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1.death by powerpoint right now, someone out thereis actually dying from a boring presentationhopefully it’s not yours 2. a presentation should move & inspire peopledon’t…


1.death by powerpoint right now, someone out thereis actually dying from a boring presentationhopefully it’s not yours 2. a presentation should move & inspire peopledon’t bore your audience, gore them! 3. today all the tools areavailable to create abeautifully designedpresentation and most are free! 4. so please, lets stop designing presentations like its1999 5. Standard templates (like the ones found in Powerpoint) are fugly and don’t communicate, they KILL!You can do better! 6. tHERE’S AN ART TO PUTTING TOGETHER A SOLID PRESENTATIONthat doesn’t cause death 7. The “art” is setting yourself apart. This means many things, but what i’m talking about is design. This presentation isn’t about public speaking skills, it’s about designing a sexy looking presentation (without a creative department) that will knock the socks off your audience. Follow me and i’ll show you how to design like a superstar. 8. 1. have akilleropening slide 9. Don’t be afraid to have a bold title that will grab people's attention. At most conferences you can almost tell which presentations are going to suck even before they start. Remember that 60% of your audience will be in carb coma from that 3rd muffin they just ate. It’s your job to snap them awake by making your first slide a killer one. *OK, I made that up, but i’m sure it’s partly true. 10. Here’s some opening slides that don’t suck 11. If you’re uploading your presentation online a visually stunning opening slide is everything. Just like a book people will judge your presentation by its cover, so make sure its an awesome one that will get clicks. 12. 2.use atrendy color mix 13. In this presentation I wanted to use the same font and color from EasyJet. So, I Google’d: Easyjet font & color (I know, crazy huh?)The result was a low cost airline feel throughout the entire presentation. 14. An easy way to find a great looking color combination is to pick a popular palette on 2,383 people ‘love’ this one 15. Or use colors found in popular websites or magazines.For this presentation I wanted to give a gossip magazine feel. 16. 3. use stunning visuals 17. Your audience reads your slidesfaster than you talk. Never, ever, ever put word-for-word what youare saying, instead use strong visuals to help addto your story and not give it away before it comes out of your mouth. If I was giving this presentation to you t face-to-face I would eliminate 90% of the tex 18. When someone puts all their text in their presentation i’m like:“Dude?! Wha t’s the point of being here?! Just email me your slide s and I’ll read it on my own t ime without you.” Oh ya, and bullet points are so old-school. (more on this later) 19. ditch the notes you don’t need them 20. Instead use images to remind you of each point. “Let me tell you about how my 3-year old child is usingan iPhone...”“As part of our staff we “The idea for the Gutenberg press came about by... ” actually have 1 ex-clown...” *It takes a little bit of practice but this alone will make your presentation 100% better (that’s a fact). 21. There are 4 types of images you can use:royalty Your free own(paid)See, thimore ses is muc using buxier tha hcreativellet poin n tscommonsscreenshots (free!) 22. , where to find them: what it looks like: Time consuming, but Yourgives your slides a nice touch. I like full screen own width photos. For a few $$ get professionalroyaltyphotos or illustrations that you can use without -free having to pay royalties. (paid) Perfect for a cohesive professional Best place to look for Creativecreative Commons images.commons All you need to do is add (free!) a proper credit to your presentation. 23. Use screenshots to highlight bits ofsomething on your it’s a free tool for taking screenshots and add little things like screen- arrows to it.shotsIts dead simple to use. I use it 30+ times a day (no joke).or Command-Shift-4 on Mac to copy a selected area. 24. s when se logophotosfor theor free Look hing fsearc 25. a quick wordon pickingphotos 26. this is cheezy!Seriously dude, nobody’s office looks like that (unless you work in an office for models) 27. this is cool!unexpected, visually interesting photos are the shizzle. 28. EXAMPLES:“I want to talk to you about early childhood medical care...” “Here’s what’s happening with sales of luxury french goods...”“In freshman year i studied...”(kidding) 29. there are 2 ways to add credits to creative commons(free) images bottom of image last slide 30. GRAPHS ARE OK, BUT REMEMBER: IT ’S NOT ABOUT THETNUMBERS, IT’S ABOUEAN WH AT THE NUMBERS M 31. 4.Getyour textright 32. keep it simple (less is more) 33. are you giving a document or a presentation?75+ words/slide=document@nancyduarte 34. few things about fonts:never use morethan 2-3 styles. (it’s not cute) 35. your best bet is to keep it in the family 36. blinking, blinking sparkling or wirling twirling text is tjust not cool 37. but adding a slight rotation makes things look a little moreinter esting but go easy tiger,don’t overdo it. 38. 