What makes an aesthetic PowerPoint background?
An aesthetic background for PowerPoint or any other presentation type can be the difference between a presentation that is forgettable and one that leaves a lasting impression.
Here are 4 things to consider when creating an aesthetic background for your next presentation:
1) Color Scheme:
The color scheme you choose for your slides should reflect your brand or the mood you want to set for your presentation. Cool colors like blues and greens can create a calming effect, while warm colors like reds and oranges can create excitement. You may also want to use complementary colors, which are two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, to create visual interest.
When choosing fonts for your slides, it’s important to use types that are easy to read from a distance. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Helvetica work well in presentations because they’re simple and legible in all sizes. You may also want to use different font weights (bold, italicized, etc.) sparingly so as not to overwhelm viewers with too much text at once.
Stock images can be a great way to add visual interest to your slides without having design experience yourself. However, it’s important to choose images that are appropriate for your presentation and relate directly to the message you want to communicate.
All too often, formal presentations use irrelevant or inappropriate images just because they look cool, which can distract from the main messages of their presentations. If possible, try using your own original designs or photos instead of stock photos whenever possible.
4) Graphic elements:
While using too many graphic elements can clutter up your presentation, including judicious amounts of well-placed graphics can add visual interest and help provide clarity where text alone might not suffice.
For example, icons or graphs canto illustrate more complex ideas quickly and easily. Us ing graphics that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a photographer; there are plenty of online resources to find free graphics you can incorporate o your presentations without having to worry about copyrights infringement
What makes a good aesthetic presentation template?
Design is an important part of any presentation. When you are looking to create a PowerPoint presentation, or better yet, a Stroydoc presentation, it is important to find the right template that will reflect your message in the best way possible.
There are 3 things you should consider when choosing an aesthetic template:
1) Color scheme
The color scheme of your template should be complementary to your content. You don’t want colors that clash or distract from your message. Choose colors that will help reinforce your points and make them stand out.
The fonts you choose for your slides should also be complementary to each other and to your content. You don’t want too many different fonts going on at once, as this can be confusing for viewers. Stick with two or three fonts max and make sure they are easy to read onscreen.
The layout of your slides is also important in terms of design aesthetics. Make sure the layout works well with the amount of information you plan to include on each slide. Too much text crammed into a small space can be overwhelming for viewers, while too little text makes it difficult for them to understand what you’re trying to say.
All Storydoc templates allow viewers enough space to see all the information included without feeling overwhelmed
Why aesthetic background for presentation is just half the work
Finding a beautiful background for your PPT or Storydoc will only get you half of the way to an effective presentation that stands out. The other half is the delivery of your presentation.
A nice presentation template will have an immediate positive effect on your viewers but to capitulate on this positivity it’s best to use interactive and story-based content that makes it fun and easy to consume your presentation and not just pretty to look at. While PPTs can only be aesthetically pleasing, Storydoc templates can be both beautiful and engaging.
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