Slides are easy

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Some tips on how to make you presentation look better (and why you should). An internal presentation I gave in VisualDNA, during the "Let's Talk" series of lectures about how to give good presentations and do public speaking.

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Slides are easy

  1. 1. SlidesareeasyThe “let’s talk” serie Cristiano Rastelli
  2. 2. index Why Structure Tools How to Conclusions
  3. 3. 30 minutes
  4. 4. Why the slides are so important? Why
  5. 5. Whyspendingtimeinmakingbetterslides? EMOTIONENGAGEMENTCOMMUNICATION + +
  6. 6. LESSBORING
  7. 7. Which sequence give to the presentation? STRUCTURE
  8. 8. 1. COVER 2. INDEX 3. ABOUTME 4. CHAPTERS ๏ Singleslides 5. CONCLUSIONS 6. END/THANKS 7. REFERENCES onesingleslide optional loop
  9. 9. Butthemostimportantthingis...
  10. 10. Which one to use? TOOLS
  11. 11. Whateveryoufeelcomfortablewith!
  12. 12. Whateveryoufeelcomfortablewith! Yes,alsothis!
  13. 13. Onlinetools Butyouwillneedaconnection!
  14. 14. Evil.Don’tuseit.Ever.
  15. 15. Butyoucanalsobemoreeclectic… http://vimeo.com/59566927
  16. 16. …ORSIMPLYMORECREATIVE http://slidesha.re/yiMBRS
  17. 17. Whatmakesyoucomeupwith? +
  18. 18. How can you make beautiful slides HOWTO
  19. 19. Simplicity1 A clear message 1 slide = 1 concept Use empty space
  20. 20. ThisisNOTwastedspace!
  21. 21. ThisisNOTwastedspace!
  22. 22. Usecanusethis“empty”spaceatyourbenefit: justaddatitleorashorttext,andyou’redone!
  23. 23. BRIDGING THE GAP Because beautiful slides are easy
  24. 24. Fonts2 Choose 2 or 3 max Combine them Use contrast
  25. 25. HEAVY light sans serif slab regular italic UPPERCASE lowercase
  26. 26. thisisimportant USETHISFORTITLES
  27. 27. Thisisagoodstartingpoint
  28. 28. Colors3 Choose a color palette (and stick to that!) Beware of low contrast
  29. 29. + Gradients
  30. 30. Photos3 Online resources Photos you have taken Create your own repository FREE,PAID,CC
  31. 31. SearchEnginesforimagesDon’t stop at the first results, don’t be obvious
  32. 32. FLICKRCheck the copyright restrictions for every image
  33. 33. FLICKRCOMMONSThese are public domain images you can use
  34. 34. PhotoCollectionsOnly for internal (non public) usage
  35. 35. Stock/Right-ManagedarchivesYou will have to pay for them to legally use
  36. 36. NewspaperGalleriesOnly for internal (non public) usage
  37. 37. Vintage/RetroimagesMost of them are free to use
  38. 38. ADsorPropagandaMost of them are free to use
  39. 39. PublicLibraries/CollectionsCheck the usage rights before using them
  40. 40. YourimagesPhotos you have taken by yourself
  41. 41. YourcollectionSave in a folder all the images you see and like
  42. 42. USEBEAUTIFULIMAGES DON’TBEOBVIOUS HIGH-RESOLUTION
  43. 43. Butthemostimportantthingis...
  44. 44. Details4 Icons Shadows Transitions
  45. 45. Inspiration? Slideshare Speaker Deck Note & Point
  46. 46. Some simple takeaways... CONCLUSIONS
  47. 47. Startwithpaper&pen,always Youhavetotellastory,don’tforget! Createthemostbeautifulslidesyoucan Findyourpersonalstyle
  48. 48. grazie Cristiano Rastelli
  49. 49. References Apple Keynote www.apple.com/uk/iwork Slid.es www.slid.es Google Presentations docs.google.com TOOLS Slideshare www.slideshare.net/featured Speaker Deck www.speakerdeck.com Note & Point www.noteandpoint.com Inspiration Font Squirrel www.fontsquirrel.com Google Fonts www.google.com/fonts Beautiful Web Type hellohappy.org/beautiful-web-type FONTS Adobe Kuler kuler.adobe.com Tiny Eye Labs labs.tineye.com/multicolr COLORS 500px 500px.com Flickr - The Commons www.flickr.com/commons Boston.com - Big Picture www.boston.com/bigpicture IMAGES Vintage Ad Browser www.vintageadbrowser.com Shorpy Historical Archive www.shorpy.com Retronaut www.retronaut.com

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