When was the last time you looked at a presentation slide and thought, “What’s your point?”. Yesterday, right? And it might have even been your own slide (yikes!). Presentations have become our visual voice—the way we communicate visually. Yet, on a daily basis, we see slides that are laden with words, images, and data and we have no earthly clue what the slides are saying. Whether we’re presenting to our executive board, to potential funders, or to volunteers, our slides need to clearly, visually communicate to help our audience see our point. How can we create slides that clearly communicate our message without confusing our audience?
This session entwines a bit of brain science with easy-to-use secrets for designing presentation slides that help learners and audience members see your point. We’ll explore secrets and hacks for imagery, font and more. We’ll discuss, demonstrate, and apply the secrets to sample slides donated by the audience or even your own slides.
Wendy Gates Corbett, Twitter: @RefreshTraining
Refresher Training, LLC
Wendy Gates Corbett is an escaped global training executive on a quest to repair the relationship we have with dull, sleepy presentations—as presenters AND as audience members. She is on a personal mission to inspire others to use their voice to instill more hope, health, and happiness into this world. Wendy left a successful but unsatisfying career in corporate training to dedicate her presentation superpowers to the greater good.
She is a leader in the training industry, a sought-after speaker, and a published author. Wendy served as the Slide Designer and Speaker Coach for TEDxRaleigh 2016. She currently chairs the National Advisors for Chapters and serves on the international Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development, the world’s largest non-profit professional organization for corporate training.
Her company, Refresher Training, LLC serves professional speakers and professionals who speak by amplifying their messages and presentation materials so they’re vivid, inspiring, and unforgettable. Her team provides redesign and coaching services as well as training programs for the DIYers who want to learn how to refresh their own presentations.