While I’m not a designer per say, I did co-found a design and marketing studio with two amazingly talented designers and their know-how rubbed off on me. Plus, I’ve taken a few design courses and studied the science behind these tips.
1. Ditch the Template
Don’t you dare use a template that came with your software! Don’t be tempted to purchase one of those fancy stock templates either. They’re too restricting and won’t reflect your personality. Trust me, you can do this.
Templates make things visually dull. Use a clean slate to start.
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2. Try Basic Shapes
Using circles, squares, rectangles and triangles might sound scary—but they’re simple visuals that can call attention to important content. Have a numbered list? Try placing a square behind each number. You have easy access to these shapes in your presentation software of choice.
You can see the simple underlying shapes for each of these example slides below…
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