If your presentation is going to be shown on a larger screen, it is important to keep the following in mind when making decisions around your presentation’s design and content:
- Quality of your images
Even if your images look great on your laptop screen, be aware that they may not have the same effect when blown up onto a bigger screen, opt for high-resolution images to avoid pixilation or blurry image. There is also the capability to compress larger images in PowerPoint so that you don’t freeze your presentation.
- Size and amount of text on your slide.
If you’re presenting to a larger audience, less is more when it comes to text on the slide. Use your presentation as a visual aid and remember that reliance on text is risky when a projector image can be diluted by bright lighting and a projector.
- Colours and contrast
Black and white can be glaring on a screen, and so opt for dark grey if using text as it’s easier on the eye. Also consider making your presentation accessible for everyone- people with dyslexia can sometimes find certain colour combinations harder to read. Ensuring that your presentation is in high contrast also helps avoid bright light diluting the screen.
As presentations can be less vivid on larger screens, the use of animation should be minimal, it’s core use is for information flow of the presentation. Rather than using a busy transition between slides for example, a simple fade may be more effective and less distracting for the audience.
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