You attend numerous presentations and meetings a year--filled with the typically dense and disorganized PowerPoint decks--and leave most of them thinking, "Well, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back." But out of this sea of mediocrity, a rare few may stick in your mind, captivating you and driving you to action. What makes these few so special? If you are new to creating presentations or would just like to better understand what make a presentation strong, this session will explore the underlying principles found in engaging presentations and provide a selection of practical approaches to designing stronger presentations as found within books by authors such as Edward R. Tufte, Richard E. Mayer, Nancy Duarte, and the author of The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Robin Williams.
At the end of this session the participant will be able to:
- Navigate the tools found within MS PowerPoint to create a new presentation.
- Create and modify new slides and layouts
- Add text and tables based on design theory
- Select and add pictures or graphics based on presentation outcomes
- Decide when and how to select or use animations, video, or audio
- Select and embed video for maximum effectiveness
- Apply design and typographic principals to the overall design of a presentation.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- 10:00am - 12:00pm
- TLT Lab (Room 5308)
- Rose Library