Simplicity In Powerpoint

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Simplicity In Powerpoint

  1. 1. improving presentations
  2. 2. design
  3. 3. <ul><li>think simplicity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kawasaki method TEN key slides TEN key points
  5. 5. Takahashi method GIANT TEXT—FEW WORDS
  6. 6. Takahashi method Many Slides
  7. 7. Images add element of surprise
  8. 8. Keep text overlays brief and legible
  9. 9. use consistent & simple backgrounds
  10. 10. Avoid titles <ul><li>And bullet points </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>animate </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>animate </li></ul>sparingly
  13. 13. consider style
  14. 14. presentation
  15. 15. <ul><li>if you know what you want to say, </li></ul><ul><li>there is… </li></ul>
  16. 16. no need to read slides to your audience
  17. 17. <ul><li>think “slides as guides” </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>relate with your audience </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>be prepared to communicate </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>ideas </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>A visualization of ideas found </li></ul><ul><li>thanks to these sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Shareski powerpoint tips </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce Valenza on improving powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thanks also to flickr artists <ul><li>“ Ten” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauramary/220251479/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Surprise” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephcosta/531079186/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wee Westie with Glasses” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/288239287/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Monkey Madness” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandiyan/519911624/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ HiStyley” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/histyley/1542917287/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Luminous Idea” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Cool Glasses” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/470690620/ </li></ul>
  23. 23. by Carolyn Foote www.futura.edublogs.org

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