SLIDE DESIGN FOR NON DESIGNERS
YOU MAY NOT BE A DESIGNER, BUT YOUR PRESENTATIONS ALSO DON'T NEED TO SCREAM I'M VISUALLY INCOMPETENT!
MOST PEOPLE, YOUR PRESENTATION STILL LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THE NEXT SLIDE
Presentation Definition A presentation is the process of presenting a topic to an audience. It is typically a • demonstration, • lecture, or • speech meant to inform, • persuade, • or build good will. The term can also be used for a formal or ritualized introduction or offering, as with the presentation of a debutante.
VISUALIZE YOURSELF AS THE AUDIENCE MEMBER
WHO ARE YOU LIKELY TO BE? ACADEMIC A PROSPECTIVE BUSINESS BUYER A POSSIBLE INVESTOR A STUDENT OR A COLLEAGUE?
CREATE A CUSTOM COLOR SCHEME
The default colors look old and tired. head to a color site like Adobe Color CC color palettes that you can choose from
BREAK OUT OF THE TRADITIONAL DIET OF PIE SHAPES BAR GRAPHS BULLETED LISTS
SERVE UP SOMETHING FRESH AND NEW WITH • STIMULATING QUOTATIONS • A STUNNING PHOTOGRAPH • THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTION
FOCUS A GREAT DEAL OF TIME ON DETERMINING THE PRECISE HEADLINE FOR YOUR SLIDES
THINK ABOUT IT AS A BILLBOARD THAT PEOPLE ARE APPROACHING AS THEY DRIVE THEIR CAR FAST WHAT WILL MAKE AN IMPACT ON THEM
CREATE IMPACT WITH PHOTOS SURPRISE & DELIGHT THE AUDIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTO CHOICES
KEEP TEXT TO MINIUMUM TOO MUCH TEXT IS A DESIGN KILLER WHEN IT COMES TO PRESENTATIONS
KEEP A HIERARCHY! Keeping a hierarchy and keeping it consistently makes the viewer less confused and forces you to be more organized
PRESENTATION DEFINITION A presentation is the process of presenting a topic to an audience. It is typically a DEMONSTRATION LECTURE SPEECH PERSUADE BUILD GOOD WILL
GREAT SOURCE OF ICONS & GRAPHICS
IF THE AUDIENCE THINK ABOUT READABLITY WORDS, THEN WHY BOTHER PUTTING THEM ON THE SCREEN.
CONTRAST USING CONTRAST IS THE SIMPLEST DESIGN YOU CAN MAKE TO EACH SLIDE OF A DECK
ALIGNMENT PRECISE ALIGNMENT ELIMINATES CONFUSION & ASSISTS YOUR AUDIENCE IN PROCESSING INFORMATION
TRY BASIC SHAPES HAVE A NUMBERED LIST? TRY PLACING A SQUARE BEHIND EACH NUMBER
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KEEP IT SIMPLE YOUR GOAL HERE DESIGN AWARDS. SIMPLE DESIGNS ALWAYS LOOK THE BEST
FORGET THE TRANSITIONS THEY DON'T ADD & EFFECTS ANY VALUE TO YOUR CONTENT KEEP IT SIMPLE YOUR GOAL HERE DESIGN AWARDS. SIMPLE DESIGNS ALWAYS LOOK THE BEST