Public speaking and presenting are full of silly rules. One such silly rule is that you shouldn’t walk into into the beam of the projector. I disagree – it can be incredibly effective to get in the beam. Why you should get in the beam 1. You show your...
It’s called the Assertion-Evidence Format and it was developed by Professor Michael Alley (I’ve mentioned it previously but somehow never devoted a whole post to it). First let’s look at the Assertion part of the format. The assertion An assertion is...
The PowerPoint revolution has sparked the evolution of different styles of PowerPoint slide design. I’ve identified seven different PowerPoint slide designs to inspire you – do add others in the comments. If you’re just getting started with...
In my last post, I gave some basic advice on PowerPoint slide design. Now let’s add some elegance. 1. When you add text to a photo, make sure it is easy to read. You can add a mask (a rectangle of partly transparent colour) between the text and the photo. In the...
I am not a designer. I was awakened to the possibility of improving the design of my PowerPoint slides by the Presentation Zen blog. Since then I have observed and analyzed examples of good design, even read some design books – and of course read the...
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