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 transform ugly, dense slides into a clear visual message by turning words into pictures and simplifying complex concepts.  Our Slide:ology workshop delves into:

  • What is design thinking?
  • Presentation spectrum – and choosing the best tool to deliver the message
  • The Visual Alphabet
  • Glance Media – and defining Signal and Noise
  • Critique Language – contrast, whitespace, hierarchy, unity and flow
  • Slide types – and how to fix them
    • Information Overload
    • Wordy Slides
    • Dense Data
    • Disorganized Slides
  • Five Rules for Data Slides
  • Add motion if it enhances meaning
  • Build brand consistency

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Effective Presentation Skills Workshops - On-site

Duarte facilitators have logged many hours in many different locations, teaching teams who want to train together, or are just too big to travel. Duarte ships everything you need for the workshop to the venue you have selected—including individually packaged sets of materials and one expert facilitator. Working with a Duarte contact, you or a delegate will arrange the onsite logistics—including attendee correspondence, transportation, and refreshments—to ensure the day runs smoothly. We encourage keeping class attendance between 15-30 people to maximize collaboration with classmates and valuable facilitator feedback.

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