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Principles of Presentation Zen; lecture for MCDM COM546.

Principles of Presentation Zen; lecture for MCDM COM546.

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  • photo by Nantaskart! - 2005 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nantaskart/61707169/ Computer software forces us into one mode of thinking -> linear
  • photo by Carbon NYC – 2008 Perhaps the most important and overlooked aspect of a successful presentation
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalgrace/90984630/in/photostream/ There are many possible “speaker” roles – each will yield a different approach
  • This is your unique selling point – no one else has your stories
  • http://www.semikolon.co.uk/blog/images/phd_brainstorming.jpg One way to brainstorm away from the computer
  • Then you can begin to think “structure”
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    • 1.
      • Lessons From Presentation Zen
      19 April 2011 Craft Your Story Visually
    • 2. First: Step Away From The Computer. photo by Nantaskart! - 2005
    • 3. Second: Who Is Your Audience? photo by Carbon NYC - 2008
    • 4. Third: What Role Are You Playing?
    • 5. What is your story?
    • 6.  
    • 7. Ideas. Concepts. Not Slides.
    • 8. Architecture: Story Board Text Text Design 2 Good Graph Design 3 Text Text Storyboard Images Design Principle 1 Cluttered Image Bad Graph Text Story Frames Title & Intro Design 4
    • 9. Design Tips: Four Visual Principles
    • 10. 1. Simplify
    • 11.  
    • 12. Avoid animation & sound
    • 13. 2. Signal-to-Noise
    • 14.  
    • 15.  
    • 16.  
    • 17. 3. “White” Space
    • 18.  
    • 19. 4. Rule of Thirds
    • 20.  
    • 21. Before & After
    • 22. Top Global Web Properties
    • 23. Top Global Web Properties Web Properties Visitors Microsoft 508,000 Google 494,000 Yahoo 476,000 Wikipedia 164,000 New York Times 68,000
    • 24. 2009 Flood
      • Initial estimated damage at $125 million
      • Three deaths
      • 27 commercial shellfish areas closed
      • 8,000 residents in seven water systems told by officials to boil their water
    • 25.  
    • 26. 2009 Flood
      • Estimate $125 million
      • Three deaths
      • 27 shellfish areas closed
      • 8000 residents in 7 water systems must boil water
    • 27. 2009 Flood
      • Estimate $125 million
      • Three deaths
      • 27 shellfish areas closed
      • 8000 residents in 7 water systems must boil water
    • 28. In A Word: Simplify
    • 29. Resources
      • PresentationZen (Garr Reynolds, Blog)
      • PresentationZen (book, Amazon )
      • The Rule of Thirds
      • Life After Death With Powerpoint ( youtube )
    • 30. Credits Share&Share Alike; Attribution; Non-Commercial Images CC except those purchased through iStockphoto: How to Succeed In Business, Tomatoes Gates via Flickr ; World’s Worst via Flickr Some materials developed by Meg McGough in 2009 Kathy E. Gill, http://wiredpen.com/ @kegill