Presentations are always seen as longwinded and frustrating for both the presenter and those at the receiving end. I’m sure many of you would have endured more than your share of speeches and PowerPoint presentations.
And such presentations often make the entire visual representation a futile process because sufficient care was not taken on the design and content. These two are key factors that differentiate an excellent presentation from a dull one.
Even if you have put together a great speech, when you don’t pay proper attention to the images, it can detract from the message you want to get across. I recently helped a friend who runs a beauty salon create a presentation slide for her clients.
No matter what field the presentation is in, when you get the basics right, you can sail smoothly and make a tremendous impact on your clients. Here are some tips to create awesome presentations.
Forget the template stock themes
The themes you get with your PowerPoint software have been repeated so many times that they serve only to make your presentation look boring, repetitive and ugly. You need to forget about these templates altogether and try beginning with a clear and clean presentation and move forward with that as a basis.
I introduced some new designs for my friend for the beauty treatments she does. Incidentally, she does a great job and purchases most of her beauty related equipment at CamilasBeauty.com, which is an important reason for her success in the field.
While adding text, ensure you don’t pack up too much of relevant information, as this will undermine the entire purpose of the presentation. Since it is impossible for the audience to grasp the visual impact of the slides and focus on the text simultaneously, make sure the content is concise, and not more than 6 lines of text.
And you will agree with me when I say that you cannot see a presentation without bullet points in it. But audience will not be able to remember bullet points as easily as a well presented slide. Instead of the bullet points, use a slide for each point and build the case incrementally.
Pick fabulous looking fonts
When it comes to typography, ensure the font is legible and focus on it rather than stylish looking but hard to decipher fonts. Well, if you do want to create a stir, you can very well show your creativity in the title, but for the body text, you should go for clean and traditional fonts.
And make sure the text is clearly demarcated from the background. The font I used for my friend was very much appreciated and she said that many of her clients had commented on it. She does advanced non-invasive skin care treatments with special devices, click here for more information, which is a big attraction for her business.
For appealing and eye-catching text, you need to ensure the background images are created well, while the text is outlined with a stylish colour bar, so the visual interest increases by several notches. Designs and text can be displayed in innumerable number of ways. Choosing the best one will measure the extent of success you get.