How many times have you attended a presentation with a good title, an interesting topic, and an expert presenter, but there was something “off” with the slides? Or, let’s be honest, the slides were just…horrible? You know how they look: overcrowded, poor contrast, and/or minuscule font, creating an immense urge to look anywhere but the slides! We are left with the feeling that it could have been such a great presentation, what a shame the slides were horrible!
As biomedical communication experts, we want to create good slides, either for ourselves or when designing them for someone else. This workshop is about designing professional-looking, easily read and effective slides and slide decks. We’ll look at some poor slides, consider basic principles and admire some nice slides. We’ll consider more complex slides and slides designed for self-guided learning. We’ll consider some tools and software that make life easier, but this is not a PowerPoint workshop!