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04.21.2010  /  

slide:ology Webinar Series Open for Registration!

Registration is now open for the slide:ology webinar series! Save time, and money, by enjoying the content of our one-day workshop from your home, your office, or your home office. (Or a coffee shop, if that’s your thing.) Note: The webinars are intended to be experienced as live events. You must purchase all six webinars as a set, but a recording will be available to attendees who must miss a session. To learn more about the series, visit... Continue Reading

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Organized Presentation Slides

Disorganized Slides This content originally appeared in Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte. Now it’s time to set our sights on another slide type:  disorganized slides. This is a sample of what we might see.The information feels a little disorganized. It might feel like we sort of put it up there, and at least we got something up there to present. We want to think about our slides and remember that they represent our ideas. They represent us. A lack…


Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

The art and science of creating great presentations

…effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Slide:ology fills that void. With Slide:ology, you’ll learn to: Generate ideas Translate ideas into informative graphics Sketch and diagram effectively Create slides an audience can process Utilize presentation technology to your advantage The most successful TED speakers spread brilliant ideas following the timeless principles in thi…

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04.06.2010  /  

slide:ology Roadshow: Boston Edition

The slide:ology workshop series is hittin’ the road, and heading to Boston! So if you’re an East Coaster who hasn’t been able to travel to attend our workshop, now’s your chance. And as with all our workshops, we’re keeping class size small to maintain maximum intimacy, so hurry & snag a spot! photo by flickr user brentdanley About the slide:ology workshop You will engage in a series of fun and hands-on exercises, in which you will... Continue Reading

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05.28.2010  /  

Where would you go for the slide:ology Roadshow?

...of you know, Duarte Design offers a workshop that covers the principles from Nancy Duarte’s award-winning book, slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. Our public workshop covers both comprehensive visual storytelling development as well as the application of design thinking in an all-day, interactive environment – which includes group and individual exercises to reinforce learning. And now we want to take slide:ology o... Continue Reading

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Choose the Right Type of Presentation Slide

Walk-in Presentation slide This slide is already up when people enter the room. It creates the first impression. You may want it to display your company’s branding, for example, or an image that sets the tone for your presentation. Title Presentation slide Here’s where you show the title of your talk and your name, title, and company. Include a title slide even if you don’t state the title when you speak; it helps orient and focus the audience….

Simple Presentations: The Glance Test!

…ds using the “glance test” to determine whether an audience can easily understand the point of your slide. If presentation slides are good, we should be able to glance at them briefly, glance away from them, and understand what that slide was trying to accomplish. To perform the glance test, look at a slide for three seconds, and then look away. If you can, in that three seconds, capture the information, then it passes the glance test…

Presentation: Slide Count Calculator

How many presentation slides should you have? It depends on a lot of factors—your audience, your technology, the setting, your pacing, your comfort level with your clicker—and every presenter is different. Some may be able to spend an hour on three slides, and others could go through 300 slides in an hour.  Read the descriptions below to determine which slide rate matches your presentation parameters. No slides If it’s a commencement speech, a e…

10.28.2009  /  

(Free!) Recording of slide:ology Webcast

...effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology offers practical approaches that combine conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world’s leading brands. Attend this 60-minute webcast with Nancy Duarte, principle of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient... Continue Reading

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Presentation Slide Content – Reduce!

Only put elements on your presentation slides that help the audience recall your message. There is a range of presentation slide content density. The number of words and amount of time it takes the audience to process the information determines whether you’ve created a dense document or a true visual aide to project onto the screen. Your goal is to move away from projecting a document and toward giving a presentation. Reduce large phrases a…