Presentation Resources

Sources of Free Photographs

You can purchase photos from services like, but you can also obtain photos that are freely available under the Creative Commons license at (Scroll down to “Find CC Material” on the page.)

Also check with your institution’s library to see if you have access to photo collections your institution has purchased.

Books We Like

Edward R. Tufte has written some excellent books on using visual representations of information. Not only are they useful, but they’re fine works of art in their own right. Amazon links are provided below:

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2nd edition)

Envisioning Information

Visual Explanations

Dan Roam has written several accessible books on using graphical thinking to describe problems, solve problems, and communicate solutions. If you are someone who finds it difficult to think or present in visual terms, Dan Roam’s books should help. Amazon link to two of our favorites are below:

The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

Other Websites/Blogs

Les Posen’s Presentation Magic

Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen

Nancy Duarte Slideology

Creative Commons