This is a problem I’ve experienced a lot in my projects – How to make financial charts more visual? How to enhance a table copied from Excel into PowerPoint? A few quick tricks I’d suggest: 1. Use colors to show data importance After copying Excel table into PowerPoint, apply colors of the table cells or rows to distinguish more and less important data. Usually the rows with Totals, EBITDAs, Profit summaries are more important ones than detailed financial data of specific costs category. Use high contrast colors, consider using negative color coding (e.g. dark blue background and white text) for the key table rows. 2. Converting tables to other forms […]
Recently a client asked us this question. It’s damn good question, especially if you work on joint project, in a team, where success depends on overall performance of the group. To help your team mates to make visual presentation slides I recommend those three steps: 1. Motivate your peers by sharing examples Explain that visual slides are much more effective in passing the content. Show examples of both presentation types. See some such slides examples below. You can also motivate by showing them how to do some of those redesigns: 2. Provide tools to start with – a slide deck, Build a visual slide deck – collection of visual slides […]
A frequent question people ask is how to organize slides in a presentation, how to apply good structure. To be short and simple, I’d suggest to use the standard three parts “hamburger” approach but enrich it with proper use of visual slides. The three presentation parts and their purpose are: Opening with purpose to get attention – each presentation should have a proper opening part: Title slide, Opening Question, Agenda. Body of your presentation that is here to explain your message – your presentation content split into various points. Start with audience benefits, not with features and details. Closing to call for action – summary slide, contact, final remark and […]
I was asked about how to represent data in different ways in a presentation. A quick answer I’d suggest is to consider presenting data in several ways: if you have 1-6 key numbers you want to show, write them big on a slide. Don’t just list them as bullet-points – it’s better to position each data as a separate text and apply e.g. matrix layout – for 4 numbers 2×2. Add an illustrative icon representing your data meaning. If you have a series of data, then data chart or data table is an obvious form. You can enhance the chart by adding an icon like here: Try […]
Are you about to present large report with big amounts of information? And despite lots of information you still want your listeners to get the key message clearly? I’ve prepared some slide design ideas to tackle with such situation.
The next popular question-challenge of every presentation maker – is how to create attractive visuals if you are not a designer.
This is one of the most common challenges: lack of time to create unique or at least good-looking slides. We all want to know how to make nice slides in no time 🙂 So I’ll open a curtain a bit.
Hey 🙂 We’re continuing our Questions and Answers series and today I’d like to share simple tricks on how to stay creative with your presentations without putting much effort in it.
Hi! My series with your Questions and Answers continues. Today I’m answering the second frequent question I get from you: how to explain something using diagrammatic format and make presentations easier to understand.
Hey, presentation makers :). Peter here, one of Prezentio’s slide designers and a fan of creative presentations. I’m starting the series of answering your questions, about various PowerPoint and presentation issues – from design tips to “where to catch inspiration” challenges. The first question I’ve got here is about the tricky combination – Creativity and Time: How to be creative and at the same time not to put a lot of effort in it?