3 Tips to Create More Professional-Looking Slideshow Presentations

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Whether you’re pitching a new idea to potential business partners or investors, or simply providing an in-house report – it is important that you’re able to create a professional-looking slideshow presentation. Unfortunately you may find that easier said than done, which is why the following tips may be a big help:

  • Less is more

Do not try to cram too much information into each of your slides. Ideally every slide should focus on a single main point, and consist of 3 to 4 bullet points at most – totaling 15 words or less. The same rule applies when you’re using visuals (i.e. graphs or images), and each visual should have its own slide so that it can make an impact.

  • Use typography to establish hierarchy

Within each slide you should use typography to create a hierarchy denoting its importance. While you may not want to vary the font, you can use bold text, colors, or even block quotes to draw attention to certain areas.

  • Keep the overall presentation short

The average presentation tends to be anything from 15 to 20 minutes in duration. That is normally about enough time for 10 slides, and anything more than that will likely lose its impact. If you find your presentation is too long you may want to distill it, or move some of the less important information from the slides and to your narration instead.

Of course in order to create a slideshow presentation you’ll need the right tools – and Movavi Slideshow Maker will be able to equip you with everything you need. Essentially it is a simple tool that will let you compile slides consisting of images, or even videos.


Once you’ve added the slides that you want included in your presentation, you can then adjust the parameters such as the slide duration. Additionally Movavi Slideshow Maker will let you improve your presentation and give it some flair by adding transitions that link your slides to one another.

If you want you can even add background music to your presentation using Movavi Slideshow Maker. In fact not only will it supply you with built-in tracks that you can choose from, but you can even import your own audio material. Assuming you add background music, you can set the slide duration to automatically match the tempo of the music.

In the event that you want to add to the unique appearance of your presentation, Movavi Slideshow Maker has numerous types of filters and special effects that can alter its atmosphere. It also will let you add customizable text fields that can act as captions, titles or subtitles.

All in all you should definitely be able to create an impressive and professional-looking presentation with these tools. Because Movavi Slideshow Maker will let you save it as a video, you will find that you can even upload your presentation to online video sharing platforms such as YouTube, and distribute it to people a lot more easily as a result.

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