Effective Presentation Design
This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Bad presentations get in the way of good messages and great people every day.
This is a terrible shame because 70% of employed Americans who present say it’s critical to their success at work.
It seems the other 30% don’t know it is yet.
Designed for educators, students, or anyone who needs to give a presentation at work, Effective Presentation Design simplifies the process of designing presentations by focusing on the content, simple storytelling techniques, and three design principles that support the ways we learn with multimedia. These research-supported strategies for using multimedia will help you improve your ability to communicate ideas with an audience in ways that actually engage and sustain their attention, and help make your messages stick.
Rather than a technical ‘Click here, click there’ walkthrough of PowerPoint, or a discussion on how to properly wiggle your left arm to convey confident body language, I focus on teaching you how to think about design as you create the presentation itself. And unlike entry level jobs for college students, no previous experience is necessary.
There is no miracle cure to designing an amazing presentation. If you want to get better at presentation design you’ll have to put in effort to develop your skills over time. But I’ll help give you a big head start and a roadmap to improve, including one simple strategy you can implement in your next presentation that will instantly make it better.
What's New in Version 1.1
-Added an About the Author section -Added a section clarifying the purpose of the book -Copyediting for grammar and spelling bugs -Updated several images and galleries COMING SOON -Why using text overwhelms an audience