In class last month, we tried a design “test” after discussing the picture superiority effect and the three-second rule of glance media. I gave my students a death-by-bulletpoint slide and told them to redesign or revise the slide to be truly visual: embodying all of the qualities of an effective slide.
Here is the original “before” slide:
Check out Chiara Ojeda’s 20-minute “slide slam” from class last month and again this month. *Note: Yes, she participated along with my students. Yes, my students were super jealous of her design skills.
How would you go about redesigning the “before” slide above? Email me your “after” images to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will feature your well-designed work on a follow-up post!
Chiara Ojeda, my colleague and work bestie, is a Slideshare superstar! Her latest presentation is featured as one of three “Top Presentations of the Day.” Check her out on the front page of Slideshare here.
“How To Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry… Be CRAPpy” can be viewed in its glorious entirety below:
Congratulations to Chiara! This is her fourth “Top Presentations of the Day” on Slideshare. She is an amazing visual presentation designer, and if you’d like to hire her to create a visual presentation for your next speech, contact her here.
My favorite picture of the two of us was taken in our natural habitat (work, of course):
Chiara Ojeda, my Professional Communication and Presentation superteacher partner in crime, has a newly published article featured today on Andrew Dlugan’s Six Minutes. “How to Create Pro Slides in Less time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy” will teach you the basic steps to creating an effective slide.
Chiara Ojeda is the author of Tweak Your Slides: Musings On How Presentation Design Will Change The World. Check out her blog here.