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|Main Title||The non-designer's presentation book : principles for effective presentation design /|
|Publisher||Peachpit Press ; Pearson Education [distributor],|
|Subjects||Visual communication. ; Presentation graphics software. ; Graphic arts.|
|Collation||viii, 158 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm|
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this guide to presentation design, you'll learn: 1) What makes a good presentation or a bad one; 2) How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation; 3) Four principles for developing effective presentations; 4) Four priniciples for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly; 5) Specific tips for charts, graphs, animation, and video; and 6) An exhaustive list of timeless presentation rules ... that you should totally ignore. --Publisher's description. [I] Before you design : Where to begin? : What's a presentation? ; Does it need to be digital? ; Yes, it needs to be digital ; What's a bad presentation? ; What's a good presentation? ; Software options -- Get yourself organized : Plan, organize, outline -- [II] Optimize the content: four principles of conceptual presentation design : Clarity : Edit the text ; Spread out the text ; How many slides in a presentation? ; Sometimes you need a lot on one slide -- Relevance : Get rid of the superfluous stuff ; Backgrounds ; Don't use dorky clip art ; Use relevant photos -- Animation : Animation creates a focus ; The facts about animation -- Plot -- [III] Design the slides: four principles of visual presentation : Contrast -- Repetition -- Alignment -- Proximity -- Put it all together : Name the principles used -- [IV] Beyond the principles : Learn your software : Turn off autofit ; Align text at the top ; Adjust the spacing ; Don't squish the images -- Handouts : The truth about handouts -- Ignore these rules -- Listen to your eyes -- Sources for fonts/images/video/sound.