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By Stephen Kosslyn

Giving stable displays is not only logic. Cognitive neuroscientist Stephen M. Kosslyn indicates the way to make shows paintings larger in keeping with how our brains paintings. the place many books concentrate on the best way to create a primary draft, Better PowerPoint supplies speedy steps to enhance one you have already got.

· eight key principles which are effortless to recollect and use

· transparent rules approximately how one can layout potent slides in keeping with well-established clinical facts

· speedy steps to sharpen and advance your presentation

· Easy-to-use checklists consultant you thru each one point of your presentation

· Chapters are established that will help you prioritize the best edits

· Memorable examples and illustrations to teach what works, and what does not

· classes in what to mend may also assist you create greater first drafts quicker. when you've got a PowerPoint presentation that isn't providing you with the implications you will have, reap the benefits of what medical study can inform you approximately how your viewers is seeing and considering what you should say.

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1, ``Do,´´ using a hierarchical labeling system achieves three goals. This scheme: • eliminates the need for a key (which requires effort to use); • specifies each of the relevant dimensions separately, which helps the audience members make specific comparisons; and • allows you to avoid redundant labels, which clutter a display. 8. ; Judging the Book by Its Cover; Birds of a Feather; Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Label entities of equal importance with the same typeface, size, and weight (Viva la Difference; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer).

Instead of trusting that summary to chance, give it to them directly (Goldilocks). And instead of trusting to memory your ability to reiterate the key points, prepare slides that make these crucial points. ´´ EXAMPLE: When I discuss the 8 Cognitive Communication Rules summarized in Chapter 1, I often begin by showing the Doonesbury comic strip reprinted in Chapter 1; I then discuss the first four rules (using other examples), and return to the strip after the fourth one—and use the rules to explain how the comic strip works.

If it is not possible to place a label near what it identifies, or if placing such a label creates clutter, use a key (see sections 15 through 20 later in this chapter; Mr. Magoo). 5. Organizing the Components of a Label • • • Place corresponding letters, numbers, and words relatively close to one another (Birds of a Feather). Make corresponding letters, numbers, and words the same size, color, and brightness (Birds of a Feather; Viva la Difference). Be certain that labels are not so close to one another that they group improperly (Birds of a Feather).

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