Some presenters that are old enough to remember preparing visuals on film, dropping off to the local photo store, and picking up a slide carousel will take serious delight in Akasha Karia’s book How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides.
Karia does a nice job putting a modern touch on the old concepts. Today’s PowerPoint-heavy presenters focus too much on text and canned visuals; Karia reminds us that the visual should support the message, not become the message. He presents three tips that should be common sense and used in every presentation, not just TED talks. Use images of purpose, use the rule of thirds, and most certainly avoid any image that came with the presentation program (avoid cliches).