Tip 10 – Colors

Tip 10 – Colors

Stunning slide deck content is visible to the entire audience. For stunning slides, the audience must be able to read any words you are using. The color of the text is important. Using colors correctly can make the difference between the audience understanding your message or not. The usual problem with color is that projectors […]

Tip 9 – Video

Tip 9 – Video

Stunning slide decks are meaningful to your message. Unless you are an expert at slides and using transitions, video is often an easier means of distracting the audience. Generally, videos fall into two categories – too long or totally meaningless. Ensure that any video supports your message, since it takes focus from you and your […]

Tip 8 – Fonts

Tip 8 – Fonts

Stunning slide decks are readable by your entire audience. When using text on slides, consistency is key. Avoid strange, curious, or “amazing” fonts that are unreadable. If you ever send your presentation to be used on another computer, ensure that the fonts you use are already installed on that computer. Avoid sending fonts to other […]

Tip 7 – Images

Tip 7 – Images

Stunning slide decks are pleasing to the eyes. For most non-technical presentations, and some technical presentations, images can represent your message to your audience in a manner that appeals to the fact that most humans are more often visual in deciphering information. Looking at an image will be translated faster than reading words to “learn” […]

Tip 6 – Templates

Tip 6 – Templates

Stunning slide decks reuse elements to ease understanding. In any presentation, there will be several styles of slide – some of which are: presentation opening/closing section header title and content (bullets and images) title only blank (to be used for your own content) For each style, a template page should be available and then applied […]

Tip 5 – Transitions

Tip 5 – Transitions

Stunning slide decks move seamlessly between slides. Moving from one slide to the next is another place where many presenters do something because they can, not because they should. Movement of any kind will always be distracting to your audiences. There are moments when you wish to distract an audience and movement may be appropriate. […]

Tip 4 – Animations

Tip 4 – Animations

Stunning slide decks ensure you have audience focus. Many presenters believe that something moving on a slide creates a “wow” experience for the audience. Yet, in the majority of cases, animations add no value to your message, and simply distract the audience for a few moments. This, in turn, takes focus from you and from […]

Tip 3 – Consistent

Tip 3 – Consistent

Stunning slide decks include familiar elements. Most slide decks are built one slide at a time. Each slide is worked on, and when it is complete, the next slide is addressed. Rarely is attention paid to how the slides work with one another. Try this next time you are building slides. Play the presentation, then […]

Tip 2  – Concise

Tip 2 – Concise

 Stunning slide decks include only necessary elements.  Audiences will read, or attempt to read, everything on your slides. From the moment your slide appears, the reading commences. The more content initially displayed, the longer the reading continues. For that period of time, the majority of the audience is single-tasking, and all the words you speak […]

Tip 1 – Clean

Tip 1 – Clean

Stunning slide decks are uncluttered. The content of the slides in your deck should contain only what is necessary to convey your message. Adding elements that are unnecessary is a common practice – often done out of habit or a belief that adding some “wow” factor is necessary. Clutter is a means to distract from […]

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