Design a Better Presentation Deck
17

Tuesday, 17 December

6 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Design a Better Presentation Deck | December 17

Josh Silverman Photo


Founder, CritKit

17

Tuesday, 17 December

6 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

“A good presentation is a mix of logic, data, emotion, and inspiration.” Garr Reynolds, author of the book Presentation Zen

Bad decks are the bane of everyone’s work life—all of us have either sat through a mind-numbing presentation, or struggled with how to make one more compelling.

In this class, you’ll learn principles and best practices for providing structure and logic to your presentation and discover how you can use basic design principles to elevate your slide layouts and visuals to inspire and engage your audience. Whether you are a sales person, a teacher, an entrepreneur, or anyone whose job it is to build decks as part of their work, learn the skills it takes to make more beautiful—and effective—presentations.

Takeaways

  • Learn how how basic design principles can be used to strengthen your deck layout and enhance its effectiveness
  • Understand how to create a logical presentation flow and orient your audience within it
  • Use visuals and storytelling techniques to engage people
  • Redesign a mini presentation deck using the techniques learned in class

Preparation

You will need access to Google Slides

About the Instructor

Josh Silverman Photo

Founder,
CritKit

For 25 years, Josh Silverman has created successful relationships through design. He speaks and hosts workshops globally, teaches and guest critiques nationally, and is always connecting people and communities.

Currently, he is launching CritKit (critkit.co), consulting in design operations (New York University, Salesforce, Blend), and advising startups. Most recently, he advised and designed for the portfolio of companies with Sequoia Design Lab, served as Twitter's first hire in design operations, and was one of the founding designers of the IBM Cloud Garage.

In 1997 he founded Schwadesign, a lean, holacratic-model business, where he managed diverse teams and scaled the business for 18 years. Together, their work was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Rebrand.com, The Boston Globe, and more.

His wide range of clients have included startups (iRobot, Buildium, Trinity Pharma), educational institutions (MIT, Harvard Medical School, Brown University), global corporations (UBS, Wells Fargo, Accenture), cities (Providence, RI, and Bethesda, MD), non-profits (American Heart Association, Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), and many more.

Josh is preternaturally curious about patterns in decision making and the shapes of teams. On the daily, he is driven by great pairings, trusting relationships, and long bike rides.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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