Through this programme you will learn to transform an ugly set of slides into a clear visual message by turning words into pictures and simplifying complex concepts, and leave fluent in a new visual vocabulary. This programme will improve your PowerPoint skills and it will help become an effective communicator and slide designer.
Through this comprehensive workshop, you’ll write your next presentation using the power of story structure, and storyboard slides using effective visual display of information. This programme is designed to highlight how to create the right balance between visual aids
This program will harness the persuasive power of stories to create exceptional communicator out of attendees. This will lead one to become a public speaker capable to transforms audience views. Attendees are expected to attend the session with their own presentation as a case study.
The best slide is usually simple, easy, and to the point. Your audience is busy people. They have so many things to do. They have so many concerns. Help them with simple and to do point PowerPoint slide. This kind of slide will offer you flexibility in giving explanation. The more complicated a slide, more time would be needed for the audience to understand. In some cases, you will face difficulty in explaining the slide.
Before you make any slide for your presentation, ask yourself, “Is it necessary?” Think why you need the slide before actually creating it. Ask yourself, “Do I need 10 slides or just 5 slides should be enough?” “Could I combine several slides into one?” “Could I replace the slide with a brief explanation to the audience?” Just asking yourself with these questions will help you creating an effective and efficient slide. A slide that is necessary and not just nice to have.
Font Today, you have a choice among thousands of backgrounds and fonts available. You will be tempted to use and experiment with so many choices. Any combination should be okay as long as you create enough contrast between background and font. If you choose dark background, make sure to use light font color so it will be easier to read and vice versa. Preferably, choose maximum 2 fonts for one slide. You can also use these 2 fonts for the entire presentation. Why? Because too many fonts will make your audience’s eyes tired. Your audience will get confused because they cannot see consistency and connection between slides. A good font for presentation is the one that does not have too many decorations. It should be easy to read such as: Arial, Verdana, Trebuchet. You can use decorative font for title or supporting text, but not for the body text.
Use Less of It When possible, avoid bullet point. It is the most boring slide that makes people feel asleep. But if you must use it, make sure they are less than 7 bullets in a slide. Too many bullets will make the font getting smaller and unreadable. No need to create a slide if your audience cannot read it. Use slide as a summary of your thought and ideas, not as your speaking notes. If you have more than 7 items to show, try to make it less and concise. Remember, maximum 7 lines. Less is always better
Slide is visual aid to help you explain complex ideas in an easy way. Therefore, use image, graphic, chart or diagram to show your ideas visually. A good slide can summarize complex things into simple visualization which is not easy to be explained orally. Therefore, take the advantage of using a good image, graphic and diagram. Choose the right image to support your thought. The right image could represent a thousand words. On the other hand, wrong image can create confusion. Image should be relevant with the content and able to help the audience understand your explanation. On the contrary, irrelevant image will distract audience’s attention as they have difficulty to associate the displayed image with the content of your presentation.
In term of graphics or charts, there are numerous graphics that you can use to support your presentation such as bar, pie chart, line, or combination of those. You have to pick the right graphic to have a great influence on the audience so they will understand easily the content of your presentation. For instance, bar chart is the most common and suitable graphic to explain growth for a certain time period. Pie chart is best used to show proportion comparison. The round shape of cake makes the audience easy to associate the portion of cake to make comparison. Line chart is relevant to show a trend within longer period of time. Understand what you want to communicate first then select the best chart for it. Diagram is very useful to explain the steps of a process and the relationship between them. Therefore, the audience will understand effortlessly the most difficult part of the presentation.
Choose several colours for your slides. Use colours that have enough contrast especially between the background and the content. Use colours in a consistent way and repeat it in your slide decks. Do not use different colours in every slide, because it will create distraction to your audience as well as it looks unprofessional. Those are the 6 principles that you should know in making a great presentation slide.