Create Better Slide Presentations: slide:ology
Ian Lurie Sep 25 2008
At conferences, three things are a constant:
- Lack of healthy food.
- Overabundance of alcohol.
- Really godawful Powerpoint or other slide presentations.
I’ve spent a long time huddled alone in the dark, thinking I was the only one who hated seeing 25 bullets on a slide, individual animated letters and various other forms of visual vomit up on the big screen. Then along comes Nancy Duarte, a brilliant presentation designer, and her book slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations.
Her book is stuffed with great information, from grid layouts to presentation brainstorming. Plus her examples alone will help you be a better presenter.
Even if you don’t do slide presentations, read the book for the design lessons. Anyone who creates content for viewing on a screen should read slide:ology.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More