The Chart Make-Over Challenge of 2009

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

If you followed my tweets that day, you might remember this one: If you have to tell the audience in the back that it’ll be hard to read your chart, you’ve got a poorly designed chart. #ogi Tags: Slide Design

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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. But that's not all: she has gone on to analyze and synthesize the posts around some central themes: whether design matters, simplicity vs. detail, design and presentation issues agreed upon by most contributors, and predictions for 2009.

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Buzzwords of 2009

The Communication Blog

12.20.2009 Buzzwords of 2009 Here is the New York Times buzzwords of 2009; it includes a variety of "communication" terms, for example, sexting (texting sexual messages), vook (a digitized book with video), social distancing (standing away from others to avoid catching or spreading the flu), orphan books (books that are out of print, still in copyright, and whose copyright holders cant be found), and netbook (a small portable, personal computer).

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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. Yeah, I want design that stimulates thoughtful discussion. I prefer design that inspires action and meaningful audience participation. Twittery Design.

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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. They are looking for the latest design ideas and have the capacity to pay others to create their presentations. They don’t have time for elaborate design.

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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. C|Net’s design very finger-friendly and the links are easy to read and inviting.

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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 architecture. revolutionary. relationships. re-contextualize.

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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. This book is a deeper exploration of the Design section of PZ (chapters 5-7). The book will be available in mid-November, 2009.

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. At the bottom, choose Save Current Theme, and PowerPoint automatically places you in the right folder. You should be able to see the path to the folder, which you might want to write down.

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New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

There’s been a tremendous amount of interest in them, but as they were designed to complement Chris’s talk – they only tell half the story. Tags: Powerpoint cognitive load PowerPoint PowerPoint slide design slide design working memory

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Wa: The key to clear, harmonious design

Presentation Zen

If there is one principle that reveals the essence of the Zen aesthetic found in Japanese traditional art and design — and life in general — it is harmony. Aesthetically, wa is fundamental to all good design, yet it goes beyond aesthetics. 2) Repeat design elements.

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PopTech Announces 2009 Social Innovation Fellows

Duarte Blog

PopTech recently announced the Social Innovation Fellows of 2009. Aside from the prestigious title, this lucky group participates in an intensive training program, taught by experts in skills that are critical to success, including branding, media relations, finance, and design. Tags: Business Diary Event 2009 movirtu Nancy Duarte pop tech re:char social innovation fellows

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Yet ANOTHER Typeface Designed by a Car

Duarte Blog

Earlier this year, Toyota commissioned the design of a custom typeface to promote the release of the iQ–a car manlier than Andre the Giant doing donuts in a dump truck on the deck of a pirate ship while AC/DC performs “Highway to Hell&# in the back.

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. In the case of ikebana (???) — the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement — space is a central component of design (i.e., Ma allows for an energy or sense of movement within a design.

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August Special: $100 off PowerPoint design service

Speak Schmeak

Take $100 off my PowerPoint design service for the whole month of August! Contact me now to take advantage of this rare discounted rate on PowerPoint design!

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August Special: $100 off PowerPoint design service

Speak Schmeak

Take $100 off my PowerPoint design service for the whole month of August! Contact me now to take advantage of this rare discounted rate on PowerPoint design!

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Design lessons from the art of washoku

Presentation Zen

Balance, harmony, simplicity If we open our eyes and are willing to think differently, we can see that there are presentation and design lessons all around us, even in something like a beautifully prepared traditional Japanese meal.

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. But what, if anything, can regular people — teachers, students, business people of all types — learn from designers and from thinking like a designer?

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Presentation Design: A Management Philosophy

Duarte Blog

It’s hard to stop Nancy Duarte once she gets started talking about design. She sat down with Jimmy and shared her thoughts about how design thinking can be the one of the most powerful tools for effective management.

Say No To Design Crime

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Using Comic Sans is a DESIGN CRIME. Tags: Speaker Support clowns comic sans design crime Presentations Cue scary music a la video piracy ads. Voiceover: You wouldn’t make a serious presentation wearing a RED CLOWN NOSE.

American Idol Meets Slide Design

Duarte Blog

For the fifth consecutive year, the PowerPoint Live User Conference is holding its Design-a-Template contest. One of the requirements is that the template design serve as the backdrop for all of the visuals presented by presenters.

$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! Check out some samples of my work here. Read about my service here. Book me now -- time's running out! Specials and Sales

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$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! Check out some samples of my work here. Read about my service here. Book me now -- time's running out!

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Darn Good Design at the HOW Design Conference

Duarte Blog

It means a lot to me because until Duarte had not been recognized as “viable&# by the design community because we developed and designed presentations (which were until now an undesirable communication medium). The HOW Design Conference in Austin, Texas, June 24-27-will be swarming with inspirational talented designers where the masses get creatively rejuvenated. Tags: Business Design Event Technology Video Duarte Design how conference

PowerPoint Deaths Climb in 2009: But at Slower Rate

More than PowerPoint...

Tags: PowerPoint Presentation design fun

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

I’ve performed open air theatre a few times and unless the set is specifically designed for adequate acoustics , then you haven’t got a hope in hell of people hearing you. So next time you have to make a presentation or give a speech, take a moment to consider how the room design may affect those around you.

