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Slide: ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentationsby Nancy Duarte
Synopses & Reviews
No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.
Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to:
Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced — and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.
Book News Annotation:
With visual aids becoming the norm for all types of professional settings, from businesses to education and nonprofits, Duarte writes an accessible book on creating ideas and translating them into useful and interesting displays; this title is not an PowerPoint manual. The book progresses through the stages of presentation development from ideas to delivery; each page presents one thought in both a visual and textual manner. The book's website provides extra content on some concepts. Recommended for anyone who provides presentations in any professional context. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The gold-standard collection of best practices for creating effective slide presentations. With the proliferation of presentation software in the workplace, presentations have become a primary means of communication. This stunning full-color book teaches conceptual thinking, inspirational design, and solid principles with insightful interviews and many before-and-after examples.
Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentationand forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, youll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this book will help transform your presentationsand your business impact!
About the Author
Principal of Duarte Design since 1990, Nancy Duarte passionately pursues the presentation development and design niche. One of the largest design firms in Silicon Valley and listed as a top woman-owned business in the area, Duarte Design is one of the few agencies in the world focused solely on presentations, whether they are delivered in person, online or via mobile device. Nancy's twenty years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes.
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