There are multiple courses about slide deck design and, more recently, a myriad of templates that you can adapt to your presentations.
Nonetheless, bad slide decks are still around. You know how they look: overcrowded, poor contrast, and/or minuscule font, creating an immense urge to look anywhere but the slides! Why is that?
There are also presentations in which the slides are quite pleasant to look at, the speaker is fairly proficient, but you get out of the presentation not quite knowing what was the main point—or worse, having a wrong idea on what the presentation was about!
As biomedical communication experts, we want to create good slides, either for ourselves or when designing them for someone else. But it’s not enough to have good-looking slides, they have to serve the purpose they were created for, i.e., to inform, engage, encourage action, or all three.
This workshop is about designing professional-looking, easily read and effective slides and slide decks. But it’s also about how to plan and create a slide deck that helps you achieve your goals, leveraging storytelling to craft a memorable, meaningful presentation.