Learn how to use text in presentations for maximum impact and important considerations, such as avoiding cognitive overload.
- [Instructor] We should refrain from using … too many words on our slides. … Words should be used sparingly. … Your audience has a simple choice. … That is they can either listen to you … or they can read your slides. … They can't do both. … So slides like this distract, at best, … and at worst, lead to things like cognitive overload … while we try and process … these different streams of information. … And it's exhausting. … What do we do when we're exhausted? … Exactly, we go to what I like to call sleepy bo-bos. … Even if we look we're watching, … inside we're probably thinking about anything … other than your message, … because to be honest, you are hard work. … It's true, and slides like this after often read out … by the presenter, which is worse and means … that the audience already know what you're likely to say. … So why are you even there? … To me, it also says that the presenter … is most likely unrehearsed, … unprepared, and uninvested. … I'm sorry, but it's true. … …
- Outlining your topic
- Creating a storyboard
- Developing your design ideas with moodboards
- Exploring slide typography
- Using colors, words, and images effectively
- Using charts and graphs
- Effectively using animations and transitions
- Beyond the presentation
Skill Level Beginner
Presentation software2m 12s
1. Developing Your Ideas
2. Design Essentials
3. Charts, Graphs, and Tables
4. Transitions and Animations
Using animation1m 45s
5. Finishing Touches
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