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What Is an Infographic? The History and Evolution of Data Visualization


By | source: Jun 23rd, 2020

Whether you work in marketing, research, education, or the non-profit sector, infographics are likely a part of your everyday life. Even if your sector hasn’t jumped on the infographic bandwagon, it is likely that you see infographics as you scroll through social media and blogs.

Despite how widespread infographics are, there is still confusion about what exactly qualifies as an infographic.

Definition of Infographic

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, an infographic is defined as:

A chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine, or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way.

If we go by this definition of an infographic though, then virtually all types of visual information would be considered an infographic.

Even signs like the one below would be considered an infographic.

fall rock sign is a simple infographic

 

While useful, we generally now appreciate infographics to be more detailed and complex than a simple sign.

Wikipedia expands on the definition of infographic by saying that,

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

The key term here is complex information. Hence why street signs aren’t considered infographics by modern standards.

I also like how Venture Beat defines infographic as a “Picture painted with data. Take a quick look and a story emerges from numbers. Look more closely, and a complex narrative emerges from dense clusters of information.”

Key Features of Infographics:

  • Goal is to make large amounts of data immediately understandable.
  • Information can be quickly digested.
  • Visually striking.
  • Engaging.

All Infographics Contain:

  • Content Almost all infographics use some text to get the message across. However, there are some infographics – such as the IKEA stick figures – which convey the message without any text.
  • Visuals: The visuals need to be striking and clearly convey the information.
  • Knowledge: The goal of an infographic is to convey information. Without knowledge, then it is just a graphic and not infographic.
IKEA how-to infographic

IKEA’s instructions are an example of infographics without any text.

Types of Infographics

There are a lot of design and marketing agencies that have broken down infographics into types.  However, it is hard to find a consensus amongst them.

As one designer points out, the breakdown of infographic types depends on how you define the different between data, information, and knowledge.  These terms are highly subjective, which explains why we still don’t have a widely-agreed upon definition of infographic, nevertheless the types.

The Harvard Business Review guide Good Charts lays out four types of infographics: declarative, conceptual, exploratory, and data-driven. In this classification system, the types overlap each other, such as declarative-exploratory.

However, I prefer the simpler breakdown of infographic types by Column Five Media.  They define three main infographic types: Data visualization, information design, and editorial infographics.

As a consumer, understanding the types of infographics can help you better gauge the value of the information presented.

You’ll be able to ask yourself questions like how many data sets are being presented, and is the infographic trying to elicit a response from me?  Considering that infographics have long been used as a propaganda tool, this insight can help you avoid being manipulated with data.

Data Visualization Infographics

Many of the early precursors to infographics, such as line graphs and charts, are types of data visualizations.  The difference is that today’s data visualizations often present huge amounts of information.

Key Features:

  • Illustrates numbers/amounts
  • Delivers information
  • Is objective
  • Usually created for a specific niche
  • Not narrative – focus on the numbers
  • Tend to be more “numbers heavy” than graphic

There is a lot of debate about the difference between an infographic and data visualization.  Some would argue that they are completely different things.  However, the common consensus is that data visualizations are a type of infographic, but not all infographics are data visualizations.

Example of Data Visualization Infographic

Infographic shows the relative complexity of the solar magnetic field.

 

Information Design Infographics

With these information design infographics, the data is not specific numbers.  Rather, the data is concepts which are visualized. Some examples of these information design are timelines, how-to steps, flowcharts, comparisons, hierarchical, and anatomical illustrations.

Key Features:

  • Illustrates concepts rather than numbers
  • Include more than one set of data or info in order to tell a larger story
  • Typically aimed at a mass market
  • May not be objective

Example of Information Design Infographic  

information design type of infographic showing crowd funding benefits

The infographic shows a concept, not a specific set of data.

 

Editorial Infographics

It used to be that text-based editorials were found in newspapers and magazines to supplement the objective news reporting.  Now, there is a growing trend towards editorial type infographics.

