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

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14. Ignore these Rules

You have certainly heard or read a number of rules for creating digital presentations. And I’ve provided a number of guidelines throughout this book. But the variety of presentations is so broad and multifaceted that I must take issue with some of the really strong pronouncements I have heard and read. Some of these pronouncements might be grounded in good information, but have been misinterpreted by non-designers who have to create slideshows and are unsure of themselves and so take things a bit too literally.

When considering which guidelines to follow for your specific talk and the presentation design, you must always be mindful of to whom you are speaking and in what kind of facility. Are you speaking in a ...

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