This highly anticipated resource is written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design in Mountain View, CA, the firm that created the presentation for "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's Oscar-winning film. Combining conceptual thinking and inspirational design, slide:ology offers practical approaches on how to create ideas, translate them into pictures, display them well, and then deliver them in your own natural way.
"A great slideshows is determined by the type of interaction a presenter has with their slides" declares Nancy Duarte. "If the presenter is addicted to reading bullet points, then everyone in the room suffers."
"We can keep blaming software for the putrid output, but in reality we need to take responsibility," adds Nancy. "As communicators, learning to create visual stories that connect with our audience is becoming imperative--especially in light of global competitive pressure."
In a recent interview, Nancy offered these tips and tricks as a manifesto to keep handy whenever you're preparing your next big presentation:
In the book trailer below, Nancy talks about the concepts outlined in slide:ology--a book that is sure to challenge your traditional approach to creating and teach you how to be a visual thinker.
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Nancy Duarte is President and CEO of Duarte Design, one of the largest design and woman-owned firms in Silicon Valley. Her client list is loaded with Fortune 500 companies, including Adobe, Cisco, Google, and Hewlett-Packard. Duarte Design is widely recognized as the leader in presentation development and design.
For more information about this book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for slide:ology.
For a sneak peek at the book, see: http://slideology.com/files/slideology_Book_Spreads.pdf.
For tips, tricks, and more information regarding presentations, see the slide:ology blog: http://slideology.com.
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