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Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, 2nd Edition by Garr Reynolds

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In Sum

A good visual enhances the speaker’s message. The sample slides featured here highlight what’s possible when you combine images and text. From a technical point of view, these slides were not too difficult to produce. All the designer needed was PowerPoint or Keynote along with image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop Elements. What you design your slides or other visuals to look like depends completely on your unique situation, content, and audience, but keep the following in mind:

• Create visuals that are simple and feature clear design priorities and elements that guide the viewer’s eye.

• Use a visual theme, but avoid tired, overused software templates.

• Limit bullet points or avoid them completely.

• Use high-quality graphics. ...

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