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GoGaRuCo 2010 lightning talk : Better Slides

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Presented at GoGaRuCo 2010 as a 4 minute lightning talk to a room full of 300 programmers. In San Francisco, CA on the UCSF campus. I've seen bad slides at nerd confs for years.

I'll be growing this out into a 30 minute talk to give at other conferences. I'll link to the video when it's up too.

If you want me to present this at your conf, get in touch. Also, I'm available to punch up your slides before you present them at a conf.

veganstraightedge@gmail.com

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GoGaRuCo 2010 lightning talk : Better Slides

  1. 1. Better Presentation Slides
  2. 2. Shane Becker
  3. 3. @veganstraightedge
  4. 4. 10 things I hate about you
  5. 5. BIG TEXT
  6. 6. BIG TEXT
  7. 7. NoText
  8. 8. Less Text
  9. 9. • Don't use lists of bullet points • It makes the text to small and not easily readable • Additionally, the people in the audience will read ahead of what you're saying • Everyone loses
  10. 10. High Contrast
  11. 11. High Contrast
  12. 12. Slide Scale
  13. 13. Edge to edge text
  14. 14. Content Consistency
  15. 15. Content Consistency Sometimes centered
  16. 16. How does it work? Content Consistency
  17. 17. Content Consistency But what does it mean?
  18. 18. Visual Variety
  19. 19. Visual Variety
  20. 20. Visual Variety
  21. 21. Visual Variety
  22. 22. Charts, Not tables
  23. 23. Single Double Rainbow Rainbow Almost Triple ✔ So Beautiful ✔ ✔
  24. 24. Awesome Hilarious Sunniness Vacationy Smelly Pretty Greenish Mercury 6 1 9 1 1 2 0 Venus -3 1 8 8 10 5 2 Earth 9 1 6 N/A Nerd 1 or 10 9 Mars Red 1 5 3 4 3 0 Jupiter Big 1 4 7 10 Big 4 Saturn 7.5e32 1 3 8 3 7 2 Uranus 9 10 2 2 Wink 0 ? Neptune 3 1 1 1 1 4 4
  25. 25. 10 7.5 5 2.5 0 Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
  26. 26. Clean Typeface
  27. 27. Not This
  28. 28. Or This
  29. 29. Or This
  30. 30. Or This
  31. 31. Over the Top
  32. 32. ☺ No Bottom
  33. 33. Eye Contact
  34. 34. Look at audience
  35. 35. Not at the screen

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