Effective slide design is not simple, but should be simplistic. It isn’t easy, but should be easily understood.
Most presenters fail at creating effective PowerPoint presentations from the moment they start planning them, because they don’t focus on the key elements. Proper layout, organization, font usage, and image usage are crucial facets of design. We at SlideGenius have come up with a short list of 4 useful supplementary content, design and editing resources for anyone who may find themselves giving or creating a presentation.
1. PowerPoint Support Sites
Here are a couple of useful support sites to help deal with PowerPoint product issues:
2. Stock Photo Sites
Each of these three sites offers a wide variety of royalty-free images starting at $1 an image:
3. Editing Tools Sites
As I’ve started blogging about various PowerPoint and presentation topics, I’ve come across some interesting presentation tools. These tools might be alternatives to PowerPoint or complementary tools for PowerPoint users.
- ColorCop (free eyedropper/color picker tool)
- Freepath (combine files and other media files in a playlist)
- WhatTheFont (font identification tool)
4. Useful Quotation Sites
Most of the famous quotation sites are difficult to use due to a variety of usability issues. I found these to be among the better ones for finding useful, concise quotes.
Innovation is a major aspect of effective design; you should always be looking to better your PowerPoints, their design, and the holistic delivery. These resources are a great way to begin maximizing the few minutes you have to deliver your corporate presentation, investor pitch, executive sale presentation, etc.
If you can think of any other useful resources that align with this theme, feel free to comment them on this post and we will be sure to add!