Sticky Presentations bite size article: Thick and Thin

Thick and Thin

Jun 15, 2013

An exciting way to create highlight is to vary the thickness of the font used on our presentation slides. A very common method is to apply the BOLD style to the selected word (or words). But to make this more interesting, we might want to choose a font type that has different width definition.

Examples of these font families are Myriad Pro and Avenir Next. These font families have different thickness that you can select. Chances are that you might already have these fonts installed on your computer.

If you have been following my e-newsletters, you might have noticed that I have used this technique quite often in my presentation slide examples. Let me show you a couple more examples using this technique.

Here are 4 examples of slides with varying font thickness

The examples above made use of a solid background. In your actual presentation slides, you might have an image as your background. Be sure to check that there is enough contrast between your text and background image and that your slide content is clear and legible when projected.

The author, ANG Tian Teck is a coach, trainer, and speaker, specialising in inspiring organisations and business leaders to deliver high impact presentations. He has coached, trained, and infected over 10,000 individuals across the region with his Amazing Sticky Presentations approach. Tian Teck is also the author of two books, Sticky Presentations, and Spinning I.D.E.A.S.

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