When designing a PowerPoint presentation, you must consider a variety of factors like: your audience, the purpose of the presentation, the information being presented, and just as importantly, how it's designed.
The content layout and design of your PowerPoint can make or break your entire presentation.
Below, we have compiled a few helpful tips to beat those bad habits and make some rockin’ PowerPoints that will help your presentation stand out.
Let’s take a brief dive into the basics of design and how to apply them.
Just because it’s convenient to use doesn’t mean you should. Clipart makes designers cringe and will most likely make your viewers/clients cringe too. Instead, there are many other options to visual aids in Powerpoint.
Well, don't rule them out completely, but remember to select a transition between slides that is consistent and not distracting, like a cross-fade. The cross-fade is a simple transition that is easy on the eyes and natural. So if your goal is to have a professional looking presentation, whatever you do, don’t add a checkerboard exploding or page twirls.
Remember back in high school, when your English teacher told you about creating a thesis statement?
The same rules apply to proper content layout on your PowerPoint. Each slide should be summarized by your title and opening statement. This is key to producing an effective message that gives your viewer enough insight to keep them interested.
Remember, your PowerPoint has to stand out. It won’t mean anything unless somebody thinks it's special or unique. And like everything you do, it is a reflection of yourself and expertise. Dare to do something different and really make your content shine!