Most of us are not trained designers, yet we create presentations every day. Effectively communicating your point using a visual medium isn’t always intuitive, and poor design can obscure your meaning. Thankfully, you can learn to think like a designer, and your audiences will thank you for it. This workshop will teach you how to isolate the most crucial information on your slide and express it visually.


  • Four 90-minutes interactive sessions of live, virtual instruction
  • Breakout sessions for visual thinking practice and peer work
  • Get real-time assessment and coaching
  • Interaction through Zoom functionality (including polls, chat responses, annotations)
  • Robust participant kit to enhance your experience

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  • Identify what a great slide looks like and what it achieves
  • Think like a designer when you approach a slide
  • Sketch out your ideas and concepts
  • Apply contrast, whitespace, and hierarchy
  • Design data slides to amplify key information
  • Use transitions and animations to enhance meaning

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What Learners Think

Slide:ology is a fun and insightful workshop! Engaging instructors with practical examples that provide context and easy to follow tools to help enhance your presentation design skills. Highly recommend this course!
Pamela Folkerts Head of Events, Americas, Bloomberg LP
Simple concepts that change the game!
Paul Mann Sr. Change Consultant, Southwest Airlines
Design thinking is instilled into the this deeply interactive and hands-on workshop. Highly recommend to anyone who would like to improve their presenting skills.
Shibing Wang Product Manager, ASML

Course Curriculum

Think Like a Designer

• Understand the value of design
• Sketch concepts
• Identify a slide’s signal vs. noise

Speak Like a Designer

• Learn to use critique language
• Critique problem slides

Work Like a Designer

• Learn the S.P.A.C.E. methodology
• Use S.P.A.C.E. to redesign a case study presentation
• Deconstruct text slides to get to the core message
• Represent ideas with pictures or diagrams
• Apply the three rules for data slides

Learn From our Experience

All of our workshops are rooted in The Duarte Method™ and in everything we’ve learned in over 30 years in the presentation business, working with thousands of clients. We’ve figured out what works and left the rest behind. Register now and learn how to bring your ideas to life!

Help Your Entire Team Learn

Contact us to learn more about our new virtual workshops. Each workshop will be delivered via the Zoom web conferencing platform. We have created a highly interactive, everybody-contributes learning experience purpose-built to hold the interest of an online audience and help make learning stick.​

Our new virtual workshops are the perfect way to train your team, especially when in-person training is not an option.