I previously highlighted a talk by Sir Ken Robison, the TED speaker with the most views of his video to date. He gave a talk at an Apple event in which he used a single slide at the end of his talk to great effect. Here is another example of this effective minimalism.Read More
I've not been a fan of Microsoft PowerPoint, but the latest editions are adding more features that will make designing and preparing presentations easier.
The newest tool explained in this video by Heather Ackmann looks powerful. It effectively allows you to take any old slidedeck and redesign with a click.Read More
There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret - along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?Read More
Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How did he overcome the stranger-danger bias? Through good design.
These 4 tips can help improve your presentations, too!Read More
Microsoft just announced a new version of PowerPoint for Office 365 that has two amazing new features to help you design presentations like a pro.Read More
I've decided to put my presentation design skills to good use by reviewing research articles and creating slides to explain them. Not only did I design the theme, review the article, and design the slides, but just this once I'm including a video of me presenting the information along with the slide presentation. Let me know what you think of the design and the video.Read More
A few days ago I was priveleged to hear Neil deGrasse Tyson speak to a sold-out crowd in Portland, Oregon. At one point, a Microsoft employee sitting next to me chuckled, because Neil was struggling with his computer. I watched for a moment, and then I had to chuckle to myself – the Microsoft employee didn't have a clue what was going on!
Dr. Tyson used some little known keyboard shortcuts that made his presentation even more magical than usual.Read More