Most of us don't have time to make really fancy slides, do we? We could design the hell out of some of our presentations but it would take too much time. I mean who has time to learn photo editing and layout, color palettes and fonts and all that stuff. Dream on baby. I've got better things to do.
On the other hand…
All those old slides we keep churning out (including some seriously disastrous long bulleted lists) are killing our image and communication without us really noticing and they could in fact very easily be turned into quite spectacular slides. You just need to know how, and It doesn't take very much; we'll give you five simple but powerful rules.
Designing slides is not just about making them look pretty (although they will!). Design is a powerful tool for communication that you can't afford to miss. It reinforces your words and helps you make compelling statements.
The look of a presentation creates an instant impression. Either you haven't really bothered or you've produced something polished and professional. There's a world of difference. Which impression would you like to leave behind you?
The overriding principles for good slide design that you can apply ALWAYS.
Where to quickly find each of the bits and pieces you need: fonts, colors, images, layouts etc. and how to handle them.
You'll discover a design resource that may change the way you make slides forever.
The course contains 9 minutes of video, very many examples and links to internet resources with more content than you can ever use.
Ask questions as you go. Send a mail or Skype or by any other method. You can buy even longer coaching sessions if you need help all the way through the process from planning to speaking.
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Throughout a career that started with a PhD and nine years in academic cancer research, followed by nine years in business development and marketing, Rhiannon has held hundreds of business presentations and spoken at numerous international conferences. From small meeting rooms to spacious stages, she's tried it all. Public speaking started as an obsession, became a passion and has now been her full time occupation for over eight years. She lectures and holds workshops in presentation technique for all kinds of audiences.
Rhiannon specializes in the Life Science, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical business areas and has spent many years helping newly started companies (in all kinds of business sectors) formulate their elevator pitches and prepare investment pitches.
Her native language is English and she is fluent in Swedish.
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