Here’s How To Create a Memorable Presentation
Do your presentations like pizzazz? Is it time to re-think how you put together your graphics so that you can leave a dramatic, positive impact on people with the story you’re telling? If so, then we’ve put together some tips to help you maximize the impact your presentation’s graphics can have on people so that you can find success instead of failure. These ideas can be implemented immediately, so be sure to include them with your next presentation!
1. Be bold and let your graphics be explosive.
Nothing gets your attention like a loud explosion, right? The sound demand attention! Your graphics should be bold and explosive visually and demand the same level of attention. Use visuals and frames to shape your image and don’t be afraid to graphically represent data that can be boring in other formats. Bold colors will always catch a viewer’s eye and demand attention!
2. Use large fonts and simplistic images.
Do you have a specific point that you want to convey to people? Don’t muddle around with it or attempt to hide it within a fancy graphic. Sometimes simplicity makes the biggest impact and nothing is simpler than a basic concept using a large font on an easy to read background. When you use that for your key thought, the rest of the graphics will be easier to remember for those hearing what you’ve got to say.
3. Convey just one message with each slide.
People are going to read your slide before you can talk about your key thoughts about that slide. If they don’t see value in that slide, then you’re going to be tuned out because what you have to say will be considered boring! With one message per slide, you might not win the battle against being boring every time, but you will be able to minimize the negative impact a boring slide has on your presentation.
4. Keep each message basic instead of complicated.
Unless you’re speaking to a room full of rocket scientists, you probably don’t want to make the information on your slide be rocket science! A simple message is an easy to remember message and that’s what you want people to come away from your presentation with – a key concept that can help to change their perception. Leave the rocket science to the rocket scientists!
5. Leave the document formatting where it belongs – in the trash.
What people don’t want to see in a presentation is a graphic representation of a document they could write themselves. They want to be blown away by your graphics, not put to sleep by them! Simple messages with bold graphics will always convey a good message, but boxes and bullet points will make people yawn… and yawning is always contagious!
With the right level of boldness and simplicity, you can create powerful presentations that will leave a positive, dramatic impact on the people who were a part of your audience. Use these tips the next time you put together a presentation and blow people away with how bold you can be!