Key Features:

  • Are not objective
  • Have a distinct call to action
  • Often used by non-profits and activist groups
  • Use various data sets to support viewpoint

Example of an Editorial Infographic:

PeTA infographic

An editorial infographic by PeTA

 

Why Infographics Are So Powerful

Long before humans invented alphabet systems, they communicated with visuals.  The human brain is hardwired to process visual information, and it does it much more efficiently than it processes text information.

infograpic on the benefits of visual learning

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Shortening Attention Span

Another reason that infographics are so powerful in today’s era of the internet, is that they capture attention.  Our attention spans have drastically shortened because of the constant stimulus we receive.  In this era of goldfish brains, learning needs to be micro.

Infographics are one of the best ways to present huge amounts of data in small bites, thus making them a very powerful learning tool.  They are also great for marketers who want to get their message across as quickly as possible.   Color visuals increase comprehension, learning, and retention by over 73%.  The appeal lasts: Eye tracking research on news pages has shown that 87% of people who saw an infographic also read the accompanying text, whereas only 41% read the text of a typical page with heading and text.

Shareability

The key to having content go viral is to make it shareable.  Your readers see the content and believe that sharing it makes them look good.  They then want to share it with their friends, coworkers, and grandparents.  Visual content is 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content (Buffer, 2014).

 

Infographic History Timeline

Prehistory and Early Civilization

We humans are visual thinkers, so it is no surprise that infographics have been around since even before civilization.  The earliest examples of infographics are arguably cave paintings which many experts believe were used to communicate information about animals and hunting methods.  There are also prehistoric examples of constellations maps and land maps.  However, the combining of data and art didn’t develop until the 1600s.

Dunhuang star chart

Dunhuang star chart, dated to between 600 andn 900 AD.

 

1600s:

Maps had been around for long before the 17th century, but this is when the principles of measuring and marking distances as well as special geometry were laid down.  As a result, we see a huge jump in the quality of maps during this century.

Christoph Scheiner is usually credited as the person responsible for making the first modern infographic.  His map of sunspots was printed in 1626.

Christoph Scheiner sunspots infographic

 

1786

The end of the 18th century in Europe was a Golden Age for sciences and arts. The date 1786 stands out as when a Scotsman named William Playfair published his work “Commercial and Political Atlas.” The work contains the first examples of a bar chart. Playfair also is credited with inventing the line, area, and pie charts.

William Playfair, grandfather of infographics

 

1800s

The 1800s was the era of charts. Many government offices started using visual charts for statistical analysis.  The popularity of charts led to major innovations in their types and styles.

Suddenly, we had more attractive charts as well as new types like bubble charts, contour plots, and 3d charts.

Infographic charts also started to influence history. 

If it weren’t for John Snow’s 1841 cholera map (which showed cholera outbreaks linked to a common water source), he probably wouldn’t have been able to convince public officials that cholera is spread by water.  Thanks to his visualization, the well pump was removed.

Cholera outbreak map

Cholera outbreak map

In 1860, a map of slavery influenced the course of the Civil War.  By seeing which areas held slaves, the Union was able to determine which areas would fight harder to keep slavery – and which ones might switch sides.

civil war slave holders map

One of the first infographics to combine multiple data sets was made in 169 by designer Charles Minard. He visualized Emperor Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, showing the number of forces, distance traveled, temperatures, and rivers crossed.

first modern infographic

 

Florence Nightingale was amongst the first to use infographics for activism.  Her 1858 infographic of mortality of British army was used to convince the Queen to provide better medical care for soldiers in the Crimean War.

florence nightengale infographic

 

 

1900s

Up until this period, infographics were mainly used to convey data within scientific circles and niche audiences. The booming 1900s found infographics being adopted by mainstream media.

People were moving to cities during this time and public transportation was getting complex.  Infographics were made to help the public navigate.  The first few attempts at mapping the subway systems in NYC were far from ideal.  It wasn’t until 1967 that subway routes were given their own color on maps.

NYC subway map 1904

First NYC subway map from 1904

 

1990s to Early 2000s

Computers and software finally became affordable and small enough to make it into homes. Design software suddenly made it possible to visualize data quickly without having to hand-draw visualizations.

The result were infographics which were much more complex, such as network graphs, dendrograms, sunburst charts, and chord diagrams.

2000s

Now is the era we are familiar with.  With the huge demand for visual content, everyone from marketers to government agencies to nonprofits have adopted infographics.

