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5 designer tips for presentations v2

A quick guide that will help your presentations look sleeker, more professional, and visually appealing, quickly. These 5 simple tips can make a pitch deck, report, lecture, or any other presentation go from "meh" to "wow".

When graphic design clients ask to make their presentation or marketing collateral "pop", these tips often do the trick.

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5 designer tips for presentations v2

  1. 1. Photo by Hugo Jehanne on Unsplash 5 Designer Tricks to help you make presentations that “POP”
  2. 2. Photo by on Unsplash Less Is More
  3. 3. • 1 slide • 1 idea Memorable Putting more than a single idea on a slid sentences longer than around 7 words, and audience can easily wind up getting bored and What’s worse, they will be trying to read the content while you are speaking. It becomes a race between your speaking and their reading speed. Sp the attention of the audience will result in muddled, u understanding and the impression that your presentati more confusing than it needed to be. Your presentation, rather, the speaking portion of your presentation should w to support the visuals and information on the slides, not ag them. The role of the presentation slides is to illustrate your p and to engage with the audience visually, leaving a strong impre thus helping them remember the content. When a designer tries in all of the free space available on the slide, the point they were try to make can gets lost in the overwhelming mass of text and images. I find that you are trying to cram in text and images, you are likely overlo the listener While they are tryi figure out the content and what are saying, they will not be able to follow well or recall as much. If you know y presentation’s subject-matter well, you should be able to explain it simply and morably, piece by piece. The moment you find yourself trying to make space on slide for more word is the moment where you should stop, and reconsider your pre ation strategy, it likely needs refinement. Having too much on the slide often leads to “group reading” effect, where the presenter reads out the slide content, which is frustra Forgettable Memorable • 1 Idea • 1 Slide • 1 Takeaway
  4. 4. Photo by Natasha P.on Unsplash Color Discipline
  5. 5. Color Discipline • Limit your color choices • Sample color from images • Keep color function consistent
  6. 6. Let the photos you pick help your color selection process. If a photo looks nice, it’s colors probably work well together. By limiting the number of colors, you are allowing yourself to find combinations that work faster. This lets you spend more time experimenting.
  7. 7. Photo by Venkat Sudheer Reddy on Unsplash on Design grid slides your
  8. 8. Photo by Venkat Sudheer Reddy on Unsplash on Design grid slides your
  9. 9. Photo by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash 4 Balance
  10. 10. Symmetrical Balance
  11. 11. Asymmetrical Balance
  12. 12. UnbalancedLight Heavy Size BalancedLight Heavy Large objects appear heavier than small objects.
  13. 13. UnbalancedLight Heavy Color BalancedLight Heavy Hot, dark, and high-contrast colors and color combinations appear heavier.
  14. 14. Unbalanced Shape Light Heavy BalancedLight Heavy Complex shapes appear heavier than simple shapes.
  15. 15. Photo by Tony Hand on Unsplash Full-Bleed Photos + Negative Space Full-Bleed Photos + Negative Space
  16. 16. Photo by Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash A “full bleed” image goes edge-to-edge. No frame around the image makes the slide look sleeker. High resolution images work best.
  17. 17. Photo by Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash Negative space is the area around the subject of an image. These blueberries are the subject. The rest is “negative space”. Your text will fit nicely here.
  18. 18. Photo by Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash When the background is too busy, the text washes out and is hard to read. The image and the text can clash and look bad. A semi-transparent shape can create space for text.
  19. 19. 1. Less is more 2. Color discipline 3. Design on a grid 4. Keep visual balance 5. Use full bleed images Help your audience remember, provide a recap.
  20. 20. Make your next presentation stand out with a professionally designed deck: