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MLDP Recap: Week 6 Fall 2013

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Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information about MLDP, click here.

This Tuesday, we heard from David Uejio, Strategy Program Manager at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, in his session on “Presentation Design for the User Experience.” Mr. Uejio began his lecture by conveying to us the importance of presentation design. Indeed, as students at Dartmouth, we encounter all kinds of presentations as we attend lectures each day.

Mr. Uejio went on to share with us a framework for "demonstrating superior thinking through visualization." He discussed the importance of designing for a specific audience with a specific purpose in mind, and emphasized details like font and color palette. He also relayed the importance of designing slides for ourselves, in order to command material. Throughout his talk, Mr. Uejio shared with us some slides that he created for work purposes and we discussed why they were effective.

After providing us with a framework, Mr. Uejio split us into groups and it was our turn to prove what we had learned. Each group was given a different state and had to prove why theirs was the best using carefully designed slides. Mr. Uejio critiqued the layout, content and effectiveness of our products.

On the whole, it was a privilege to be able to hear from a person with so much experience in slide design. As Lindsay Newton ’15 explained, “[Mr. Uejio] was clearly every knowledgeable on the topic and the material was extremely applicable to our daily academic lives.” I certainly learned about ways to improve presentations that I will apply to my schoolwork and my professional future.
--Emma Willems ’16, Fall 2013 MLDP Participant

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