death by
  powerpoint


right now, someone out there
   is actually dying from
    a boring presentation
     hopefully it...
your presentation should
  move & inspire people
    don’t bore your audience,
           gore them!
today all the tools are
 available to create a
 beautifully designed
     presentation
      and most are free!
so please, lets stop designing
    presentations like its


     1999
Standard templates
      (like the ones found in Powerpoint)
are fugly and don’t communicate, they KILL!




             ...
tHERE’S AN ART TO
PUTTING TOGETHER A
SOLID PRESENTATION
The “art” is setting yourself apart.
This means many things, but what i’m talking
about is design.
This presentation isn’t...
1.
  have a
   killer
 opening
    slide
Don’t be afraid to have a bold title that will
   grab people's attention.
   At most conferences you can almost tell
   w...
Here’s some opening slides that don’t suck
If you’re uploading your presentation online
a visually stunning opening slide is everything.
Just like a book people will...
2.
       use a
      color
     scheme
In this presentation I wanted to
use the same font and colors
from EasyJet.
So, I Google’d:
Easyjet font & color
(I know, ...
An easy way to find a great looking
color combination is to pick a popular
    palette on COLORlovers.com




  2,383 peop
...
Or use colors found in popular
websites or magazines.

For this presentation I wanted
to give a gossip magazine feel.
3.
      use
stunning
  visuals
Your audience reads your slides
             faster than you talk.
  Never, ever, ever put word-for-word what
 you are say...
When someone puts all their text in their
         presentation i’m like:

  “Dude?! Wha  t’s the point of
being here? ! J...
ditch the
notes
  you don’t need them
Instead use images to
                      remind you of each point.




                            “Let me tell you abo...
There are 4 types
of images you can use:

              royalty
  Your
                free
  own
               (paid)
  ...
, where to find them:                     what it looks like:




              Time consuming, but
  Your        gives yo...
Use screenshots
          to highlight bits of
             something on
            your computer

                      ...
w hat condition you’re
These s logos specify under ost of the time all you
allowed to use the work. M credit to its creato...
there are 2 ways to
     add credits:




bottom of image   last slide
a quick word
 on picking
   photos
this is c
                                 heezy!



Seriously dude,
nobody’s office looks like that.
(unless you work in ...
this is c
                         ool!



unexpected, visually interesting
photos are fun & gives energy to your story.
EXAMPLES:

“I want to talk to you about early
childhood medical care...”


“Here’s what’s happening with sales
of luxury f...
GRAPHS ARE OK,
 BUT REMEMBER:
  IT’S NOT ABOUT THE
 NUMBERS, IT’S ABOUT
WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN
4.
       Get
     your
      text
     right
keep it
simple
(less is more)
are you giving a document
    or a presentation?


75+ words/slide
  = document

      @nancyduarte
few things about fonts:
 never use more
 than 2-3 styles.
      (it’s not cute)
your best bet is to
keep it in the
family
blinking,
    blinking
  sparkling or
      ng
        n g
       ingtext is
twiirli
twirling
    rlli
 tw not cool
   ir
...
but adding a slight
  rotation to text or images
makes your slides a little more


 i nteresting
          but go easy tig...
5.
      use
     CRAP
Contrast
 the most
important
             Repetition
 acronym
 in design
             Alignment
             Proximity
WHAT IT mEANS:
Contrast
Text and images that are all the same size      *First coined by
and style is extremely boring and...
what it
looks like:
Contrast examples

           G  ood contrast can k
          make   your slides loo
           c risp and organized
Repetition examples
Rep etition of design
 elements gives a
   c ohesive look
ALIGNMENT examples




          Line it u p, add some
                                e
                g and make surcal...
You can take some
matching photos
yourself...




Or purchase collections
on iStockphoto. This one
is called ‘Gorilla Guy’...
proximity examples




    group s imilar or related
       elements together
o h crap!
      Always double-check your design
         work with these principles:
Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and ...
6.
6.
        USE
     USE VIDEO
     VIDEO
videos are cool
 But keep it short, simple & relevant.
 2-3 min is good, 30 seconds is best.
and save yourself
 from the awkward
 silence and always
preload your videos.
To avoid waiting for videos to load I like to
record a YouTube clip and edit it down to
  only the bits I want to show and...
Here I recorded a YouTube video and
   removed the sound and had it play
  automatically when I advanced slides.
This allo...
7.
     SHARE
      YOUR
     WORK
Save a tree
      Upload your presentation to SlideShare.net.
     This allows your audience to download a PDF
    version...
Afraid of someone
  ‘stealing’ your
   presentation?
Unless you’re dealing with top secret stuff don’t be.

