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Moving Beyond Bullets:
Making Presentation
Slides Compelling
John Nash
Iowa State University 
Educational Leadership and P...
three tips!
first tip!
know your audience
Seven Questions to Knowing Your Audience!

                                   1. What are they like?!
                    ...
second tip!
let go of text
reduce

 
 
 
record

 
 
 
 
 
 
repeat
Flickr: cc Drunken Monkey
                            reduce
Utilization-Focused Reporting
           Principles!
•  Be intentional about reporting, that is, know the purpose
   of a ...
Utilization-Focused Reporting
           Principles!
•  Be intentional about reporting, that is, know the purpose
   of a ...
Utilization-Focused Reporting
           Principles!
•  Intentional
•  User-focused
•  Facilitate understanding
•  Avoid s...
facilitate understanding
Flickr: cc CWGL
Flickr: cc spoony mushroom
                             record
Flickr: cc sirwiseowl
                        repeat
third tip!
simplify displays of data
“…ornamentation can "
detract from credibility.”
Nancy Duarte
Duarte Design
Sawyer Elementary


Students


Teachers


 Parents
Sawyer Elementary


Students


Teachers


 Parents
“Sometimes…the best
chart is no chart at all.”
Nancy Duarte
Duarte Design
Knowledge Source Preference
                             Series 1


Evaluation


Coin Toss


 Neighbor


Housepet

       ...
flickr: cc danielbachhuber
go forth!!
•  know your audience
•  let go of text
•  simplify your displays
questions?!
email :: jnash@iastate.edu
twitter :: @jnash 
blog :: http://edventureso.me
Extreme Presentation Makeover, v. 2.0 - Making Presentation Slides Compelling
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Extreme Presentation Makeover, v. 2.0 - Making Presentation Slides Compelling

This is version 2 of the "Extreme Presentation Makeover" slide deck. Still three tips, just better design.

This was presented to the membership of the American Evaluation Association at a webinar on April 15, 2010

Extreme Presentation Makeover, v. 2.0 - Making Presentation Slides Compelling

  1. 1. Moving Beyond Bullets: Making Presentation Slides Compelling John Nash Iowa State University Educational Leadership and Policy Studies | HCI jnash@iastate.edu | @jnash | http://edventureso.me
  2. 2. three tips!
  3. 3. first tip! know your audience
  4. 4. Seven Questions to Knowing Your Audience! 1. What are they like?! 2. Why are they here?! 3. What keeps them up at night?! 4. How can you solve their problem?! 5. What do you want them to do?! 6. How can you best reach them?! 7. How might they resist?! Duarte, 2008! Flickr CC MS&T Center for ERP !
  5. 5. second tip! let go of text
  6. 6. reduce record repeat
  7. 7. Flickr: cc Drunken Monkey reduce
  8. 8. Utilization-Focused Reporting Principles! •  Be intentional about reporting, that is, know the purpose of a report and stay true to that purpose. •  Stay user-focused: Focus the report on the priorities of intended users. •  Organize and present findings to facilitate understanding and interpretation. •  Avoid surprising primary stakeholders. •  Prepare users to engage with and learn from “negative findings.” •  Distinguish dissemination from use. Quoted from Patton, 2008, p 509
  9. 9. Utilization-Focused Reporting Principles! •  Be intentional about reporting, that is, know the purpose of a report and stay true to that purpose. •  Stay user-focused: Focus the report on the priorities of intended users. •  Organize and present findings to facilitate understanding and interpretation. •  Avoid surprising primary stakeholders. •  Prepare users to engage with and learn from “negative findings.” •  Distinguish dissemination from use. Quoted from Patton, 2008, p 509
  10. 10. Utilization-Focused Reporting Principles! •  Intentional •  User-focused •  Facilitate understanding •  Avoid surprising •  Negative findings •  Dissemination vs. use
  11. 11. facilitate understanding Flickr: cc CWGL
  12. 12. Flickr: cc spoony mushroom record
  13. 13. Flickr: cc sirwiseowl repeat
  14. 14. third tip! simplify displays of data
  15. 15. “…ornamentation can " detract from credibility.” Nancy Duarte Duarte Design
  16. 16. Sawyer Elementary Students Teachers Parents
  17. 17. Sawyer Elementary Students Teachers Parents
  18. 18. “Sometimes…the best chart is no chart at all.” Nancy Duarte Duarte Design
  19. 19. Knowledge Source Preference Series 1 Evaluation Coin Toss Neighbor Housepet 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
  20. 20. flickr: cc danielbachhuber
  21. 21. go forth!! •  know your audience •  let go of text •  simplify your displays
  22. 22. questions?! email :: jnash@iastate.edu twitter :: @jnash blog :: http://edventureso.me

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