Chapter 8. Laying Out All the Elements on Each Page

Step 8: Create Slides That Communicate Your Information Concisely and Effectively

The previous chapter was about how to select and create all the elements of a good presentation page or slide: the graphics, charts, color, animation, and fonts. In this chapter, we will look at how to put all those elements together—how to lay them out on each page.

Before you begin laying out your slides, you need to decide definitively whether you are going to use ballroom style or conference room style. Steps 1 to 7 of the Extreme Presentation method work equally well for both idioms. Once you start step 8, however, you have to decide on—and commit to—which idiom to use for your presentation. (If you do not know ...

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