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Presentation was given at Rosetta Marketing's September Tech Talks on improving slide design.

Presentation was given at Rosetta Marketing's September Tech Talks on improving slide design.

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  • We’ve all been there… PowerPoint and never ending meetings. It’s painful and it’s unproductive. It’s time to make it stop.
  • My goal today is to inspire you to work to improve your PowerPoints
  • There are essentially three parts of a presentation…And often times, slides are the hardest part for people to really get a handle on.Presentations are stories. Stories have been told for centuries and that’s a natural concept for us. Slides are not natural and modern humanity is still trying to evolve and learn to successfully incorporate PPT into our stories.
  • There are two uses for slides: 1.Slideuments 2. Presentations
  • Makes sense without a presenterIn-depth explanationLots of wordsExample Use Cases: Email a slideument Weekly Status reportEmail a slideument to a client to explain testing processDocument Technical Processes (“How to Develop…”, “Architecture of…”)Create a handout to distribute after a presentation
  • Use bullets sparinglyGoal of slides used in presentations: Support and enhance what the presenter is sayingNOT DistractToo many bullets/ words are distracting“You can just read this…” “I know you probably can’t see this…”Be concise and be visual
  • One of the main arguments people use for not using images is that they don’t have the skills– that they aren’t artists.Words are Okay! Just not too manyYou don’t have to be a graphic designer to create visual slides

A Movement to Eliminate Death-by-PowerPoint Suffering A Movement to Eliminate Death-by-PowerPoint Suffering Presentation Transcript

  • A Movement to Eliminate Death-by-PowerPoint Suffering
    Nicole Kusold
  • inspire
    improveddesign &communication
  • Parts of a Presentation
    Content
    Delivery
    Slides
  • Slideument
    Presentation
    vs.
  • Slideument
    Presentation
    vs.
  • Slideument
    Presentation
    vs.
  • If this were a Slideument…
  • Slideument
    Presentation
    vs.
    Slide + Document = Slideument
    • Makes sense without a presenter
    • In-depth explanation
    • Lots of words
    • Example Use Cases:
    • Email a slideument Weekly Status report
    • Email a slideument to a client to explain testing process
    • Document Technical Processes (“How to Develop…”, “Architecture of…”)
    • Create a handout to distribute after a presentation
    Supports and enhances what the presenter is saying
    Not a distraction from the presenter
    Very visual
    Most content comes from the presenter’s spoken word
    Example Use Cases:
    Presenting at a Lightening Talk
    Stand up in-front of a client to give a BD pitch
    Any time you and your slides are in front of people
  • Design PPT’s based on purpose and method of delivery
    Presentations slides should be visual supplements
    TAKEAWAY
  • My slides have lots of words becauseI’M NOT A GRAPHIC DESIGNER.
  • Sources for Visuals
    Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu)
    PPT Shapes
    Snag-It
    Selective use of Clip Art
  • www.SXC.hu
  • www.SXC.hu
  • PowerPoint Shapes
  • PowerPoint Shapes
  • I
    Snagit
  • Snagit
  • Animated!
    Snagit
  • For realz?
    Clip Art
  • Checkout
    Device
    Accessories
    Plans
    WebSphere Commerce
    Legacy Application
  • Customers
    Customer Service Reps
    Business Users
    Third-Party Vendors
  • Be Selective.
    Be Snobby.
  • REJECTED
  • REJECTED
  • Stock.xchng(www.sxc.hu)
    PPT Shapes
    Snag-It
    Selective use of Clip Art
    TAKEAWAY
  • Read
    Garr Reynolds
    Nancy Duarte
  • See
    Watch
  • Challenge
    Challenge
    Employ one of these design tactics in your next PowerPoint
  • Challenge
    Challenge
    Send me slides that suck.Let’s make them not suck.
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
    ^point