Level up Your Presentations with Our Infographics

By Slidesgo 2 months ago

People create hundreds of new presentations around the world every day. They are very useful for several types of templates: for business meetings, educational purposes, thesis defenses, or for marketing agencies, just to give some examples.

As a matter of fact, visual contents have great importance in the marketing arena, as it is necessary to reach as many people as possible —including prospective clients and users. More than often, there is a need to change the information you want to present.

Have you ever thought that cluttered slides are boring? You are not the only one. Human beings prefer seeing things over reading them. It’s a good idea to adapt the presentation in such a way that your audience feels appealed by what you are talking about. How to do so? In this tutorial, we are going to help you take the first step. What do you know about infographics? They are one of the most used resources to show data in a visual and effective way.

What is an infographic and how to use it?

Infographics are diagrams that create a visual representation of data. We all know that an image is worth a thousand words. Infographics are a great help when trying to reduce the insertion of long texts in presentations. In addition, they appeal to the organs that best help you when learning things: the eye.

Imagine just for a second that you need to explain the results of any analysis with words and more words. Isn’t it better to use a slide like this one? You can get all the information at a glance, in a clear and quick way

Broadly speaking, the general public pays more attention to the speaker if he or she is not reading what is on the screen. To avoid so, there is no better way than using infographics. Moreover, if you can make easy for them to understand the message that you want to convey, it would be great! It is more effective if you need to link ideas or delve into a given topic in a graphic and visual way.

Which type of infographic do I need?

So… Now you may want to use infographics. Still, you may be wondering about which type of infographic you need. The simple answer is that it depends on what you really need.

If you want to present a process, for example, then using timelines is simply perfect.If you have a look at this slide, it represents five consecutive days or different steps to follow. Remember that all the infographics by Slidesgo are editable, so it will be easy to personalize them and to add the data that you want to show.

Imagine now that you want to represent a main concept and some others that are related to the first one. It’s not as difficult as it seems. Relax! We even offer mind maps to help you:

As you can see, there is a bigger circle. This means that it’s the main idea. Some broken lines begin from here, and they connect with secondary ideas. Apart from that, there are a few icons that can be related to those concepts. It will be very easy for the audience to establish a hierarchy with the different concepts of your presentation, even more if you show them in that way!

Those are just two examples of diagrams, but there are many more. Why don’t you have a look at the different free templates of infographics that Slidesgo offers? You’ll find the perfect one for your project!

How to insert an infographic to your presentation?

We are reaching the most technical part of this post. You have already decided on the type of infographic you want, and now it’s time to insert it into your presentation.

The first solution to this “problem” would be to look for your preferred infographic on Freepik. To do so, go to our website and, in the search bar, type “infographics.” Once that you select one, you can download it in .eps format. This means that, if you want to edit it, you’ll need to use Adobe Illustrator. Once that you have modified it according to your own taste, style and topic (e.g., adding texts, changing colors, icons, etc) you’ll need to export them in .png or .jpg and, then, insert it in your presentation. You can have a look at How to Insert, Crop or Mask Images in PowerPoint or Google Slides.

But what happens if one doesn’t know how to use Adobe Illustrator? Isn’t there an easier solution? Of course there is! These infographics by Slidesgo have been created using vectors (hence, they are editable) and they come in a PowerPoint or Google Slides file. This means that you can modify them directly using any of these programs.

 

Colors, sizes, shapes… You can edit every single item! The best part is that we had already thought about this possibility, so we wrote a tutorial to teach you How to Insert Infographics in Google Slides and PowerPoint. How to adapt your own content to a given infographic?

Let’s go now to the practical matters. Suppose that you have created a slide that shows a lot of text and it is presented as a bulleted list, like this one:

What a hodgepodge of words! Your public will get bored when you reach this slide.

First, let’s see which type of information we have: we are talking about the Solar System and its planets. Each of them has a description. Have you thought about using a circular diagram to visualize them better?

Pay attention: the main topic, the Solar System, occupies the center of the infographic. We have placed the names of the different planets close to each point and, below, we have added some shorter descriptions that the ones that we had. Even more, planets orbit the Sun. Is there a better idea than using a circular diagram in which the different sections seem to orbit a main concept? We have reduced the length of the texts in this slide and, in turn, we have included more visual contents. This will make the explanation more attractive and easier to retain for the public.

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You will only need a few minutes to prepare your data and just a little bit of extra time to edit the infographics. As you can see, modifying these Slidesgo diagrams is pretty simple!

Visit Slidesgo and download one of our free infographic templates. They’ll boost your presentations!

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