<ul><li>Lessons From Presentation Zen </li></ul>19 April 2011 Craft Your Story Visually
First: Step  Away From  The Computer. photo by  Nantaskart! - 2005
Second: Who Is Your Audience? photo by Carbon NYC - 2008
Third: What Role Are You Playing?
What is  your  story?
 
Ideas. Concepts. Not Slides.
Architecture: Story Board Text Text Design  2 Good Graph Design 3 Text Text Storyboard Images Design Principle 1 Cluttered...
Design Tips: Four Visual Principles
1. Simplify
 
Avoid  animation & sound
2. Signal-to-Noise
 
 
 
3. “White” Space
 
4. Rule of Thirds
 
Before  &  After
Top Global Web Properties
Top Global Web Properties Web Properties Visitors Microsoft 508,000 Google 494,000 Yahoo 476,000 Wikipedia  164,000 New Yo...
2009 Flood <ul><li>Initial estimated damage at $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 commercial...
 
2009 Flood <ul><li>Estimate $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 shellfish areas closed </li><...
2009 Flood <ul><li>Estimate $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 shellfish areas closed </li><...
In A Word: Simplify
Resources <ul><li>PresentationZen  (Garr Reynolds, Blog) </li></ul><ul><li>PresentationZen (book,  Amazon ) </li></ul><ul>...
Credits Share&Share Alike; Attribution; Non-Commercial Images CC except those purchased through iStockphoto: How to Succee...
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  • photo by Nantaskart! - 2005 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nantaskart/61707169/ Computer software forces us into one mode of thinking -&gt; 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”
  • Craft Your Story Visually

    1. 1. <ul><li>Lessons From Presentation Zen </li></ul>19 April 2011 Craft Your Story Visually
    2. 2. First: Step Away From The Computer. photo by Nantaskart! - 2005
    3. 3. Second: Who Is Your Audience? photo by Carbon NYC - 2008
    4. 4. Third: What Role Are You Playing?
    5. 5. What is your story?
    6. 7. Ideas. Concepts. Not Slides.
    7. 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
    8. 9. Design Tips: Four Visual Principles
    9. 10. 1. Simplify
    10. 12. Avoid animation & sound
    11. 13. 2. Signal-to-Noise
    12. 17. 3. “White” Space
    13. 19. 4. Rule of Thirds
    14. 21. Before & After
    15. 22. Top Global Web Properties
    16. 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
    17. 24. 2009 Flood <ul><li>Initial estimated damage at $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 commercial shellfish areas closed </li></ul><ul><li>8,000 residents in seven water systems told by officials to boil their water </li></ul>
    18. 26. 2009 Flood <ul><li>Estimate $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 shellfish areas closed </li></ul><ul><li>8000 residents in 7 water systems must boil water </li></ul>
    19. 27. 2009 Flood <ul><li>Estimate $125 million </li></ul><ul><li>Three deaths </li></ul><ul><li>27 shellfish areas closed </li></ul><ul><li>8000 residents in 7 water systems must boil water </li></ul>
    20. 28. In A Word: Simplify
    21. 29. Resources <ul><li>PresentationZen (Garr Reynolds, Blog) </li></ul><ul><li>PresentationZen (book, Amazon ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Rule of Thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Life After Death With Powerpoint ( youtube ) </li></ul>
    22. 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
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