Visual Presentation Skills
How material is presented greatly influences how much the participant actually learns about the topic. Presenting to design professional requires a command of visual communications.
When putting together a presentation, do you consider:
- What is the ideal balance of image vs. text on a PowerPoint slide?
- How much information is too much for a single slide?
- Do features like animations and builds add to a presentation’s visual interest, or are they gimmicks to be avoided?
This highly interactive roundtable will examine a sampling of various attendees’ PowerPoint slides, and attendees will be asked for candid, constructive feedback. If you would like to have a few of your slides included in the critique,
please email 1-3 slides in a PowerPoint file (not the whole presentation) to Beth Winkler at firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 20
. Are you fed up with poor presentation visuals?
We extend a special invitation to architects and other visually gifted individuals to attend and provide valuable feedback on the slides we view. Interactive session led by:
Scott Conwell, FAIA, FCSI | Director of Industry Development & Technical Service - International Masonry Institute
Paul Fogarty, CSI, CDT | Architectural Roofing Specialist - SJ Mallein & Associates
Registration required by Tuesday, March 19.
Limited seating available on a first come basis. Complimentary to members and non-members.Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES LU
- Attendees will evaluate sample PowerPoint slides and discuss their effectiveness at communicating educational material related to design and construction in a visually interesting way.
- Attendees will discuss alternatives to PowerPoint as tools to communicate visually for the purpose of educating architects and designers and conveying information to clients.
- Attendees will hear feedback from architects and other visual experts on positive and negative aspects of the sample slides presented.
- Attendees will review AIA guidelines for effective CES presentations, and discuss innovative techniques for visual presentations that meet those guidelines.