Business Communication

After reading Chapter 5: Basic Document Design (pp. 107-131) in MacRae’s Business and Professional Writing: A Basic Guide and watching Nancy Duarte’s “5 Rules for Creating Effective Presentations,” visit Slideshare.net (Links to an external site.). Slideshare is the world’s largest professional content sharing community and contains presentations on a wide variety of topics. Browse Slideshare and identify one deck of “effective” slides applying the design rules in Chapter 5 and in Duarte’s video. Identify one deck of “ineffective” slides based on the same design criteria.

On the Module 5 Discussion Forum, complete the following:

  1. Post a link to the “effective” Slideshare presentation.
  2. Below this link, explain how the effective presentation embodies Duarte’s 5 rules. Explain why the effective presentation applies MacRae’s concepts in Chapter 5: Basic Document Design.
  3. Post a link to the “ineffective” Slideshare presentation.
  4. Below this link, explain how the ineffective presentation defies Duarte’s 5 rules. Explain how the ineffective presentation ignores or misuses MacRae’s concepts in Chapter 5: Basic Document Design.
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