Slide ology

Slide ology
Author: Nancy Duarte
Release: 2008-08-07
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9780596522346
Language: en
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Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.

slide ology

slide ology
Author: Nancy Duarte
Release: 2008-08-07
Editor: O'Reilly Media
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780596154714
Language: en
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No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void. Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to: Connect with specific audiences Turn ideas into informative graphics Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily Develop truly influential presentations Utilize presentation technology to your advantage Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen
Author: Garr Reynolds
Release: 2009-04-15
Editor: Pearson Education
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780321601896
Language: en
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FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Resonate

Resonate
Author: Nancy Duarte
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781118008935
Language: en
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Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

Illuminate

Illuminate
Author: Nancy Duarte,Patti Sanchez
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Portfolio
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781101980163
Language: en
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'Illuminate' demonstrates how, though the power of persuasive communication, one can turn an idea into a movement, as compared with the likes of Steve Jobs, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Starbucks, IBM, and more.

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations
Author: Nancy Duarte
Release: 2012
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781422187104
Language: en
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Discusses how readers can make persuasive presentations that inspire action, engage the audience, and sell ideas.

Good Charts

Good Charts
Author: Scott Berinato
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781633690714
Language: en
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Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

The Art of Explanation

The Art of Explanation
Author: Lee LeFever
Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781118417317
Language: en
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Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to: Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems. Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

Better Presentations

Better Presentations
Author: Jonathan Schwabish
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780231542791
Language: en
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Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher—much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. Designed for presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content, Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations. Following three core principles—visualize, unify, and focus—Better Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively, find and use images appropriately, choose sensible fonts and colors, edit text for powerful delivery, and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion. With a range of clear examples for what to do (and what not to do), the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences. It pushes presenters past the frustration and intimidation of the process to more effective, memorable, and persuasive presentations.

Presentation Zen Design

Presentation Zen Design
Author: Garr Reynolds
Release: 2009-12-18
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0321669169
Language: en
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In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts. Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

Speaking PowerPoint

Speaking PowerPoint
Author: Bruce R. Gabrielle
Release: 2010
Editor: Insights Publishing
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9780984236046
Language: en
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You use PowerPoint at work to create strategic plans, executive briefings, research reports and other boardroom-style slides. But could your slides be clearer, more convincing and built in half the time? You bet! Learn a new method for business managers who want to use PowerPoint at work to drive strategy. The Mindworks Presentation Method is based on 40 years of research in brain science, instructional design and information design and will help you to eliminate time wasters and complete PowerPoint decks three times faster, to enhance your credibility by creating visually pleasing slides using simple graphic design rules, to make complex slides easier to understand and avoid "Death by PowerPoint" forever, to make audiences more likely to agree with you by applying the proven principles of master persuaders.

The Non designer s Presentation Book

The Non designer s Presentation Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2010
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9780321656216
Language: en
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Provides information on creating an effective digital presentation, covering such topics as animation, plot, contrast, software, and handouts.

Knowledge Is Beautiful

Knowledge Is Beautiful
Author: David McCandless
Release: 2014-11-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062398376
Language: en
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Impossible ideas, invisible patterns, hidden connections—visualized Deepen your understanding of the world with these mind-blowing infographics from the bestselling author of The Visual Miscellaneum

Get Backed

Get Backed
Author: Evan Baehr,Evan Loomis
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781633690738
Language: en
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“Anyone who comes to pitch on Shark Tank should read this book first!” —Barbara Corcoran, ABC's Shark Tank “I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.” —Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList “I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I’m naming my firstborn child after the Evans.” —Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground. Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise money—even the mistakes they made—while sharing the secrets of the world’s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They’ll also teach you how to use “the friendship loop”, a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they’ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million. What’s in the book? • The original pitch decks and fundraising strategies of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million • Email scripts that will get you a meeting with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential board members • Pitching exercises developed by startup talent beds like Stanford University’s d.school and Techstars • A breakdown of the 10 essential pitch deck slides, how to create them, and what questions you should answer with each • An overview of the 5 main funding sources for startups, the pros and cons of each, and who the big players are • A crash-course in visual and presentation design that will make any deck beautiful • Templates for 4 stories every entrepreneur should know how to tell • The story of one entrepreneur who showed up in Silicon Valley with no network and six months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.

What the World Eats

What the World Eats
Author: Faith D'Aluisio
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Tricycle Press
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781582462462
Language: en
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Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestlé, current events are having a tremendous impact on our eating habits. Chances are your supermarket is stocking a variety of international foods, and American fast food chains like McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken are popping up all over the planet. For the first time in history, more people are overfed than underfed. And while some people still have barely enough to eat, others overeat to the point of illness. To find out how mealtime is changing in real homes, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio visited families around the world to observe and photograph what they eat during the course of one week. They joined parents while they shopped at mega grocery stores and outdoor markets, and participated in a feast where a single goat was shared among many families. They watched moms making dinner in kitchens and over cooking fires, and they sat down to eat with twenty-five families in twenty-one countries--if you’re keeping track, that’s about 525 meals! The foods dished up ranged from hunted seal and spit-roasted guinea pig to U.N.-rationed grains and gallons of Coca-Cola. As Peter and Faith ate and talked with families, they learned firsthand about food consumption around the world and its corresponding causes and effects. The resulting family portraits offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural similarities and differences served on dinner plates around the globe. This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read-Aloud Informational Texts) in Appendix B.

