You have an incredible new incentive program to unveil to your team — what better way to do that than with a visual tool! You type the information into a few boxes and voilà, you’re ready to go. Unfortunately the meeting did not go was planned. The team seems unimpressed and unenthused. What went wrong? It was not the message but the method. Here’s where professional powerpoint designs can really make an impact! Got some good news to deliver? Do it with an eye-catching, captivating PowerPoint design. Here are some tips to get you started.
Tip 1. When writing script think Twitter size. Don’t add long lengthy text to your PowerPoint; think of your presentation as an extension of your Twitter feed. Share the facts, spread the love and excite your audience and 140 characters or less. Putting too much information on one slide is boring–no matter how sophisticated the audience. Create short and information-packed snippets.
Tip 2. Stick to one subject. Trying to cover too much information on many subjects in one PowerPoint presentation is a recipe for failure. Still if you do need to cover more than one subject, consider creating more than one presentation. For example, you want to talk about the new incentive roll out but there’s a problem with the upgraded XYZ widget. Address both topics on two separate presentations. Stay on course and your audience will too.
Tip 3. Don’t skimp on the graphics. Stay away from anything too artsy, kitschy, or cutesy. A professional presentation needs to have a clean look without becoming mundane. Slapping an animated stick man into your PowerPoint is a sure sign that your presentation needs help. Maintain your high standard of excellence. Insist on the best.
Tip 4. Keep your branding in mind. You will likely give many PowerPoint presentations during the course of your business. Subtly introduce and enforce your company brand through your PowerPoint shows. Incorporating icons, or watermarks (as shown below) into your slideshow can help you achieve this goal.