How to get colleagues to create visually interesting presentation slides [PowerPoint Q&A]

How to get colleagues to create visually interesting presentation slides  [PowerPoint Q&A]

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 […]

How to design the structure of a presentation [PowerPoint Q&A]

How to design the structure of a presentation [PowerPoint Q&A]

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 […]

How to represent data in different ways [PowerPoint Q&A]

How to represent data in different ways [PowerPoint Q&A]

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 […]

How to be Creative and Not to Take Too Much Time? [PowerPointer’s Q&A]

How to be Creative and Not to Take Too Much Time? [PowerPointer’s Q&A]

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?

How to make Happy Holiday Card in PowerPoint

How to make Happy Holiday Card in PowerPoint

With approaching Christmas and New Year celebrations, you may want to create personal greeting card. You can do it pretty quickly using the PowerPoint and some Holiday graphics that you can reuse. Create a presentation slide with your greeting message, add picture of your team, adapt icon colors to your brand ones. See examples below. At the end, export the final slide as PDF or JPG bitmap picture. Such file can be send as email attachment, printed or put on your website. See our Step-by-step guide how to create such Winter Holidays card in a few minutes. You can get our hand-drawn and outline seasonal PPT graphics free, if you […]

Power of Pictures and Diagrams in a Business Communication

Power of Pictures and Diagrams in a Business Communication

My personal discovery path to visualization In my previous job (I worked in an IT field, in data science company), I always admired brochures of other IT company that contained a nicely designed schema visuals. Such materials stood out, especially in a field of IT, where it’s common to write lengthy articles. Later I started adding more and more such visual diagrams in brochures and presentations I produced. And I could see a huge the difference. The materials were easier to understand, plus they have been more eye-catchy. From that moment I discovered that this is a think, I want to work on. To help other people communicate better using the simple visuals. When I […]