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Powerful, Professional Presentations

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Slides from a library class. Please read the slide comments as you view the slides. A handout with resources for further reading, typography, and image resources is available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/137409324/Powerful-Presentations-Handout.

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Powerful, Professional Presentations

  1. 1. Powerful, ProfessionalPowerful, ProfessionalPresentationsPresentationsKimberly HallKimberly Hall andand Meg KribbleMeg KribbleHarvard Law School LibraryHarvard Law School LibraryApril 5, 2013April 5, 2013
  2. 2. What we will coverWhat we will coverIntroIntroWhy presentation skills matterWhy presentation skills matterTips from Edward TufteTips from Edward TufteVisual designVisual designHow to find cool imagesHow to find cool imagesSources for awesome fontsSources for awesome fontsOther things to knowOther things to knowConclusionConclusion
  3. 3. IntroductionIntroductionPresentations largely stand or fall on the quality,relevance, and integrity of the content. If your numbersare boring, then youve got the wrong numbers. If yourwords or images are not on point, making them dance incolor wont make them relevant. Audience boredom isusually a content failure, not a decoration failure.
  4. 4. Powerful, ProfessionalPresentationsKimberly Hall and Meg KribbleHarvard Law School LibraryApril 5, 2013
  5. 5. What we will cover• Intro– Why presentation skills matter• Tips from Edward Tufte• Visual design– How to find cool images– Sources for awesome fonts• Other things to know• Conclusion
  6. 6. IntroductionPresentations largely stand or fall on the quality,relevance, and integrity of the content. If yournumbers are boring, then youve got the wrongnumbers. If your words or images are not on point,making them dance in color wont make themrelevant. Audience boredom is usually a contentfailure, not a decoration failure.
  7. 7. Was that better?
  8. 8. NO!
  9. 9. Powerful, Professional PresentationsKimberly Hall and Meg KribbleHarvard Law School LibraryApril 5, 2013
  10. 10. Tell YourStoryBlueberry’s Storyboard 2 by @rodaniel; CC:BY-SA license
  11. 11. Was that better?
  12. 12. Lawyer use of smartphones• According to the 2009 ABA Legal TechnologySurvey Report, 46% of lawyers report regularuse of the internet on smartphones.• 2.3% of lawyers use smartphones for legalresearch.
  13. 13. 46%of lawyers surf theinternet on smartphones
  14. 14. 46%of lawyers surf theinternet on smartphones2.3%of lawyers do legal researchon smartphones2009 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
  15. 15. Fonts
  16. 16. http://www.typographyforlawyers.com
  17. 17. US Supreme Court by @kjetilhr; CC:-SA license
  18. 18. US Supreme Court by @kjetilhr; CC:-SA license
  19. 19. US Supreme Court by @kjetilhr; CC:-SA licenseWhat does the Court say?
  20. 20. US Supreme Court by @kjetilhr; CC:-SA licenseWhat does the Court say?
  21. 21. US Supreme Court by @kjetilhr; CC:-SA licenseWhat does the Court say?What does the Court say?
  22. 22. The most powerful slide
  23. 23. Photo by Joi Ito, Wikimedia Commons
  24. 24. Photo by Llwrch, Wikimedia Commons
  25. 25. Age
  26. 26. Gender
  27. 27. Income
  28. 28. Number who have kids
  29. 29. Race/Ethnicity
  30. 30. Education level

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