Make Your Google Slides Presentation Pop
Tips for crushing your next visual presentation.
A key element of a captivating slide show is its aesthetics. Making your visual presentation stand out can help retain your audience’s attention and share your information in a digestible and easy-to-follow manner. Here are six tips you can implement in your next presentation:
1. Use presentation templates to save time and keep your design streamlined
Google Slides comes with 20+ default templates to choose from, which can help you save time and energy on design. Of course, if you want your presentation to be tailored to your business, consider spending some time designing a new template that follows the guidelines of your brand or building off of an existing one. Once you design the template, it can be reused for future presentations, keeping your style streamlined and coherent.
2. Stick to brand colors and fonts for professional representation
Whether you are using your brand’s custom template or not, a clean aesthetic can be achieved by following your brand guidelines when it comes to colors and fonts used in your presentation. A consistent slide style can help the content shine, without too many colors and fonts distracting from the main information you are looking to convey.
3. Match fonts to your topic of discussion
Just like the subject matter, fonts have their own personalities. The key to making a good impression with your font is to make sure it matches the topic of your discussion, so keep that in mind when debating between using a serious or a more playful font.
Extra tip: Don’t mix more than three fonts in one presentation. Just like when it comes to colors, you should prioritize consistency and brand style to keep your slides looking straightforward and not too busy.
4. Use transitions in moderation
Transitions are a great tool for visualizing moving from one thought to another within a presentation. Just like the majority of Google Slides features, transitions are best used in moderation. Save them for when you are switching topics or include one at the end, when you are offering an opportunity for your audience to ask questions or share feedback.
5. Utilize infographics to make data more digestible
Nothing makes eyes glaze over faster than long blocks of text on every slide. Infographics and charts are great visual tools you can use to highlight the necessary information and data in a streamlined and digestible manner. Making heavy material accessible to your audience is an important factor in a successful slide presentation.
6. Don’t be afraid to get creative: videos, gifs, memes, and 3D images are all eye-catching
All of these visual forms of media can help your audience relate to and connect with your presentation better, further capturing their attention. Of course, as with everything else, moderation is key, but embedding videos and other creative content can make your presentation stand out. And there is nothing quite like a context-fitting gif to liven up your slides.
As insightful as your content might be, the way you present it can make or break a presentation. Incorporating the tips above into your Google Slides will ensure your audience remains engaged and involved in the information you are sharing and helps you make a lasting impression.