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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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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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.

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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.

2017 65

Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Animation & transitions Multimedia: Music, sound & video Training animated intro animation intro outro promotional video sales video training video videoIf you want to create a series of short training or promotional videos, it’s useful to have an intro that you put in front of each video.

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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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Presentation Zen Design (the book)

Presentation Zen

The Presentation Zen Design book has been available from online retailers for about 5-6 weeks now, and the book is just now starting to show up on the shelves of book stores. I realize money is tight these days, so the fact that you would spend cash on a book that I wrote and designed is quite humbling indeed. ?????????????! The context is the design of slides, but the lessons can be applied to other forms of visual communication such as web design, etc.

Create an interactive menu in PowerPoint Office Mix

PowerPoint Tips

At work and at home she pushes the limits of what her Microsoft Office applications can do and often asks them to do things they weren’t designed to do. If you have not yet had a chance to play with Office Mix, the latest add-in for PowerPoint that allows you to create an interactive online multimedia presentation sharable and viewable on any device, you need to read Ellen’s Introduction to the add-in here. Why Design a Custom Interactive Menu for Mix?

2015 135

Create a screenshot and screen recording in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Images Multimedia: Music, sound & video screen capture screen recording screenshotIf you create training presentations, especially technical ones, you often need to include screenshots (static images of the screen) and screen recordings (videos showing activity on the screen). In PowerPoint 2010 and later, you can take screenshots from within PowerPoint.

4 steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Animation & transitions Multimedia: Music, sound & video export video video YouTubeYou can create great videos using PowerPoint! A common reason to create videos is to post them on YouTube but you can post them on a website or on social media as well. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you want. Here are the basic steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides: 1.

2016 130

Side-by-side speaker video and slide content for a live presentation feel

PowerPoint Tips

Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Multimedia: Music, sound & video live video and slides side-by-side videoStart by watching this short video. What do you think? https://s3.amazonaws.com/ellenfinkelstein.com/pptblog/powerpoint-tips-video-slide-content-side-by-side.mp4.

2015 144

Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

To change the slide size, if necessary, go to the Design tab, then click Slide Size or Page Setup. Animation & transitions Multimedia: Music, sound & video photos video zoom You’ve probably seen videos which are just a series of photos that zoom in or perhaps move a little. You can create this in MovieMaker or a similar low-end video editor but you can also do it in PowerPoint.

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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

The app enabled our designers to create and convey content not possible on the printed page. Resonate’s original print publication contained references to online multimedia content , but it was a separate experience from reading the book. With the iPad’s ability to to support interactive applications and multimedia, the reader is able to transition seamlessly between static and multimedia content. Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook !

2012 85

Story structure, simplicity, & hacking away at the unessential

Presentation Zen

The need for solid structure The last line above—omitting, simplifying, finding a clean theme (message) that leads someplace—is at the heart of designing a compelling narrative. Multimedia—if you use it—comes last Multimedia is wonderful. but before they ever began to organize slides, and other multimedia, they first organized their ideas and their approach around a very basic structure. presentation design simplicity story design storytelling

2014 86

Increase understanding and retention with the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method

PowerPoint Tips

Mayer, a Professor of Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, published the findings of his research in Multimedia Learning. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Content Delivery Design principles Death by PowerPoint images increase understanding and retention One Point on a Slide present presentation remember Tell 'n' Show understandThe purpose of your presentation is to create change.

2017 117

How to persuade other people to ditch the bullets

Speaking about Presenting

Below is an adaptation of an illustration in Richard Mayer’s book Multimedia Learning : True visuals are photos, pictures, charts and diagrams. Tags: Powerpoint Michael Alley notes PowerPoint Richard Mayer slide design You’ve read Presentation Zen and Slideology and you’re convinced about the benefits of using visually-engaging PowerPoint slides when you present. But everyone else in your organization stubbornly sticks to the bullet-point slides.

2009 161

My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Duarte Blog

Presentation design? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career. During finals week of my last quarter, I drove from UC Davis to Sunnyvale with some friends so we could visit Duarte’s beautiful office for their Studio Tour as part of SF Design Week 2015. I’m looking forward to this year’s design week, and meeting new people/making new friends.

SlideShare Storytelling Winners Announced Today!

Duarte Blog

Drunkenomics won the $5,000 grand prize: Our very own Alex Varanese won for best design: Best story telling goes to Lubomir Panayotov: Most popular went to Denise Caron: Best use of multimedia went to Alan Brody: Congratulations to all the participants! Tags: Design Event Video alex varanese contest fuzemeeting slideshare storytelling winner Today the winners were announced for SlideShare’s “Tell a Story&# contest.

Let’s have a Distraction Summit!

