Earlier today I posted a slide deck on Slideshare.net, “Boring to Bold: Presentation Design Ideas for Non-Designers,” some thoughts on creating presentations that communicate more effectively than the usual bullet-laden slides that most of us see. Late this afternoon, Slideshare notified me that the presentation had been chosen to be “Featured” on their home page–excellent! Click over to Slideshare to see the presentation.
Behind email, presentations are the second most common form of business communication. PowerPoint slide shows, however, are often sleep-inducing bore fests. I recently spoke to a group of students in a colleague’s class on the topic of effective presentation design. The slides have been posted at Slideshare–you’re welcome to take a look:
Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked; there is no reason not to follow your heart. — Steve Jobs
Like many others, I was saddened to hear the news that Steve Jobs, visionary leader of Apple, passed away last night. He has been called the Edison of our generation and I think that’s an appropriate description. Of all that’s been said so far, this compilation of posts at Cult of Mac says it best.