You probably use pictures, graphs, scientific diagrams from PDFs in PowerPoint. Loads of medics and scientists use images from journals like The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and many others. Some journals will provide a PowerPoint file, to save you the hassle of making one yourself. I have tried some of these, but the [...]
Entries from April 30th, 2009
April 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Images, Screengrab
April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Images, istockphoto, PowerPoint, Royalty-free images, shutterstock
Yes. In a word. I think it matters a lot. For a long time I used to throw some PowerPoint (or Aldus Persuasion in the old days) slides together and didn’t think all that much about pictures at all. Sometimes I used clipart that came with the slide software. With the Internet, it became easier [...]
April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Communication, Great blogs
I came across this great blog which deals with all aspects of presentation skills and public speaking. There is a ton of information here and it has a wealth of hints and tips which I will be using for my own presentations.
April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Communication, Presentation skills, Presentation style, Public Speaking
I was reading an article today about moving around (randomly, rather than in a set pattern which can bore the audience just as much as remaining static) while you give a talk and it made me think about how mobile I am when I give a talk.
April 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Bad design, Communication, Designer worth noting, Public Speaking
Reading through books like Nancy Duarte’s and others makes me realize how unexciting my slides actually are. Her examples are inspiring and incredibly elegant, yet very much to-the-point. But for most of us, the time this takes is simply not available. If you are a busy professional rushing from meeting to meeting, juggling several projects, [...]
April 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, PowerPoint
I get really frustrated by the limitations of the software available to make and project slides. PowerPoint is good, and the latest versions have some great effects but I still like Apple’s Keynote app.
April 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Bad design, Fonts
Loads of people stick to Times New Roman for printed documents and Arial for PowerPoint. These are not intrinsically bad fonts but they are a bit boring.
April 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Communication
I don’t know about you, but I generally have to review a copy of my PowerPoint or Keynote slides just before I give my talk. I guess I am worried that I may have forgotten the content, but that’s not very likely. So it’s probably for reassurance.