I hope you enjoyed reading this book and managed to pick up some useful tips that help you design better presentations. As I advocated throughout this book, there is not much upside in boring your audience by repeating your story on the last page of the presentation. I’ll go by my advice and spare you the systematic summary.
Instead, here is what I would answer someone asking me for my top suggestions to designing better presentations. Now that you have read the book, I can refer to them below without providing their full context. So, here we go:
- Avoid bullet points by designing each of your slides to focus on one idea, and one idea only.
- Be bold and confident in your slide design: using full-page images, large fonts, simple graphic concepts.
- Translate your logical, organized, hierarchical, pyramid structure into a flat, sequential, story. Translate your logical organized, hierarchical, pyramid structure into a flat, sequential, story.
- Practice, practice, and then practice again.
- And, finally, have the courage to design your presentations differently than everyone else does. You will not appear ridiculous or unprofessional.
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