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Not Letting the Corporate PowerPoint Template Own You


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Tips for respecting the Corporate PowerPoint Template, without letting it own you (or your presentation).

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Not Letting the Corporate PowerPoint Template Own You

  1. 1. Not Letting the CorporatePowerPoint Template Own You Nicole Kusold
  3. 3. DisclaimerThe views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the presenter are hersand hers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions orstrategies of the Marketing Department. 3 CONFIDENTIAL
  4. 4. Do: Don’t:Maintain visual alignment Let the template limit yourwith corp. branding “look capacity to visuallyand feel” communicate 4 CONFIDENTIAL
  5. 5. Rationale Behind theCorporate Template1. Corporate Branding2. Visual consistency3. Prevent crappy looking PPTs
  6. 6. Dangers of the Corporate Template1. Delivery is dictated by template2. All presentations look the same3. Exact adherence to template leads to crappy presentations
  7. 7. EffectivelyCommunicate Your Ideas Support the Brand
  8. 8. Top Four Tips:Respecting the Template But Not Letting it Own Your Presentation
  9. 9. 1. Let the People See
  10. 10. The Corporate Template is Not A Vision TestCan you read this? • How about this? • What if you were at the back of the room? • Could you read all these?Are you thinking about calling an eye doctor?
  11. 11. 24pt Low Contrast 11CONFIDENTIAL
  12. 12. 20pt Medium Contrast 12CONFIDENTIAL
  13. 13. 16ptLow Contrast 13 CONFIDENTIAL
  14. 14. 14ptLow Contrast 14 CONFIDENTIAL
  15. 15. If it’s on the slide…It should be worthreading.
  16. 16. SIZE & contrastmake a difference.
  17. 17. 1. Increase font size2. Use darkest theme color
  18. 18. 2. Question the Agenda
  19. 19. I’m soawkward… You don’t have to use me all the time!
  20. 20. APPROPRIATE: • Day-long training sessionDEBATABLE: • 1hr presentation • Multiple presenters speakingINAPPROPRIATE: • 5-10 minute talk 20 CONFIDENTIAL
  21. 21. You probably don’tneed an Agenda Slide.
  22. 22. 3. Navigate Clearly
  23. 23. Consistency use of the “Section diver”Slide Consistency helps audience stay oriented 23 CONFIDENTIAL
  24. 24. Title Slide Intro to “Four Tips” Tip #1 Tip #2 Tip #3 Tip #4 Call For Action Slides 24 CONFIDENTIAL
  25. 25. Make conscious slidedesign selections.
  26. 26. 4. Unite with Brand Colors
  27. 27. Why Use the Colors?1. It’s easy.2. It looks good.3. Unites the PPT, even if you go rouge with other design elements
  28. 28. Don’t try to make yourown color pallet.
  29. 29. 1. Make Slides Readable2. Ditch the Agenda Slide3. Consistent Section Slides4. Embrace the Brand Colors 30 CONFIDENTIAL
  30. 30. blog.ideatransplant.comRead “Really Bad PowerPoint (and how to avoid it)” 31 CONFIDENTIAL
  31. 31. ChallengeChallenge Employ one of these design tactics in your next PowerPoint 32 CONFIDENTIAL
  32. 32. ChallengeChallenge Send me slides that suck. Let’s make them not suck. Send me PPTs that feature good slide design. Let’s show them off. 33 CONFIDENTIAL
  33. 33. Thank You!