The push towards visual content also means there’s been a surge in bad infographics.  It got so bad that a 2011 article in the Atlantic called the infographic trend a “plague” and “endemic in the blogosphere.”

By the end of the decade, marketers realize that they can’t make an impact simply by putting content in visual form.  Consumers are demanding more to capture their attention.

 

The Infographic Today

Living in the information age means we are getting inundated with huge amounts of data daily. A Telegraph report found we consume the equivalent of 174 newspapers per day – which is five times more information consumed daily in 1986.

That statistic was reported in 2011. Since then, the amount of information overload has only increased.

With so much information overload, people have become very picky about what they consume. Content doesn’t even stand a chance without a visual strategy.  

Thus, there is a huge push to transform content into visual form.  In an article about how infographics jumped the shark, Flowing Data creator Nathan Yau comments on how infographics are replacing the blog post format.

 Infographics have gotten longer to fit into the blog format. Posts that used to be long lists of favorite things and best methods have shifted to something more visual.

We’ve also seen more infographic trends like interactive, 3d, and motion infographics.

Infographics have grown to great lengths, quite literally.  Keep scrolling..

long form infographic goes far down the page

Online users have also gotten immune to the visual pull of infographics.  Without a good story throughout the infographic, people get bored.  

Thus, it is no surprise that infographic design best practices include making a narrative flow.  When done well, the narrative will engage consumers as they scroll down the infographic.  The message is clear and there is a strong visual focus.

The final piece to pull it all together is a Call To Action or conclusion.  Because, without a CTA guiding you in how to react, what was the point of consuming the infographic?  Data only becomes knowledge when it can be put to use!

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Mobile Games Critics Love


By | source: Dec 6th, 2022

 

If you went back around a decade, it would probably have been the case that most people still preferred to game on console and PC. But, as time has progressed, more people than ever are now gaming on mobile. Not only have smartphones come a long way in terms of their capabilities, but so have the games themselves, and there are some that critics are huge fans of.

 

Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO is one of the very few mobile games that has remained popular even though it’s been around since 2016, which is one of the reasons it’s a big hit with players. Another reason is that there is nothing better than an innovative game that breaks tradition, which is precisely what Pokemon GO does. It’s a game that utilises augmented reality, which allows players to explore real life as Pokemon trainers. So, effectively, players would explore their real-life surroundings and hunt for Pokemon who would randomly appear, thanks to AR.

Mega Moolah

Mega Moolah, a video slot, may seem a bit of a surprise inclusion, but hear us out. Playing online slot games on your mobile has long been the norm, largely because many iGaming developers are now mobile-focused. But Mega Moolah is exceptional, and you will get the impression that this is the case from the title. Microgaming, the developers of Mega Moolah, in creating this game, actually produced a slot that is renowned for turning some lucky winners into millionaires. Imagine just how fun it’d be to spin the reels of a slot, while also having an opportunity to win life-changing amounts of money. It’s why it’s a critic’s choice.

Fortnite Mobile

What critics are also massive fans of are games that are on-trend or ones that capitalise on trends. And, as everyone will know, battle royale titles have been all the rage for a number of years. Now, there are quite a few battle royale games that have made it onto mobile and done well. But it’s Fortnite that gets the nod from the critics, arguably because it was a worldwide phenomenon when it hit console, and that success transferred to mobile, as it gave players a chance to play the game, alongside friends, on the go. It’s a port that really hit the spot and is highly regarded as a result.

Alto’s Odyssey

Some games are a thing of beauty and catch the eye for this reason, with Alto’s Odyssey one of those to tick that box with aplomb. But it isn’t a game that is all about the visuals. It plays well too, and is one of the greatest runners of all time. Perhaps the combination of great visuals and exciting gameplay has caught the eye of critics for all the right reasons. But, when you factor in that everything that happens is incentive and reward-driven, you realise that the standout feature of Alto’s Odyssey is that it keeps you coming back for more.

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The History Behind US Student Communities


By | source: Nov 25th, 2022

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US student communities are special men’s and women’s organizations, they are literally called “brotherhoods” and “sisterhoods”, since the students included in them have certain rights and are subject to the charter of their community.

 

These organizations have been successfully operating in the universities of North America for about 3 centuries. In Europe, there are similar student organizations – student corporations, designed to organize young people into organizational groups for a more productive and fun life and study at universities.

