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Handmade Slides: Scribble Custom Textures
HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations: Conversation with Nancy Duarte
has been Principal at
Duarte Design since 1990. Her firm is in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and the client list is loaded with Fortune
500 companies. Her passion for business communications that are clear, meaningful and attractive has
opened doors for her in a business world full of cluttered and complex visual communications. After authoring
two best-selling books, Slide:ology and Resonate, Nancy announced the release of her new book, HBR Guide to
Persuasive Presentations. In this conversation, Nancy discusses her new book.
Read the conversation here
Slides and Speakers: by Tom Mucciolo
The challenge in presentations is when the design task
is separate from the delivery, making collaboration more critical. As we entered the new millennium,
companies began to focus on consistency in presentations, especially for global organizations serving
global markets. In fact, it was becoming increasingly clear that audiences wanted a cohesive blend of design
and delivery to support a well-developed message. Too often, when the presenters of content were neither the
designers of the slides, nor the developers of the underlying message, the result was an inconsistency that
audiences could recognize. The lack of collaboration among creative minds creates a marketing nightmare for
so many organizations who seek uniformity across media formats. The most typical example is a presentation
designed by a marketing department for use by a remote sales force. The tendency is to produce wordy, busy
support content to assist even the "least experienced" presenter. In turn, presenters typically "narrate"
the abundant content so as to cover everything, leaving little time for stories, examples, analogies and
Read more in this post by Tom Mucciolo
Using Stock Photos and Diagrams in Business Presentations: by M. S. Ramgopal
Business presentations are increasingly
becoming visual. Slide decks are being used more as visual aids for audiences than as memory joggers for
presenters. In this article, we explore the specific roles played by two common visual tools -viz.
stock photos and diagrams in business presentations. Even though the terms "photos" and "diagrams" are
quite common, the difference between the two tools is not clearly defined. So, let us take a minute to
spell out the difference as we see it.
Read more in this post by M. S. Ramgopal
Steve Jobs and PowerPoint
OK, this is one of those strange things in life that encounters you in a foreign country. Back in May,
I was on vacation in Bangkok and ended up in a book store full of Thai computer books.
My curiosity led me to find books on PowerPoint and the most prominently displayed book in this section
had Steve Jobs on the cover!
Read more here.
D1gits: Conversation with Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales
is a magician,
performer and creator. He won Sweden’s Got Talent 2009, and is the only magician to ever win this
TV format in any of the 25 countries it's aired. He won a Silver Medal at the Last World Championship
of Magic in 2009.
is a multi-talented
man with a huge interest and expertise in all kinds of technology and how
to use it on stage. He is also the front man of incredible Swedish music sensation Sirqus Alfon, with
whom he recently created the ambitious, inventive and amazing SATV show. In this conversation,
Charlie and Erik discuss alternatives to slide-led presentations, such as their presentation for the
city of Stockholm.
Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text Fills
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Text and Fonts
Indezine Halloween Kit
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The amazing kit contains
- PowerPoint Halloween Theme / Template
- Scary Font
- Professional Silhouette Clips
- Scrapbook Style Embellishments
- Sample Slides
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