Presentation design hacks; they’re not that difficult and they make a big difference when it comes to effective PowerPoint or Keynote slides. Why settle for bland and boring slides that are filled with bullet points when you can do so much more? And the good news is that you don’t have to be a tech wizard to create good slides for your presentation.
By keeping your slides simple and visual, and by applying common sense, you can make your slides stand out from the crowd. A good rule of thumb is to think of your slides like the signposts along the side of the highway. When you are driving along at 120 km per hour (or more in some countries) and you are approaching a signpost to indicate distances to cities, upcoming off-ramps, etc., you only have few seconds to absorb the information. Your slides should be the same for your audience. In other words, they should be able to grasp quickly the point of the slide and then return their focus to you.
Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, presentation design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations.