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Presentation for high school students on basics of presentation design. Also introduces Creative Commons.

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  • Do your research. Plan on paper. Think about your audience. Rehearse your presentation. Tell a story, not a bunch of facts.
  • Use a SIMPLE,consistent design and color scheme. Use white space. High contrast. Nothing extra or distracting. No more than 2 fonts. SANS serif.
  • We process faster and remember more visually. We will learn more if you stimulate more of our senses. We read faster than you talk, so don’t make us read from your slides. We need information to be organized in chunks. We need breaks about every 10 minutes. We don’t pay attention to boring things.

Death by Powerpoint Death by Powerpoint Presentation Transcript

  • Death by Powerpoint…
  • Don’t let this be you…
  • 5 Ideas…
  • 1.
    KNOW YOUR STUFF
  • You are your presentation.
    Your visuals support you.
  • Research first, then
    plan on paper…
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”- Albert Einstein
  • OMG!
  • Look for patterns…
  • 2.
    LIMITYOURTEXT
  • ...you’re not listening to this guy (and he’s awesome!)
    If you’re busy reading this stuff over here…
  • 3.
    USEGREATVISUALS
  • “Communication is the transfer of emotion.”– Seth Godin
    http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/really_bad_powe.html
  • Communicate…
    Share!
  • Don’t decorate…
    Share!
    (…or animate!)
  • Brain Rule #10…
    Vision trumps all other senses.
    “Hear a piece of information, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%.”
    http://www.brainrules.net/vision
  • Creative
    Commons
  • CC:Wanna Work Together?
  • Flickr CC = 160 Million Photos…
  • 4.
    KEEPITCLEAN
  • Clean?
    Simple
    Uncluttered
    High contrast
    No distractions
    Consistent design
  • 5.
    THINK ABOUT BRAINS
  • Brain Rule #4…
    We don’t pay attention to boring things.
    http://www.brainrules.net/attention
  • 10 minutes…
    http://www.brainrules.net/attention
  • Chunk related information…
    IRSYMCAOMGFBIBTWUSA
    IRSYMCAOMGFBIBTWUSA
    Brain Rule #5: Repeat to Remember
    http://www.brainrules.net/short-term-memory
    Adapted from: http://www.slideshare.net/garr/brain-rules-for-presenters
  • RememberBrain Rule #10?
    Vision trumps all other senses.
    http://www.brainrules.net/vision
  • 5 Ideas, Recap…
    KNOW YOUR STUFF
    LIMIT YOUR TEXT
    USE GREAT VISUALS
    KEEP IT CLEAN
    THINK ABOUT BRAINS
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
  • Photo Credits (Flickr CC)
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    Slides 5/11:
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    Slides 16/26:
    Slide 17:
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    The Skeleton Dance by MartinaYach
    Untitled by theloushe
    TED 2010 Fellows – Talks by whiteafrican
    Do These Acorns… by sarowen
    Free Overexposed… by Pink Sherbet
    Sharing by ryancr
    The Eyes of the Beholder by Nina Krimly
    CC by franzlife
    Scrubbing bubbles by bored-now
    Untitled by emokr
    Clocks by Leo Reynolds
  • References/Influences
    Brain Rules by John Medina
    Brain Rules for Presenters by Garr Reynolds
    Design Matters by Darren Kuropatwa