Slide design: contrast and font

Slide design: Design your slides with legible fonts and strong contrast to make your message clear

The font, colours and contrast you pick make your slides easier, or harder, to read.

Backgrounds: Dark backgrounds with light writing makes it easier to read in a darker room. Dark writing with a light background makes it easier to read in a light room. It makes the writing pop.

Fonts: San serif (Arial) is easier to read on a presentation, while serif (times new roman etc) is easier to read in books.

Colours: Make sure there is sufficient contrast between the background and the text. the more contrast the better.

Remember: less is more. Always think Billboard when designing slides, don’t think document!

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Richard Riche

Engagement and communication specialist at One Clear Message
Richard specialises in helping you build real human communication skills.TED style speaking and presentation skills, Emotional Intelligence skills, Employee Engagement/Experience, building high performance teams and a great place you want to work. One Clear Message offers training, consulting and coaching.
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