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@jayharris
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A PRESENTER’S
GUIDE TO BETTER SLIDES

bullets kill people
@jayharris
#bulletsKillPeople

jay@aranasoft.com
@jayharris
#bulletsKillPeople

thank you
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
Bullets Kill People: Building Effective Presentations
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Slides can destroy. Slides can invigorate. Slides can shape the mood of your audience and bend it at will. Effective communication is a pivotal component of a success. Be it presenting at a user group, assisting with a Sales demo, or simply justifying to your boss the purchase of IDE upgrades, you will give a presentation in your career. But the effectiveness of your presentation is not just about being well-spoken and having a prepared outline; the quality of a slide deck has as much impact on a presentation as the quality of the speaker. Learn to harness this power; use it to tell your story effectively, persuasively, and leave your audience inspired.

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  1. 1. BUILDING EFFECTIVE P R E S E N TAT I O N S bullets kill people #bulletsKillPeople @jayharris
  2. 2. did you know?
  3. 3. worldwide yesterday  100k burglaries robberies assaults murders NationMaster - Crime Statistics : http://www.nationmaster.com/cat/cri-crime
  4. 4. and more bullets   in  than
  5. 5. and more presentation bullets   in  than
  6. 6. Parker, I. 2001. Absolute PowerPoint: Can a software package edit our thoughts? The NewYorker. pp. 76–87. day every 30MILLION powerpoint presentations
  7. 7. worldwide presentation participation                                                      zzz
  8. 8. at a loss of $376,000,000
  9. 9. ? what do we do
  10. 10. flickr.com/photos/eklektikos/ flickr.com/photos/gbaku/ recognize the purpose of flickr.com/photos/rlodan01/
  11. 11. focus on the audience flickr.com/photos/hackny/
  12. 12. don’t read flickr.com/photos/rachdavies/
  13. 13. tell a story flickr.com/photos/nics_events/
  14. 14. 6 c mponents
  15. 15. grid unity
  16. 16. cohesion through structure
  17. 17. frame
  18. 18. ework
  19. 19. k cohesion through style
  20. 20. two color types of wheel
  21. 21. r r y b vs g b art science
  22. 22. r y b
  23. 23. Modern Traditional Elegant Artistic
  24. 24. fontsize proper  21” 21’ 
  25. 25. backgrounds cohesion through fluff
  26. 26. 45% usable space
  27. 27. 100% usable space
  28. 28. templates support cohesion and branding
  29. 29. Contrast
  30. 30. instant recognition of important visual elements
  31. 31. Nunc bibendum, urna quis cursus Nunc bibendum, urna quis cursus vestibulum, neque leo vehicula leo, vestibulum, neque leo vehicula leo, id pellentesque nulla dolor in tellus. id pellentesque nulla dolor in tellus. Morbi facilisis laoreet odio sagittis interdum. Morbi facilisis laoreet odio sagittis interdum. Phasellus ut nisi sit amet leo Phasellus ut nisi sit amet leo pharetra gravida id eu urna. pharetra gravida id eu urna.
  32. 32. flow ! ! !
  33. 33.                                                                                                              
  34. 34. create a scene
  35. 35. por proximity mi iy tx
  36. 36. y meaning based on location
  37. 37. influences interpretation of data
  38. 38. influences interpretation of relationships       
  39. 39.              drive your   50% 10% 90%
  40. 40. predictable inconsistant random consolidated grouped isolated
  41. 41. hierarchy
  42. 42. slide title hey jude primary idea don’t make it bad secondary idea take a sad song primary idea don’t let me down secondary idea secondary idea secondary idea make it better you have found her go and get her
  43. 43. whitespace
  44. 44. congestion
  45. 45. isolation
  46. 46. instant whitespace press w
  47. 47. reduce rehearse
  48. 48. •Climb a tree! •Build a tree house! •Tie a tire swing to a strong limb! •Sit in the shade on a hot day! •Play games like hide-and-seek!
  49. 49. •Climb a tree! •Build a tree house! •Tie a tire swing to a strong limb! •Sit in the shade on a hot day! •Play games like hide-and-seek!
  50. 50. •Climb •Tree house •Tire swing •Shade •Games
  51. 51. It’s good to have a tree! flickr.com/photos/ken_mayer/
  52. 52. vigorous writing is concise
  53. 53. tell make every word tell image chart
  54. 54. A PRESENTER’S GUIDE TO BETTER SLIDES bullets kill people
  55. 55. @jayharris #bulletsKillPeople jay@aranasoft.com
  56. 56. @jayharris #bulletsKillPeople thank you
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