In a recent post, I suggested changes you might make to this “before” slide, to make it look more professional:
That slide ended up looking like one of these “after” options:
But in that recent post, I didn’t show you how to make those changes. So that’s where this post comes in – the steps are in this 3-minute video:
Over to you
What tips or comments do you have?
Among other things, you might want to comment on:
- Other ways to format a slide that introduces a speaker.
- Using a “belly band”.
- Improving the “after” slide I made in the video.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, either in the comment box below or via @RemotePoss on Twitter.
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Great idea, Craig! I usually use images that fill the entire slide area and when I want to add a word or two of text with a “belly band” (didn’t know that was the term), I run into trouble because it covers a key aspect of the photo. But I love this idea of reducing the photo to the dimensions of the band and might start doing that for the slides that introduce different sections of the presentations. Right now I don’t think they’re differentiated enough from the slides in the “body” of the presentation.
Thanks for your feedback, Rob, and I’m delighted you’ve thought of a new use for this tip.
As you suggest, it’s crucial to make the section slides stand out, as I wrote about in the post about consistency versus cohesion.