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03.14.2017  /  

4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

...icle, 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. These lessons apply whether you’re designing PowerPoint slides, Keynote slides, or presenting slides from the back of a napkin, and the best part is that we’ve developed a tool you can use to test if your slides will hit the mark BEFORE you get up in front of a crowd. Why Good Presentation Slides M... Continue Reading

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04.21.2010  /  

slide:ology Webinar Series Open for Registration!

...a set, but a recording will be available to attendees who must miss a session. To learn more about the series, visit: Click here to register now! Session 1: Introduction to the Principles of slide:ology Tuesday, May 18, 2010 (10AM PST) During this webinar, attendees will review the key principles from the book slide:ology by learning the principle and observing it applied through a series of before and after... 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 of…

05.28.2010  /  

Where would you go for the slide:ology Roadshow?

...As many 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 sli... Continue Reading

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04.06.2010  /  

slide:ology Roadshow: Boston Edition

...avel 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 apply the principles in slide:ology using real-life examples. In addition to learning revolutionary methods for producing content and s... Continue Reading

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Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced – and most of them miss the mark. Duarte’s Slide:ology™ workshop will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. Based on Nancy Duarte’s award-winning book, Slide:ology™ gets in your head so when you get back to work, you’ll “see” what’s wrong with your own presentations and have the tools to fix them. In teams, you’ll tran…

Choose the Right Type of Presentation Slide

…de 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. Navigation Presentation slide This type of slide helps the audience see where you are in the presentation. You can show section titles as you move from point to point or periodically show an agenda slide that highlights where you are in your talk. Bullet…

Simple Presentations: The Glance Test!

…n understand the point in a more direct manner. Anything that is prohibiting you from getting the point is noise. Lets try another slide. Does it pass the glance test? What contributes to the difficulty in understanding this slide? Let’s try the slide above. It passes the glance test. What helped this to be a clear message? If during a presentation, you put this slide in and say, “Go out and change your world.” Would something…

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Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

The art and science of creating great presentations

…that require them to think visually on a daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, 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 s…

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Presentation: Slide Count Calculator

…ntations often fall on the low end of this spectrum, which may mean there is too much information on each slide. When developing this type of deck, focus on sticking to the “One Idea Per Slide” rule. High slide count 5 slides per minute (e.g., 145 slides for a 40-minute talk) A more rapid-fire style keeps the audience alert, but does require brisk pacing on your part. In this style of deck, you may spread one idea across several slides—in lieu of…