How to make a good presentation?
What differentiates an excellent presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can significantly add or detract from your message
1) Skip the Stock Template
Using the slide themes included in your software is presentation death. They’re overused, boring, and usually pretty ugly.
2) Don’t Use More than 6 Lines of Text
Packing too much information into a slide will completely undermine its purpose. The audience often has to process everything you say while they view the slide
3) Ditch the Bullet Points
Too many presentations are bullet point crazy. Use each slide to build your case and incrementally tell your story. Try to share one idea per slide.
4) Use Creative Fonts
While you can use a creative font for a slide title, avoid using it for body text. Instead, stick to clean, traditional typefaces.
5) Size Fonts Appropriately
When sizing your fonts, keep in mind that the text should be large enough to be read by the person in the back of the room.
6) Maintain a Strong Contrast Between Text and Background
For your message to pop, you need a high level of contrast between your text and the background. If your background image features a lot of variation, portions of your text may not be legible.
7) Use No More than 5 Colors
No need for complex gradients or textures. You can get excellent results with just the right colors.
8) Use Contrasting Text Colors to Draw Attention
Use a single color in your selected palette to emphasize important points in your text. However, make sure not to overdo it.
9) Use Single Images
Images help make your presentation more visual but don’t get carried away with too many on one slide.
10) Use Visuals to Increase Emotional Appeal
Visuals are there to help support your message; they can enhance comprehension, retention, and elicit an emotional response that increases the impact.
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