5 Tips to Create Awesome Slideshows

By Slidesgo 3 weeks ago

Creating an amazing presentation is much easier than you think. You just need to know a few simple tricks, and you will make your slideshow stand out from the rest.

We’re going to give you 5 infallible tips for surprising your audience.

1. Engage Your Audience

Connecting with your audience is crucial. If you do it right, you can make them pay attention to what you are telling them and, even better, they will retain that information. In order to create this connection, we recommend that you use the storytelling technique throughout your presentation.

But do you know what it is? The storytelling technique prevents the speaker from merely listing facts or ideas so that, instead, he or she tells a story and conveys feelings and sensations.

If you want to know how you can integrate this concept into your slides, we have just the right article for you, aptly named How to Use Storytelling in Your Presentations.

An example of the storytelling technique

2. Compose good slides

The composition of a slide is much more important than you think, because it can make the difference between whether or not your audience understands the content and whether or not they keep focused on it.

Aspects such as visual hierarchy, typography, visual organization between elements and others are something you must take into account if you want your content to be 100% received by the people watching your slideshow.

Guess what, we have an article on this matter: Composition Tips to Design Your Slides. Check it out and then put the concepts into practice. Your presentations will improve instantly!

An example of visual hierarchy

3. Choose the right colors

Perhaps the color that you like the most is not completely suitable for the theme. But, is there a way to know that?

For the chosen colors to communicate your message effectively and evoke emotions in your audience, you must take into account several things: groups of colors, the emotions they generate and the best combinations you can opt for.

Slidesgo School has a very thorough article in which it is explained how to choose the best colors for your presentation. There are some practical examples too, so go check it out.

An example of a chromatic combination

4. Convey emotions through images

Humans process images 60,000 times faster than text, so, with this being said, why not take advantage of this?

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s true, so we recommend that you use photos to get your points across. However, not all images work the same. Choose impactful and high-quality ones. Those will reach your audience!

In the article Tips to Captivate Your Audience with the Photographs in Your Presentations, you’ll find some hints on how to find and select the best pictures that will take your slideshow to the next level.

An example of photo usage

5. Make use of GIFs or animated images

If you really want to have some dynamism in your presentation, try inserting some GIFs or images in motion. This way, you will make your content more visually attractive and your audience will be looking at the screen all the time.

Inserting a GIF in PowerPoint or Google Slides might sound hard to you. So, to help you with that, we have a couple of tutorials that will show you how, step by step.

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