PowerPoint Hacks for Rookies: 4 Must Consider Aspects

Is it your first time to create a PowerPoint presentation? Has it been years since you last touched your PowerPoint application and now you’re tasked to design something awesome using it? While there are many things you should consider to create a spectacular presentation, there are 3 non-negotiable aspects you should keep in mind first:

1. Fonts

Sure, traditional fonts like Arial or Times New Roman are safe and readable. They can look clear in just about any PowerPoint version or computer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with other less standard but still equally flexible and impressive typefaces. Just ensure that the size you pick can still be readable even to your audience seated at the farthest corner of the room.

2. Colors

It’s perfectly fine to unleash your creativity in your selection of colors. But not at the expense of the clarity and professionalism of your presentation. Combine colors that make your texts stand out, not hideous. Use contrasting colors that blend well while still making your texts readable.

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3. Pictures

Maximize the benefits of images by using good quality, professional looking photos. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Thus, when used correctly, they can create a stronger impact for your message while eliminating the unnecessary use of too many words.

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4. Wording

In line with this, highlight only key words or phrases. The slides are there to supplement what you’re going to say, not a script for your entire presentation.

Once you’ve mastered the technique of choosing the correct fonts, using the right colors and pictures, then you’re well on your way to making the most out of the power PowerPoint can give—as well as taking the next steps to designing that spectacular presentation!

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