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Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It
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Your Presentation is CRAP, and That's Why I Like It

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A few basic design principles can go a long way toward making a powerpoint presentation look and communicate much better. See here how to apply the CRAP principles of design to your work.

A few basic design principles can go a long way toward making a powerpoint presentation look and communicate much better. See here how to apply the CRAP principles of design to your work.

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  • Beyond making sure your visual elements contrast to ensure readibility, contrast is also important when comparing or showing different ideas. For example, if you are showing 2 different products with 2 different functions, they probably shouldn’t be placed on autoshapes of the same color.
  • Beyond making sure your visual elements contrast to ensure readibility, contrast is also important when comparing or showing different ideas. For example, if you are showing 2 different products with 2 different functions, they probably shouldn’t be placed on autoshapes of the same color.
  • Sometimes slide makers get carried away with emphasis. If you try to emphasize too many objects on the same slide, you risk the audience missing out on all the content. They are too busy trying to take in different colors, various fonts and effects, etc.
  • Sometimes slide makers get carried away with emphasis. If you try to emphasize too many objects on the same slide, you risk the audience missing out on all the content. They are too busy trying to take in different colors, various fonts and effects, etc.
  • Leaving objects unaligned is very distracting.
  • Leaving objects unaligned is very distracting.
  • Make sure everything that conceptually belongs together is physically arranged to reflect that.
  • Make sure everything that conceptually belongs together is physically arranged to reflect that.
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    • 1. Your Presentation Is CRAP…And That’s Why I Like It
      Basic Design Principles
      for Visual Presentations
    • 2. Use CRAP Designs For Great Slides
      The CRAP principles above are from The Non-Designer's Web Book by Robin Williams and John Tollett
    • 3. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      People
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Tasks
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
      Deadline:
      Mar 15
      Deadline: Feb 28
      Deadline: May 31
      Deadline: June 5
    • 4. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      People
      This slide is pretty bad…right?
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Tasks
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
      Deadline:
      Mar 15
      Deadline: Feb 28
      Deadline: May 31
      Deadline: June 5
    • 5. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      People
      What could make it better?
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Tasks
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
      Deadline:
      Mar 15
      Deadline: Feb 28
      Deadline: May 31
      Deadline: June 5
    • 6. Use Highest Contrast For Visual Clarity
      Not GOOD
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
    • 7. Use Highest Contrast For Visual Clarity
      Not GOOD
      GOOD
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
      Can You Read This?
    • 8. Repeat After Me: Repetition Is Good
      Not GOOD
      Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
      She sells sea shells by the sea shore
      Dokidoki
      brekekekexkoaxkoax
      That solitude which suits abstruser musings.
      Dead in da middle of little Italy, little did we know that we riddled some middle men who didn't do diddily.
      Alliteration
      Onomatopoeia
      Assonance
    • 9. Repeat After Me: Repetition Is Good
      Not GOOD
      Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
      She sells sea shells by the sea shore
      Dokidoki
      brekekekexkoaxkoax
      That solitude which suits abstruser musings.
      Dead in da middle of little Italy, little did we know that we riddled some middle men who didn't do diddily.
      GOOD
      Alliteration
      Onomatopoeia
      Assonance
    • 10. Visually Aligned = Mentally Aligned
      Not GOOD
      Where do I belong?
      Where do I belong?
      Where do I belong?
      Where do I belong?
      Where do I belong?
    • 11. Visually Aligned = Mentally Aligned
      Not GOOD
      GOOD
      Where do I belong?
      Home sweet home.
      Where do I belong?
      Home sweet home.
      Where do I belong?
      Home sweet home.
      Home sweet home.
      Where do I belong?
      Where do I belong?
      Home sweet home.
    • 12. Proximity Promotes Perception
      Not GOOD
      Alliteration
      Repetition of a leading consonant sound
      Onomatopoeia
      Imitating the sound described
      Assonance
      Repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming
    • 13. Proximity Promotes Perception
      Not GOOD
      GOOD
      Alliteration
      Alliteration
      Repetition of a leading consonant sound
      Repetition of a leading consonant sound
      Onomatopoeia
      Onomatopoeia
      Imitating the sound described
      Imitating the sound described
      Assonance
      Assonance
      Repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming
      Repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming
    • 14. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      People
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Tasks
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
      Deadline:
      Mar 15
      Deadline: Feb 28
      Deadline: May 31
      Deadline: June 5
    • 15. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      People
      What if we apply a little CRAP?
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Tasks
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
      Deadline:
      Mar 15
      Deadline: Feb 28
      Deadline: May 31
      Deadline: June 5
    • 16. Q1 and Q2 Project Plan
      Phase I
      Phase II
      Phase III
      Phase IV
      Feb 28
      Mar 15
      May 31
      June 5
      People
      Identify & engage stakeholders
      Communicate plan
      Tasks
      Assign tasks
      Develop timeline
      Implement
      Resources
      Purchase tools & test
      Finalize contracts
    • 17. Are You Ready to Create aCRAP Presentation?
      Use responsibly. CRAP presentations may elicit questions, comments, or feedback from an engaged audience that actually understands your message.

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