20 ways to jazz up your PowerPoint presentations To create an amazing PowerPoint presentation, you have to learn the process of effective presentation design. After four years of blogging, I've written a number of posts designed to help you create more visually engaging and effective PowerPoint presentations. As all blogs posts do, some resonated better than others and provided great discussion in the comments. I aggregated 20 of the best posts to help you become a better PowerPoint presentation designer.
The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup. Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. 11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations Presentations often receive a bad rap—for good reason. We’ve all sat through those long-winded speeches and hot mess PowerPoints, which completely undermine the point of visual presentations. So, what differentiates a good presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can greatly add or detract from your message.
Final Moves Adding Depth Via Fog I thought I would pull another move from the Bob Ross play book. He was always great at creating depth in his paintings by saturating and darkening the elements that were closest to the viewer and then lightening the hills and mountains further off in the distance.... Landscape Tutorial Continued: Final Post Processing I posted a landscape video tutorial a few weeks back, however the video did not cover some final post processing steps used for the final look. Creative Presentation Ideas with Custom Slide Layouts If you are looking for professional PowerPoint templates with custom slide layouts for PowerPoint or presentations in general, then this collection of free creative PowerPoint templates and free slide layouts for PowerPoint can help you to speed the design process. Download free creative presentation templates with custom slide layouts Free Quote PowerPoint Template to cite authors in your presentations is a nice and creative slide layout with balloons and quote bubble that you can use to cite your authors in a creative way. This make your slides more catchy and you can add the author photo below the bubble to make it more awesome.
10 Ways To Deliver A Remarkable Presentation Presentations are one of the most effective ways to present your ideas to your boss, clients, management or colleagues. The success of any presentation performance is determined by the structure of the content, design of the presentation, attraction of the slides and many other things like: substantial research, association, speaking skills, and most importantly self-confidence. A good presenter has the capability to attract the attention of his or her audience from beginning to end and forces them to take action. 3 Legendary Design Decks Every Presenter Should Read Business presentations have come a long way: Gone are the days of bullet points and stock photos. If you want to succeed as a presenter today, you must get visual. You never saw Steve Jobs presenting any of those PowerPoint templates, now did you? Whether you're new to design or a pro, we can all be inspired and improve upon our presentations. Design firm Empowered Presentations shared with us what they consider to be the 3 best decks on presentation design. Advice from Seth Godin: Avoiding “Really Bad PowerPoint”
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! "If You Want an Easy Life, Don’t Be an Architect" – 10 Takeaways from Zaha’s HuffPo Interview Dame Zaha Hadid is a pretty busy woman these days: the British-Iraqi architect has a plethora of new projects on the drawing board and under construction, from New York City to Beijing, and now manages a staff of over 400 across the globe. Bearing this in mind, author and journalist Alain Elkann of The Huffington Post worked a proverbial miracle last month — he managed to catch Zaha for an extended interview at the Royal Academy in London, where she talked about everything from her brazen opening dialogue with Rem Koolhaas at OMA, to the perpetual struggle that all women face: getting men to understand them. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection
Colour Theory: Contrast & Readability - Do You Want Your Web Pages Like Police Tape? If the research was done many years ago, it may well have been with the older monitors that were essentially a television screen, with the interlaced lines and resolution 1/4 that of a modern computer monitor. If this is the case, then the research may be more relevant to WebTV than to modern monitors with continuous (non-interlaced) display, small dot pitch, and high refresh rate. I well remember the eyestrain I suffered from some older computer monitors even as late as 1991: without special mesh screens to filter out the brilliance of the phosphor dots, it was difficult to avoid headaches.
The Most Important Thing to Know to Prevent Technology Problems During a Lecture Have you ever been excitedly launching into a technology empowered lecture you spent hours developing only to run head first into something that didn’t work … leaving you floundering, lost in a sea of broken “teaching with technology” dreams? You had no reason expect that your DVD wouldn’t play, or your video could hardly be heard. Why doesn’t this computer open your file? Why can’t you get to the Internet site you have to share? Well, there’s one consistent failure that is often behind these issues – assuming it would work without trying it first. Over the course of decades of supporting technology use, and many years of doing so in education, the one most consistent preventable problem that we encounter with technology failing is that lecturers or presenters don’t walk through their presentation, in the room they will be using, beforehand.
FREE Multimedia Version of Resonate I’m so excited to release a free multimedia version of my book Resonate. As the first author to release a business book on interactive platforms, I’m hoping to change the way readers experience content. I understand the media conundrum authors are facing: visual books are extremely popular, but publishers haven’t figured out how to turn them into compelling digital experiences. I found that there wasn’t one single distribution platform that works on desktop and devices that’s easy to build in or to use.
14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Make Your PPT Designs More Effective [+Templates] I like to think of Microsoft PowerPoint as a test of basic marketing skills. To create a passing presentation, I need to demonstrate design skills, technical literacy, and a sense of personal style. If the presentation has a problem (like an unintended font, a broken link, or unreadable text), then I’ve probably failed the test. Even if my spoken presentation is well rehearsed, a bad visual experience can ruin it for the audience. Expertise means nothing without a good presentation to back it up.