 

Student communities in the United States, as a rule, have a name consisting of Greek letters and are divided into women’s and men’s. 

 

How to join a US community?

But joining one of the US communities is not so easy. First of all, one must have some financial position in order to be able to make fraternal dues and pay for their living in special campuses assigned to the community.

 

There were cases when for this it was necessary to walk naked around the campus or drink sour milk. But the desire of candidates to join the student community is so great that, despite the obvious health risk, they are ready to make even less of such sacrifices. 

 

The first student society was called “Fi. Beta. Kappa. It included people who were very popular at that time – writers, politicians, poets, etc.

 

There is a place in US student communities and strict laws, failure to comply with which can lead to expulsion not only from the community, but also from the educational institution. It is desirable to show progress in studies, no one likes stupid people. By the way, performance must be shown everywhere. So, sometimes students use essay writing service cheap to help them with homework.

 

For example, if a member of the student body is seen drunk in their fraternity uniform, they may be kicked out of the association. It is believed that by showing up drunk in a fraternity uniform, you are disregarding the values ??of your community, which means that such people have no place among the brothers. Therefore, such a student is expelled from the community, and for sure, no other student will want to accept him.

The most prestigious communities 

Being a member of Phi Beta Kappa is a huge honor that many students, now both men and women, aspire to receive. All participants must indicate this experience in their resumes, and potential employers check the information at the national office. Getting into such a prestigious society is not easy. For example, at the George Washington University in Phi Beta Kappa, they only take a very high average score – at least 3.7 out of 4.0. 

 

In addition, knowledge of a foreign language and a successfully completed course in mathematics or statistics are required. If you want to ask for professional’s help with college assignments, look for online writing services like writemypapers.me

 

The first officially registered student association was the Chi Phi fraternity. It opened at Princeton University on December 24, 1824, the eve of Catholic Christmas. The founders declared the main principles of the community to be truth, honor and integrity of the individual.

 

Later, similar organizations began to multiply rapidly throughout the country. Students wanted to unite to stimulate each other’s ambitions, to encourage the highest manifestations of courage, to develop leadership qualities, responsibility and composure.

Why should one join one of the US communities?

Fellowship provides a lot of benefits – and it’s not just about parties at the end of the school week. Most importantly, networking is the basis of social interaction with peers. Most university students will only keep in touch with 4-6 really close friends. As soon as you join your brotherhood, you immediately get to know 30-40 new people who you could trust and make real friends with.

 

It has been proven time and time again that your chances of getting a job are higher if your future boss or hiring manager belongs to the same fraternity. 20 or 30 years ago, when social media and job sites like LinkedIn didn’t exist, fraternity connections were even more rewarding.

 

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How to Manage Funds at Online Casinos


By | source: Nov 12th, 2022

With the current popularity of technology and online things, there are also now online casinos available for gamblers to play without having to travel to casinos. But when online gambling, it is important to have a proper management plan for your funds.

 

Having a good money management plan can go a long way when gambling at online casinos. This article will explain how to manage your funds at online casinos properly.

1. Creating and Sticking to a Budget Plan

One of the most common things you should know when gambling is that you shouldn’t gamble more money than you can handle to lose. This is a very important rule to stick by when starting to gamble. Gambling is risky as there is little assurance that you will always come out as a winner. This is why you must never gamble amounts of money you can’t afford.

 

Before gambling, you should create a budget plan to familiarize yourself with the extent of your funds. Even if you have a winning streak, there are always big losses in every gambling session. The risk of losses shows why you should always remember to stick to a budget plan to avoid major financial problems.

2. Create a Gambling Schedule

Compared to playing casino games at real casinos, it is much easier and more enticing to gamble at online casinos. Because of this, it is necessary to have a schedule to stick by and acknowledge that gambling is only a special occasion. Only have specific days in a week where you should allow yourself to gamble online.

 

When creating a schedule, you should only increase the time of your sessions when your income from gambling is increasing rapidly. But if not, you should maintain discipline and control yourself from gambling online too much. If you gamble on a schedule, you may win more than you lose. If that’s the case, let’s hope you are at a fast payout casino to help get your winnings more quickly.

