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Do you think you need a fleet of presentation designers to make your latest PowerPoint look good? Sometimes yes, but not always. Here are three design hacks you can use to convince your colleagues that your presentation has been to the experts.

Do you think you need a fleet of presentation designers to make your latest PowerPoint look good? Sometimes yes, but not always. Here are three design hacks you can use to convince your colleagues that your presentation has been to the experts.

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3 Design Hacks to Make Your Presentations Look More Professional

  1. Three easy hacks to make your presentations look more professional
  2. Here is your message.It’s super important Here is your message.
  3. Here is your message.It’s super important
  4. But delivering it with bad slides
  5. But delivering it with bad slides
  6. But delivering it with bad slides
  7. People won’t pay any attention to it.
  8. And they’ll get disappointed when they realise it’s not fish and chips*
  9. metaphorically speaking of course And they’ll get disappointed when they realise it’s not fish and chips*
  10. You don’t need to be a designer to make beautiful slides
  11. Here are three easy hacks to make your presentations look more professional
  12. But before we begin, let’s have a look at the ugly duckling
  13. Gross isn’t it?
  14. Gross isn’t it? White Background
  15. Gross isn’t it? White Background Bullet Points
  16. Gross isn’t it? White Background Bullet Points And shock of all horrors
  17. Clip art
  18. Step One
  19. The background
  20. White can be really harsh
  21. Make sure you use creative commons images, or buy them from a stock image site.
  22. Don’t be that guy
  23. v Choose an image in-keeping with your brand Do
  24. v Choose a busy picture Don’t
  25. Advanced Duplicate your image
  26. Advanced Go to artistic effects, choose blur Add a Fade animation after previous
  27. Advanced Classy Huh!
  28. Step Two
  29. Bullet Points
  30. Just No!
  31. Too much text, all at once
  32. Make each point its own text box, and have them fly in after previous or on a click
  33. Cut down your text! Do
  34. Have your text fill the box – reduced the size! Don’t
  35. Create boxes that are different sizes Don’t
  36. Don’t We innovate We care We include you We support you 24/7 We have expertise We’re award winners
  37. Don’t We innovate We care We include you We support you 24/7 We have expertise We’re award winners forget to line them all up
  38. Advanced Right click your box and choose Shape Fill Drag the transparency Slider to 25%
  39. Yep! That’s sophistication.
  40. Step Three
  41. Iconography
  42. Say no to clipart
  43. It makes your presentation look like a child’s IT project
  44. Instead, get yourself a set of icons. Stock image website are great for this – it’s definitely an investment
  45. Icons provide an easy-to-understand visual language for your audience
  46. We innovate We care We include you We support you 24/7 We have expertise We’re award winners Once you have your icons pop them in a box the same height as your points Copy the formatting of your points to your new boxes (ctrl+shift+c to copy and ctrl+shift+v to paste)
  47. Group the objects and add a zoom animation with previous and in the animation pane drag them to the corresponding text box
  48. Right.
  49. Let’s see this swan
  50. Remember what we had before?
  51. Now look at her!
  52. Now look at her
  53. Three easy steps and your presentation looks aeons better
  54. The best thing is that you can use these principles And use/re-use them all over your presentations
  55. And your super-important message will always be wrapped up in beautiful paper with a big bow
  56. Interested in finding out more? Click here Content: Hannah Brownlow Design: Simon Cherry

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