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

I’ve performed open air theatre a few times and unless the set is specifically designed for adequate acoustics , then you haven’t got a hope in hell of people hearing you. So next time you have to make a presentation or give a speech, take a moment to consider how the room design may affect those around you.

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

I’ve performed open air theatre a few times and unless the set is specifically designed for adequate acoustics , then you haven’t got a hope in hell of people hearing you. So next time you have to make a presentation or give a speech, take a moment to consider how the room design may affect those around you.

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When to Hire a Professional Designer

Duarte Blog

Let’s face it, designers aren’t cheap - especially good ones. So hiring a designer or a design firm to build your world-class presentation might be out of your price range. Tags: Business Design creative duarte presentation My dad is a handyman.

Here’s a quick way to makeover a bullet-point slide

Speaking about Presenting

For more information on the development of the Assertion-Evidence format see Michael Alley’s website: Rethinking the design of presentation slides. She calls it the Tell ‘n’ Show slide design. For other styles see my post The Top 7 PowerPoint slide designs.

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Custom Type Design in Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies”

Duarte Blog

For his upcoming “Public Enemies&# , a crime drama set in the 1930’s, he commissioned Neville Brody to design New Deal, an original display typeface for titling and promotional materials. Tags: Design custom type michael mann public enemies

Cutting design & graphics costs

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

After a recent presentation, an audience member approached me and wanted to talk about how much her company was spending on graphics with a design firm. It seems that the design firm charges a fee every time a minor change is made. The graphic for the slide is a single image, so any minor change needs to go through the design firm, costing a significant fee, no matter how small the change. Create them yourself or leverage the graphics you have created by a design firm

Business Audience Booking - Best of Speaking Pro Central - September 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

September 2009. Six Steps to a Successful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy - Content Marketing Today , September 4, 2009. 5 Ways To Integrate Twitter Into Your Presentations - Professionally Speaking… , September 29, 2009. The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them) - Speaking about Presenting , September 21, 2009. Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker - Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking , September 12, 2009.

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Visual - Writing - Rehearse - Best of Speaking Pro Central - June 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

June 2009. Speaking about Presenting , June 29, 2009. New research questions the benefits of custom animation in PowerPoint - Speaking about Presenting , June 16, 2009. Why the stickiest idea in presenting is just plain wrong - Speaking about Presenting , June 2, 2009. PowerPoint Design Methods - Presentation Blog - Presentation Advisors , June 14, 2009. How to create a new presentation from pre-existing slides - Speaking about Presenting , June 12, 2009.

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Improving Your Presentations in 2009

The YouBlog

The theme is "What would you like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009?" Let me then revise Olivia's charter (as did others) to focus on what I'd like to see in PowerPoint, or even just what I'd like to see in presentations in 2009.

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Win Designer Sunglasses For Making Stuff Up

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Then all you have to do to win deluxe designer sunglasses is get people to vote for you. Are you a cool person? Neither am I, but that doesn’t matter in Scene Change’s Australia’s Coolest Event Person award contest.

Designing Presentations is a Dirty Job

Duarte Blog

Well-developed and designed presentations are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Attracting really good designers to work for Duarte has been tough, because designing presentations is “dirty work”. Designers tell us that REAL designers create print campaigns or web sites, and designing presentations is beneath them. Tags: Business Design Video dirty jobs dirty work mike rowe presentation

Book Review: Advanced Presentations by Design

Duarte Blog

Advanced Presentations by Design takes a 10-step approach to writing and designing a presentation. Tags: Book Reviews Design book maui nancy presentation Video I really like this book. So much that I’m reviewing it while on vacation. Andrew Abela takes a methodical approach to creating a presentation that drives action. It’s a book that should be in everyone’s presentation library.

How to persuade other people to ditch the bullets

Speaking about Presenting

Tags: Powerpoint Michael Alley notes PowerPoint Richard Mayer slide design

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Books - Social Media - Design - Best of Speaking Pro Central

Speaking Pro Central Posts

August 2009. The following are the top items during August 2009 based on social signals. Here’s a quick way to makeover a bullet-point slide - Speaking about Presenting , August 12, 2009. The Best Way to Promote Your Offline Business to Online Prospects - Content Marketing Today , August 25, 2009. This one will no longer be updated - PowerPoint Tips , August 24, 2009. 24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills - Pro Humorist , August 20, 2009.

Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Others bemoan the emergence of a new educational economy that threatens to convert students into nomadic consumers of information and faculty into "automatic professor machines" [ Winner 2009 ]. 16 Our study focuses on the design and evaluation of these emergent choreographies of attention.

Top 70 Posts and 12 Hottest Topics in Professional Speaking for 2009

Speaking Pro Central Posts

It was good to see what the hottest topic was for 2009! 10 tools for presenting with Twitter - Speaking about Presenting , October 13, 2009. June 2009 Resource of the Month - PowerPoint:What Is Appropriate When and Why? PowerPoint Tips , May 26, 2009. Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware - Matt Eventoff , May 12, 2009. Six Steps to a Successful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy - Content Marketing Today , September 4, 2009. October 21, 2009.

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10 Crazy Things To Try With Your PowerPoint Presentation In 2009

The Public Speaking Blog

2009 is going to be a grim year or so says the World Bank , fengshui masters and my mum. And over the past week, they have been commenting on how powerpoint presentations of 2009 should look like. For the first draft, click link: PowerPoint Design 2009: Does Design Matters? ).

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