Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Presentation Design
Stock value, sales revenue, career promotions and behavior changes are all influenced by presentations daily. Those of us who want to get ahead have had a few guides that teach us how to create 'sticky' verbal messages and make a successful delivery. But what about the slides themselves?
Slide:ology: The Art And Science Of Creating Great Presentations
Are they art or science, or both? If you 're tired of stagnating in your career or getting marginal feedback when you present to pivotal audiences, this book will change your approach, process and expectations for developing visual aides. It will make the difference between a good presentation and a great one.
The personality of the book is smart and informative. It would be like the merging of an informative Strunk and White's "Elements of Style" with a spunky Anne Lamott - but it happens to all be in living color. Useful, yet with doses of reality sprinkled in. It will be referenced enough to be kept permanently on a desk as an essential guide yet profound enough to spark viral intrigue. For the first time, we have translated much of the design language into laymen 's terms.
About this title Synopsis: No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. With slide:ology you'll learn to: Connect with specific audiences Turn ideas into informative graphics Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily Develop truly influential presentations Utilize presentation technology to your advantage Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark.
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I just got my copy over the weekend. At pages, the book is meaty without being bloated. This book is not the last word on presentation, but it's the best book on the art and science of creating and delivering presentations with the help of multimedia written to date. A really cool feature in the book is that many of the presentations Nancy shows in her book are available for download or can be seen via video on a specially created Slide:ology website for free.
There are no longer any excuses for really bad presentations. Slide:ology contents The book has twelve chapters: 1 Creating a new slide ideology. I hope to put a Slideshare together in future which covers some of the more salient points in the book. But that takes time. So today I put together a short video embedded in a few Keynote slides as a way of 1 saying how much I love the book and 2 demonstrating how easy it is to place elements in Keynote and save the file as a self-contained video.
Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte: Create Moving and Amazing Presentations
It took about an hour mostly editing images. All that was needed was Keynote and basic photo-editing software.
Yeah, it's rough, but it was down-n-dirty i. Even the video camera was just a cheap but useful Nikon point-n-shoot. Be sure to click the "Fullscreen Toggle" in the player above or go here to see a larger version on blip. Posted at PM Permalink Comments Posted by: Brett August 20, at AM.
Reading it now. It's amazing. I agree that it's surprising how many secrets they give away!! Duarte Design has truly taken presentation design to a whole new level. Jim is a serial entrepreneur and the MD of The Message Business , a company which helps international and FTSE companies sell themselves, and their products more effectively. Jim has many years of experience speechwriting, presentation coaching and motivational speaking, all over the world.
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