PowerPoint Tips

Mayer’s research, which he covers in his book, Multimedia Learning. Tags: Content Delivery Design principles distraction reading text As reported in the August 24, 2009 issue of Time magazine, new research indicates that talking on a cell phone while driving, even using hands-free technology, can be dangerous. In July, a previously-buried 2003 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study was released and it identified the cell phone as a serious safety hazard.

2009 111

What is your intention?

Presentation Zen

These cluttered and distracting multimedia creations, filled with the superfluous and the nonessential, incorporating seemingly every special effect, color, and font the software had to offer, end up assaulting the brains of anyone who dares to look in the general direction of the screen. And this is the rub: Almost all ineffective design can be traced back to a failure right from the beginning to ask (and answer) the simple question: "What's my (our) intention?"

2012 74

Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy

Presentation Zen

A professional or student in the 21st century needs to have a good degree of multimedia literacy. The term multimedia literacy and visual literacy encompass many things and borrow from many disciplines. However, for at least a generation or more when people speak of the need for multimedia literacy (they may call it different things) they very often focus on the high-tech tools of the day.

2013 87

Interview with Yury Uskov, iSpring CEO, about converting PowerPoint to SWF video and sharing presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Best of all, having presentations in Flash format allows you to avoid PowerPoint version incompatibility so that your presentation will look exactly the way you designed it for everyone. The flagship product is iSpring Presenter that is specially designed for e-learning content authoring in PowerPoint. Flash quizzes enhanced with multimedia. SWF) file with all external and multimedia resources embedded.

2010 109

Kamishibai: Lessons in visual storytelling from Japan

Presentation Zen

Visual, simple, & clear Although Kamishibai is a form of visual storytelling that originated more than eighty years ago, with roots that go back centuries in Japan, the lessons from this craft can be applied to modern multimedia presentations. Kamishibai pictures are designed to be seen only for a few [moments], so extraneous details detract from the story and open up the possibilities of misinterpretation." It's important to design each card, she says, ".to

Interview with Andy Zimmerman, VP for myBrainshark.com

PowerPoint Tips

Andy Zimmerman: myBrainshark is the free version of Brainshark, and a site where any Internet user can apply our technology to create high-impact multimedia presentations that can be viewed online, anytime. After registering online, it’s easy to create multimedia presentations on the site. per month, myBrainshark Pro Trainer includes all the features in myBrainshark Pro, as well as others designed with individual consultants, trainers and instructional designers in mind.

2010 124

Presentation European Seminars 2012 in London Nov 7 & 8

Presentation Zen

This first first seminar will take participants through the Presentation Zen approach to preparation, design, and delivery. All three areas will be covered in an interactive, upbeat setting, with special emphasis on design and effective visual communication. The audience that has signed up so far is extremely diverse and includes academics, designers, IT professionals, surgeons and other medical professionals, and business people from myriad fields.

2012 79

How to promote deep processing and transform attitudes

PowerPoint Tips

Interestingly, Bligh says that when a lecture (presentation) is well designed and delivered, it’s as effective as other methods for transmitting information. Use multimedia at least once. 4 principles for designing change-ups. I’m glancing through a textbook called Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C.

10 great books to help you think, create, & communicate better in 2012

Presentation Zen

2) Design For How People Learn. then there may not be much new here for you, but it has good material for professionals and students that can help them understand how people learn and how to design learning experiences (like presentations) that do a better job of engaging audiences. 3) 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. I think this is a book that will help a lot of people who read it to design better visuals and communicate in more engaging ways. (4)

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Funny PowerPoint Presentations

Pro Humorist

In order to give an effective, funny PowerPoint presentation you need to spend a certain proportion of time designing your slides. When giving a presentation you have to make the decision as to whether using multimedia software such as PowerPoint is appropriate or not. I’m not talking about fancy decoration to make your slides look pretty or interesting for the sake. You should take time to consider the image that will be on the slide as well as any text.

The slide's the limit

Speak Schmeak

Or, to say it another way, people learn better with a multimedia approach as opposed to just viewing text. But a limit on slides says nothing about the method actually used to design and present the slides. Download audio here. I worked with a client last week whose slides were packed with text. When I suggested to her that she take the multiple ideas on one slide and expand them out over several slides, she balked.

2010 130

The slide's the limit

Speak Schmeak

Or, to say it another way, people learn better with a multimedia approach as opposed to just viewing text. But a limit on slides says nothing about the method actually used to design and present the slides. Download audio here. I worked with a client last week whose slides were packed with text. When I suggested to her that she take the multiple ideas on one slide and expand them out over several slides, she balked.

2010 126

Visual storytelling lessons from Citizen Kane, one of Roger Ebert's favorite films

Presentation Zen

variety, including unusual camera angles and set designs, there is also. reminder for us too in the design of multimedia presentations that while great visual variety can be an effective technique to get attention and illuminate messages, there must also be a clear visual theme. multimedia presentations animation must be used sparingly and always. If you use multimedia, be bold and make it part of the narrative rather than a sideshow. •.

