Simple is always better. Keep visuals uncluttered with open space (white space) to allow easier reading and visual breaks. Visuals should support what you have to say, not say everything for you.
2 Use templates
Choose an appropriate master style and use it consistently throughout your presentation.
3 High contrast for legibility
Highly saturated colors provide the most contrast and the easiest reading. Use white or light type on dark colored backgrounds for slides and on-screen shows.
4 Use the right font
San serif fonts such as Arial and Calibri are easier to read than serif fonts like Times. Many templates use serif fonts — change them!
5 Keep text large
Text should be 24 points or larger. If your text size has to be smaller to fit, go back and edit your visual. And remember, the larger the room you will be presenting in, the larger your text needs to be.
6 Bulleted lists work well
Take out sentences and replace them with key words and phrases. Expand on these points in your verbal presentation.
7 Add graphics
Using graphics makes information more appeal ing and easier to understand — but make sure it’s appropriate for your audience. Graphics include clip art, graphs, pie charts, maps, arrows, photos, etc. Try using a clip art graphic very large for more impact.
8 Use the right graphic format
Windows metafiles (wmf) work best for logos, line drawings and illustrations while jpg’s work best for photographs. Keep your gif files for your web pages.
9 Choose special effects wisely
Transitions and special effects are great when it’s appropriate. Be careful not to overdo it.
Test your presentation on the equipment you will be using and adjust colors as needed.