10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2
Last week we looked at part one of our two part series on designing better presentations. We learned practical tips on using photography, typography, color and more to create stunning results. Today we’ll wrap things up with tips six through ten and teach you how simplifying your designs can lead to drastically improved results. Let’s get started! #6 Simpler is Better This is a major stumbling block for non-designers. After all, if the presentation slides contain all the information begin conveyed, then why would the audience even need a speaker? I’ve seen far too many people give presentations with slides that look like the one below: You might think I’m being facetious with my design but trust me I’ve seen slides that were far worse. Again, remember that your speech is the reason you’re up in front of people. Use your slides to grab and hold the audience’s attention through attractive visuals. Notice how the slide below pulls you in with an incomplete statement. #10 Make ‘em Laugh 1.