2013 83

Presentation Handouts – DO’s and DON’T’s

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Ref Multimedia Learning, Cambridge University Press, Richard E Meyer). It was originally designed for adding speaker notes to your slides, but can also be used to create handouts. As a presentation skills trainer and public speaking coach, I often get asked about how best to use handouts during a presentation. In this post, I’d like to share my responses to the most common questions my students ask on the topic of presentation handouts.

Your Audience’s Audience

Duarte Blog

Will you design your presentation so that others can deliver it, as well? Will you support your presentation with multimedia or follow-up communications that extend the life of your message? In 2006, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stood in front of an audience of software developers and thanked them for building applications that run on Windows.

Here's to a happy and naked new year!

Presentation Zen

The naked book" as people are calling it, focuses more on the delivery of presentations, regardless of whether you use multimedia and other visuals or not. By design, the Naked book is a little bit smaller than the first two books in size so that it would be easier to take with you. Watch video of presentation and discussion held at Duarte Design in August, 2010. ?????????????! Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2011 brings you much peace and happiness throughout the year.

2011 83

Presentation lessons from Citizen Kane

Presentation Zen

While there is good visual variety, including unusual camera angles and set designs, there is also good affinity among the visual treatment throughout the film which contributes to a consistent overall look of the movie. This is a reminder for us too in the design of multimedia presentations that while great visual variety can be an effective technique to get attention and illuminate messages, there must also be a clear visual theme.

2011 83

Felix Jung's Pecha Kucha presentation Tips

Presentation Zen

Felix Jung's tips for a good Pecha Kucha presentation Felix Jung's common sense advice can be applied to Ignite talks as well and even more generally to other types of presentations where you stand and deliver to a large crowd with the help of multimedia. Felix broke his advice down into four areas: Getting started , Slide design , Practicing , and finally tips for what to do at the actual Pecha Kucha Night ( The big event ).

13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013

Presentation Zen

This is a beautifully designed book, as was Business Model Generation (from last year's list ). Like her earlier book ( 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People ), Weinschenk, a behavioral psychologist, covers each principle and its related practical advice in 2-3 pages. The book is well designed and very easy to scan at a glance. 9) The Elements of Graphic Design (Second Edition) by Alex W.

2013 87

Eye gaze and the power of faces

Presentation Zen

Graphic designers and marketers know this very well , which is why you so often see faces in various forms of marketing communication. This is especially true for mediums such as posters, magazines, and billboards, but can be applied to multimedia and large screen displays as well. Samples from the world around us I have said it a millions times, but if you take note of the graphic design around you, you'll find there are many lessons.

2011 85

PowerPoint Tip: Presenting from someone else’s computer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Use standard fonts that will be on all computers, like Arial or Calibri so your text appears the way you designed it. While the latest version of PowerPoint does a better job of embedding some multimedia files, they are usually only linked and you must make sure they are with you for the presentation to function properly.

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Presentation Skills: Flip Chart Color

Great Public Speaking

=> Black, blue and green inks have the greatest visibility. => Blue is the most pleasing color to look at with red coming in second (note: pleasing to look at and visibility are not the same) => Do not do the whole chart in red ink. => Avoid purple, brown, pink and yellow inks. => Permanent markers give the most vivid color but dry out faster if you leave the cap off. They also frequently bleed thru to the next page.

Funny PowerPoint Presentations

Pro Humorist

In order to create funny PowerPoints and give an effective presentation you need to spend a certain proportion of time designing your slides. When giving a presentation you have to make the decision as to whether using multimedia software such as PowerPoint is appropriate or not. I’m not talking about fancy decoration to make your slides look pretty or interesting for the sake. That alone does not create funny PowerPoints.

Public Speaking Tips: Useful Packaging

Great Public Speaking

I created a package for my Multimedia CDs and Ebooks on CD that has a super high perceived value and was designed so that people would keep it VERY HANDY. Having your name in front of people more often gives you a better chance of being hired. Here's a way that I do it. The package is a very nice CD case that holds 12 CDs. Even with the biggest CD purchase I have, I would only use about 8 of the available CD slots. For most purchases I only use two of the slots.

Two presentations on chemicals & the environment

Presentation Zen

When I was 17, before Macintosh was even invented, I gave my first multimedia presentation using two 35mm projectors. LINK • Bill's book Cradle to Cradle (very good) • Duarte Design now does Bill's slides • Steven Spielberg to make movie about "Cradle to Cradle My topic concerned the environment and the dangers of air and water pollution. Maybe this is why I have a special interest in presentations related to health and cleaning up the environment.

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