Robin Williams, teacher and designer, knows what it takes to give a good presentation. In this revised and updated book, Robin makes it easy for even first-time presenters to get past their fears of creating a presentation. She expands upon the four fundamental principles of good design and typography introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series and adds four more principles specific to achieving clear communication with slides.
Let Robin guide you in her signature light-hearted style through the entire process of creating a presentation-from planning and organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep.
In this essential guide to presentation design, you'll learn:
- What makes a good presentation-or a bad one
- How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation
- Four principles for developing effective presentations
- Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly
- Specific tips for using animation and transitions that aren't annoying
- A list of timeless presentation rules . . . that you should totally ignore
Table of Contents
- About This E-Book
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Dedication Page
Chapter One Where to Begin?
- What’s a presentation?
- Does it need to be digital?
- Yes, it needs to be digital
- Which slide size to use?
- Both presenting and posting?
- Where is your audience?
- What’s a bad presentation?
- What’s a good presentation?
- Software options
- Boundaries can be great
- Templates and assets
- Share your slides
- Chapter Two Get yourself Organized
- Chapter One Where to Begin?
- Four principles of presentation design
- Four principles of design
Chapter Three Clarity
- Edit the text!
- Spread out the text!
- How many slides in a presentation?
- Sometimes you need lots on one slide
- Chapter Four Relevance
- Chapter Five Animation
- Chapter Six Plot
- Chapter Seven Contrast
- Chapter Eight Repetition
- Chapter Nine Alignment
- Chapter Ten Proximity
- Chapter Eleven Handouts
- Chapter Twelve Learn your Software
Chapter Thirteen Ignore these Rules
- Never read a slide aloud
- Never use serif typefaces
- Never use animation
- Never use more than one background
- Never make a slide without an image on it
- Never use more than five bullet points per slide
- Never use more than two or three words per bullet point
- Never use PowerPoint
- Never turn the lights off. Never turn the lights on.
- Never provide handouts before your talk
- Never use pie charts
- Never use Arial or Helvetica
- Chapter Fourteen Listen to your Eyes
- Chapter Fifteen Resources for fonts, images, templates, etc.
- Title: Non-Designer's Presentation Book, The: Principles for effective presentation design, 2nd Edition
- Release date: July 2017
- Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
- ISBN: 9780134685939