3. Don’t Gamble Using Emotions

When gambling, it is crucial that your emotional responses don’t overpower your logical reasoning. Especially when you have significant losses from gambling online, you should be logical and take a break from gambling instead of trying to win your losses back out of anger. While playing some more after losing may seem necessary, taking the logical course of action will be more beneficial down the road.

4. Always Withdraw your Winnings

When gambling, you can consider your money from this activity winnings when your losses do not outweigh your winning bets. When left with money that is pure profit, it means that the personal funds that you have initially invested are not at risk.

 

You should maintain your bankroll at the total you invested initially, showing that you display a smarter and more professional way of gambling. Withdraw the house’s money and use it to increase your original investment.

Conclusion

Online casinos offer a fun and convenient way for gamblers all over the world to earn some money. However, it may be more tempting to bet your money on these online casinos irresponsibly because of their convenience. As a gambler, you should always know how to be responsible and stick to a money management plan to ensure you don’t suffer significant financial losses.

 

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8 Reasons Why Poker Is About Skill


By | source: Nov 11th, 2022

Poker relies heavily on fortune whenever done for just a brief moment. It becomes more of a skill-based card game the further you participate. Generally, most participants would’ve played this game for a lesser period. The veteran players, however, might have invested a lot of time in this game.

 

Whether you’re less about skill and more about luck, you should look at the best roulette apps and give it a spin.

Reasons Why it is a Game of Skill

You must take steps to lessen the influence of chance within your match. By accomplishing this, you’ll provide yourself with greater power regarding your accomplishment.

1. Game of Chances

If you’ve ever played this card game, you know how significantly your hand differs from your rivals’ in terms of cards. There is no longer luck because cards can potentially impact the game’s outcome significantly. 

 

Certainly, there is still a minimal amount of short-term luck left. In the long run, however, the likelihood is always true.

2. Your Abilities Matter

Poker is a mastery game that grows more complex as players play additional rounds. The ability required for winning such cards might be 100% as the maximum count of cards dealt approached infinitely. This isn’t feasible, rationally speaking. On average, the chances will ultimately be to your advantage.

3. Anticipated Variables

You could utilize mathematics to your advantage in each game of poker and choice you make. Each anticipated value is the average, long-term value of that situation. Beneficial or bad outcomes are also possible.

 

It is irrelevant what the outcome of the present round is for evaluating predicted value. The overall worth of the circumstance is the sole factor that matters. A skilled player will eventually prevail in a given circumstance.

4. Difference in Playing Abilities

There are quality and terrible players in the game of poker. The choices they make during the game greatly impact how it turns out. Greater compared to a player who makes poor decisions, a player who can make better decisions.

5. Varying Rules

As you are aware, players must obey regulations in this game. Poker can’t be played without such regulations. Additionally, whenever regulations are established, they apply to every participant. Not many factors can change the game’s outcome because everyone must adhere to the regulations.

6. Starting Cards

Poker games involve a variety of events, many of which have an impact on the result. All players initially receive 2 cards for each round. Before proceeding, every player must make their initial choice—whether or not they’ll accept the pot.

7. Set of Cards

Each event at a poker game is foreseeable. The issue arises when it is necessary to consider many potential outcomes. Because there are so many decks with predetermined values, each hand has a wide range of potential results.

8. It Requires Patience

You must develop the ability to manage your feelings and maintain a composed mindset. Maintaining your composure is critical since breaking it will result in financial loss. You’ll need to practice that talent over time.

Conclusion

Luck isn’t a factor in every competition with regulations and elements. The argument is that anything could be quantified and that doing so is perfectly legal. Every player who doesn’t factor in probabilities would claim that poker is just a match of luck.

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How to Make Interactive Google Slides Presentations


By | source: Nov 7th, 2022

One of your biggest fears as a presenter is probably getting bored listeners. Whether virtual viewers behind screens or live ones, you’re definitely seeking ways to attract, engage, and excite them. However, you don’t want to bore the addressees when presenting your ideas to them. Besides, a sleek and appealing Google slides design makes you credible in the eyes of the audience. Moreover, an interactive deck makes it easy to impress your target audience and place your business ahead of the competition.

