Are you ready to ditch the traditional death-by-PowerPoint method and begin designing slides that are truly visual? You’ll need help on your journey. Check out the links below for assistance:
- Rule #1: Slides Are Not Documents
- Rule #2: Apply The Picture Superiority Effect
- Rule #3: Slides Should Be Simple
- Rule #4: Slides Must Have Unity
- Rule #5: Display Data Clearly
- Rule #6: Use Multimedia Wisely
- Rule #7: Don’t Forget Your Audience
PowerPoint is worthless. What can you do to restore its use? Click here to find out. Still not convinced? Check out Protesting Presentation Design: 5 Common Arguments
Remember that not all presentations require PowerPoint. Here are 3 reasons why you should ditch your slides for your next presentation.
Presentation Zen: An Introduction by Garr Reynolds
… “But the Presentation Zen approach doesn’t work for me.” Yes, it does. Here’s why.
Nancy Duarte’s 5 Rules for Creating Great Presentations
You Suck at PowerPoint by JesseDee
Captive: Create Eye-Catching Presentations by Sabi Lee
I created the 7 Deadly Sins of Visual Design to help my students understand design principles. Click here for the Slideshare version; learn more about each deadly sin by clicking on the links below:
“Slide Makeover: Example Edits Using 3 Visual Design Concepts” is a how-to article that shows you a “before” (death-by-bulletpoint) slideshow and an “after” using three important design concepts you can easily learn and apply yourself.
The “Design Tip of the Day” series is a great way to learn single design concepts at a time. Check out Creating Communication‘s previous design tips here.
Guy Kawasai’s 10/20/30 Rule
7 Tips to Create Visual Presentations on Slideshare
Dos and Don’ts for Presentation Fonts by Ethos3
How To Use Compfight
And if you’re interested in applying concepts of slide design to your handouts and manuals, please check out guest blogger Steve Cherches’ post “6 Top Tips for Creating Memorable Handouts & Manuals.”