Ditch the Boring PowerPoint Presentations

How to Designing Captivating PowerPoint Presentations

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The best marketers know that it’s important to create engaging content. That rule applies to your PowerPoint presentations as well. If you want people to remember what you say during your presentation, you should refrain from bullet point overload. If you’re slides are boring, people won’t listen to what you have to say.

Even Microsoft is bored of PowerPoint. This year, they announced a new product called Microsoft Sway that offers more modern design elements and is likely to compete with the ever-growing popular presentation software Prezi. Prezi claims 50 million users, including 80% of the Fortune 500 companies.

This doesn’t mean you have to jump ship, of course. PowerPoint can still be a useful and captivating tool if you know how to design for the modern age. Here are some tips:

  • Forget Microsoft’s Templates: Take a couple of hours and Google for good PowerPoint designs. Then, re-create the basic style elements with your own twist. Make a few templates with completely different themes so you have options as you present to a wide range of audiences.
  • Watch Tutorials: Search for video tutorials on how to use the key tools in PowerPoint. It really is easy to edit your images without having to use Photoshop.
  • Find Fonts: Another way to personalize your PowerPoint presentations is to find and install new fonts. Just make sure they’re easy to read, and make a note that if you send your presentation to another person, they must have that font installed on their computer or it won’t work.

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