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Create memorable shows on technical and intricate subject matters in slideware corresponding to Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple’s Keynote for Mac. examine stable pacing and rhythm in addition to really apt use of lighting tricks. no matter if the objective is to assist a sale or to coach, and even if the ultimate supply is a reside presentation, a webinar, or a quick video presentation, this ebook makes a speciality of the actual problems associated with technical shows. you'll discover ways to create a narrative while there's none, achieve the curiosity of an viewers who won't consider as strongly for the subject because the speaker does, flip summary options into visible versions, triumph over the constraints of the medium (limited area, dimensions), hold curiosity via rhythm, and use results, to not glance cool or get that «WOW» second, yet to serve the message. Getting The Message throughout provides a couple of field-tested principles for elevating curiosity. using a variety of ideas and cautious scripting might help you, whether you arent a natural-born show-person, to speak successfully, and to make your viewers consider your message, and never unavoidably your slides. This e-book will train you: Rhythm and animations, and using transitions to carry viewers curiosity despite «dry» issues To create memorable shows concepts valuable for PowerPoint, Keynote for Mac, and any related presentation medium or surroundings

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What the theorem lacks is a good story, and preferably a practical one. Fortunately, there is a story: it’s said that the Greek mathematician Thales applied this theorem to measure the height of the pyramid of Cheops. There are some doubts about the authenticity of the story, but who cares? Legends are also stories. 29 CHAPTER 2 ■ THE SCORE Figure 2-8. Intercept Theorem, The Return I can add a schema illustrating this legend, as shown in Figure 2-9. One remark about the schema: I have tried to keep it as close as possible to a plain mathematical diagram.

37 CHAPTER 3 ■ POPULATING SLIDES The case is different with text that truly belongs to your topic. If you need to comment a program, or a diagram, or prove a theorem, or explain a chemical reaction, you’ll have to show what you are going to talk about. In my case, it’s usually computer programs. A program can be quite a lot of text, with many issues linked to the layout and continuity between successive parts. Just like informational text, topic text should not be displayed all at once, but by small chunks.

I’ve tried to illustrate allegorically in Figure 3-1 what “vision” means in a technical presentation context – nothing more than your understanding of how things work. © Stéphane Faroult 2016 S. 1007/978-1-4842-2295-9_3 35 CHAPTER 3 ■ POPULATING SLIDES Figure 3-1. The technical visionary (allegory), after Friedrich The vision you present doesn’t need to be precise; it doesn’t need to be accurate to the smallest detail. It needs to be the representation of a mental model – your mental model – what you see when you close your eyes.

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