Effective slide designing

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Effective slide designing

Effective slide designing

Empty space canconvey a feeling of: - quality

- sophistication

- importance

SimplicityClarity

Impact!

33Simplicity gives rise to clarity gives rise to impact!

Avoid slides like these

Back grounds

ParagraphsBecause.5

You end up like this6

What is this? 7

A slide should convey the message in 4 seconds8

Never write in red in blue back ground

Do not place red and green together. Color blinds do not see them seperately

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Use of colour and CAPITALS

Dont EVER writein RED on a blue background

or in BLUE on a red background

10The human eye cannot focus on red and blue together, so one of the colours will appear to be behind the other

Use of colour

DONT use GREENand RED to highlight text

or GREEN and RED in a graph

115% of your audience may not be able to distinguish them, because they are the two worst colours for colour blind people

Avoid 3D as much as possible.

Bad colours

What is the message?12

So the good slides.

A good slideMaximum six words and four sentences Maximum six words and four sentences

Maximum six words and four sentences

Maximum six words and four sentences

No clutterNo sentences but meaningful bullet pointsMinimum text Correct, easy to ready fonts here we use Verdana use sans sheriff fontA simple, sensible and complimentary colour palate

Font size over 28 14

Reported water rights disputes in three zones of Sri LankaYearDry ZoneWet ZoneArid Zone199013441531220003571078602201071520211009

Table arranged in correct way for easy reading. In here data are given chronologicallyNumbers are right

Tables are shown only when precise numbers matter. 15

However, graphics can convey the trend..

Reported water rights disputes in three zones of Sri Lanka

Same data in graph conveys another message, the trend16

Is there seasonality?Pilchard density(Number/m3)

17Incorrect scale of Y axis dampens fluctuations and leads one to believe there is no seasonality

SeasonalityPilchard density(Number/m3)

18Appropriate Y axis scale SHOWS seasonality and hopefully thats what you are SAYING.

The figure complements the narrative, but doesnt replace it.

72% of the part time workers are women

Powerful images to convey messages than use of text

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1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese

Animation is used only when necessary

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When you have a good set of slides Slides become complimentary and you are the story teller (seller?)Audience pay attention to youYou control the presentationBecome a naked presenter

People leave informed and satiated

So when you have a good set of slides

Slides become complimentary and you are the story teller (seller?)Audience pay attention to youYou control the presentationBecome a naked presenterPeople leave informed and satiated

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A good presentation is a carefully planned dish!

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