November 2, 2016

3 Secrets to a Fast and Professional Presentation

Are you creating a PowerPoint presentation for the umpteenth time this month? Do you need to quickly make a presentation to present your data to the team?  Of course you’d like to make it appear professional. However, you spent way too much time trying to make the last presentation look good and the end result was frustrating.  You didn’t have enough time for other things and well, the presentation went okay

You’re not alone on this boat of presentation madness. According to Microsoft, about 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given each day with a calculated loss of $252 million a day in terms of productivity. Calculate your company’s loss. How can you avoid bad presentation experiences?  What is everyone else’s secret to making good presentations? Read on for an overview of a few options that just might save you thousands of man hours in the future.

Things You Need to Know

You don’t need to start from that boring blank PowerPoint template each time. And unless you want to look like you’re stuck in the 90’s, please don’t immediately fall back on the default PowerPoint layouts. Today’s presentations are evolving into state-of-the-art interactive experiences.  If you don’t keep up with this trend, you run the risk of looking unprofessional, out-of-date and your audience may not take you seriously. Of course the way you present is important, but there’s no way your audience can ignore the big PowerPoint screen right in front of them. Your content matters.

There are three things that will help you skip that blank PowerPoint template each time you go to create a presentation.

The Key: Create Once, Use Always

1. Master templates

The most basic thing you can do is create a set of master templates. Master templates are slides designed specifically to your needs and can be used as a basis for creating your presentation. So when you add a new slide, just choose from the predesigned master template. You can make these yourself or even better, leave them to a professional designer that knows the ins and outs of PowerPoint.

In a nutshell, these templates can have various text and picture layouts as well as the option of using different graphs, tables and diagrams. These can be designed with your company logo and corporate colors. Templates are designed so that only certain sections can be edited, making them a particularly useful tool for employees. Say goodbye to disarranged corporate design elements or unaligned components.

2. PowerPoint Sample Slides

To have the broadest amount of design options, use a collection of individual example slides. These contain graphics and diagrams that you can insert as needed, and can be specially designed to your requirements and corporate identity. It’s always a good idea to have an ongoing collection of slides that you like and can turn back to.

3. Slide Library

An entire slide portfolio – who could ask for more? PresentationLoad provides this. With more than 10,000 different templates, it will be hard not to find the exact diagram or layout that you need. Simply pick out what you want from our portfolio and a professional designer will adjust the slides to your corporate design. We will also gladly calculate your return on investment. It’s our pleasure to save you valuable time and give you the most stylish and professional templates possible.

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  1. Definitely use master templates and layouts!
    If only everyone in companies would follow them and use that reset button. The PowerPoint world would be a tidier place then 🙂

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