Images in slides
Using images in presentation slides is one way to engage your audience and make your presentation exciting. However, a badly selected or sloppy image often has negative effects on the presentation. Selecting the right image and placing it correctly is important to ensure that what you are showing is meaningful and that it illustrates the idea that you intend to communicate.
Here are a few suggestions when choosing and placing images in your presentations.
- Always choose a high resolution image. A high resolution image is sharp, scales well, and looks professional.
- Use a simple image that will illustrate clearly the idea that you want to communicate. A simple image is more focused and easy on the eyes. A busy image is likely to be complicated and difficult to look at.
- If you intend to add text to your image, choose an image that has a clean area where you can easily put text on it.
- Do not use cartoon like images or badly illustrated clip art especially in business presentations, unless you have valid reasons to use it. Instead, use a professionally illustrated image or photograph.
- When necessary, add a simple border (or frame) with a slight shadow to your image to have it stand out against the slide background.
Nobody likes to look at crappy slides. Proper placement and treatment of imported images will ensure that your presentation slides look professional and business like.