Creative Presentation Ideas for 2015 [Still valid in 2020]
Presentations with static slides and plain backgrounds aren’t going to win you an applause, unless you are an exceptionally good presenter. As not all of us have the Steve Jobs touch when it comes to presenting our ideas, therefore, here are a few tips that can help you add a touch of creativity when presenting your slides this year. These ideas are still valid in 2019.
Start With an Animated Slide
Simply presenting a static slide with a title and your name is perhaps one of the best ways to send an audience to the land of their dreamscapes. This is especially true if the audience is already weary from viewing presentations from other presenters before you came on stage. Hence, starting with an animated slide can be quite visually appealing for your audience and can help to instantly grab their attention.
There are a range of Animated PowerPoint Templates that we have reviewed which provide animated video slides. Moreover, you can also use the Custom Animations Pack for PowerPoint by Presentation Process to create animated PowerPoint presentations.
Use High-end Diagrams
Using a diagram which presents a process or depicts statistics accurately can be more eye-catching and professional looking than an image. Constructing such diagrams can be quite difficult, however by the aid of various templates available by third-party developers, you can easily create such complex diagrams by simply editing sample ones. We recommend using the CEO Pack for PowerPoint for making high-end diagrams in PowerPoint.
This presentation bundle contains hundreds of sample diagrams which have been created for professional use, including some diagrams which have been exclusively made for presenting a specific process or analysis such as a SWOT Analysis, PEST Analysis, Product Lifecycle, etc.
Use Quotes and Metaphors
Saying it all as it is might not sit well with your audience, hence using a quote or a metaphor might just get your audience thinking. Moreover, leaving a bit of ambiguity (especially when discussing controversial topics) can help you sway your audience towards your perspective, without even convincing them using a direct call-to-action line.
Engage Your Audience
Don’t be afraid to engage your audience. Asking a question picking a volunteer from the crowd are all approaches which can help you add more interest to your presentation.
Your presentation should not be merely limited to your slides but you need to bring in something unique and interesting. For example, you might be able to present your perspective in a better way by asking questions from an audience to elaborate a point (e.g. showing difference in opinion by asking the same question from multiple participants).
Add a Video to Your Presentation
You might be interested in adding a video to keep your audience awake and to better explain a point of view. In such a case you might not even require making the video on your own but you can simply borrow a video from a credible source. For instance, if you are an IT manager who wants to explain the benefits of a new piece of hardware that your team requires, why not simply show your bosses a video from the manufacturer to put things in a nutshell.
Related: How to Insert a Video in PowerPoint
If you are looking for creative slide designs and animated, editable presentation layouts, then feel free to browse through our recommended links given below.