PowerPoint may not be of any use for you
in a presentation, but it may liberate you
in another way, an artistic way.
David...
“Make slides that reinforce your words, 

not repeat them.”
Seth Godin, Marketing Guru
“People can only process one
inbound message at a time.
They will either listen to you
or read your slides;
they cannot do...
“Bullets are for the NRA.”
Seth Godin, Marketing Guru
“Slides are slides. Documents are documents.
They aren’t the same thing.”
Garr Reynolds, Author Presentation Zen
“Burn your current PowerPoint presentations!
and make new ones.”!
John Medina, Neuroscientist
“If all you want to do is create a file of facts
and figures, then cancel the meeting and
send in a report.” !
Seth Godin, M...
“A traditional slide that duplicates the presenter’s
words is more of a reading test than a visual.”
Garr Reynolds, Author...
“Brain Rule #10:
Vision trumps all the other senses.”
John Medina, Neuroscientist
“Your goal is to
move away from projecting a document
and toward giving a presentation.”
Nancy Duarte, Author, Resonate
“Attempting to have slides serve both as projected
visuals and as stand-alone handouts makes for bad
visuals and bad docum...
“Hear a piece of information, and three days
later you'll remember 10% of it.
Add a picture and you'll remember 65%.”
John...
“[Presentation technologies] are only
useful to the degree that they make
things clearer and more memorable.”
Garr Reynold...
“PowerPoint doesn’t kill meetings.
People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is
like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: ...
“Simplify the slides so the audience can
process each one in under !
three seconds.” !
Nancy Duarte, Author Resonate
“Slideware is not meant for your
speaker notes. It’s just not.”!
David Christianson, Normal Guy
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Real Renaissance Man
“We learn and remember
best through pictures,!
not through written or
spoken words”!
John Medina, Neuroscientist
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Great Advice for Using Slideware

  1. 1. PowerPoint may not be of any use for you in a presentation, but it may liberate you in another way, an artistic way. David Byrne
 Lead Singer, Talking Heads 242 [painting lady] by eblaser is licensed under CC BY 2.0
  2. 2. “Make slides that reinforce your words, 
 not repeat them.” Seth Godin, Marketing Guru
  3. 3. “People can only process one inbound message at a time. They will either listen to you or read your slides; they cannot do both.” Nancy Duarte, Author Resonate Photo by Kevan Davis, via Flickr
  4. 4. “Bullets are for the NRA.” Seth Godin, Marketing Guru
  5. 5. “Slides are slides. Documents are documents. They aren’t the same thing.” Garr Reynolds, Author Presentation Zen
  6. 6. “Burn your current PowerPoint presentations! and make new ones.”! John Medina, Neuroscientist
  7. 7. “If all you want to do is create a file of facts and figures, then cancel the meeting and send in a report.” ! Seth Godin, Marketing Guru
  8. 8. “A traditional slide that duplicates the presenter’s words is more of a reading test than a visual.” Garr Reynolds, Author Presentation Zen
  9. 9. “Brain Rule #10: Vision trumps all the other senses.” John Medina, Neuroscientist
  10. 10. “Your goal is to move away from projecting a document and toward giving a presentation.” Nancy Duarte, Author, Resonate
  11. 11. “Attempting to have slides serve both as projected visuals and as stand-alone handouts makes for bad visuals and bad documentation.” Garr Reynolds, Author Presentation Zen
  12. 12. “Hear a piece of information, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%.” John Medina, Neuroscientist
  13. 13. “[Presentation technologies] are only useful to the degree that they make things clearer and more memorable.” Garr Reynolds, Author Presentation Zen
  14. 14. “PowerPoint doesn’t kill meetings. People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad things with it.” Peter Norvig, Google Director of Research
  15. 15. “Simplify the slides so the audience can process each one in under ! three seconds.” ! Nancy Duarte, Author Resonate
  16. 16. “Slideware is not meant for your speaker notes. It’s just not.”! David Christianson, Normal Guy
  17. 17. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci, Real Renaissance Man
  18. 18. “We learn and remember best through pictures,! not through written or spoken words”! John Medina, Neuroscientist

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