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Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations, Second Edition by Garr Reynolds

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9. Achieving Harmony

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Every individual slide and every slide deck should feel like it is part of a unified whole. When you have unity, the elements are congruous, creating a general perception that things are connected and part of the same message. As we observed in Chapter 7, your slides should elicit a feeling of “this design works,” when looking at the whole.

It’s true that we also want variety within individual slides and across the series of slides used in the presentation. Depending on the audience and topic, the variety may even be quite dramatic. However, we still need a clear sense that the elements are somehow part of the same message ...

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