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Presentation Design for Smart People

MJ Truong, Meyer Innovation Factory Lead

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46 Videos (3h 11m)
    • Hello!

      3:09
    • Course Structure

      1:00
    • What is a Narrative Arc?

      0:37
    • Why do you need a Narrative Arc?

      1:41
    • Three types of presentation

      2:26
    • Persuasive Presentations

      14:58
    • Narrative Presentations

      11:10
    • Explanatory Presentations

      8:17
    • What is a Storyboard?

      0:42
    • Why you need a storyboard

      0:26
    • Creating your Storyboard

      5:59
    • Outlining a Persuasive Presentation

      5:16
    • Outlining a Narrative Presentation

      7:03
    • Outlining an Explanatory Presentation

      8:19
    • From Outline to Storyboard

      4:26
    • Planning your Script

      9:01
    • Tips for Delivery

      10:20
    • PART TWO: Designing your Presentation

      0:57
    • Templates

      7:43
    • Visual Hierarchy

      2:07
    • Visual Hierarchy - Different types of Slides

      3:17
    • Visual Hierarchy - Common Problems

      3:15
    • Why fuss over slide design?

      1:01
    • Color

      0:42
    • Color - Do's and Don'ts

      5:50
    • Color - Finding Color Inspiration

      3:36
    • Color - Demo

      5:48
    • Color - Nitty Gritty Tips

      10:32
    • Fonts

      1:44
    • Fonts - Do's and Don'ts

      2:45
    • Fonts - Finding Nice Fonts

      1:59
    • Fonts - Font Pairing Demo

      2:13
    • Fonts - Nitty Gritty Tips

      5:58
    • Visuals

      1:56
    • Visuals - Do's and Don'ts

      5:51
    • Visuals - Finding Nice Visuals

      2:38
    • Visuals - Image Placement Demo

      5:15
    • Visuals - Nitty Gritty Tips

      4:08
    • Slide Layouts

      0:52
    • Layouts - Do's and Don'ts

      2:48
    • Layouts - Finding Layout Inspiration

      1:10
    • Layouts - Demo

      5:19
    • Layouts - Nitty Gritty Tips

      4:21
    • Presentation Design Checklist

      0:47
    • THANK YOU!

      0:32
    • Course Toolkit PDF

      1:06
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About This Class

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Hi! My goal for this course is to teach you, with as little BS as possible, how to create and deliver a compelling, effective, and attractive presentation. 

Presentation skills are incredibly important, especially in the business world. If you've ever worried that your presentations might be aimless, rambling, ineffective, unattractive, or boring, take the chance to learn what it takes to craft a really great presentation.

You'll learn how to:

  • Plan the narrative arc of your presentation so it makes complete sense
  • Use a storyboard to intelligently plan your slides
  • Create attractive slides by learning design strategies for color, font, images, layout, and visual hierarchy.
  • Prepare your script and deliver your talk confidently

After you finish this course, you'll have everything you need to build your next big presentation.

Let's get started!

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MJ Truong

Meyer Innovation Factory Lead

Originally from Northern California, MJ has lived and worked in New York City, Hong Kong, and London as an industrial designer and is now heading up the Meyer Innovation Factory, an interdisciplinary team of designers and researchers dedicated to human-centered design and cooking innovations at Meyer, a global cookware company.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Yale University and her Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.

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