If you use the methods you just learned the only
person able to give...
set your
ideas free
(you’ll get more in return)
3 months ago I gave a 90-min talk in Australia to some
very nice people in the tourism industry.

One speaker told me it w...
Also, never, ever print off
and give away your slides
    before your talk.

 Most people are just sneaky
  little buggers...
say this: esentation
                       pr
               a copy of my
“If you’d like                            e
   ...
That’s it
ok, wait.
one more
8.
     always
      recap
If you leave wit h only one
sl ide from this presentation
it shoul d be this one:
        steal this presentation:
       ...
these are simply
 8 quick design
 tips that have
 worked for me
but there are many
ways to give a great
   presentation
and with some practice
  and a little hard
work you too will find
   your own way to
 move & inspire people
And will you succeed?
 Yes! You will, indeed!
 (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

        Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
         ...
Thanks! :)
steal this
presentation!
       Click Here to view
       my other presentations




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  1. 1. death by powerpoint right now, someone out there is actually dying from a boring presentation hopefully it’s not yours
  2. 2. your presentation should move & inspire people don’t bore your audience, gore them!
  3. 3. today all the tools are available to create a beautifully designed presentation and most are free!
  4. 4. so please, lets stop designing presentations like its 1999
  5. 5. Standard templates (like the ones found in Powerpoint) are fugly and don’t communicate, they KILL! You can do better!
  6. 6. tHERE’S AN ART TO PUTTING TOGETHER A SOLID PRESENTATION
  7. 7. The “art” is setting yourself apart. This means many things, but what i’m talking about is design. This presentation isn’t about public speaking skills, it’s about designing great looking slides that will knock the socks off your audience and most importantly move and inspire people to action. Follow me and i’ll show you how to design like a superstar.
  8. 8. 1. have a killer opening slide
  9. 9. Don’t be afraid to have a bold title that will grab people's attention. At most conferences you can almost tell which presentations are going to suck even before they start. e your audienced t hat 65% of r lunch, bor Remember rb coma afte will be in ca out sex. It’s your job to or thinking ab ake by making your sn ap them awler one.* l fir st slide a ki *OK, I made that up, but i’m sure it’s partly true.
  10. 10. Here’s some opening slides that don’t suck
  11. 11. If you’re uploading your presentation online a visually stunning opening slide is everything. Just like a book people will judge your presentation by its cover, so make sure its an awesome one that will get clicks.
  12. 12. 2. use a color scheme
  13. 13. In this presentation I wanted to use the same font and colors from EasyJet. So, I Google’d: Easyjet font & color (I know, crazy huh?) The result was a low cost airline feel throughout the entire presentation.
  14. 14. An easy way to find a great looking color combination is to pick a popular palette on COLORlovers.com 2,383 peop le ‘love’ thi s one
  15. 15. Or use colors found in popular websites or magazines. For this presentation I wanted to give a gossip magazine feel.
  16. 16. 3. use stunning visuals
  17. 17. Your audience reads your slides faster than you talk. Never, ever, ever put word-for-word what you are saying, instead use strong visuals to help add to your story and not give it away before it comes out of your mouth. If I was giving this presentation to you t face-to-face I would elim inate 90% of the tex
  18. 18. When someone puts all their text in their presentation i’m like: “Dude?! Wha t’s the point of being here? ! Just email me your slides and I’ll read it on my own t ime without you.” Oh ya, and bullet points are so old-school. (more on this later)
  19. 19. ditch the notes you don’t need them
  20. 20. Instead use images to remind you of each point. “Let me tell you about how my 3-year old child is using an iPhone...” “As part of our staff we “The idea for the Gutenberg press came about by... ” actually have 1 ex-clown...” *It takes a little bit of practice but this alone will make your presentation 100% better (that’s a fact).
