7 PowerPoint Design Hacks

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<ul><li><p>PowerPointDesign Hacks</p></li><li><p>DEMAND attention</p></li><li><p>1. Attention-grabbing cover slideThey say you cant judge a book by its cover, but you have to admit that an off-the-wall title or outlandish image will definitely pique your interest and get you to pick up that book.</p><p>The same holds true with a great PowerPoint presentation. Get your audience engaged right off the bat with a bold choice of words, extra large text or an intriguing image.</p><p>Tip: Sometimes its easiest to create this slide last!</p><p>https://www.clariantcreative.com/blog/how-to-make-a-presentation-that-rocks</p></li><li><p>Bigger, bolder, BETTER</p></li><li><p>Really </p><p>STANDS OUT</p></li><li><p>2. Bigger, bolder textWhat do well-designed slides from the best PowerPoint templates all have in common? They demand attention. The simplest way to do that? BIG. BOLD. TEXT.</p><p>Make your slides simple and easy to read with big headlines and subheadings. The use of different font sizes or ALL CAPS can really make a word or phrase stand out. </p><p>Tip: Sans-serif fonts generally work well for large titles, but go ahead and try out a few serif font faces too.</p></li><li><p>Let your visuals </p><p>tell a story...</p></li><li><p>Or createintriguewith photos</p></li><li><p>3. Choose great visuals We humans are visual creatures so make sure your slides cater to that tendency. </p><p>Staged stock photos can make presentations look generic or corny. Instead, go for natural, high-quality shots that tell a story by depicting something beautiful, interesting or whimsical. </p><p>Tip: Check out royalty-free photo resources such as PicJumbo or StockSnap.io.</p><p>https://www.clariantcreative.com/blog/brand-storytelling-techniqueshttps://picjumbo.com/https://stocksnap.io/</p></li><li><p>Less ismore</p></li><li><p>4. Give it some (white)space Presentation slides that are jam-packed with text while meant to inform end up overwhelming and distracting the viewer. </p><p>Instead, give snippets of information on each slide and allow for plenty of whitespace. </p><p>Tip: Aim for a few key blocks of text that leave the viewer craving more information.</p></li><li><p>Choose colors carefully</p></li><li><p>Or try using contrast</p><p>with a pop of color</p></li><li><p>5. Make good color choicesColor plays an important role in design and can be useful for evoking an emotion or setting a mood. Be deliberate with this when choosing your color palette. </p><p>Use contrasting colors such as black and white with little pops of color, or pick two or three colors that play well together. </p><p>Tip: Warm colors such as red and orange induce action, while cool colors such as blue and green suggest trust and calmness.</p></li><li><p>Have Fun withFONTS</p></li><li><p>6. Find fun fontsThere are tons of free fonts available for download which can add a fun graphic element without the use of images. Theyre also handy for setting a tone or getting a point across just like the use of color. </p><p>Check out resources such as Font Squirrel or FontSpacebut try not to get too font-happy. Use one bold font throughout your slides with a sporadic sprinkling of some other fun fonts that pair nicely.</p><p>Tip: Make sure the fonts are installed on the computer from which you are presenting, otherwise default fonts will be substituted. </p><p>https://www.clariantcreative.com/blog/five-free-fonts-to-garnish-your-web-designhttps://www.fontsquirrel.com/http://www.fontspace.com/</p></li><li><p>Use blocks</p><p>to break up text</p><p>instead of bullets</p></li><li><p> Or FRAME it up</p></li><li><p>7. Think inside the boxIn lieu of tired old bullet points, use boxes or shapes to block off text and topics of information. Boldly-colored boxes and reversed-out text can be very pleasing to the eye. Try playing with ways to make text easier to read.</p><p>Tip: Transparent boxes layered over a photo make for a cool effect.</p></li><li><p>Create clarity in your marketing...And help your clients move forward with confidence.</p><p>https://www.clariantcreative.com/https://www.clariantcreative.com/https://www.clariantcreative.com/free-marketing-reporting-kithttps://www.clariantcreative.com/free-marketing-reporting-kit</p><p>Slide Number 1Slide Number 2Slide Number 3Slide Number 4Slide Number 5Slide Number 6Let your visuals tell a story...Slide Number 8Slide Number 9Slide Number 10Slide Number 11Slide Number 12Slide Number 13Slide Number 14Slide Number 15Slide Number 16Slide Number 17Slide Number 18Slide Number 19Slide Number 20</p></li></ul>