Presentation Design Guidlines

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This speech on developing Microsoft PowerPoint (https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/) decks entitles "Presentation Design Guidelines" was presented as my speech 3 for Windward Leaders & Keynote Speakers Toastmasters Club on 9/14, 2011. I successfully utilized the iPad along with the 2Screens app (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2screens-presentation-expert/id370913954?mt=8) and the 2screens remote app (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2screens-remote/id379084072?mt=8) for the iPhone.

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  • Only place closely related charts on the same pageOne chart should logically lead to the next, generating one compelling insightUse text to clarify the connection between the charts
  • Only closely related charts are included on the slideTagline changed to be more focused on an insightEllipsis used to tie charts together with a single statement that drives the insightCharts were spaced out and enlarged to leverage the full slide and clearly display numbers and other objects within the charts
  • Avoid ambiguous taglinesAvoid complex multi-scale/axis chartsInclude important numbers within the chart, not in tables or axisUse bolder colors to highlight the most important chart objectsDon’t include objects that you will not address or do not want to addressInclude a title that clarifies units and objects
  • Added more descriptive taglineSelected simple chart to clearly deliver messageAxis has been removed and numbers are integrated in chartThe most important chart object is highlighted with a circle and commentIrrelevant lines are removed from chartChart title completely explains data
  • Presentation Design Guidlines

    1. 1. Presentation Design Guidelines<br /> Trevor Ross (tr0435) 6/16/2010<br /> Steven Shapiro (ss7745) 9/13/2011<br />
    2. 2. Executive Summary<br />Key Concepts<br />Effective deck creation is paramount when required to present to company leadership<br />Experience is the best teacher for deck writing after some basics are mastered<br />Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Utilize Executive Summary
    3. 3. Place one major point per slide
    4. 4. Too much information
    5. 5. Dialed-in Slide
    6. 6. Utilize clean charts with focus
    7. 7. Too much detail
    8. 8. Focused chart</li></li></ul><li>Place one major point per slide(Too much information)<br />
    9. 9. Place one major point per slide(Dialed-in information)<br />
    10. 10. Utilize Clean Charts with Focus(Too much detail)<br />
    11. 11. Utilize Clean Charts with Focus(Focused chart)<br />

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