Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and by Garr Reynolds

By Garr Reynolds

Presentation clothier and the world over acclaimed communications professional Garr Reynolds, author of the preferred site on presentation layout and supply on the internet — — stocks his event in a provocative mixture of illumination, thought, schooling, and information that may swap how you take into consideration making shows with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the traditional knowledge of constructing "slide presentations" in today’s international and encourages you to imagine otherwise and extra creatively in regards to the practise, layout, and supply of your displays. Garr stocks classes and views that draw upon useful recommendation from the fields of verbal exchange and company. Combining reliable ideas of layout with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this publication may also help you alongside the trail to less complicated, greater shows.

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The same design can be made with a rectangle of any proportion, including a square. 1 _ 1 Anywhere on an A4 sheet, make a small mark. 1 _ 2 Fold the right-hand edge to the mark. 1 _ 3 Then, fold the top edge to the mark. 1 _ 4 Then, fold the left-hand edge to the mark. The ‘1’ and ‘2’ denote the order in which the edges were folded to the mark. Note that this third fold will touch the edge of the fi rst fold. 4. 1 _ 5 Then, fi nally, fold the bottom edge up to the mark. The fold will touch the bottom edge of the second fold.

414…). 6 _ 2 The sides of A4 paper are proportioned 1:√2. It is the same proportion for all the A sizes of paper (and also all the B and C sizes). This simple proportion makes a lot of beautiful geometric constructions possible. 6 _ 3 Thus, a sheet of A4 paper (in orange) can be stretched across the interior of a cube. 6 _ 4 Imagine that an ‘X’ is drawn on the A4 sheet, dividing it into four triangles. 6 _ 5 Here, the long triangles have been cut away, leaving only the darker ones. The point where the triangles meet is also the centre point of the cube’s interior.

2 _ 10 The units are assembled. Note how each square face is divided into two rectangular pieces, also out of sight at the back. Each unit is divided into four rectangles, but the visible surface of each unit still equals two faces (one third) of the cube. : 039 3. 3 Two-piece Cubes In the same way that the system which creates the six-piece Jackson Cube can be used to create two three-piece cubes (see above), it can also be used for two-piece cubes. This time, each unit is three square faces. There are other ways to divide up the three squares than the two methods shown here.

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