Create slides that work
Good use of colour and font
The slide below is an example of a poor presentation:
The slide is weak because:
- the colours are badly chosen – the yellow is almost impossible to read on top of the green. The pink is difficult to focus on.
- there are three different fonts on the slide which make it confusing.
- the fonts are too decorative so they are not easy to read.
- the bulk of the text is written in capital letters. As readers, we don’t recognise these as easily as lower case letters.
A well presented slide would:
- have colours with high contrast – dark colours on white are good, or try white or pale yellow on a dark blue background.
- only use two colours for text – one for the heading and one for bullets.
- use simple fonts (sans serif -without swirls and decoration)
- use only one or two fonts on each slide.
- avoid all caps on a slide