see, there's a ton of other. So if you're thinking of doing like an instagram or something along those lines, then this could be something that is good. You just go in. You change Said this to maybe 200 see where that goes. Now we want it to be 30 something along those lines. I go into uploads, and I say, OK, um, I want this picture in here and now I say, okay, and I go Wow, that doesn't really The color doesn't shine through Made changes to the dark like a preview . Now, all of a sudden, I have some. This will be good for quote. It could be good for tons of stuff. Okay, Now, also, I have the same thing for text, so you can see over here tons of stuff. So say I want to have a picture. Um, I'm gonna put this here. Let's see, this is actually the picture used on the home page of my website. Okay, so I've got a picture, and I'm doing this pretty quickly for you, but there are tons of things here that you could do. So say I want Teoh. Add one this in. Okay, on sale now. So if I haven't on sale thing or I can go in and do ga shooting, they have so many options. This has a a different kind of a colored background. So doing things like these are going to be harder. But if you have a white background, so you got rid of that all of a sudden, This looks really cool. Maybe this is a header to something on your website or to a document that you're creating something like that. So there's a lot of options you have here, and you can go in and change this text so you can and what? So you'll notice this is all in one line. Hold your shift, button down and enter, and then you'll be able to go to the next line without making it smaller. So that's a little unknown fact, because the more content you have on that one line, so just to let you know it does, you know it does get smaller than where you put in there, but that putting that shift and then enter allows you to do multiple lines. And you can go through here and look at whichever one's really, you know, speak to you. That got a lot of different options for for different scenarios and seasons and all that good stuff. So that is the really quick, down and dirty new capability with the text feature and the photo frame feature that picture chart just came out with. That is pretty darn cool. Okay, so that's it. Hopefully, that was helpful. I'll always let me know if you have any questions or things that you want me to add in on, and I'll continue to make videos for you. Okay, that's it