I’m currently reading ‘Presentation Zen’ by Garr Reynolds.
Normally when I like a book, I write a quick review afterwards. But now, I just couldn’t wait until I ‘m finished.
The book starts with explaining the general ideas to keep in mind when creating presentations. In the middle, the real tips & tricks part of the book begins. That’s where I’m currently at.
One of the concepts I really like and didn’t really think about before, is the use of empty space.
Let me show you by a revamp I did on one of my old slides.
This is what it used to look like:
And this is how I reworked it with the guidelines in the book:
Quite remarkable, right?
What did I do?
- I removed all the bullet points.
- Used a clearer font (Arial Black) for the title
- Created more empty space
- Integrated the picture with the background
- Applied the rule of thirds
Although I haven’t finished the book entirely, I already recommend it to all of you. A must read.
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