As you plan your presentation, your aim should be to keep the audience glued to the content. That means you should have a robust content plan before preparing the presentation. If you don’t have the right strategy in place, your audience may end up overlooking the most crucial parts of your presentation. Making Google slides interactive for the business presentation to go smoothly shouldn’t be a hard task with the following tips.

Use Excellent Templates

Even before the listeners begin internalizing your content, your templates’ outlook will attract or repel them. So it would be best to create a memorable impression. The theme of your slideshow should correlate to the theme of the exhibition. You don’t want to confuse the viewers right from the beginning. Designing a suitable presentation template from scratch may be a daunting task. Fortunately, Google has pre-designed templates that you can choose from. They range from those with playful themes to professional and business-looking ones. With an exceptionally-designed template, you can make your deck stand out.

Incorporate Relevant Images in Your Deck

One of the aspects that the addressees assess when viewing the deck is the visual appeal. Slides that look jumbled and dull will likely kill the viewers’ attention. Therefore, if you want to have an outstanding presentation, it is best to master how to make Google slides interactive by incorporating the right images. Apart from emphasizing the message in the keynotes, the images help the participants to stay focused for a long time.

You shouldn’t pick any image and embed it on your deck. Instead, ensure it’s appropriate for the situation at hand. If you have previously downloaded and saved images, you’re at liberty to use them. Alternatively, you can search for the right pictures from Google to make the slides more engaging. However, you should use light files to prevent your business presentation from lagging.

Moreover, Google slides have different options when it comes to image shapes. Therefore, you shouldn’t restrict your images to the default rectangular and square shapes. Alternatively, you have many fun shape options to keep your audience glued to your presentation content.

Simplify Statistics Using Infographics

In some cases, your presentation may have complex data. Your audience may find it difficult to follow the discussion if you present the data in its raw form. Make infographics part of your deck to improve the appeal, make work easy for your participants, and improve your credibility. The infographics you decide to use should convey the correct information and be labeled well. For instance, the title, the y-axis, and the x-axis of a graph should be labeled so the addressees can understand it without asking what it represents. Examples of infographics you can use include:

  •       Flowcharts
  •       Bar graphs
  •       Pie charts
  •       Histograms

Put the Right Videos

Appropriate videos are a recipe for interactive Google slides. They also make your exhibition attractive and interesting. Just like in the case of images, you should ascertain that the videos add value to your presentation. If not, you shouldn’t add them to the slides. Ideally, you can use pre-save videos or search on platforms such as YouTube.

How do you ensure you embed the right videos in your deck? First, watch the video and ascertain it is related to the content in the slides. You can also edit it to ensure it’s of the right size, length, and lighting. Also, place it on the right part of your slides. As you add this video, put yourself in the audience’s position. If you feel the video isn’t appropriate, you can replace or remove it altogether.

Use Font Formatting Techniques

Fonts can make or break the presentation. Therefore, you should choose the most appropriate fonts to create a long-lasting impression on your participants. It is best to use one or two fonts throughout for consistency and neatness. The text should also be easy for the addressees to read. So choose the right text size, color, and type. Many text options are available on Google slides. Explore and experiment with different fonts before you choose what works for you. When it comes to the texts, you should be careful not to go overboard with them. If you do, you may end up losing the audience’s attention. So maintain brevity and clarity in every slide.

Pick an Appropriate Right Color Combination

Another element of your deck that you shouldn’t take lightly is the color combo. Remember that people have an emotional and psychological attachment to colors. So if you pick an inappropriate color combo, the deck will be less appealing. The most appealing colors for slides have high contrast for easy visibility. The color on the background should make it easy for the viewers to read the texts on your slides. If you have a dark background, then use bright accent colors and light text. If your business already has brand colors, use them to emphasize the aspect of identity to the viewers.

Bottom Line

Whether you aim to win investors, a lucrative contract or just inform, a properly-designed presentation would carry some weight. So making the presentation attractive is a key ingredient for making it outstanding. In addition, interactive slides will pass information effectively while keeping the audience engaged. So choose the appropriate templates, use images and videos in your slides, and format your fonts appropriately. Besides, you should choose the right color combination. Finally, remember to focus on the essentials, pare down the presentation to relevant facts, and motivate the viewers to action.