In a PowerPoint presentation, it’s especially true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Your audiences would rather see relevant and exciting images displayed on the screen front of them instead of enduring boring blocks of text. Using the best images thus becomes an important part of your graphic delivery.
Start by typing your keywords, or your main presentation topics, in Google image search. To use this feature, choose “Images” from the menu bar at the top of standard Google search. In response to your request, Google displays image results. You can refine the search by clicking the “Search Tools” button and defining the size, color, and type of image you prefer. Then click one of the presented images for more suggestions on similar images as well as its website origin.
Research websites that talk about the topic of your presentation. Return to the regular Google search and type your keywords to display a list of matching sites. Click on a result to visit the website. Check out the types of images that the web pages use to gain inspiration for your own graphics.
Get the rights to images. If your presentation is for internal use only, you can use any pictures that you find. But once your effort heads for a public audience or is distributed among customers, you can only rely on pictures with rights that you own. Otherwise, you may violate copyright laws and open your company up to penalties. In such cases, you may need to confine your searches to stock photography sites or to images with Creative Commons rights. (Type “Creative Commons” as part of your image search to find such pictures.)