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.