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Create Your Own Graphics by Modifying Clip Art

Here’s another way to create your own graphic when you can’t find something that fits your needs:  Take an existing clip art design and modify it! Ellen Finkelstein, in one of her recent blog posts, explains: Line art — which includes standard clip art — can provide you with any graphic you need. There are 2 ways to get […]

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How to Create Slides from an Outline

Creating an outline for your presentation forces you to get much more clear and organized about what you’re going to say and in what order. Yet many people open up PowerPoint or Keynote or some other slideware program and just start creating slides. As you’ve probably experienced, the slide creation process tends to take on […]

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Secrets for Great Slide Headlines!

Since we’re trying to minimize the amount of text on the screen (so the audience can focus on listening to the presenter instead of trying to read and listen at the same time), it is very important to make your slide headline meaningful and effective. The typical titles that most people use on their slides […]

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What to Use Instead of Bullet Points

In my last post, I explained some reasons why bullet points are not effective on screen during a live presentation.  In the way they are commonly used, bullet points on presentation slides actually interfere with audience comprehension of the information being presented. Here are 3 alternatives for slide design without bullet points: 1.  Pictures PowerPoint […]

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