This month we want to shout about the new services Steve has learnt. We just got creative! Very creative infact.
Now but we also do powerpoint design/templates here at StevePaper. Obviously you already know about our writing services. So if your presentations need some impressive re-touch, drop a line to +965 98080217
Here is how we do this:
How to make your presentations reflect the creativity and professionalism after you have worked the content
Step 1: Save time and stress by hiring the experts, to do it for you!
Of course, I am promoting ourselves also but here I explain – you worked hard on the content you want to present, ideally that is the core of your message but the presentation makes the rest of the different. The best ideas if poorly presented can turn into dust. and you have better things to do than slog away for hours in designing PowerPoint. You can do very advanced things in Powerpoint but as a tool you need years of experience and apt knowledge of the tool. We hear hundreds of stories about how time is wasted making poor presentations.
We expertise at PPT and have the speed to take this task away from you. And once you have one well-designed set of powerpoint slides, you’ll find it ,much simple to edit and maintain it. We give you the original files so that you can edit yourself and the slides can be reused, so if they once look amazing, then you’re done forever. It’s a worthy investment
Step 2: Evaluate what you are presenting
Many creators think that what they do is fine – because everyone else is also at a low standard. But this should not be an excuse to keep producing low level presentations. A one eyes person is elected the kind in a kingdom of all blind people. Our strategy is to evaluate and redesign and, if needed, also to re-do the presentation to take it to a higher standard.
Step 3: Make some simple changes
So, as a friend quotes “don’t settle for mediocrity, strive excellence in your communications”. Improve your visual and textual communication and your impact will be much higher with the same message.
Make your own small improvements, and know the difference between a good and a bad design here are some pointers:
1) Avoid bullet points & paragraphs. Innovate
Alternative ideas to a list of bullets include popping each sentence into a shape (e.g. a square) and laying those out on the slide in a grid.
Avoid paragraphs: Keep in real crisp and simple. Reduce your text so that it’s easier to absorb. Don’t bore them with lot of text to read.
2) Use mix of relevant diagrams, icons and images
I think everyone knows “less text, more images”. But it’s sometime good to avoid glamour photographs as it’s distracting to your message. With exception of when you’re sharing a photo of your product.
Instead, the trick we have learnt is that text content can be transformed into infographics, present data visualised in charts instead of tables, icons can be used to code recurring themes, and diagrams with animation can dramatically simplify processes and other complex content.
3) Follow your branding.
If you’re following a template: Stick to the colours. Stick to selected fonts. Use Layouts within your Slides. Give the content proper breathing space, don’t worry if you don’t understand the design concepts but read on internet and have basic alignments right when deciding where your content should be located – you can use a grid, or have a simple rule to keep within certain margins. It looks terrible if your slide titles are inconsistently located or styled, or if everyone is doing different things.
Finally – here are some before and after samples to illustrate some of the above points: