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10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2
Last week we looked at part one of our two part series on designing better presentations. We learned practical tips on using photography, typography, color and more to create stunning results. Today we’ll wrap things up with tips six through ten and teach you how simplifying your designs can lead to drastically improved results. Let’s get started! #6 Simpler is Better This is a major stumbling block for non-designers. After all, if the presentation slides contain all the information begin conveyed, then why would the audience even need a speaker? I’ve seen far too many people give presentations with slides that look like the one below: You might think I’m being facetious with my design but trust me I’ve seen slides that were far worse. Again, remember that your speech is the reason you’re up in front of people. Use your slides to grab and hold the audience’s attention through attractive visuals. Notice how the slide below pulls you in with an incomplete statement. #10 Make ‘em Laugh 1. Related:  Powerpoint presentaties

Bad ass LEGO Tattoo – Pilot Extra-fine Bad ass LEGO Tattoo – Pilot Extra-fine A awesome ad for ball-pen “Pilot Extra-fine“, with some crazy Bad ass Tattoo on LEGO figurines ! I love it ! 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1 Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2! Not a Designer? Most of the content on this site is targeted specifically towards professional designers and developers, or at the very least those interested in getting started in this field. You’ve chosen a visual tool to communicate and should therefore take the time to learn a thing or two about visual communications. Follow the ten tips below and see if you don’t start getting comments about your awesome presentation design skills. Kuler Piknik

my nails!!!! :) 949 440 137 723 555 848 1103 1539 955 147 320 171 790 587 852 825 798 421 1009 233 207 642 411 663 404 433 407 1497 280 354 319 894 129 119 728 166 157 463 63 582 286 462 349 139 2078 1629 Basic color schemes: Color Theory Introduction With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results. The Color Wheel The color wheel or color circle is the basic tool for combining colors. The color wheel is designed so that virtually any colors you pick from it will look good together. Traditionally, there are a number of color combinations that are considered especially pleasing. ColorImpact is designed to dynamically create a color wheel to match your base color. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors In the RYB (or subtractive) color model, the primary colors are red, yellow and blue. Warm and cool colors The color circle can be divided into warm and cool colors.

Le blog Super Marmite « Design principles By Ellen Finkelstein ShareTweet Do you have a small service-based business? Perhaps you’re a coach, consultant, trainer, author, or speaker. Branding is as important for a small company as it is for a big one — maybe even more so. Are your presentations branded? Branding is more than a logo and a set of colors. When you do a long presentation with lots of topics, you can help your audience understand and remember more by explicitly displaying the presentation’s organization. One way to do this is with a tabbed presentation. I prefer to keep the tabs simple so that they don’t distract from the main content, but you can format them any way you want. Here’s how I created the tabs: Read more! Slide design can be very subjective but there are some rules that are objective. By default, most PowerPoint themes align slide titles midway between the top and the bottom of a text placeholder. Vertical alignment is not considered as often, but it can be quite important. Which way to go — top or bottom?

La physico-chimie d'une pâte feuilletée Pourquoi la pâte feuilletée, lors de la cuisson, devient-elle un mille-feuilles de pâte ? Comment et pourquoi ce feuilletage se forme-t-il lors de la cuisson de votre pâte ? Le beurre, ingrédient clé de la pâte feuilletée ! Si vous êtes au régime, ne faites pas de pâte feuilletée ! La quantité en beurre doit être égale à la moitié du poids de la détrempe (farine + eau). Après le tourage, qui permet à votre pâte d'alterner différentes couches de détrempe et de beurre, chaque étage de beurre est encadré par deux détrempes, et inversement. Lors de la cuisson au four, l'eau contenue dans les étages de détrempe va devenir vapeur. La température de tourage Il est très important que la détrempe et le beurre soient à la même température lors des diverses étapes de tourage de la pâte. Attention à ne pas faire fondre votre beurre, soit en travaillant un peu trop le pâton, soit parce qu'il fait chaud dans votre pièce. La cuisson au four

PowerPoint Tips Blog Iconography is hot in design now. Here is an example from one of my websites. The above icons are colorful and have some depth to them, but you often see icons that are flat and monochrome. Here’s an example from I often see icons that are all gray. What is an icon and why are icons so popular? An icon is a graphic used as a symbol for a concept. Because our brains remember images better than text, your audience will be more likely to remember the concepts you want to convey with an accompanying image. Icons are also popular for other reasons: They can be universal, understood by people speaking different languagesThey can be small, which means they work on screens of all sizesThey are small files because they’re simple, which is valuable on smaller devices with little storage An icon can be any file type, but if you can find a vector format, you’ll be able to import it into PowerPoint and edit it to your heart’s content. Where can you find icons?

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Mastering Gradient Fills in PowerPoint 2007 When you upgraded to PowerPoint 2007 from PowerPoint 2003, you might have noticed a big change in the way gradient fill effects work. When I first started using the new gradient fill effect options in PowerPoint 2007, I was a little frustrated with it. I thought that some gradient functionality had actually been removed. In this article, I’ll help you to reproduce the same gradient fill effects that you were familiar with in PowerPoint 2003, and then in a subsequent article I’ll highlight the new gradient options available in PowerPoint 2007. How do I add a one-color gradient effect to a shape in PowerPoint 2007? In PowerPoint 2003, you could select one color for your shape and then have the option to create light and dark variations. To create one-color gradients, it's fairly straightforward in PPT 2007. How do I add a two-color gradient effect to a shape in PowerPoint 2007? In PowerPoint 2003, you can select two colors and blend them together using a gradient effect. Popularity: 37% [?]