Presentation zen

I’ve been working on a presentation and a poster, and I was happy to stumble across this weblog: Presentation zen.

The weblog contains many hints and tips with respect to presentations and slide design. On top of that, it also evaluates some of the presentations (some scientific in nature, some not) that are available online. There are a few evaluations of the difference in keynote speeches of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates here and here, which are particularly enlightening.

It has certainly opened my eyes towards “cleaner” slide design, and thus I’m thinking of experimenting with empty slides and leaving titles off of slides altogether. As the site indicated, this focuses more of the audience’s attention on the presenter, so it certainly requires a strong footing and calming of nerves. I’m curious as to how it will go.

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