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. Most importantly, your design should match your message. So, here are 10 tips for modern design for your presentations. Use a flat design. Flat design is in. But they aren’t part of flat design.

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The Holy Grail of Good Design

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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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3 New Design Trends to Use in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

Let’s be honest, not everyone is a designer or has a professional designer on staff. At Venngage we have a ton of designers on staff but I still create a lot of my visuals!… … Design Principles Visuals featured Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids Visual LanguageA lot of business owners and marketers are creating their own graphics from scratch.

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What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author. I attended a session of hers at the Presentation Summit conference and wanted to share her insights into design styles with you. There are many styles of design. To design presentations in a style that matches the content and audience. To practice looking at presentations and other media with a designer’s eye. This is an overview of 10 design styles. The post What’s your design style?

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Slide design can be very subjective but there are some rules that are objective. You’ll find that these rules are general enough to allow for lots of creativity and flexibility in your design. Rule 3: A chart should be as simple as possible in its design, without losing clarity. Would following a list of rules like this help you design more effective slides? The post Slide design rules–what are yours?

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9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars. By the word “design,” I mean both the visual design of the slides and the design of the content. Use and design for the webcam. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Content Delivery Design principles webinars

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

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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. As I watched the video, it occurred to me that many of the principles that Jobs and his colleagues at Apple have embraced when designing their products hold true for a well-designed presentation. … High quality design is all-encompassing.”

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Who Needs a Presentation Designer? You and Here’s Why

Presentation Guru

We recently featured an article with great ideas for designing your own presentations – all made so easy nowadays with the vast range of software available. … Visuals Design Principles featured Presentation Design Presentation Industry Visual Aids Visual LanguageBut sometimes, even with all the user-friendly tips and tricks out there, you need more.

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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. I asked each presentation designer to talk about their approach to presentation design and to give me an example of a slide that represents their brand. Apollo Ideas is a presentation consulting and design company.

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What is a Storyboard And How to Use it in Product Design

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User experience design. Instructional design. Storyboard writing and design can come handy whenever you need to capture that elusive alignment between your customers’ needs and your actual product features. User Experience (UX) Design.

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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

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In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends. Surely, following the hype may seem tiresome, but sticking with a standard PowerPoint presentation template will hardly impress the modern audiences, already spoiled by the good design looks everywhere around them. By investing time in creating a trendier presentation design, you instantly gain several advantages: You (as a presenter) and your company are viewed as more progressive. Isometric Design.

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Get Hands-On PowerPoint Training with Slide Design Online

Duarte Blog

Almost everyone has to work in PowerPoint at some time in their career, but most of us haven’t received any formal training on the complex software, or basic visual design principles. This leads to lost time and increased frustration—which is why we’re so excited to announce our newest training offering, the Slide Design Online Course. [.] The post Get Hands-On PowerPoint Training with Slide Design Online appeared first on Duarte.

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Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

Duarte Blog

Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking?—even even in your non-design jobs?—when The post Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations appeared first on Duarte.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids? – Part Two

Presentation Guru

… Visuals featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Slide Design Slide Makeover Visual AidsYou don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create great slides. They are a simple set of rules for you to follow in every presentation that you make, and the rules are: Remove clutter.

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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

… Visuals Design Principles featured Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design presentation technology Slide Design Visual Aids(This article contains affiliate links). At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation.

Simple Visual Aids That Work – 6 Rules for Non Designers

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Design Principles Visuals Audience Connection featured Podcast PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design Software WebinarA BIG BIG THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you that attended the third podcast in a series of 4, ‘How to create and use simple visuals aids that work’. It’s the third in a series of four podcasts by John Zimmer and Jim Harvey, founders of Presentation Guru.…

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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. To set the slide size, click the Design tab, then Slide Size or Page Setup. Since (I’m assuming) you aren’t a designer, you want to keep it simple. Other design options.

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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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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). For example, flat graphics are associated with newer design; therefore, applying this style subconsciously conveys the message that your company and solution are modern and innovative.

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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. Design principles Slide layoutI’m pleased to report that my presentation, partnered with PresentationXpert , has been published on SlideRocket, in their Presentations and Webinars Showcase.

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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. Design principles Miscellaneous PowerPoint Tips Shapes & text boxes belly band design secrets slide designA belly band is such a secret.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids?

