Tell a visual story to create engaging presentations.
Create dazzling pitch decks, business presentations and summaries of research findings or share ideas with a slide deck. But even the best presentation software is only as good as the slideshow you design with it — and a weak deck can undermine even a great presenter — so keep these principles in mind as you build your presentation.
Stick to a visual theme.
A cohesive look with consistent typography and a simple colour scheme will help your audience stay focused on the content of your slides.
Keep it simple.
Avoid cluttering your deck with endless charts, tables or bullet points too small for everyone to read. Allow for plenty of white space on each slide so crucial information stands out.
Find the right tools for every job.
Pie charts are great for demonstrating percentages. Vertical bar charts show changes over time better than horizontal bar charts, which are best for comparing quantities. Try an infographic to help your audience visualise your data.
Incorporate video, audio or animations.
Get people to pay more attention with animated presentations that feature video, audio and elegant transitions to break up static slides.