the brain switches into stereotyping mode and whispers to you “I’ve seen this before and I don’t really need to listen”. If that happens, then no matter how exciting or mission crucial your PowerPoint presentation might be, you’re facing an uphill battle.
Creating a Great PowerPoint: Branding Is Key.
Clip art: the enemy of any great PowerPoint presentation. When you're assembling slides for a presentation, incorporating clip art, slide transitions, and other tacky animations are an easy way to pollute your brand's message. While they're easy to use, they make your brand seem generic and outdated. After all, anyone with Microsoft has access to the same catalogue of images, and more than likely has seen it all before.
"You don't want to have a circus of effects," says Bornemann. "Be consistent with colors and fonts. Focus on the message--everything has to have a reason." And, she adds, "effects 'on steroids' don't have a reason."
It's also easy to fall into the trap of overusing charts and graphs to illustrate a point. However, if the graphic doesn't support the information or push the presentation forward, it's not necessary to the story. "As soon as it turns into an arbitrary thing, we throw it out," says Confalone. "If the content is not there, nothing you do is going to work. "
Some PowerPoint presentations contain large number of slides.
The whole idea in using PowerPoint presentation slides is to make a presentation as effective and clear as possible by visually supporting the spoken word. The purpose is to send a clear message to the audience and make all of them remember the essential parts. This is why your PowerPoint template design should be given proper consideration.