Five Design Rules for Presentations According to Duarte

I got to watch a video from Duarte Designs about five rules presenters can abide by if they want to make awesome presentations. Let me summarize the rules here:

1. Treat your audience as king – Meet their needs and not just yours.

2. Spread ideas and move people – You’re audience is there to see you and be inspoired by you, not to listen to your 60-page onscreen dissertation.

3. Help them see what you’re saying – With half the audience being visual thinkers and the other half being verbal thinkers, you can combine minimal text with meaningful visual to reach both types of audience.

4. Practice design, not decoration – De-decorating is the best policy. De-clutter.

5. Cultivate healthy relationships – Don’t hide behind your slides.

For more information, watch the whole video at: Duarte Design’s Five Rules for Presentations

 

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2 Responses to Five Design Rules for Presentations According to Duarte

  1. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the post, much appreciated!

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