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Better PresentationsA Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks$
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Jonathan Schwabish

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175210

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175210.001.0001

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The Text Slide

The Text Slide

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Better Presentations

Jonathan Schwabish

Columbia University Press

Your audience will try to read all of the text you place on your slides, as soon as the slide is shown. And while that text can help support your point and argument, not everything you say needs to be shown on the screen. When you do place text on your slides, use good hierarchy and layer the text one section at a time to direct the audience’s eye and draw attention. Better yet, when possible, convert your text to visuals because people are more likely to remember and recognize visuals than text.

Keywords:   Declutter, Layering, layering text, layering equations, use headlines, visualize, unify, focus

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