The Non-designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design

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Peachpit Press, 2010 - Business & Economics - 158 pages
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Robin Williams teaches first-time speakers the basics of using design and type to create and give effective, beautiful presentations
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*Boils great presentation design into four easy-to-master principles: clarity, relevance, animation, and plot.
*Robin Williams uses humor and gentle instruction to guide first-time speakers through organizing ideas, designing slides, and giving a presentation without passing out.
*Platform-independent, this charming book introduces readers to the finer features of PowerPoint and Keynote. These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations--anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. But these people aren't designers, which makes them not only put together dreadful, ineffective, dull presentations, but also causes them to dread doing it. Enter Robin Williams, the beloved, best-selling non-designer's designer (with over 700,000 in print!) who has taught an entire generation the basics of design and typography. In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands her focus to explain the four, fundamental principles of good presentation design and the logic behind those principles. She also guides the fledgling speaker through the entire process of creating a presentation from choosing the right software to organizing ideas to designing effective slides to actually presenting the presentation in a compelling manner, without passing out! This essential guide to presentation design will teach readers:
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*The four principles of design that underlie every good presentation.
*How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation.
*Specific tips on designing slides that include charts, graphs, animations, and video
*How to put a digital presentation together whether in Keynote or PowerPoint.
*Tips for giving a presentation that will calm the nerves of even the most timid first-time speaker. Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, The Little Mac Book, and so many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the web.
  

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Review: The Non-Designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Nothing I haven't seen before in other books or on other websites, but the information is presented nicely and organized well. I probably wouldn't have gone out of my way to read or buy this book if it weren't for class, though. Read full review

Review: The Non-Designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design

User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

This book is awesome, straightforward, and clear. No more excuses for suck-ass Powerpoints. While the example may not be as superlative as you may dream about, I found that their clarity and directness more than compensate for glitz and glamour. Buy this now! Read full review

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Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, The Little Mac Book, and so many more. Through her writing, teaching,† and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of† computer users in the areas of design, typography, the Mac, and the web.

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