How do I attract people’s (or the attention of dogs) focus?
The next article is a PowerPoint tutorial that will show how to design an outstanding cover slide by with simple guidelines which are simple to follow.
It is important to know that the Best PowerPoint presentation design starts with the design of your cover slide. If you’re looking to amaze and delight viewers, the process all begins at this point. If you’re looking to create an PowerPoint presentation that is a hit it is essential to ensure that it begins with that slide. The cover slide sets the tone for your whole presentation and help you make your presentation credible.
Packaging is employed to market and distinguish a product. It’s your PowerPoint presentations are the products, and your cover slide serves as the packaging. Its function is to cover, promote and differentiate your presentation. Keep in mind that PowerPoint presentations’ design begins with the cover slide. Your cover slide should stand out from the crowd to grab the attention of viewers.
Capture your audience attention.
Making a stunning cover and then displaying it when you introduce you or your topic will allow you to catch your audience’s attention. The good news is that this slide will prove to the audience that you have invested some effort into the design. If this slide is fantastic it will be expected to see some more stunning slides to come up in the near future.
For me there are two ways to create an attractive cover slide: using photography, or without. Let’s look at the first option first. The rest will be covered later. Before you begin this PowerPoint tutorial, ensure that you’ve got your slide sized to 12 x 7.5.
The first step is to find an image that demonstrates the argument you want to prove.
PPT design begins by asking What’s your presentation’s topic? What is it related to? Answer these questions, and then search for a attractive illustration, image or sketch that is related to the area. You might be a salesperson or an engineer, orchestra conductor or astronaut. It doesn’t matter. Remember our SUCCESS rules? Make it clear and simple.
Keywords to search for. Make use of your brain. You can make use of Google, Bing or Yahoo! Images databases to search for stunning images. You can also browse blogs on your topic. You can also use this fantastic Flickr Search tool. Be sure to select high-quality photos that have a good resolution. If not, the image will appear cheap and unprofessional. Why do you need to take the time to create an (good) picture? Since once your audience have seen the slide and then their attention will turn immediately back to you as you are the one who holds the information. If you include a lot of text on your slide, they’ll be reading it instead of listening to your presentation. This is something you don’t want to happen.
It was Google images and then searched “engineering drawing”. I chose one of the interesting options available
The second step is to add the title of your presentation.
You’ve inserted your image. It’s great, now ensure that you expand your images to fill the entire slide (just ensure that the image isn’t deformed too the extent that it is). Let’s return on this “engineering drawing” picture I have just selected. I’ll have write down what this PPT presentation is about , don’t you think? I suggest not to put the text directly on the image.
Although it’s accessible, it’s not simple to comprehend. It might even be the worst. Think about your viewer and make him feel at ease. If your content is easy to understand easy to read, your viewer will feel at ease with your PowerPoint presentation, and will pay attention to what you say. Your PowerPoint title color may be selected based on the photos (you’ll notice it’s “power supply stuff” is brown, and is a component of the background image). You can create a the line with a keyword. You can alter the your font size and style with ease. On this slide, you’ll find two texts boxes: “Engineering Topics” and “Power Supply Stuff”.
To add your presentation’s title There are two options:
The Skinny Bar
The Skinny Bar style is my personal favourite since I concentrate on the background photography. Your photography should stand out in this type of photography. There is no need to be a mess. The width of the skinny bar is around 1/3 of PPT height. For the shape, you could choose to use a rectangle or a rounded rectangle. Regarding the bar’s location in your cover slide I recommend asymmetry because it’s more interesting.
The Fat Bar
The focus is more on the photo, and more about whether your bar appears transparent or not. It’s surprising that the fat bar is a bit fat and occupies about the entire PowerPoint width (from two thirds to half). I would recommend using the fat bar if you’ve got more text that you would like to put to the cover slide. For example, title of presentation Business Unit Date, name, date etc.