Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

by Nancy Duarte

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ISBN-13: 9780596522346
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 167,416
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Principal of Duarte Design since 1990, Nancy Duarte passionately pursues the presentation development and design niche. One of the largest design firms in Silicon Valley and listed as a top woman-owned business in the area, Duarte Design is one of the few agencies in the world focused solely on presentations, whether they are delivered in person, online or via mobile device. Nancy's twenty years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes.

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Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After having seen some of Nancy Duarte's material on a Vizthink webcast, and having seen some books discussing the pitfalls and merits of PowerPoint as a medium, I was anxious to read this book. With a combination of an excellent understanding about how people actually consume information, a wealth of experience in designing messages for consumption, and a natural talent for design and information, Nancy Duarte has a real winner here. Take it in small bites, read a chapter at a time, and I'm sure you'll find, as I did, that you'll be going back to the PPTs you've put together, to see how you can infuse your presentation materials with some of these insights. Don't get overwhelmed by the master's work, get inspired by the pieces you can understand and get started on your own journeyman's work! This is definitely part of my top shelf library now.
dmcolon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As has become typical of my reviews, I'll contrast what I expected from this book with what I actually got. It's becoming a rather tired method of reviewing books, so I'll try to can the technique after this.Anyway, I had hoped that this would be another way to set up presentations and would be an alternative to Presentation Zen (a good book, but I've grown tired of it). In a sense "Slide:ology" is an alternative, but it focuses a bit too much on the minute details of design for me. Entire chapters are dedicated to such things as background color, font, text, image placement and the like. All of these are worthwhile topics but my mind just doesn't work in those terms. The level of detail was, for someone with my brain composition, mind-numbing. This is, however, more my problem that Nancy Duarte's. If the intimate details of slide design are your thing, this would be an excellent book. I was just looking for something more general.
epanto on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Un libro stupendo, con molte idee interessanti e suggerimenti preziosi sull'impostazione del lavoro, finalmente qualcuno spiega in modo semplice quando e' meglio usare ua torta, un istogramma o un solo numero. Dovrebbe essere una lettura obbligatoria per tutti quelli che fanno presentazioni in pubblico...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Duarte makes compelling arguments for better presentations. Fillled with lots of examples of GOOD design.
Arsastoria More than 1 year ago
If you follow the advice in this book you will be less likely to give a boring, 'death by Powerpoint' presentation again.
Goot35 More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent example of how a great book and make one's life in the corporate world better. The way the writer explains how the presentation used right, and wrong, can make or break your point. An easy read, and very understandable. A must buy for all people trying to make a point.
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a decent help in making presentations. a little generic but that maximizes the audience. if you specialize in a particular field you'd be well served by additionally studying compelling visuals for that field.
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