How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation (for Keynote or Powerpoint)

In this episode of SPI TV, I'm going to show you how to create an awesome slide deck for your next presentation, one that captivates your audience and supports your talk, not bores people to death and puts people to sleep.

I've performed dozens of presentations myself, and I take great pride in how I approach my slide deck. I'm always getting complimented on my slides, and I want the same to happen to you.

Creating great slides doesn't have to be difficult, and with a few simple rules and some guidelines to follow, you'll stand out as a top presenter the next time you're on stage or presenting in front of a group.

Please note that I do talk briefly about why this is important, however if you'd like

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    26 Responses to How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation (for Keynote or Powerpoint)

    1. Kaloyan Tsilev May 29, 2015 at 7:45 am #

      Great tips as always, Pat!

      Just couple of things – first, after your dark slide, it is important that your next slide is not too bright. You don’t want to blind people, especially if the room is dark. Second, Pat, it would be really helpful if you put any links in the description box so people can just copy-paste them.

      Thanks!

    2. Adelle Ramcharan May 29, 2015 at 8:12 am #

      I WAS JUST GOOGLING THIS 3 DAYS AGO. Thanks Pat!

      • Mari Cruz Jimenez Claveria March 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

        Adelle Ramcharan o k l

      • Aldous - The Insentient December 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

        And this comment was 3 years ago

    3. Dillan Brandt May 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

      Thanks Pat this was something I was having troubles creating. Appreciate your work!

    4. Upcycled & Co. May 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

      Great video thank you Pat! I came across you and your work in Michael Hyatt’s Platform University and have listened to numerous of your podcasts and watched some of your videos. I look forward to learning more from you as I build my platform. Thank you again.

      • Pat Flynn May 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

        @Kathryn Price Thanks Kathryn! 🙂

    5. Keith James May 31, 2015 at 1:58 am #

      Very nice job. I can’t begin to tell you how many terrible presentations I’ve had to suffer through. There is absolutely no reason that someone can’t create a a compelling presentation.

      Just take a few minutes and watch a couple of TED X presentations. 20 minutes seems to be the sweet spot.

    6. Mridu Parikh May 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      SO incredibly helpful Pat. THANK YOU!

    7. Skip O'Brien June 1, 2015 at 2:46 am #

      Thanks Pat. You always give awesome “value added” information. I genuinely appreciate all you do.

    8. James Chong June 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Your videos are amazing, I’m a new subscriber. Btw, what software do you use for good slide decks.

    9. PrintCutStick com July 6, 2015 at 4:46 am #

      Pat your doing wonderful work thanks so much!

    10. dani g February 27, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      What fonts do you use? The fonts here are pretty solid.

    11. Jesse Tan March 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

      Gratitude SIR!!!! Thank you.

    12. Maayan Shneor May 4, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

      Nice video! Totally liked it –
      just one question: What fonts did you use?
      (for both the block letters and the cursive letters?)

    13. Billy June 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      I don’t get it why so many people are complaining. This tutorial was very informative and got me hanging on the edge of my seat.

    14. Powerpoint Pro July 6, 2016 at 11:48 am #

      Video starts at 4:15 But great video nevertheless 😀

      • Monica R August 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

        Thank you for that!

      • miss smiles March 10, 2019 at 8:13 am #

        Thanks

      • cxon March 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

        Realy helpfull! Thanx

      • Edwin Fernandez March 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm #

        I wish I had seen this before wasting the first 4 minutes of my life.

    15. Elizabeth Autumn Watkins April 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

      I liked this a lot. I was required to watch it for a class and thought I would be bored but I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

    16. Rick Girard -Hire Power Radio Podcast May 29, 2019 at 5:16 am #

      Hey does anyone know how to create the roadmap bubbles in Powerpoint?
      So many comments, not sure if i missed it.

    17. MikeTMP_On June 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      1 correct slide size
      2 avoid bullet points
      3 Topic + at least 1 support image
      4 Choose a style that you like
      5 Keep the text on the top
      6 Show a “road map” (how far you’ve gone into the presentation)
      7 Use graphs and tables
      8 Higlight the most important portions of your slides
      9 Go dark during story time (take people’s attention)

    18. Trohn B June 29, 2019 at 7:44 am #

      You know “making good presentations” is not offered as a course in many institutions. Thanks for sharing your insight. Curious: do u have a preference for power point, google slides, prezi, etc?

    19. Nidup Gyeltshen July 22, 2019 at 6:31 am #

      The local text written on Suggestion box is Bhutanese (Tibetan Script) 🙂

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