September 22 - 25, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Powerful PowerPoint: Creating Slides with Pizazz

September 24, 2019
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Powerful PowerPoint: Creating Slides with Pizazz

Why are so many PowerPoint presentations, well, awful?  This session looks at that and explores what works best design-wise when creating slides and slide decks. We’ll take a deep dive into the colors that work best and why, which fonts to use (and which to avoid), how to include a lot of information but emphasize what’s most important, and how to create and use infographics. Learn why many slide decks look amateurish, and how to grab the audience and draw them in with both words and layout. This design-focused session is highly interactive, fun and funny, and the things you learn are not only applicable to your PowerPoint slides, but to everything you create—flyers, posters, brochures, newsletters, and correspondence. This is design for non-designers, taught in a way that even if you are not artistic, you will look like you are. You’ll learn:   

  • Tips and techniques for creating a “cheat sheet” so you can quickly create slides that have polish and the appearance of being professionally designed.
  • How to avoid and troubleshoot some of the technical problems that can plague even the best of us.
  • How to create attention-grabbing headlines, condense complicated information and other tricks to improve readability.
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