  21. 21. There are 4 types of images you can use: royalty Your free own (paid) See, thi more se s is muc using bu xier tha h creative llet poin n ts commons screenshots (free!)
  22. 22. , where to find them: what it looks like: Time consuming, but Your gives your slides a nice touch. I like full screen own width photos. iStockphoto.com. For a few $$ get professional royalty photos or illustrations that you can use without -free having to pay royalties. (paid) Perfect for a cohesive professional look. Flickr.com. Best place to look for Creative creative Commons images. commons All you need to do is add (free!) a proper credit to your presentation.
  23. 23. Use screenshots to highlight bits of something on your computer Skitch.com it’s a free tool for taking screenshots and add little things like screen- arrows to it. shots Its dead simple to use. I use it 30+ times a day (no joke). or Command-Shift-4 on Mac to copy a selected area.
  24. 24. w hat condition you’re These s logos specify under ost of the time all you allowed to use the work. M credit to its creator. le nee d to do is add a simp
  25. 25. there are 2 ways to add credits: bottom of image last slide
  26. 26. a quick word on picking photos
  27. 27. this is c heezy! Seriously dude, nobody’s office looks like that. (unless you work in an office of cheezy models)
  28. 28. this is c ool! unexpected, visually interesting photos are fun & gives energy to your story.
  29. 29. EXAMPLES: “I want to talk to you about early childhood medical care...” “Here’s what’s happening with sales of luxury french goods...” “In freshman year i studied...” (kidding)
  30. 30. GRAPHS ARE OK, BUT REMEMBER: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS, IT’S ABOUT WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN
  31. 31. 4. Get your text right
  32. 32. keep it simple (less is more)
  33. 33. are you giving a document or a presentation? 75+ words/slide = document @nancyduarte
  34. 34. few things about fonts: never use more than 2-3 styles. (it’s not cute)
  35. 35. your best bet is to keep it in the family
  36. 36. blinking, blinking sparkling or ng n g ingtext is twiirli twirling rlli tw not cool ir just tw
  37. 37. but adding a slight rotation to text or images makes your slides a little more i nteresting but go easy tiger, don’t overdo it.
  38. 38. 5. use CRAP
  39. 39. Contrast the most important Repetition acronym in design Alignment Proximity
  40. 40. WHAT IT mEANS: Contrast Text and images that are all the same size *First coined by and style is extremely boring and not Robin Williams (no not that one) communicative. Add some contrast to make it interesting. Repetition Repeat colors, fonts and images throughout your presentation for a cohesive feel (remember color mix?). Each new topic slide should have related styles so that your audience knows you are moving onto a new point. Alignment Text and images on each slide should be visually connected. Nothing should be out of place. Proximity Related elements should be grouped together
  41. 41. what it looks like:
  42. 42. Contrast examples G ood contrast can k make your slides loo c risp and organized
  43. 43. Repetition examples Rep etition of design elements gives a c ohesive look
  44. 44. ALIGNMENT examples Line it u p, add some e g and make surcal paddin elements are symmetri
  45. 45. You can take some matching photos yourself... Or purchase collections on iStockphoto. This one is called ‘Gorilla Guy’. This looks awesome.
  46. 46. proximity examples group s imilar or related elements together
  47. 47. o h crap! Always double-check your design work with these principles: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity.
  48. 48. 6. 6. USE USE VIDEO VIDEO
  49. 49. videos are cool But keep it short, simple & relevant. 2-3 min is good, 30 seconds is best.
  50. 50. and save yourself from the awkward silence and always preload your videos.
  51. 51. To avoid waiting for videos to load I like to record a YouTube clip and edit it down to only the bits I want to show and then I embed in my slides. Works 100% of the time with no waiting! I use screenflow for this
  52. 52. Here I recorded a YouTube video and removed the sound and had it play automatically when I advanced slides. This allowed me to talk over the video and give a narrative which included a Facebook page + Youtube clip (In the presentation world this is like George Lucas type stuff)
  53. 53. 7. SHARE YOUR WORK
