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10 Simple Steps for Better Slides

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There's a ton of advice for designing slides out there, but it's all very intricate and complex.

I set out to create the most succinct and essential guide to concepting and creating great presentations. A guide so easy anyone could follow it, but still insightful enough to help out professionals.

Hope you enjoy!

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10 Simple Steps for Better Slides

  1. 1. 10 SIMPLE STEPS 10 SIMPLE STEPS PLE STEPS 10 SIMPLE STEPS 10 SIMPLE STEPS 10 SIMPLE STEPS For Creating Better Slides A Quick, Illustrated Guide A Quick, Illustrated Guide Joe Gelman
  2. 2. Objective Why are you making this presentation? If it’s not clear to you, don’t bother trying to explain it to anyone else. Step #1
  3. 3. HookHook Now that you know your goal, how do you get people to care? Make your case forcefully, or risk being ignored. Step #2
  4. 4. Map out each individual point of your presentation. Go for a simple, logical flow of ideas. Step #3
  5. 5. Seriously. Go outside and get some fresh air. Let your mind settle and the good stuff will float to the top. Step #4
  6. 6. After settling on your key points, dream up visual metaphors to help articulate each of your slide ideas. Step #5
  7. 7. No PowerPoint yet. Quickly sketch slide concepts instead. Sharpies and Stickies will force you to simplify. Step #6 Sharpie
  8. 8. Step #7 Seek out graphics, type and colors that speak to you. Insta, Pinterest, books, museums, etc.. get inspired!
  9. 9. Step #8 It’s finally time to design. The tools are up to you – use whatever it takes to translate your vision to the screen.
  10. 10. Step #9 Remove design elements until each component is absolutely necessary to accomplish your original objective.
  11. 11. And last, but not least…
  12. 12. Step #10
  13. 13. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!Content and Illustrations by Joe Gelman joe.gelman@me.com | joegelman.com

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