The Non-Designer's Presentation Book

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book

Paperback Non-Designer's

By (author) Robin Williams

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 250mm x 10mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321656210
  • ISBN 13: 9780321656216
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 156,727

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These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations-anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. You're not a professional designer, but you want your slides to look professional. What do you do? Enter Robin Williams, the beloved, best-selling non-designer's designer (with over 850,000 copies of The Non-Designer's Design Book in print!) who has taught an entire generation the basics of design and typography. In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series. She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations, and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides. Whether you work with a Mac or PC, PowerPoint or Keynote, let Robin guide you, in her signature, light-hearted style, through the entire process of creating a presentation-from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep. In this essential guide to presentation design, you'll learn: * What makes a good presentation or a bad one * How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation * Four principles of designing effective presentations * Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly * An exhaustive list of timeless presentation rules...that you should totally ignore

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Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, The Little Mac Book, and so many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, the Mac, and the web.

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These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations-anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. You're not a professional designer, but you want your slides to look professional. What do you do? Enter Robin Williams, the beloved, best-selling non-designer's designer (with over 850,000 copies of The Non-Designer's Design Book in print!) who has taught an entire generation the basics of design and typography. In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series. She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations, and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides. Whether you work with a Mac or PC, PowerPoint or Keynote, let Robin guide you, in her signature, light-hearted style, through the entire process of creating a presentation-from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep. In this essential guide to presentation design, you'll learn: What makes a good presentation or a bad oneHow to plan, organize, and outline your presentationFour principles of designing effective presentationsFour principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearlyAn exhaustive list of timeless presentation rules...that you should totally ignore

Table of contents

So you have to give a presentation? Get yourself organized Four principles of presentation design Clarity Relevance Animation Plot Four principles of design Contrast Repetition Alignment Proximity Put it all together Handouts Ignore these Rules Listen to your Eyes Index