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The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book: principles for effective presentation design by Robin Williams

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1. Where to begin?

Although this book focuses on the design of your computer presentation, the primary thing to remember is that your presentation is not merely the computer file—it’s you. YOU give the presentation, and your computer file simply helps you in that task.

You can, of course, create a stand-alone presentation to post on a web site, and the principles in this book still apply, except that everything you might talk about would have to be on the slides or, preferably, in the accompanying speaker notes.

But the focus of this book is on designing digital presentations that supplement your dynamic self, presentations that augment your talk, that contribute to persuading or informing your audience. All the graphics and animation ...

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