  54. 54. Save a tree Upload your presentation to SlideShare.net. This allows your audience to download a PDF version and also share via Twitter and Facebook. If you ge t selected as the top et presentatio n of the day you g ins tant fame and glory. Use bit.ly so you can track where and how your presentation is being shared.
  55. 55. Afraid of someone ‘stealing’ your presentation?
  56. 56. Unless you’re dealing with top secret stuff don’t be. If you use the methods you just learned the only person able to give your presentation should be you. Using things like images instead of text refreshes the memory of someone who was at your talk but means nothing to someone who wasn’t.
  57. 57. set your ideas free (you’ll get more in return)
  58. 58. 3 months ago I gave a 90-min talk in Australia to some very nice people in the tourism industry. One speaker told me it was crazy to upload my entire slides to SlideShare because surely I was going to get ripped off. There were only 100 people in the room, but today more than 4800 people have seen that same presentation online. I got lots of feedback from people all around the world who said they got lots out of it, which made me feel kinda warm inside, and helped me with content ideas for the next presentations. But the best was just last week I got paid again to give an updated version of the same talk half way around the world in Denmark (which is beautiful by the way).
  59. 59. Also, never, ever print off and give away your slides before your talk. Most people are just sneaky little buggers & will read ahead before you start
  60. 60. say this: esentation pr a copy of my “If you’d like e t {*****} or give m yo u can email me a e ur business car d and i’ll be mor yo end it to you.”* than happy to s *Now, send them the SlideShare link on the same day. **This is also a great way to follow up with people.
  61. 61. That’s it
  62. 62. ok, wait. one more
  63. 63. 8. always recap
  64. 64. If you leave wit h only one sl ide from this presentation it shoul d be this one: steal this presentation: 1. HaVE A KILLER OPENING SLIDE 2. USE a trendy COLOR MIX 3. USE STUNNING VISUALS 4. GET YOUR TEXT RIGHT 5. USE CRAP 6. USE VIDEO 7. SHARE YOUR WORK 8. recap
  65. 65. these are simply 8 quick design tips that have worked for me
  66. 66. but there are many ways to give a great presentation
  67. 67. and with some practice and a little hard work you too will find your own way to move & inspire people
  68. 68. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) Oh! The Places You’ll Go! - Dr. Seuss
  69. 69. Thanks! :)
  70. 70. steal this presentation! Click Here to view my other presentations @JESSEDEE
  71. 71. credits: made using keynote / total cost= $0 photos: websites: 1. flickr/One more night at the club/Irina Souiki istockphoto.com 2. flickr/good news...and bad news/Shira Golding colorlovers.com 2.flickr/Steve Jobs/dfarber skitch.com 3.flickr/Audience/kurafire screenflow.com 5. flickr/Neptune Statue/Fraochsidhe flickr.com 9. cannes lions 2010/jessedee noteandpoint.com 13. flickr/skittles/davidjmarland slideshare.net 17. flickr/Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close/matt.hintsa 17. cannes lions 2010/jessedee THANKS: 25. flickr//Bert and Ernie/See-ming Lee Alex G. for sitting across from me and swearing so 28.flickr/Vuiton Champs Elysées Shop/Little_Grizzly loud every day at Powerpoint, you’ve inspired me to 28.flickr/ Got Beer?/a4gpa create this preso. Pete O., for letting me be your 31. flickr/Can you read this, Luke Skywalker?/Stéfan sidekick, you’re a legend. Dean J., for letting me steal your headline styles, they seem to work really well. 38. flickr/Toilet Trained/Anda74 Elizabeth G. you thaught me all the CRAP I needed 49.flickr/presentation/ Eggplant to know when I was a young little brat. ATEC crew, 52. flickr/new york sunset/jerryfergusonphotography you’re all such an amazing bunch of people, how lucky 54. flickr/Domo asusta a Danbo/GViciano was I to come to Australia as a backpacker and end up working in such an amazing part of the world for 4 58. flickr/Fussel reviewing/Faustenator years, thanks for your all support. To the people out 62- flickr/exit sign in the commonwealth/joeybaltimore there sharing this stuff on Facebook and Twitter, thank 65. flickr/Steve Jobs Keynote/acaben you! I wish i could invite you over for dinner one night. 62. flickr/jay-z/richie preiss And to Mum & Dad, cause they’re just the best.
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