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Cristiano Rastelli
index
Why
Structure
Tools
How to
Conclusions
30 minutes
Why the slides are so important?
Why
Whyspendingtimeinmakingbetterslides?
EMOTIONENGAGEMENTCOMMUNICATION
+ +
LESSBORING
Which sequence give to the presentation?
STRUCTURE
1. COVER
2. INDEX
3. ABOUTME
4. CHAPTERS
๏ Singleslides
5. CONCLUSIONS
6. END/THANKS
7. REFERENCES
onesingleslide
optional
loop
Butthemostimportantthingis...
Which one to use?
TOOLS
Whateveryoufeelcomfortablewith!
Whateveryoufeelcomfortablewith!
Yes,alsothis!
Onlinetools
Butyouwillneedaconnection!
Evil.Don’tuseit.Ever.
Butyoucanalsobemoreeclectic…
http://vimeo.com/59566927
…ORSIMPLYMORECREATIVE
http://slidesha.re/yiMBRS
Whatmakesyoucomeupwith?
+
How can you make beautiful slides
HOWTO
Simplicity1
A clear message
1 slide = 1 concept
Use empty space
ThisisNOTwastedspace!
ThisisNOTwastedspace!
Usecanusethis“empty”spaceatyourbenefit:
justaddatitleorashorttext,andyou’redone!
BRIDGING THE GAP
Because beautiful slides are easy
Fonts2
Choose 2 or 3 max
Combine them
Use contrast
HEAVY light
sans serif slab
regular italic
UPPERCASE lowercase
thisisimportant
USETHISFORTITLES
Thisisagoodstartingpoint
Colors3
Choose a color palette
(and stick to that!)
Beware of low contrast
+ Gradients
Photos3
Online resources
Photos you have taken
Create your own repository
FREE,PAID,CC
SearchEnginesforimagesDon’t stop at the first results, don’t be obvious
FLICKRCheck the copyright restrictions for every image
FLICKRCOMMONSThese are public domain images you can use
PhotoCollectionsOnly for internal (non public) usage
Stock/Right-ManagedarchivesYou will have to pay for them to legally use
NewspaperGalleriesOnly for internal (non public) usage
Vintage/RetroimagesMost of them are free to use
ADsorPropagandaMost of them are free to use
PublicLibraries/CollectionsCheck the usage rights before using them
YourimagesPhotos you have taken by yourself
YourcollectionSave in a folder all the images you see and like
USEBEAUTIFULIMAGES
DON’TBEOBVIOUS
HIGH-RESOLUTION
Butthemostimportantthingis...
Details4
Icons
Shadows
Transitions
Inspiration?
Slideshare
Speaker Deck
Note & Point
Some simple takeaways...
CONCLUSIONS
Startwithpaper&pen,always
Youhavetotellastory,don’tforget!
Createthemostbeautifulslidesyoucan
Findyourpersonalstyle
grazie
Cristiano Rastelli
References
Apple Keynote
www.apple.com/uk/iwork
Slid.es
www.slid.es
Google Presentations
docs.google.com
TOOLS
Slideshare
www.slideshare.net/featured
Speaker Deck
www.speakerdeck.com
Note & Point
www.noteandpoint.com
Inspiration
Font Squirrel
www.fontsquirrel.com
Google Fonts
www.google.com/fonts
Beautiful Web Type
hellohappy.org/beautiful-web-type
FONTS
Adobe Kuler
kuler.adobe.com
Tiny Eye Labs
labs.tineye.com/multicolr
COLORS
500px
500px.com
Flickr - The Commons
www.flickr.com/commons
Boston.com - Big Picture
www.boston.com/bigpicture
IMAGES
Vintage Ad Browser
www.vintageadbrowser.com
Shorpy Historical Archive
www.shorpy.com
Retronaut
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