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Pictures please! How to use images to create more impact with your keynote

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You know you need images in your slideshows for greater impact. But how do you use them? Where do you source them? What works and what doesn't? And how creative can you get?

You know you need images in your slideshows for greater impact. But how do you use them? Where do you source them? What works and what doesn't? And how creative can you get?

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Pictures please! How to use images to create more impact with your keynote Pictures please! How to use images to create more impact with your keynote Presentation Transcript

  • Visuals...
  • You knowyou needthem
  • To makeyour message more powerful View slide
  • To increase retention View slide
  • To aid visual learners
  • Butwhatworks andwhat doesn't?
  • First, some basics
  • Thereare two ways to use pictures inyour slides
  • 1
  • Fillthe entire slide
  • 2
  • Leave room
  • Ifyou use fill
  • Make surethe picture doesn't interferewith yourtext
  • You canachieve this byusinga filter
  • Or placingyour textina suitablearea wherethere is enough contrast
  • Like here
  • Ifyou leave room outside the frame for yourtext
  • Make surethe direction of your picture is towardsyour text, notaway
  • Otherwise it looks likeyou don't really believewhat you're saying
  • Really?
  • Yes, really!
  • Thenthere'sthe images themselves
  • Main rule
  • Keepitsimple
  • No clutter
  • No distractions
  • Theyshould supportyour story, not distractor detract
  • It's greatto usevisual metaphors
  • Everyone 'gets' them
  • Butstay awayfrom overused stock photos
  • Peopleare becoming stock- resistant
  • Ifyou really wantto be
  • original
  • authentic
  • Useyour own pictures
  • Thinkyou're not a photographer?
  • Thinkagain
  • Useyour smart phone
  • Trainyour eye
  • Keepa visual diary
  • Collect images wherever you go
  • Andthen usethemto create winning keynotes!
  • Wantto know how? Check out thearticles on
  • www.visualrevolutionaries.com
  • Join theVisualRevolution!