5. useCRAP 39. Contrastthe most importantRepetitionacronymin designAlignmentProximity 40. WHAT IT mEANS: Contrast Text and images that are all the same size*First coined by and style is extremely boring and notRobin Williams (no not that one) communicative. Add some contrast to make it interesting. Repetition Repeat colors, fonts and images throughout your presentation for a cohesive feel (remember color mix?). Each new topic slide should have related styles so that your audience knows you are moving onto a new point. Alignment Text and images on each slide should be visually connected. Nothing should be out of place. Proximity Related elements should be grouped together 41. what it looks like: 42. Contrast examples Good contrast can k make your slides looc risp and organized 43. Repetition examples Rep etition of designelements gives ac ohesive look 44. ALIGNMENT examples Line it u p, add some e g and make surcalpaddin elementsare symmetri 45. You can take some matching photos yourself... Or purchase collections on iStockphoto. This one is called ‘Gorilla Guy’. This looks awesome. 46. proximity examples group s imilar or relatedele ments together 47. o h cr ap! Always double-check your designwork with these principles: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity. 48. 6. 6. USEUSE VIDEOVIDEO 49. videos are coolBut keep is short, simple & relevant.2-3 min is good, 30 seconds is best. 50. and save yourselffrom the awkwardsilence and always preload your videos. 51. To avoid waiting for videos to load I like to record a YouTube clip and edit it down to only the bits I want to show and then I embed in my slides. Works 100% of the time with no waiting! I use screenflow for this 52. Here I recorded a YouTube video andremoved the sound and had it play automatically when I advanced slides. This allowed me to talk over the video andgive a narrative which included aFacebook page + Youtube clip (In the presentation worldthis is like George Lucas type stuff) 53. 7.SHARE YOURWORK 54. Save a tree Upload your presentation to allows your audience to download a PDF version and also share via Twitter and Facebook. If you get se lected as the top t presentation of the day you ge in stant fame and glory. Use so you can track where and how your presentation is being shared. 55. Afraid of someone ‘stealing’ yourpresentation? 56. Unless you’re dealing with top secret stuff don’t be.If you use the methods you just learned the only person able to give your presentation should be you.Using things like images instead of text refreshes the memory of someone who was at your talk but means nothing to someone who wasn’t. 57. set your ideas free (you’ll get more in return) 58. 3 months ago I gave a 90-min talk in Australia to some very nice people in the tourism industry.One speaker told me it was crazy to upload my entire slides to SlideShare because surely I was going to get ripped off.There were only 100 people in the room, but today more than 4800 people have seen that same presentation online.I got lots of feedback from people all around the world who said they got lots out of it, which made me feel kinda warm inside, and helped me with content ideas for the next presentations.But the best was just last week I got paid again to give an updated version of the same talk half way around the world in Denmark (which is beautiful by the way). 59. Also, never, ever print off and give away your slides before your talk. Most people are just sneaky little buggers & will read ahead before you start 60. say this: nly printed2 copies of “Oh, I o my presentation, first come fir st serve afte r my talk, or n email me at {*****} and you ca ore than ha ppy to send i’ll be mit to you.”**It’s a great way to follow up with people. 61. That’s it 62. ok, wait. one more 63. 8.always recap 64. If you leave wit h only one sl ide from this presentation it shoul d be this one: steal this presentation:1. HaVE A KILLER OPENING SLIDE2. USE a trendy COLOR MIX3. USE STUNNING VISUALS4. GET YOUR TEXT RIGHT5. USE CRAP6. USE VIDEO7. SHARE YOUR WORK8. recap 65. you have it in you to designan awesome presentation 66. but even i had problems at first so... 67. If you're makinga presentation i feel badfor you son 68. you got 99 problems but don’t letyour slidesbe one 69. jay-zwould probably approve filled with really usefulstuff. solve99problems.comI’ve made a list of resources, links and tips to help you solve your next presentation design problems 70. Thanks! @JESSEDEEhelp me fight againstboring presentations and share this link! ext eaker for your n oo If you need a sp that problem t event I can 71. credits:made using keynote / totalcost= $0 photos:websites: 1. flickr/One more night at the club/Irina 2. flickr/good news...and bad news/Shira Golding Jobs/ 5. flickr/Neptune Statue/Fraochsidhe 9. cannes lions 2010/ 13. flickr/skittles/ 17. flickr/Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close/matt.hintsa 17. cannes lions 2010/jessedee THANKS: 25. flickr//Bert and Ernie/See-ming LeeAlex G. for sitting across from me and swearingso loud every day at Powerpoint, you’ve inspired Champs Elysées Shop/Little_Grizzlyme to create this preso. Pete O., for letting me be Got Beer?/a4gpa your sidekick and for pushing me in front of an 31. flickr/Can you read this, Luke Skywalker?/Stéfan audience. Dean J., for letting me steal your 38. flickr/Toilet Trained/Anda74 headline styles, they seem to work really well.Elizabeth G. you thaught me all the CRAP I Eggplant needed to know when I was a young little brat. 52. flickr/new york sunset/jerryfergusonphotographyATEC for lending me an audience across 54. flickr/Domo asusta a Danbo/GVicianoAustralia for a number of years and for giving me 58. flickr/Fussel reviewing/Faustenatormy first big speaking break, I miss you guys. To thepeople out there sharing this stuff on Facebook 62- flickr/exit sign in the commonwealth/joeybaltimore and Twitter, thank you! I wish i could invite you 65. flickr/Steve Jobs Keynote/acaben over for dinner one night. And to Mum & Dad, 62. flickr/jay-z/richie preiss cause they’re just the best. -