Here are some useful tips and best practices for creating a well-designed presentation, that will communicate your ideas in an effective way.
Be organized and have a to-do list
Make a list of items you plan to include in your presentation. This gives you a clear picture on which tools you will need to present your ideas.
Gather your content
It’s important to get the content ready and to organize it so that you have a framework and idea on how your presentation will flow. Remember to keep it short and simple and try to avoid too many bullet points.
Design and your Corporate Identity
Make sure you follow your company’s CI. Both colour and font choices set the tone and influence your design, based on your objectives.
Less is more! It’s suggested that no more than four colours throughout your presentation, with black, white, and grey not being considered colours. Two different fonts are best; one font for headings and another for the body of your presentation. By limiting the usage of colours and fonts, you maintain consistency throughout your presentation and make it easier for the audience to follow your slides.
Remember to align your text, logo and images to the page. Be consistent throughout your presentation with margins, headings, footers, size of images etc., so that there is a symmetry and flow to your professional design.
Graphs and charts
To effectively present findings and data, showcase this information in an organized, clear, and neat manner. Simple and well-defined graphs and charts provides your audience with insight whilst you present.
Be consistent at all times
In order to have a professional look, make sure your fonts, font sizes, colours, backgrounds, margins, headings, logos and object alignment are consistent throughout your presentation.
With these easy suggested steps, you are well on your way to becoming a professional presentation designer. Good luck!