Best Practices for Presentation Design and Delivery
Today’s learners are increasingly visual, with decreasing attention spans, and yet so many of us still fall prey to boring “death by PowerPoint” presentations. When asked to present we are accustomed to defaulting to slide templates that are comprised of either boring bulleted lists or tacky decoration, even though the research tells us that simplicity, clarity, and authentic storytelling are the keys to delivering messages that stick.
Jenny Hopf, M.Ed, director of online and professional education at William James College, will provide research-based design strategies that support highly engaging and impactful presentations. There will be a focus on how the use of color, typography, space and imagery play a critical role in the way we share information, and how thoughtful design is the key to giving an effective presentation that resonates with the audience.
Note: While the presentation itself is made with Microsoft PowerPoint, most of the ideas presented are platform agnostic and can be used across of variety of presentation tools (e.g. Keynote, Google Slides). Presentation is intended for those who already have a basic knowledge of how to use PowerPoint.