To Hell With Those UGLY Slides! Make Way for Beautiful Ones

Designing beautiful presentation slides

Alright, by now you must have read several blogs on how you desperately need to switch from text-heavy, bullet-ridden, clip art-infested…in short from one UGLY presentation to a ‘beautiful’ presentation.

“Wait. I make beautiful presentations. I put so much hard work into it,” is what’s going on in your mind, right? Sorry to break your heart but you’re wrong. If half your audience is dozing off to sleep while the rest are playing with their smartphones, you have failed at creating a visually captivating presentation.

‘Beauty’ lies not in your eyes, but in the eyes of your audience. I personally, totally, wholeheartedly agree with this quote by Scott Adams,

“PowerPoint slides are like children. No matter how ugly they are, you’ll think they’re beautiful if they’re yours.” (Tweet if you agree with this quote too)

So what do you do? As I said earlier, you probably have read several blogs on how to create better presentations, but never cared to follow them. Probably, because till now, you were only told how to make beautiful presentations (one message per slide, remove bullets, etc.); you did not see experts demonstrate those points step by step. Problem solved! Here’s an amazing presentation by SketchBubble, a design team that creates professional presentation templates, guiding you step-by-step on how to beautify your slides and captivate your audience:

Confession: After watching this presentation, I realized it’s time I gave a makeover to my slides too!

Make your Ugly Slides Beautiful with these Simple Fixes

More PowerPoint presentations from SketchBubble


Wow, right. The presentation made it so simple. The polished slides were not only visually appealing but so easy to understand and remember.

Do your slides look as polished as slides made by those guys? If yes, that’s great. If not, get started today: take up an old presentation of yours and give it a makeover. Practice that on all slides you design in future and you’ll be soon charming your way into audiences’ hearts.

PS. Don’t forget to upload your presentations on authorSTREAM. We’d love to see them too! 🙂

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Anuj Malhotra

A potter maniac, I live in a world inhabited by wizards and Marvel's superheroes. Writing is my defence mechanism (Mr. Freud, analyze this). Presentations are my new found love.

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