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Slides are easy

Cristiano Rastelli
September 16, 2013

Slides are easy

Some tips on how to make you presentation look better (and why you should). An internal presentation I gave in VisualDNA, during the "Let's Talk" series of lectures about how to give good presentations and do public speaking.

Cristiano Rastelli

September 16, 2013
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  1. Slides are easy
    The “let’s talk” serie
    Cristiano Rastelli

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  2. index Why
    Structure
    Tools
    How to
    Conclusions

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  3. Why the slides are so important?
    Why

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  4. Why spending time in making better slides?
    EMOTION
    ENGAGEMENT
    COMMUNICATION
    + +

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  5. Which sequence give to the presentation?
    STRUCTURE

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  6. 1. COVER
    2. INDEX
    3. ABOUT ME
    4. CHAPTERS
    ๏ Single slides
    5. CONCLUSIONS
    6. END/THANKS
    7. REFERENCES
    one single slide
    optional
    loop

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  7. But the most important thing is...

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  8. Which one to use?
    TOOLS

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  9. Whatever you feel comfortable with!

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  10. Whatever you feel comfortable with!
    Yes, also this!

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  11. Online tools
    But you will need a connection!

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  12. Evil. Don’t use it. Ever.

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  13. But you can also be more eclectic…
    http://vimeo.com/59566927

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  14. …OR SIMPLY MORE CREATIVE
    http://slidesha.re/yiMBRS

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  15. What makes you come up with?
    +

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  16. How can you make beautiful slides
    HOW TO

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  17. Simplicity
    1
    A clear message
    1 slide = 1 concept
    Use empty space

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  18. This is NOT wasted space!

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  19. This is NOT wasted space!

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  20. Use can use this “empty” space at your benefit:
    just add a title or a short text, and you’re done!

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  21. BRIDGING THE GAP
    Because beautiful slides are easy

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  22. Fonts
    2
    Choose 2 or 3 max
    Combine them
    Use contrast

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  23. HEAVY light
    sans serif slab
    regular italic
    UPPERCASE lowercase

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  24. this is important
    USE THIS FOR TITLES

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  25. This is a good starting point

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  26. Colors
    3
    Choose a color palette
    (and stick to that!)
    Beware of low contrast

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  27. Photos
    3
    Online resources
    Photos you have taken
    Create your own repository
    FREE, PAID, CC

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  28. Search Engines for images
    Don’t stop at the first results, don’t be obvious

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  29. FLICKR
    Check the copyright restrictions for every image

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  30. FLICKR COMMONS
    These are public domain images you can use

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  31. Photo Collections
    Only for internal (non public) usage

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  32. Stock/Right-Managed archives
    You will have to pay for them to legally use

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  33. Newspaper Galleries
    Only for internal (non public) usage

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  34. Vintage/Retro images
    Most of them are free to use

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  35. ADs or Propaganda
    Most of them are free to use

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  36. Public Libraries/Collections
    Check the usage rights before using them

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  37. Your images
    Photos you have taken by yourself

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  38. Your collection
    Save in a folder all the images you see and like

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  39. USE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES
    DON’T BE OBVIOUS
    HIGH-RESOLUTION

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  40. But the most important thing is...

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  41. Details
    4
    Icons
    Shadows
    Transitions

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  42. Inspiration
    ?
    Slideshare
    Speaker Deck
    Note & Point

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  43. Some simple takeaways...
    CONCLUSIONS

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  44. Start with paper & pen, always
    You have to tell a story, don’t forget!
    Create the most beautiful slides you can
    Find your personal style

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  45. grazie
    Cristiano Rastelli

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  46. References
    Apple Keynote
    www.apple.com/uk/iwork
    Slid.es
    www.slid.es
    Google Presentations
    docs.google.com
    TOOLS
    Slideshare
    www.slideshare.net/featured
    Speaker Deck
    www.speakerdeck.com
    Note & Point
    www.noteandpoint.com
    Inspiration
    Font Squirrel
    www.fontsquirrel.com
    Google Fonts
    www.google.com/fonts
    Beautiful Web Type
    hellohappy.org/beautiful-web-type
    FONTS
    Adobe Kuler
    kuler.adobe.com
    Tiny Eye Labs
    labs.tineye.com/multicolr
    COLORS
    500px
    500px.com
    Flickr - The Commons
    www.flickr.com/commons
    Boston.com - Big Picture
    www.boston.com/bigpicture
    IMAGES
    Vintage Ad Browser
    www.vintageadbrowser.com
    Shorpy Historical Archive
    www.shorpy.com
    Retronaut
    www.retronaut.com

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