You have nailed your speech in prep for your next meeting. But how does your visual presentation compare to your talking points? From a designer’s point of view, here are four tips to creating a strong visual presentation to match up with the great speech you have worked so hard on.
When it comes to content:
DO NOT put too much text on each slide. There should be no more than six lines of text.
DO put the main talking point for that slide and a couple of general pieces that will help back up your information.
DO NOT use HUGE fonts or tiny fonts. DO balance the slide and make sure you can tell the difference between the title and body text.
When it comes to color:
DO NOT use light colors like yellow or baby blue. DO use bold, bright colors.
When it comes to imagery:
DO NOT overload your slide with a bunch of images. DO use strong imagery at a size that helps balance the page.
And please, DO NOT use pixelated images.
When it comes to transitions:
DO NOT use canned transitions. There is no DO for this section. Lose the transitions. They are too distracting and outdated.