When you get the chance to share your ideas with those who matter most it is key to take advantage of the opportunity. You may only get one chance to impress an audience, so enhancing the visual component of your presentation is vital. Knocking that upcoming pitch out of the park will be easy when you follow these simple steps for success:
You want to be thinking big at all times. Drowning your audience in tiny text and images is no help at all. Try to keep the number of pictures or graphics on each slide to a maximum of three. Be sure to choose images that have an impact even when sitting at the back of the room. Don’t forget you may be speaking to a large crowd and you don’t want anyone to miss out on your content.
Always Be Branding.
Why wouldn’t you want to show off your company name or logo? Remember that every slide is an opportunity that needs to be taken. Add your logo to the corner of every page and count on your audience remembering who gave that great presentation!
To paraphrase Guy Kawasaki, “It is as simple as ABB: always be branding.”
Have A Bold Background.
Try changing your background to black. If you are currently showcasing a boring old white background then chances are your audience is tuned out and turned off. Staring at a white screen can be tedious and it certainly doesn’t pack a punch.
Keep Text Simple.
Save the fancy text that perfectly relays your emotions for your Instagram page. Your presentation should be easy to read with bold, white text that is clearly legible at a distance. Remember to think big and bold!
Less Is More.
When it comes to the amount of text on a slide the old saying “less is more” applies.
You will generally want to use less than twenty five words per slide, replacing long sentences with powerful phrases for maximum impact. Keeping the number of bullet points per slide to four or less is also a good idea. If more than four points is needed to explain something, chances are you need another slide or need to say less!
“Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.”
- Benjamin Franklin
Control The Tempo.
Build your presentation so content appears with a click. Automated presentations can leave you feeling rushed or off beat while a “build” allows you to display content step-by-step. Keep things organic by controlling the tempo!
Double And Triple Check.
Don’t have all your hard work squandered by errors! Double and triple check your presentation to ensure your content is clear and concise. You want your audience to be considering your ideas, not wondering whether or not you know your stuff.
Preparing for an upcoming pitch can be stressful without a doubt. Knowing you have powerful visual content to back up your awesome ideas can make all the difference. Confidence is key and following these tips will help you feel as good as your ideas!
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
- William James
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