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Extreme Presentation Example Page

Layouts
Rev. 2.0
Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D.
www.ExtremePresentation.com
a.v.abela@gmail.com

Applying the Squint Test

In the Extreme Presentation workshop we discuss the importance


of using what graphic designers call the squint test when laying
out a page. To pass the squint test, the layout of the page must tell
you something about the page, even if youre squinting so that you
cannot read any of the text.
The goal is that the layout of the page should reinforce the main
message of the page.
If the message is that there are two
alternatives, for example, then you should lay the page out with one
alternative on each side.
To help you with this, we have created this PowerPoint
document, which contains 36 examples of page layouts that pass the
squint test. Of course, these are just a few ideas among thousands
of possible layouts.
The simplest way to use this is to save a copy of this file (with the
name of your new presentation). Then go to the Slide Sorter view
and move all the layouts that you want to use towards the front of
the presentation, and delete the rest. Then put the remaining
layouts in the order you want them (you can use CTRL-D to duplicate
any layouts where you need more than one copy).
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike 2.5 License. This means that you are free to copy it,
modify it, and use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
You are not allowed to sell these templates, or any derivatives of
them. If you wish to share them with others, instead of forwarding
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Introduction to version 2.0


In Office 2007, Microsoft introduced its SmartArt feature.
According
to
Microsoft,
A SmartArt graphic provides a visual representation of information
so that you can more effectively communicate your message. Each
graphic represents a different concept or idea, such as a process
flow, an organization hierarchy, a relationship, and so on.
Several of the original Extreme Presentation layouts are included
in the current set of SmartArt designs. This version (2.0) of the
layouts now includes those designs or adaptations of them. We are
working with Microsoft on future developments of the SmartArt
feature, and as new designs are released we will incorporate them in
new versions of the Extreme Presentation layouts.
See www.ExtremePresentation.com for the latest updates.

SmartArt Enabled Layouts

{Cyclical Process}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{Growth Opportunity}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{Tension or Conflict}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

Note: In Balance and Out of


Balance use the same SmartArt
{In Balance}
design; when the number of
items is uneven, the balance
adjusts accordingly. Cool!

{Optional Subtitle}

[Text]

Source: {text}

Note: In Balance and Out of


Balance use the same SmartArt
{Out of Balance}
design; when the number of
items is uneven, the balance
adjusts accordingly. Cool!

{Optional Subtitle}

[Text]

Source: {text}

{Multiple Alternatives}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Detailed Process}
{Optional Subtitle}

{Process Title}
{Process subtitle}

[Text]

Note: Detailed Process is constructed


out of the Closed Chevron Process
SmartArt design and a table. You will
have to add or remove steps to the
SmartArt design and table separately

Source: {text}

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{From-To Process}
{Optional Subtitle}

{From text or graphics here}

Source: {text}

{To text or graphics here}

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{Organization Chart}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Diverging Approaches or Ideas}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Problem Disaggregation or Decision Tree}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Segmentation (Two Dimensions)}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Relationship}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

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{Improvement Steps}
{Optional Subtitle}

{text}

Source: {text}

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Original Layouts

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{Screening Alternatives}
{Optional Subtitle}

{Screen 1}

{list
alternatives}

Source: {text}

{list
alternatives
remaining
after screen
1}

{Screen 2}

{Screen 3}

{list
alternatives
remaining
after screen
2}

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{list
alternatives
remaining
after screen
3}

{Barrier}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

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{Two Alternatives}
{Optional Subtitle}

{text or graphics here}

{text or graphics here}

Source: {text}

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{Decision}
{Optional Subtitle}

{text or graphics here}

{text or graphics here}

{text or graphics here}

Source: {text}

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{Converging Issues}
{Optional Subtitle}

{title}

{text or graphics here}

{title}

{text or graphics here}

{title}

{text}

{title}

{text or graphics here}

Source: {text}

{title}

{text or graphics here}

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{Avoiding Extreme Alternatives}


{Optional Subtitle}

{Moderate
alternative}

{Weak
alternative}

{Strong
alternative}

{Excessive
alternative}

{Very weak
alternative}

Source: {text}

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{Course Change}
{Optional Subtitle}
{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

Source: {text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

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{Alignment}
{Optional Subtitle}
{Title}

{text or graphics
here}

{Title}

{text or
graphics
here}

{Title}

{text or
graphics here}

{Title}

{text or graphics here}

{Title}

{text or graphics
here}

Source: {text}

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{Gameboard - Complex Process}


{Optional Subtitle}
{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

{text or
graphics
here}

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{Flowchart/Process Diagram}
{Optional Subtitle}
{callout
detail}

{text}

{text}

{label}
{label}

{text}

{label}
{proble
m}

{label}

{text}

{label}
{label}

{proble
m}

Source: {text}

{label}

{text}

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{Downward Spiral}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text}

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{Inputs and Outputs}


{Optional Subtitle}

{text}

{text}

{text}

Source: {text}

{text or graphics}

{text}

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{From Chaos To Alignment}


{Optional Subtitle}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

Source: {text}

{title}
{text}

{title}
{text}

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{Progress Towards Goal}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text}

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{Tip of the Iceberg}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

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{Maze-Confusion}
{Move the white boxes around, or copy and paste new ones, to change the layout
of the maze}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}
{text or
graphics}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

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{On the Edge}


{Optional Subtitle}

{text or
graphics}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

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{Leverage}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

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{Forcefield--Pros and Cons}


{Optional Subtitle}

{text or
graphics}

Source: {text}

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{text or
graphics}

{Component - Puzzle}
{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text or graphics}

{text or graphics}

{text or graphics}

{text or graphics}

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{Growth Opportunity (Two Dimensions)}


{Optional Subtitle}

Source: {text}

{text or
graphics}

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{Segmentation (Three Dimensions)}


{Optional Subtitle}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}
{text or
graphics}
{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

{text or
graphics}

Source: {text}

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Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D.


www.ExtremePresentation.com