In my earlier articles I’ve introduced the key role of visual information , Color illusions that can help your presentations in all presentation environments, and also the colors that are eye friendly. In today’s article I’ll try detailing simplicity in my point of view.
As I frequently use this phrase that “Presentation is not just a bunch of slides or few lines of text, but it’s an idea that you are about to implant in the brain of somebody and in your case that somebody is your audience.” The better the slides, the better is the presentation.
Remember its not the amount of matter on slides that matters but the matter that can detail every slide, and its the content that you create to present. If you are a basic PowerPoint user and quite involved in presentations, here are two things that can help you create presentations: 1) Keep it Simple 2) Apply Creativity
Be Creative: Simplicity Makes Difference:
See the below figure, this slide contains concept of Change, It was created by a no-brainer in the year 2011. This presentation was intended to encourage people to change their attitudes towards the nature’s eco system. The presentation was made on white solid background and it contained less text content and more vocal support. Fortunately the presentation was a hit because it had simplicity which was indeed receptive at that time of presentation.
The above slide was created by keeping the concept more on vocal and moderate within slide.
And I believe that– to become a good presenter you don’t have to rush or scrub your brains to manipulate and try to create something awesome within yours slides. All you need is use little simplicity and use a bit of your creativity and that will set the things up for you and I also encourage all to have good knowledge of colors, and of content you are about to present and the presentation program that you are using or working on.
Now have a look at the below figure. This presentation was using the above ‘Change’ concept and was created in latest version of PowerPoint using picture backgrounds, text and a little creativity. And guess what this presentation was also a standout one. The slide had the pleasant look and the vocal administration was in perfect sync with the content displayed, and it was a successful presentation.
So, from the above examples I want to conclude that — keeping slides simple doesn’t mean to overflow your slides with pictures or content, or just leave slides more empty, but it is to use only what is necessary. So think about using the things that you have already with you they may be pictures or text, decorate them with the basic changes you can, such as using outlines or gradients and let all the rest thing be carried by your magical wand which is your vocal support.
Hope this article was helpful, in my upcoming article I’ll enlist the 10 online tools that can help you create presentations in a more creative way.