Sharpening the Design

What if Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address using PowerPoint?

Five Rules for Presentations by Nancy Duarte:

More at:

Do your slides pass "the glance test?" (From Nancy Duarte)
Duarte's blogpost and article from Harvard Business Review

Brain Rules: What all presenters need to know.

What do people really remember?
Part 1:
Part 2:

What is good presentation design?
Garr Reynolds:

Talk Like TED: 3 Unbreakable Laws of Communication

Extreme makeover: #1

Extreme makeover #2 (HaikuDeck):

A few words about design.... CRAP!
(From Robin Williams, the "Non-designers Design Book")

C = Contrast
R = Repetition (our brains are wired to look for patterns)
A = Alignment (avoid centering... it's an imaginary balance point that could cause brain "static"
P = Proximity (design elements that call for your attention)

Resources for images:

Flickr Creative Commons Search




Visual Persuasion Kit: 61 images for impact from Bill Ferriter

Create Stunning Visuals in Canva! (login with Google or Facebook)

Other Resources for Presentations:

Find examples using an "Advanced Google search"

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20 x 20 Style of Presentation:
Pecha Kucha a.k.a. "Ignite"