Presentation Guru

… Visuals featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Slide Design Slide Makeover Visual AidsYou don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create effective visual aids. The rules I outline here are based on scientific research and human experience. I recommend that you watch this TED talk from David J Phillips. I have built on the ideas that David explains in his video and added my own beliefs.…

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Designer Q&A: Pushing the Limits of PowerPoint Animation

Duarte Blog

Every so often, one of our designers will share an amazing animated piece that they made entirely in PowerPoint. The post Designer Q&A: Pushing the Limits of PowerPoint Animation appeared first on Duarte. Design Interview Presentations Tutorial Video Designer PowerPoint presentation SlidesWhen it comes to animating in PowerPoint, there’s a spirit of one-upmanship here at Duarte.

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. To make sure that your message resonates with listeners, follow these four basic presentation design [.] The post 4 Principles To Live By When You Design Presentations appeared first on Duarte. Design Presentations Tips animation Color images presentation tips

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Tips on Designing and Delivering Engaging Presentations

Presentation Guru

Every day, up and down the country, and across the globe, thousands if not millions of poor audience members are sat down in a conference hall ready to endure up to 3 hours of painstaking presentations. Most won’t make it to the end without nodding off at least once, and most will spend the majority of the time on their phones or distracted by something other than the presenter and their slides which were likely worked on for an obscene amount of company time.…

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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. Here’s the principle: Make the photo touch 3 sides of the slide. When you do this, your slide will look bolder and clearer. The impact will increase. And it will simply look better.

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Should Schools Offer a BA in Presentation Design?

Presentation Guru

Here’s an interesting question: should schools offer a BA in Presentation Design? Considering that even the work our children do at school requires some level of presentation design skill (or could certainly benefit from it), some may be surprised to learn that there isn’t already a degree dedicated to the subject.… … Build Your Skills Training Providers Visuals Elsewhere on the Web Presentation Design Training

2018 63

6 Tips on Using Color in Slide Design.

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Here are 6 quick tips that cover the basics of using color in slide design. Remember the design concepts of contrast and sameness: without balance, you can create clutter and chaos. What’s your fave quick tip for using color in slide design? communication design PowerPoint Presentation video color choices powerpoint powerpoint presentationsColor choices on your slides are important. People react to color on both a physical and emotional level.

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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 I’m keeping his name private so he won’t get into trouble.). Instead of using the given background which includes the watermark, he reproduced the background — a simple gradient — without the watermark.

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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 designAntoine de Saint-Exupery.

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

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. That said, most people (including me) don’t spend the same type of money on designing their presentations as they do on designing their websites, although larger corporations usually do get a template professionally designed.

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Presentation Designers – Do You Really Need a Specialist?

Presentation Guru

… Visuals Create Powerful Messaging featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Visual AidsThere is no denying that the visual element of a presentation goes a long way to connecting with your audience. However, it should never be forgotten that a great presentation is derived first and foremost from creating the right content that speaks to the people who will be seeing 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? When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I had the idea of creating a little business sideline that would bring in some extra cash and afford us some nice holidays overseas.

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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?

10 Actionable Slide Design Tips for Non-Designers

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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. Any person with basic computer skills can create professional-looking slides for their presentations if they adopt a strategy of audience first.

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

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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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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. Essential Tips for Designing Presentation Slides that Pass the Glance Test. Design Slides that Communicate a Single Idea. Design Slides Your Audience Cares About. Design Simple Slides with a Consistent Visual Style.

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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. Our Premium offer gives you even larger variety of professional designs, images, and features, such as automatically adding your own logo on every slide. Design Resources makeover VisualBee

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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. These lessons apply whether you’re designing PowerPoint slides, Keynote slides, or presenting slides from the back of a napkin. Essential Tips for Designing Presentation Slides that Pass the Glance Test. Design Slides that Communicate a Single Idea. Design Slides Your Audience Cares About.

2017 68

Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design

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The post Moving Beyond Time Management to Life by Design appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Uncategorized creating the life you want life by design moving beyond time management setting intentionsAre you running your business or is your business running you? If you are anything like me, you value freedom. Freedom to choose how you want to spend your time. Freedom to spend that time with the people you love, doing things that make you happy.