5 Must Have Presentation Tips to think like a Designer

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These tips will help you create dynamic, well-crafted slides and will help save you time and energy when you build your next PowerPoint, Keynote or SlideShare.

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5 Must Have Presentation Tips to think like a Designer

  1. 5 to help you think like a designer MUST HAVE Presentation Tips
  2. 1 Keep it simple
  3. click on our logo for the full tip. Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance ! COCO CHANEL
  4. Your visuals need to express their message in a glance - then you can be the expert your audience expects and not 'the guy who turns up to read the slides'. click on our logo for the full tip.
  5. Good artists copy, great artists steal 2 Pablo Picasso
  6. ! Broadcast news stations are busy creating simple and efficient slides every day. ! They are often sparse designs containing one clear message. ! In TV there simply isn't the time to confuse a message. Borrow from television
  7. Think like a designer 2 click on our logo for the full tip.
  8. The power of three 3
  9. The power of using three is all around us - whether it's religion, politics or the arts - we are steeped in recognising the rule of three.
 
 From ABC to 123, it's an incredibly influential tool when putting together a presentation or speech.
  10. "Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." Plato
  11. "Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." Plato click on our logo for the full tip.
  12. Use a clicker 4
  13. A clicker can create a seamless journey for an audience, as your slides flow effortlessly behind you as you speak. Remember there should be no indication to the audience that you are clicking anything.
  14. Laser pointers are best saved for entertaining cats! During a presentation these dots can be incredibly difficult to keep still and, if you are nervous, the movement will be amplified. ! As an audience member this can be distracting. click on our logo for the full tip.
  15. Dress appropriately 5
  16. We all make assumptions based on what we see others wear – whether we like it or not. If you turn up mismatched with the audience your communication will be challenged and your performance skewed as people try to make sense of your wardrobe choices.
  17. creativity. It would be hard to imagine him in a suit and tie. click on our logo for the full tip. Mirroring what your business represents is a powerful way for you to embody what you are all about. The design guru Jonathan Ive, is a good example of someone who reflects Apple’s culture of simplicity and creativity. ! It would be hard to imagine him in a suit and tie. click on our logo for the full tip.
  18. click on our logo for more useful stuff. all images copyright Edison Red 2014

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