Presentations: Slide Deck Design for Non-Designers

Scott Schwertly, CEO of Ethos3 | Presentation Design & Training

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8 Videos (53m)
    • Trailer

    • Simplicity

    • Why Design Matters

    • 4 Styles and Approaches for the Non-Designer

    • Typography, Photography, and Color

    • Charts and Diagrams (The Basics)

    • Resources

    • Before/After Material


About This Class

Design amazing slides. Your audience will remember.

Once your content is in place, a great presentation is all about amazing slide design. In this 50-minute class, presentation expert Scott Schwertly provides empowering design advice for non-designers, encouraging us to go beyond the built-in templates to create truly powerful visuals. Covering 4 major styles, basic principles of color and type, advice for tricky charts, and more, it's the class you have to take before your next presentation. Make your next slide deck amazing.

Learn by doing.

You can choose to re-design slides from a previous presentation, start brand new, or design slides on a subject that's important to your work, interests, or creative pursuits. After this class, you'll have a presentation you can present in any situation.

Watch 7 video lessons.

  1. Simplicity (7 minutes)
  2. Why Design Matters (2 minutes)
  3. 4 Design Styles for Non-Designers (7 minutes)
  4. Typography, Photography, and Color (9 minutes)
  5. Charts and Diagrams (4 minutes)
  6. Resources for Everyone (10 minutes)
  7. Before & After Samples (10 minutes)

Be sure to check out Scott's other 2 classes: Presentation Content and Storytelling and Nailing Presentation Delivery Every Time.


60 of 63 students recommendSee All

fantastic class for a design newbie who has been using set powerpoint templates as a stopgap measure, but did not know what to actually do to make the slides look better. Scott gives a very relaxed and clear overview of something that looks and feels like a completely different skill set, but makes it look achievable.
Jaya Elizabeth Jacob

crafter, sewist, fabric hoarder

This class was informative and a good basic overview for those of us who do not have a design background.
This class fights the good fight - ridding the world of ugly slide presentations one student at a time! I love that real-life examples of top businesspeople's techniques were brought in, and I can't wait to put those techniques to use myself.
Tabitha Kerbabian

Letterer & Graphic Designer





Scott Schwertly

CEO of Ethos3 | Presentation Design & Training

Scott Schwertly is the author of How to Be a Presentation God and CEO of Ethos3, a Nashville, TN-based presentation boutique providing professional presentation design and training for national and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to branded individuals like Guy Kawasaki.

If Scott is not working with his team building presentations, you will find him in the pool, on the bike, or on a long run. Scott lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and three dogs. He has a B....

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