PowerPoint Surgery How to create presentation slides that make your message stick

PowerPoint Surgery  How to create presentation slides that make your message stick
Author: Lee Jackson
Release: 2013-10-06
Editor: Engaging Books
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780956754257
Language: en
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Sometimes when things get really bad, surgery is required. Bad Powerpoint* (and boring presentations) are everywhere! it appears that they have almost become the norm and very few people seem to want to talk about it. It doesn’t have to be that way. Bad presentations are costly. They can cost money, jobs and reputations, don’t let your slides ruin your pitch. In this funny, cut-to-the-chase and down-to-earth book professional speaker Lee Jackson will wean you, and your workplace off bad slides forever. He’ll also teach you how good presentation slides can work for you and help you stand out from the crowd. Using these simple techniques we can kill death by bullet-point once and for all. JOIN THE FIGHT TODAY! (N.B. This book is a colour paperback and illustrated with full colour slides.) “ Lee takes a clever and refreshing approach to presentation mastery. ” Nancy Duarte – author of ‘Slide:ology’, ‘Resonate’ and principal of Duarte (creators of the slides/visuals for Academy Award-winning film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’) “ Powerpoint Surgery is an invaluable resource...and I highly recommend it... ” Jeremy Waite – Head of Social Strategy, Adobe EMEA “ Lee Jackson takes PowerPoint presentations from boring to brilliant. ” Alan Stevens FPSA – Past President Global Speakers Federation and co-author of ‘The Exceptional Speaker “ ...a masterclass of creating sublime slides & presentations, but be warned, you may never be able to sit through a presentation again without thinking of Lee Jackson! ” Geoff Ramm – President 2013 Professional Speaking Association UK and Ireland “Jackson has got a bl***y nerve asking me to write a testimonial for his book. You see, I am a proudly militant Anti-PowerPoint Bigot, but somehow, he has turned the Indefensible into the Indispensable! ” Graham Davies – best selling author of ‘The Presentation Coach’

15 Minutes Including Q and A

15 Minutes Including Q and A
Author: Joey Asher
Release: 2010
Editor: Persuasive Speaker Press
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9780978577629
Language: en
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Every day, business people bore listeners with presentations that ramble on, make no clear points, and fail to address the audiences’ key concerns. This book lays out a plan for ridding the world of lousy presentations. Learn how to: • Create “rifle shot” presentations that hit the mark and satisfy listeners. • Answer questions in a way that inspires confidence. • Deliver messages in a style that makes you look and sound like a leader. • Overcome fear of public speaking.

Multimedia Learning

Multimedia Learning
Author: Richard E. Mayer
Release: 2009-01-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9780521514125
Language: en
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Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, Mayer explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In this second edition, Mayer includes double the number of experimental comparisons, 6 new principles - signalling, segmenting, pertaining, personalization, voice and image principles. The 12 principles of multimedia instructional design have been reorganized into three sections - reducing extraneous processing, managing essential processing and fostering generative processing. Finally an indication of the maturity of the field is that the second edition highlights boundary conditions for each principle research-based constraints on when a principle is likely or not likely to apply. The boundary conditions are interpreted in terms of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and help to enrich theories of multimedia learning.

Slide Rules

Slide Rules
Author: Traci Nathans-Kelly,Christine G. Nicometo
Release: 2014-02-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781118796092
Language: en
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A complete road map to creating successful technicalpresentations Planning a technical presentation can be tricky. Does theaudience know your subject area? Will you need to translateconcepts into terms they understand? What sort of visuals shouldyou use? Will this set of bullets truly convey the information?What will your slides communicate to future users? Questions likethese and countless others can overwhelm even the most savvytechnical professionals. This full-color, highly visual work addresses the unique needsof technical communicators looking to break free of the bulletedslide paradigm. For those seeking to improve their presentations,the authors provide guidance on how to plan, organize, develop, andarchive technical presentations. Drawing upon the latest researchin cognitive science as well as years of experience teachingseasoned technical professionals, the authors cover a myriad ofissues involved in the design of presentations, clearly explaininghow to create slide decks that communicate critical technicalinformation. Key features include: Innovative methods for archiving and documenting work throughslides in the technical workplace Guidance on how to tailor presentations to diverse audiences,technical and nontechnical alike A plethora of color slides and visual examples illustratingvarious strategies and best practices Links to additional resources as well as slide examples toinspire on-the-job changes in presentation practices Slide Rules is a first-rate guide for practicingengineers, scientists, and technical specialists as well as anyonewishing to develop useful, engaging, and informative technicalpresentations in order to become an expert communicator. Find theauthors at techartsconsulting.com or on Facebook at:SlideRulesTAC

A Compendium of Curiosities

A Compendium of Curiosities
Author: Tim Holtz
Release: 2014-01-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 77
ISBN: 0615545084
Language: en
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Not your typical how to book, but inspirational papercraft and mixed media projects designed by Tim Holtz.