Slide:ology® Virtual Workshop

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Learn to think visually and increase the impact of your communication

Clarify complex concepts, keep your audience focused and enable faster business decisions.

What You’ll Learn in Slide:ology

What You’ll Learn in Slide:ology

Understand the Principles of Visual Design

  • Use the S.P.A.C.E. methodology to internalize the principles of visual design
  • Apply S.P.A.C.E. principles to a case study to improve wordy slides
  • Choose the right slide types, for the right purpose

Get Comfortable With Your Creativity

  • Sketch out ideas and concepts
  • Identify what a great slide looks like and what it achieves
  • Practice using critique language to improve slides
  • Take creative risks, lose your fear
  • Practice using a visual alphabet to translate ideas into images

Apply Expert Design Techniques

  • Visualize your message with the five major types of diagrams
  • Avoid visual clichés by building your wordmapping skills
  • Use words for impact
  • Amplify and clarify your data slides
  • Design with grids to bring structure to your slides

Benefits for Professionals in Every Role

Benefits for Professionals in Every Role Benefits for Professionals in Every Role

If you’re not a trained designer it can be hard to effectively communicate your point through a visual medium. Poor design obscures your meaning, causes confusion, and makes people stop paying attention.

In the Slide:ology workshop you’ll learn to think like a designer and isolate the most crucial information on your slide and express it visually.

Clarify complex ideas with design

Make information more memorable

Keep your audience focused with more engaging business presentations

Speed up learning

Enable faster decisions
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What Learners Say

“This was inspirational, and taking the training as a team will help raise expectations and the visual quality of our communications and presentations!”

Joel B., Director of Customer Transformation, Cisco

“I felt engaged the entire time. Had some really solid takeaways and could see a big difference in how I design slides by sketching/preplanning.”

Shelly D., Analyst

“Slide:ology is a course that should be taken by anyone who makes slides. We’ve all barely survived presentations drowning us in full-text slides. Please, everyone take this class so none of us have to sit through a terrible presentation ever again!”

Amanda S., Solution Engineer

“Great examples, great speakers/teachers, very dynamic and engaging. Great tools to quickly adopt and apply concepts.”

Alix V., Product Engineer

The Virtual Slide:ology Experience

You’ll stay engaged and entertained during four 90-minute sessions of this two-day live virtual workshop. You’ll do solo work, group work, and even collaborate in breakout rooms with other professionals. The learning doesn’t stop when the workshop is over. Through four-weeks of post-workshop learning emails you’ll get the practice you need to cement your new skills.

Teaching + Demos

Led by your expert facilitator

Virtual Interaction

Engage with interactive functionality including chats and annotations

Case Studies

Apply the concepts to a detailed Duarte-provided example


Apply the concepts to your own content and visuals

Group Activities

Discuss and share your learnings within group and with partners

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