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11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations

11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations
Presentations often receive a bad rap—for good reason. We’ve all sat through those long-winded speeches and hot mess PowerPoints, which completely undermine the point of visual presentations. So, what differentiates a good presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can greatly add or detract from your message. Whether you’re using Visage, PowerPoint, Keynote or good old PDFs, these 11 tips will help you create well-designed presentation slides that effectively get your point across. 1) Skip the Stock Template Using the slide themes included in your software is presentation death. 2) Don’t Use More than 6 Lines of Text Packing too much information into a slide will completely undermine its purpose. 3) Ditch the Bullet Points Too many presentations are bullet point crazy. 4) Use Sans Serif Fonts With typography, go for legibility over fun. 5) Size Fonts Appropriately 6) Maintain a Strong Contrast Between Text and Background

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