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Presentation Patterns: Techniques for Crafting Better Presentations by Nathaniel Schutta, Matthew McCullough, Neal Ford

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Chapter 4. Temporal Patterns

Leveraging time to add a fourth dimension to presentations is a recurring theme throughout the book. This chapter shows patterns that take advantage of time to add life to presentations. As a side effect, we also uncover a way to create attractive presentations as both slide shows and handouts.

We discuss one of the unfortunate realities of corporate life in this chapter, the Slideuments antipattern, a presentation that also attempts to be a document. Because many of the patterns in this chapter manipulate time during the presentation, they help solve the common problems presented by Slideuments, with solutions such as Gradual Consistency and Charred Trail.

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