Imagine sitting in a continuing education course. As the speaker talks, you realize much of your attention focuses on the information you see in the presentation slides. You think to yourself, “Wow, those are some great looking slides.” In reality, most likely, it was the other way around. You thought the presentation slides had too much text, the colors combinations were a poor choice, or the slides lacked consistency between each slide.
As an educator, you are more in tune with the appearance of someone else’s presentation, but are you in touch with your presentations? You may be thinking to yourself, “why is the appearance of my presentations important anyway? It’s the material presented that is important.” Thinking back to the continuing education course, you already know why appearance is important. These issues are a distraction for your learners. The appearance of your presentation can help solidify that you and the information in the presentation are organized, understandable, and visually appealing.
Your time may be limited, but you may still have a desire to learn more about redesigning your presentations to make the presentations more aesthetically pleasing, readable, and maintain a consistency between slides. My goal is to provide training to help redesign presentations, as well as training on the development of instructional videos, screencast, and 2-dimensional animations.
I am in the process of adding some before and after examples of presentation slides, as well as examples of a screencast, video, and animation. These will give you an example of instructional materials that can be easily created.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to see about making arrangements in providing one-on-one or group training.