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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/5/2008
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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The gold standard collection of best practices for creating effective slide Presentations. With the proliferation of presentation software in the workplace, presentations have become a primary means of communication. But there are no documented best-practices for using this communication medium -- until now. This stunning full-color book teaches conceptual thinking, inspirational design, and solid principles with insightful interviews and many before-and-after examples.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Creating a New Slide Ideologyp. 1
Creating Ideas, Not Slidesp. 25
Creating Diagramsp. 43
Displaying Datap. 63
Thinking Like a Designerp. 81
Arranging Elementsp. 91
Using Visual Elements: Background, Color, and Textp. 113
Using Visual Elements: Imagesp. 157
Creating Movementp. 179
Governing with Templatesp. 203
Interacting with Slidesp. 217
Manifesto: The Five Theses of the Power of a Presentationp. 251
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 265
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