Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides

\"Powerpoint slides are like children: no matter how ugly they are, you\'ll think they\'re beautiful if they\'re yours\" - Scott Adams, author of the comic strip \"Dilbert\". Due to this cause or another, it\'s a huge stress to look at most Powerpoint slides. Depending on the \"design\" skills of the speaker and audience\'s taste slides create different emotions from a slight annoyance to physical sickness. But that is not the worst thing. The worst thing is that instead of improving the presentation such slides confuse the audience, distract it and finally oblige the speaker to explain them rather than being quite self-explanatory. The goal of this course is to change that by equipping learners with a set of tools to create simple, clear and aesthetic slides which improve the presentation of the speaker. The course covers universal design principles, templates, colors, typefaces, slides\' typography, use of photos and pictograms, composition rules and ways to create clear and meaningful charts and diagrams. This course is not a PowerPoint fundamentals course. You should have a basic knowledge of either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote software. Don\'t meddle, make your slides matter.

Created by: National Research Tomsk State University

Language: English

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