in professionalimages and typeface.A little $$$ can give yousignificant advantage.
Steal it:You can reverse engineeralmost
any good design.Take apart your favoritepresentations, infographics,websites and figure out howit’s done and remix it intosomething new. EverythingIsARemix.info is a great place to start to learn how to steal great design
a quick tip on typeface:DON’T
TahomaMicrosoft Sans SerifArialVerdanaCourier NewTimes New
RomanTrebuchet MSLucida ConsoleComic Sans MS...are $!*#& fonts
Google ‘beautiful fonts’and you’ll find
plenty of handpicked fontsby some of the best designers.
Here’s anexample of a freefont
that looks,um, delicious.
While 95% of your colleagues
use PowerPoint,it doesn’t need to be your only option.For 22 years PowerPoint has been the standardfor delivering presentation.But not anymore.Experiment with different presentations toolsand see which one produces the best results
Whitespace is a good thing.
Be mindful ofspacing andalignment.
Always keepeverythingnice and tidy. POINT
Having a consistent use of
colors,images & alignment gives a cohesivelook to your presentation.It also helps to separate yourpresentation into recognizable sections.
Use a collection of visual
assetsthat belong together...
and always stick to a
color scheme. ColorLovers.com is a great source of color schemes
And the most shockingdesign mistake...
MISTAKE 5LACK OFPREP
Most presentations suck becausenot enough
time went intomaking them. Period.You need to craft the perfect story,create beautiful looking slides to support itand then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.... and not the night before.
An outstanding 1 hour presentation
can take 30 hours or more of prep time.
It’s all about being organized
and planning ahead. Have a system for collecting your ideas to rework them into a masterpiece.
86%of top executives say thatcommunicating
with claritydirectly impacts theircareer and income.Source: www.distinction-services.com