Monday, March 2, 2009

How to Make a GREAT Presentation

If you've watched Vice President Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and loved the slideshow, and want to know HOW to make your presentations just as wonderful, then meet Duarte Design.

I met them at TED in early Feb 2009, when they gave the TED Fellows an excellent lecture about how to make effective presentations.

On their excellent blog, they have several different pieces about the projects they are working on and lots of tips on design. Probably one of their best recent posts is how they "madeover" TED speaker (who I recently featured) Barry Schwartz's slides. It gives you a step-by-step outline of how to change a typical presentation (they show Barry's slides as he gave it to them) into a much more solid one (as you see in the video below).

If you would like more detail about building effective presentations, read Nancy Duarte's excellent book Slide.ology. I have already found it extremely useful.

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