Top Presentation Slide Decks

Top Presentation Slide Decks

Like it or not, the ability to create effective slide designs is a skill that will benefit you and any audience you are trying to reach. This collection is of slide decks will help anyone improve their presentation and slide making skills.

If you want to dive even deeper, you might be interested in this big curated collection of PowerPoint and presentation-related resources that I maintain over on Zeef.

The Science of Memorable Presentations | Ethos 3

Many people who build presentations and other slide-based content like e-learningg can benefit from learning the science behind what works best and what doesn’t. This deck from Ethos 3 is a great start. While you’re at it, check out this must read post on “The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations”

Why Presentations Matter |
The Presentation Designer

In this SlideShare presentation, you’ll see some helpful tips to improve your presentation designs and how to make your presentations more engaging.

Slides that Rock

Five design principles for creating slides that rock!

8 Tips for an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation | Damon Nofar

Try out these eight tips on how to make your PowerPoint slides more visually engaging, creative and fun.

74 Safe Font Combos for PowerPoint |  Johanna Rehnvall

This interactive guide is divided into four groups:  sans serif+sans serifs, sans serifs + serifs, serifs + serifs, serifs + sans serifs. It also has a super helpful matrix view.

23 Quick Color Schemes for Your Presentation | Johanna Rehnvall

This is a quick guideto the built-in PowerPoint color themes which can be easily applied to your presentation and graphics, regardless of what presentation template you are using.

5 Ways to Surprise Your Audience and Catch Their Attention | Damon Nofar

Gaining and keeping the attention of your audience is critical. Check out these five ways of using the element of surprise in your presentations.

One Point Per Slide | Stinson Design

This deck will show you why having only one point per slide is important!

How to be a PowerPoint Animation Ninja | Bright Carbon

BrightCarbon’s presentation experts guide you from animation novice to ninja in 7 easy steps! If you like this one, be sure the check out  How To Be A PowerPoint Animation Ninja (Level 2)!

You Suck at PowerPoint | Jesse Dejardins

Learn about the 5 design mistakes you need to avoid.

Slide Docs | Nancy Duarte

Slidedocs are visual documents developed in presentation software intended to be read and referenced instead of projected. Take a spin through this deck and start reimagining your documents. Visit Nancy Duarte’s slidedocs.com to learn more and download templates that will get you started.

You Already Know How to Build mLearning (You Just Don’t Know It) | Mike Taylor

Mobile content is rapidly becoming a must-have for organizations big and small. This deck will show you how quick and easy it can be to build mobile-friendly content with PowerPoint (yes, PowerPoint) that is visually appealing, interactive, and dynamic.

I’d love to hear if you like any of these or what others are on your list of favorites!

This is post #7 in a series of 12. See them all here. 

You Already Know How to Build mLearning (You Just Don’t Know It)

Here are the slides from my recent FocusOn Learning session in Austin, TX You Already Know How to Build mLearning (You Just Don’t Know It)

A big thank you to everyone who was there and feel free to share it with others!

Curated Collection of Design Resources

I put this together for a recent learning design workshop and wanted to share it with everyone.

NOTE: Download the PDF to access all the clickable links in the document.

Check out a bigger, broader collection of tools and resources on this page curated by Tracy Parish.

https://e-learning.zeef.com/tracy.parish

Sharing Some PowerPoint & Elearning Slide Designs

Sharing Some PowerPoint & Elearning Slide Designs

As I recently cleaned out some old files, I came across these PowerPoint slide designs that I never used. Since its International Work Out Loud Week I thought I’d share these for anyone who might be able to use them for a presentation or online course.

SlideDesigns

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Friday 5 – Team knowledge sharing, Interactive presentation polling, Excel Fill magic

Friday 5 – Team knowledge sharing, Interactive presentation polling, Excel Fill magic

Thanks for stopping by. Here are the things I’m noodling on this week. I share a whole lot more things like this on Twitter and save the better ones over in Diigo.

Guru

Guru is a browser extension that facilitates knowledge sharing among teams. I’m giving it a try to see how well it works. If it’s successful I’ll share more details later.  If you try it out for yourself, I’d love to hear what you think.

Guru-Chrome-KnowledgeSharing

https://www.getguru.com/

PollEverywhere

I’ve talked about PollEverywhere before and have been a fan for some time. Now it’s available for Google Slides and it is even included with PowerPoint on the iPad.

Google Slides

If you use Google slides, check out this Chrome browser add-in for PollEverywhere.

PowerPoint for iPad

Microsoft now pre-installs Poll Everywhere in PowerPoint on your iPad. If you’re up to date you’ve got it. It’s right there in the Add-ins menu.

Duarte Diagrammer

This isn’t new, but it resurfaced for me this week and it’s definitely worth sharing.  Pictures are worth a thousand words and finding the right diagram can be life saver. Choose from more than 4,000 customizable diagrams and download the free PowerPoint®-ready file to enhance your presentation.

DuarteDiagrammer

http://www.duarte.com/diagrammer/

Wiselike

Wiselike provides a web-based platform that allows users to sign up with their full credentials and expertise to share their knowledge with folks who have questions. These experts are invite-only, and users who wish to be experts can ask Wiselike for an invite to become a knowledge sharer. Got any questions for me? My page is here.

WiselikeCOM

https://wiselike.com/

Why Write Excel Formulas When You Can Flash Fill?

Flash fill is great for so many things beyond basic number and date series – especially, when it comes to cleaning data.

https://miketips.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/why-write-excel-formulas-when-you-can-flash-fill/