10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

He wanted the design to look modern. His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin. Even if you aren’t a designer, you can create better looking slides with a little attention. Use a flat design. Flat design is in.

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Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

The following are current presentation design trends: Infographics. Flat Design. Flat Design. Flat design is seen as the modern graphic style due to the popularity of small electronic devices. The opposite of flat design is realism (skeuomorphism).

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide PresentationAdam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below.

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide PresentationAdam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below.

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The Holy Grail of Good Design

Manner of Speaking

When it comes to slide presentations, I am a believer in good design, even though I am not a design specialist. Oh, I know a few things that you can do with software like PowerPoint and Keynote, but most of it … Continue reading → Design Dieter Rams Julie Zhuo Pablo Picasso Presentation Presentation Zen public speaking Slide:ology slides Steve Jobs

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4 Principles To Live By When You Design Presentations

Duarte Blog

Whether you’re presenting a groundbreaking technology, a new business idea, or raising awareness of a social issue, if the design isn’t carefully thought through, your message could get lost. The post 4 Principles To Live By When You Design Presentations appeared first on Duarte.

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Alain de Botton on Dieter Rams and Good Design

Manner of Speaking

A while back, I wrote a post about Dieter Rams, the German industrial designer who is recognized as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century. Today, … Continue reading → Design Slide Presentation Alain de Botton Braun Dieter Rams PowerPoint Presentation simplicityRams worked for 40 years at the German consumer products company, Braun.

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Hostility in the Presentation Design Industry

Presentation Guru

In a close knit industry such as presentation communications we don’t really have competitors. The average person doesn’t even know our service exists. For the past 12 years I have focused on growing the industry and encouraging those around me to do the same.…

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

Manner of Speaking

Emily Stewart recently brought my attention to a short animated video that she and her team produced for OnlineMBA that illustrates some of the key values that Steve Jobs and his team espoused when designing products for Apple. … High quality design is all-encompassing.”

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Design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

This week, I want to show you how to design a cover for that report or e-book in PowerPoint. If you aren’t a designer and yet want to design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint, you’ll find it a simple way to go. Other design options.

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Modern Presentation Design?

Executive Speech Coach

I was challenged to write about modern presentation design. The challenge was intended to focus on slide design. I normally associate modern with fashion – particularly for clothing, home design and automobiles. How might modern design apply to presentation? Could modern design be a valuable tool for presenters? The relevant question is, “Might modern design enhance the effectiveness of the presentation?” business presentations PowerPoint Slide design

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. Nancy Duarte, Duarte Design.

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Presentation: Slide Design for the Artistically Challenged

PowerPoint Tips

The presentation is a short take on how people who feel “artistically challenged&# can nevertheless design clear and professional-looking slides. In the presentation, I tell the story of my embarrassment over a slide that I created and what I did to learn how to design slides.

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Add design flair with a “belly band”

PowerPoint Tips

Sometimes, a simple design secret can dramatically improve your slides. Well, it really isn’t a secret to designers, because designers use them all the time (just look in any magazine), but non-designers don’t know about it.

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So You Want to be a Presentation Designer?

Presentation Guru

… Inspiration Role Models Entrepreneurs featured inspiration Leadership Presentation DesignWhat’s Your Goal?

Should Schools Offer a BA in Presentation Design?

Presentation Guru

Here’s an interesting question: should schools offer a BA in Presentation Design? … Build Your Skills Training Providers Visuals Elsewhere on the Web Presentation Design Training

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. However, in this article, we focus on using layout and design to grab your audience’s attention and guide it through the information so your message is broadcast clearly. Design Slides that Communicate a Single Idea.

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8 Lessons from a Dutch Fashion Designer

Manner of Speaking

I am a great believer in the power of consistent, focused practice in one’s chosen discipline. As a professional speaker, I spend a lot of time working to improve my skills. I speak, I train, I read, I write. I watch … Continue reading → Motivation Authenticity creativity Jan Taminiau KLM Presentation public speaking

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8 Lessons from a Dutch Fashion Designer

Manner of Speaking

I am a great believer in the power of consistent, focused practice in one’s chosen discipline. As a professional speaker, I spend a lot of time working to improve my skills. I speak, I train, I read, I write. I watch … Continue reading → Motivation Authenticity creativity Jan Taminiau KLM Presentation public speaking

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I’m redesigning ellenfinkelstein.com! What does rebranding mean for my presentation design?

