Sticky Presentations bite size article: Living on the EDGE

Living on the EDGE

Mar 23, 2014

Having images and text together on a single slide can sometimes be challenging. Both set of information (text and images) might be fighting for attention on that single slide.

We know that every time we show a slide during a presentation, it is best to have an item that will lead the audience to focus on. It can be an image, diagram, illustration, or even text that is big and clearly visible to the audience.

An effective approach to using images together with text is to place images at the edge of the slide, leaving the center of the slide for text object. Of course we should limit the number of words we use, and ensuring that the text object is big and clear creating a focus point.

Here are a couple of examples that you can try in your next presentation.

Fig 1: Images on the top edge

Fig 2: Images on the right edge

Fig 3: Images on corner edges

See the difference in your next presentation. Don't be afraid to make an impact.

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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