When I was younger and I had to make Powerpoint presentations, I never really liked to do them. I couldn’t figure out why other than they just didn’t do what I wanted them to do. They were often unappealing, tacky and most were just eyesores.
That’s back when Powerpoint was hard to use and wasn’t intuitive at all. Since then I’ve tried my hardest to stay away for Powerpoint and have been successful for quite a while.
Recently, I’ve had to become reacquainted with Powerpoint presentations. Unfortunately, I still hate them. However, as my taste in design has matured, I’ve realized new ways to actually make my presentations attractive. I’ve also learned that simpler, yet creative presentations get the job done with most audiences.
Perhaps you have to do tons of presentations. Perhaps you don’t. Today, we’re going to show you some slides from some really wonderful presentations that were shared at Note And Point. Love or loath Powerpoint, you won’t hate these presentations…
12 Digital Predictions for 2012
An Event Apart 2013
It’s the Little Things
How Do We Do The Design for the Everywhere?
Designing the Business Experience
A Designer’s Guide to Webfonts
For a Future Friendly Web
FontShop – A Field Guide to Typography
Future of Mobile Tagging Report
15 Observations from a Culture with a Can-Do Tradition
Long After the Thrill
Online Advertising Made Simple
Why Planners and Creatives Should Become Best Friends
Data, Design, Meaning
Hacking the Queue
Social Media Engagement
The Goodness Manifesto
It’s Worth It
Driving Word of Mouth with Unexpected Value
We Are The Makers of Things
A Freelance Web Designer’s Survival Manual
Customer Satisfaction by the Numbers
Putting together a good presentation is necessary to capture the interest of your audience. Notice that it doesn’t have to be fancy and overdecorated, but it should be bold, concise and interesting. Creating the right presentation (or as some call them, decks) takes some time — it’s not the same beast as web design but can incorporate things from it.
Do you design Powerpoint presentations regularly? Do you hate it as a technology? Let us know in the comments.