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June 27, 2008



Re. the gate numbers. That's an excellent point. It would be much more helpful if the numbers were slightly smaller so that there's room for a thin white line that surrounds each group. The line would form a box that is joined to the arrow. That way, there'd be no doubt that there are just two sets of gates. One group of gates is found this way, the other is found that way.

Allan W.

Garr, I was excited to see the slideshare contest - until I observed that it seems that there can be no audio track in slideshare presentations.

I've designed some great presentations this year, but I think they could be hard to understand without any voiceover. What do you think? Is it worth entering, if people have a hard time understanding the content? Is this simply a visual design contest, or does story carry weight in the judging?

Subtitles might help explain things without being too visually distracting. That's what I used to do when I was developing a lot of animation - I'd make a series of frames in Flash with a subtitle track for the client to understand what was going on.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. I work for an organization with a great vision and gorgeous content - it makes presentations easy to work on.


Hi Garr.

My "Manga preso" are on the spotlight in slideshare now!

I am really grateful to you for your lesson.

Will you do any preso in Osaka?

Lance Andrewes

Garr - thanks very much for a great workshop today. As for the weather you've experienced, sorry about that. Wellington really does get a lot of beautiful days - even in mid-winter.


Hi Garr,
No Sydney Apple Store visit? You seem to have gone quiet on this one.
Cheers, Chris


I think another factor that makes the second sign easier to read than the first is the position of the arrow. The first sign has two arrows with a string of numbers between them, making the gap less evident. In the bottom sign, the second directional arrow also helps separate the second group of numbers from the first.


Hi Garr,

I tried to apply all your good advices and tips on presentation and put one of my presentation on vegetarianism in Slideshare for the contest : http://www.slideshare.net/sdeniau/go-veg/



Thanks for the info!

I've put my presentation up and I hope it will gain enough votes that you can judge it! ;)

However, here's the direct link to it: http://www.slideshare.net/mooh94/designing-a-world-contest-presentation

Kreshna Aditya

Garr, do you even realize how you're influencing the world of presentation? Just take a look of this year's best presentation contest. So many of contestants admit to being your fans and a lot of presentations even adapted your style. If this level of awareness keeps increasing, you could win the Nobel Peace Prize for helping people of the world convey their message more effectively! :p Great job, Garr...


Hi Garr, your tips helped me incredibly! The book is really awesome! Even at work, after one of my presentations I received praises from almost all attendees. And to think one year ago I had done a presentation for the same people - it was long, boring and without orientation. Everyone was tired afterwards.

Now, even after a 90-minute workshop for another group of people I received the comment "Well, it's unfortunate that the workshop was so short".

It might have even increased my chances at my job.

I will submit to the "World's Best Presentation Contest" soon, I won't tell you my name for now, but I will write here if I win something :-).


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