Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 7, 2008 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.

Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to:

  • Connect with specific audiences
  • Turn ideas into informative graphics
  • Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively
  • Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily
  • Develop truly influential presentations
  • Utilize presentation technology to your advantage

Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.

  

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A great introduction to presentation design. - Goodreads
Great layout, shame about the content. - Goodreads
I'm a pro when it comes to text, but visuals... - Goodreads

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Okay, I can't see myself kerning fonts on a regular basis but I got some good general presentation tips from reading this. Read full review

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1) consider this: audiences will either listen to what a presenter is saying or read the slides themselves.They won't do both. Why? People tend to focus on one stream of verbal communication at a time ... Read full review

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Contents

Creating Ideas Not Slides
25
CHAPTER 3
43
CHAPTER 4
63
CHAPTER 5
81
CHAPTER 6
91
25
113
CHAPTER 8
157
CHAPTER 9
179
CHAPTER 10
203
CHAPTER 11
217
CHAPTER 12
251
REFERENCES
262
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About the author (2008)

Principal of Duarte Design since 1990, Nancy Duarte passionately pursues the presentation development and design niche. One of the largest design firms in Silicon Valley and listed as a top woman-owned business in the area, Duarte Design is one of the few agencies in the world focused solely on presentations, whether they are delivered in person, online or via mobile device. Nancy's twenty years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes.