Quick and simple design tips for presenters

These guidelines can help make your presentation engaging, yet clear and easy to follow.

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Whether you’re starting a presentation for an event next month or you’re sprucing up—or just beginning—one you’re giving tomorrow morning, here are some fast design tips:

Think “kids’ book.”

Have you ever seen a presentation that looks minimalist, contemporary, sleek? It probably followed this design principle, which takes a cue from children’s books by including only a short amount of text and single object of focus per slide.

Avoid “snazzy” typefaces.

You might think Flower Cursive River Serif is the most inventive typeface you’ve ever seen, but illegible and distracting fonts don’t belong in your presentation.

Remember the Comic Sans outcry? How about the Papyrus humiliation? Stick to the classics when it comes to typefaces.

Beware of humans.

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