Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing an effective presentation, part of Creating a PDF Presentation.
…Before we start our project in InDesign I think it's worth considering a few points…that can help you design engaging and…effective presentations regardless of which software you use.…The first idea is that in any presentation the content…on a slide should reinforce what the speaker is saying.…Slides should enhance and complement the message, not just repeat it word for word.…Remember that the slides are there for your audience.…They're not there to help…you remember what you wanted to say. So don't use them as notes.…You should practice and prepare enough in advance so that you don't need to…read very much if any content for a presentation in front of an audience.…
This leads to the next idea.…Which is to strictly limit the amount of content on each slide.…We've all sat in presentations where the slides were jammed with so many words.…That no one in the room could…possibly read everything and understand it right away.…This leads to…frustration and boredom in your audience.…When designing your slides, think about how…
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