We continue sharing with you secrets on creating killer PowerPoint presentations.
If you would like to start reading our collection of simple tips from the very beginning, you're welcome to take a look at the first part of our essential selection. Learn more about how to use fonts, colors and text boxes in your presentations: How to create great PowerPoint presentations. Part 1. →
Graphics and Design:
- Your slides should have a lot of “white space”. Overloading them with images doesn’t contribute to better understanding.
- If a standard template library is not enough for you, create your own unique template to fit your specific requirements.
- Catchy readable graphics like charts, diagrams and tables are great communicators. However, use them sparingly, as sometimes they may distract the audience from the content.
- Where possible, use visuals related to the message instead of plain text.
- Select only high-quality graphics and illustrations.
- Avoid sound animations.
- Use the same transition through the entire presentation.
- It has been proven that putting text on the right and graphics on the left is a better way to channel information.
- Minimizing the number of slides in your presentation is a good way to keep your audience interested. Keep in mind that people usually have a 15-minute attention span.
- Check spelling and grammar.
- Pay attention to the sequence of slides.
- Remember: your presentation might look different when projected. Before showing it to a large audience, make sure that text size and color combinations are okay on a big screen.
Use these simple practical tips to impress your audience and make your new presentation a winner!
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