A late entry for the Link Roundup... For useful tips for professional presentation design, Garr Reynolds' Presentation Zen blog is a must-see. His focus on simplicity in design goes beyond the usual PowerPoint presentations.
Tips included in Reynolds' entry on presenting "naked":
- Don't try to impress. Instead try to, share, help, inspire, teach, inform, guide, persuade, motivate... or make the world a little bit better.
- Do not use "corporate-speak" - speak like a human being. You can not be naked if you say something like "best practices" or "empowering a new paradigm."
- Never decorate your messages or your supporting visuals. Decoration is veneer. Think design, but never decoration. Design is soul deep, decoration is "Happy Birthday" placed atop a sponge cake.