Are you looking to create an effective presentation? Then you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right design and layout features. Keep reading to learn what you should use to create an impactful presentation.
Keep your layout consistent.
Layout features help to organize content and create an effective presentation, but you don’t want to clutter it with multiple layouts. According to PowerPoint Experts, your layout should be consistent throughout the presentation to help the audience follow along. Headings, fonts, and colors can create a hierarchy and emphasize important information. Alignment and spacing can also control how the information is presented. Placing all of the text in a central column or leaving too much space between lines can make your presentation difficult to read. It is important to use these features wisely so the audience can easily understand and follow the message.
When choosing fonts and other features, make sure you choose something readable and adequately-sized. For example, a cursive font that’s too small to read will end up confusing your audience. Instead, choose a large size for your font and pick a reliably easy font to read, like Times New Roman. Any Serif or Sans Serif font is typically safe when it comes to readability. Also, make sure you don’t choose a layout template that’s too distracting. Distracting layouts with busy designs will detract from the message you’re trying to convey in your presentation.
Create a master slide.
A slide master is a template in a presentation that contains the layout and formatting for all the slides. Each slide in the presentation is based on the slide master and can contain text, graphics, and formatting elements that are common to all the slides in the presentation. You can use the slide master to create different slide layouts, change the font, or add special effects. This layout can also include a title area, a body area, and a footer. Using this template is a great way to keep your layouts consistent. To create a slide master:
- Open the presentation that you want to create a slide master for.
- On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master.
- The Slide Master view will open.
- In the Slide Master view, you can add text and graphics to the slide master.
- When you are finished adding text and graphics, close the Slide Master view.
- The new slide master will be added to the presentation.
Add content to your slides.
When creating a presentation, you may want to add content to your slides. You can create a compelling presentation that engages your audience with images, audio, videos, and other content. One way to add content to your slides is by using text boxes. You can insert a text box by clicking on the Insert tab and selecting “Text Box.” Once you have inserted a text box, you can type in your content. Another way to add content is by using shapes. You can insert a shape by clicking on the Insert tab and selecting “Shapes.” Once you have inserted a shape, you can resize it and then type in your content.
You can also add images to your slides to visually convey a point. To do this, click on the Insert tab and select “Pictures.” After you have chosen pictures, you can resize them and place them where you want them on the slide. Adding charts to your slides helps illustrate your data or ideas. To do this, click on the Insert tab and select “Chart.” Once you have chosen a chart type, you can enter your data points.
Layout features are great resources that can help you organize and emphasize information. Good layout features can make a presentation more readable and understandable, so these tips should help create engaging presentations for your audience.