PowerPoint Tips

I just hired a great website designer and I’m already excited. Your presentations represent you and your organization just as much as your website and it should get the same design attention. A current design style for websites uses bands of color and blocks of content.

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10 Actionable Slide Design Tips for Non-Designers

SketchBubble

The secret of great slide design isn’t merely an aptitude for design and years of training, though undeniably, both of those help. The post 10 Actionable Slide Design Tips for Non-Designers appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

Design simplicity

Pivotal Public Speaking

A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. PowerPoint public speaking quotations design

4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. However, in this article, we focus on using layout and design to grab your audience’s attention. Essential Tips for Designing Presentation Slides that Pass the Glance Test. Design Tips presentation design

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Hide background graphics for design flexibility

PowerPoint Tips

The post Hide background graphics for design flexibility appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. I have a client whose organization requires a watermark logo on every slide. It’s awful and he knows it. So he cheats. (I’m

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design. However, in this article, we focus on using layout and design to grab your audience’s attention and guide it through the information so your message is broadcast clearly. Design Slides that Communicate a Single Idea.

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A quick way to design better photo slides–the 3-side rule

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s a quick way to improve the design of slides that include some text and a photo. Design Design principles Images images photos slide designThis type of slide is very common. But it doesn’t look very striking.

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Better PowerPoint with Universal Principles of Design

Pivotal Public Speaking

And yet not all public speakers are trained in design. It presents the principles of design. books creativity PowerPoint designWe all want our PowerPoint slides to be the best they can be, not detracting from an excellent presentation.

How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

Presentation Guru

The internet is full of generic advice about presentation design, so I won’t repeat it all here.… Investors are a special type of audience.

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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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Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations

SketchBubble

The post Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. A presentation plays an important role in both business and education, considering how it can boost our retention.

Design perfection

Pivotal Public Speaking

A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. public speaking quotations designAntoine de Saint-Exupery. Can you whittle your speech or presentation down to that level of perfection?

Reference books for design

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Invest a couple hours to read about design from top design authorities. Would you like your PowerPoint presentations to look better? I keep these books in my library and recommend them highly: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Tufte. Presentation skills Speechwriting

Improve your slide design by trying layout variations

PowerPoint Tips

I find that many presenters who create their own slides struggle with slide design. In March, I’ll be giving a training webinar, Slide Design for Non-Designers , that will provide many more solutions that anyone, even the artistically challenged (like me!),

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Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Answer: VisualBee is a Free PowerPoint 2007/10 plug-in that automatically designs presentations. Once your presentation messages are ready in simple slides, just let VisualBee to do the rest of the work for you, selecting your favorite design from its gallery.

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Communications: Totally designer-driven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You bet, whether it's print, digital, or video, that communications will be designer-driven.  It's the designer, not the chief executive officer or the content-provider like myself calling the shots.  It might be his insistence on design to dominate.

Slide Design: Try this ‘Simple’ Game…

More than PowerPoint...

I love working with talented professional designers. However, most of the time, I don’t have the luxury or budget to hire a design team to produce my slides. For many business presentations, slide design becomes a do-it-yourself effort. design PowerPoint Presentation

How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

SketchBubble

It can be difficult to create a presentation that fulfills all the criteria of good design, while at the same time matching the client’s goal and the expectations of the crowd. The post How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

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Essential Elements of a Perfectly Designed Presentation

SketchBubble

Designing a presentation in PowerPoint, Prezi or any other platform can look rather easy. The post Essential Elements of a Perfectly Designed Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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Huma - Designated Scapegoat for Hillary's Loss

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every society needs a designated scapegoat. On that entity the community piles on its sins and disappointments. The creature is driven into the wilderness. With the ritual done, the members of the troubled society feel better. They can start over.

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Presentation Zen Design (2nd Edition) now available

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen Design (2nd Edition) focuses on teaching basic design principles and techniques to non-designers. Presentation Zen Design (2nd Edition) from garr reynolds on Vimeo. There are some new samples throughout and a general design refresh.