Have you been tasked with a big pitch?
PowerPoint is a big love of ours here at The JOB Creative. It is the most popular platform for pitches, and can be a highly persuasive presentation tool – especially when you have a PowerPoint wizard (cough, cough) who can provide you with a striking and consistent design.
But are we simply defaulting to this because we don’t know any better? Well, we’re here to open your eyes to alternative options. Have you considered…
The crystal ball effect
We can guide you through this in our Explore phase (read more about what we cover on our previous blog)
Maximise the most-used pitch tool
- Break up your deck and keep your audience interested by alternating between different slide designs: follow a text heavy slide with a full bleed photo or coloured slide with minimal text.
- Use metaphors, storytelling devices or a common theme throughout to make your presentation engaging and relatable.
- Keep transitions and animations subtle – fades and wipes are your friends, steer clear of anything that bounces or flashes.
- Create guides on your master pages to ensure all elements sit in the same place on each slide. There is nothing more distracting than a heading or visual element jumping position between slides.
- Check out our free presentation guide, How to capture your audience’s attention: Hook, line & sinker.