Presentation Inspiration #5

Published at Nov 18, 2015
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PRESENTATION INSPIRATION #5:

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    Ever killed more time futzing around with formatting options than actually *making* your presentation?

    (It's okay. We've all done it.)
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    That's part of why we're a little more "less is more" than most presentation apps.

    We give you just enough options to make your slides look great.
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    In Haiku Deck, you can place your text smack in the middle, at the top, at the bottom, aligned left, aligned right, and so on.

    Some prefer sticking with one style throughout their deck for a cohesive, polished look.

    Our Chief Inspiration Officer, Catherine, likes to pick one text layout and use it throughout her presentations, for a cohesive, polished look. Sometimes she uses a different layout to signal a new section in her presentation. Here's an example:

    https://www.haikudeck.com/10-tips-to-transform-your-presentations-business-presentation-IXPQ9thNi1
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    Others like picking layouts based on what feels right for each slide's unique image.

    Our CEO, Adam, however, prefers to keep his slide layouts dynamic. He tends to choose his layouts slide by slide, selecting the layout that looks the best with each particular image. Here's an example:

    https://www.haikudeck.com/haiku-deck-startup-story-uncategorized-presentation-PLxCFDXwPH
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    WHICH WAY IS BEST?

    WHICHEVER ONE WORKS FOR YOU!
    Each method has its own pros and cons - try playing around with both!
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    TWO-MINUTE CHALLENGE:

    TRY BOTH LAYOUT METHODS
    Now that you've made a few Haiku Decks, we bet you can actually make TWO short ones in two minutes.

    Make two decks on the same topic - one with the same layout throughout the deck, and one with some variation. Here's a prompt:

    Try making one version using the same layout on each slide, and another one with a different layout for each slide.

    To really save time, you can copy the first deck you make and adjust it accordingly! To copy your deck, use the gear icon on its preview thumbnail in the Main Menu (iPad) or My Decks (web).

    FAVORITE SEATTLE SPOTS

    • Pike Place Market
    • Space Needle
    • CenturyLink Field
    • Golden Gardens
    • Fremont
    Remember: one idea per slide!
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    EXTRA CREDIT:

    TWEET YOUR DECK WITH #HDINSPIRED
    We'd love to see what you come up with!

    GET HELP:

    EMAIL SUPPORT@HAIKUDECK.COM, OR CLICK 'HELP' ON HAIKUDECK.COM
    You can click "HELP" at the top right of haikudeck.com anytime to get to our support site and user guides. You can also get to it here:
    https://haikudeck.zendesk.com
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    HAPPY CREATING!

    LOVE, TEAM HAIKU DECK
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