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Presentation Zen: 10 Tips on how to think like a designer

Presentation Zen

Most people do not really think about design and designers, let alone think of themselves as designers. Design is about process.

New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

Design your slides so that they can be processed quickly by the visual cortex, allowing the language areas to focus on what you’re saying.

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10 design lessons from the art of Ikebana

Presentation Zen

Once you understand this, the intricacies of Japanese art and design begin to make sense. of the arrangements). Lessons for your creative life.

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Last week, a business banking specialist started designing a presentation he was planning to deliver to accountancy firms in his city.

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How to craft a memorable key message in 10 minutes

Speaking about Presenting

A key message is the number one thing you want your audience to remember or do as a result of your presentation. Rubbish! Answer this question. Yawn!

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How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Pecha Kucha was developed as a presentation format to allow design and creative types to share their passions and show off their work. I agree.

PowerPoint Design in 2009 -- group blogging project

Speak Schmeak

Olivia Mitchell has gathered blog posts and e-mails from 40 contributors on our wishes and fantasies for PowerPoint design in 2009. Olivia has pulled together a wealth of information to be delved into, and I can't wait to start reading everyone's opinions. Make sure to add your thoughts in the comments!

Presentation Zen Design (the book)

Presentation Zen

As I mentioned before, I'm in the beginning stages of writing and designing another book, this one called Presentation Zen Design.

Buzzwords of 2009

The Communication Blog

Follow me on Twitter Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter WELCOME This blog is designed as a forum for instructors and students who are using one of my books or, more generally, to anyone with an interest in communication and especially in the teaching of interpersonal communication, human communication, or public speaking.

Unique Storyboard Method: Receipt Tape

Duarte Blog

Tags: Design Strategy Video presentation receipt tape story storyboard visual thinking

Create a quiz in PowerPoint:demo of Technique #7 from my e-book

PowerPoint Tips

Tags: Delivery Design Hyperlinks Uncategorized

I have seen the worst slide in the world

PowerPoint Tips

Tags: Design principles

How to give a great ignite talk

Speaker Confessions

Like whitespace in visual design it’s the pauses that make what you do say stand out clearly. It is ok to breathe. What do you love?

The Chart Make-Over Challenge of 2009

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Please add the keyword of “cc09″ and submit it to the Chart Make-Over Challenge 2009 group. Tags: Slide Design ogi #ppt.

Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

To learn how to design and deliver better presentations, we need to pull from many educational sources. Books are good, but which ones?

Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs - BusinessWeek

Jobs shows his passion for computer design. H-1B Visa Law: Trying Again Help Wanted: Why That Signs Bad RSS Feed: Most Discussed Stories Most Popular Multimedia Slide Shows The Worlds Best Places to Live 2009 The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2009 The (New) Worlds Happiest Countries The Rise and Fall of Chrysler The Best U.S.

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PowerPoint design in 2009

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Olivia Mitchell has asked a number of experts in the PowerPoint community to comment on what we think 2009 will bring in the area of PowerPoint design. One group will be those who can afford and desire the highest end design. The first group are those for whom design is very important.

Create a better PowerPoint template

PowerPoint Tips

From the Save as Type drop-down list, choose Design Template (PowerPoint Template). Note: I want to thank Julie Terberg of Terberg Design for many of these ideas. PowerPoint’s default blank template is annoying! It really needs work. Here’s what to do to make a better template. In 2007, it’s the default blank theme.

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How To Design For Mobile

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

In my opinion, their iPhone-friendly design is second only to Ars Technica’s. Much to my surprise, C|Net News is now iPhone-friendly.

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The Creepiest PowerPoint Design Trend of 2009

More than PowerPoint...

Personally, I find this word-mood board style of presentation design distracting and disturbing. Tags: PowerPoint Presentation design

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Posted by Desislava on February 16th, 2009 at 4:51 am Do you suggest providing a keyword for a particular presentation, or does the audience sort that out for themselves? Posted by Phil Earnhardt on February 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 am Phil Often a tag like “#forrester09″ has been assigned by the conference organizers. As Web 2.0

2008 28

Thoughts on why bad presentations don’t go away

PowerPoint Tips

Tags: Design principles Events campaign Death by PowerPoint

Make a Presentation Like Al Gore - Wired How-To Wiki

Know Your Audience Determining what your audience needs from you and what you need them to do should influence all design decisions.

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. 1 Jason Zimdars ~ 16 February 2009 Great post. Aaron I 3 Jared Stein ~ 16 February 2009 Thanks, Cameron! 5 Jeff Gates ~ 16 February 2009 Great post, Cameron. Preparation 1.

How to Start Speaking at Events |

With so many design options, you can use the template over and over and never have it look like the same site. from O’Reilly Publishing)?

2004 28

Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

And I learn best practices, design principles, and new concepts. This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta. You’ll see my tweets as well.

What goes on the last slide?

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s one last slide I once used for a presentation on backgrounds for non-designers. Do I end with ‘Thank You!,’

Social Media Inspired PowerPoint Design for 2009

More than PowerPoint...

"What would you like to see in PowerPoint design in 2009?" My PowerPoint design wishes for 2009? The look and feel of social media techniques will transition into PowerPoint design. Presentations will be designed with audience participation -- and push back -- in mind. Twittery Design. More Heckling!

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

HughBriss February 23, 2009 Excellent post but I still hate it when people don’t look at me when I’m talking. Macro results.

August Special: $100 off PowerPoint design service

Speak Schmeak

Take $100 off my PowerPoint design service for the whole month of August! See some of my slideshows here.

August Special: $100 off PowerPoint design service

Speak Schmeak

Take $100 off my PowerPoint design service for the whole month of August! See some of my slideshows here.

Stanford Passed (and Failed) the Glance Test. Would you?

Duarte Blog

Tags: Design Question fail glance test noise pass signal stanford

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech |

Cirque Du Soleil - If you’re going to design presentations, what would happen if you thought of them like a performance? Often. Thanks.

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May, 2009 PowerPoint 2007 Theme - dun-aqua

PowerPoint Tips

To find out where to save it, open PowerPoint 2007, click the Design tab, and click the More button at the right of the row of themes from the Themes gallery. By request, I'm offering my first PowerPoint 2007 theme. It's the same look as last month's background, but it's a THMX file. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

$100 off PowerPoint design service -- two weeks left!

Speak Schmeak

Just a quick reminder that you still have two weeks to take advantage of my August PowerPoint design special : Take $100 off my regular rate!

$100 off PowerPoint design service -- two weeks left!

Speak Schmeak

Just a quick reminder that you still have two weeks to take advantage of my August PowerPoint design special : Take $100 off my regular rate!

Create a radial gradient background with a highlight effect

PowerPoint Tips

Even top designers who disavow backgrounds sometimes use gradient backgrounds. Try design variataions. It looks like a glow. Click Close.

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Presentations: What To Wear

Professionally Speaking...

Dress so they get a visually pleasing picture but not so they're distracted by your array of non-matching patterns, bold designs or heels so high you look like you're going to trip. "I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch" ~~ Gilda Radner. you need an excuse.), Make sure it's saying the right things. Dress for the audience.

5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

There are some pretty good ebook publishers that will help you with design, editing, and marketing. Is this your first time here? Probably not.

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Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Design principles for non-designers. Design principles. Where to stand, how to design handouts, engaging the audience. Design in E-Learning. PowerPoint design for people who know more than non-designers and less than designers. Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey!