Visual presentation definitely can effectively communicate many messages. Garr Reynold’s said in his blog post about new learning from Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind novel that “making a presentation is an opportunity to make a small difference in the world.” Our messages can communicate effectively if done well.
Here is my presentation on Poverty for grade eight Humanities:
Reading Garr Reynold’s post on “What is good Powerpoint design” reminded me that it’s not about what presentation slide is good or bad rather it depends on the purpose, audience and other factors. The art of presentation is not black and white it “depends” because presenting to different audiences requires different needs. In his TEDx Tokyo he provides a great example of presentation zen.
Additionally, Wes Fryer uses repetition in his design of presentation by making the same first slide for all presentations. He includes contact info to communicate and connect with his audience through different social mediums. This is clever and I like the uniformity among his presentations and within a given presentation. He always starts and ends a presentation with the same slide. See his presentations on slideshare. Also, Kim Cofino has a uniformity to her presentations and follows the principle of ‘simplicity’. She is a designer not a decorator.
Also, this is a great example of presentation zen in the ISB brochure presentation. It takes us through what the schools holds valuable and provides and very clear self guided snapshot of all aspects of ISB. It has simplicity and the presentation clearly makes an “impression” as the title hints at.