You are an Intermediate slide designer

You have practiced designing slide decks.

Your Current Skill Set

You have an eye for good design. Even though you modify existing templates, themes, and layouts, you need to hone into higher-level advanced skills to take you to the next level.

As you learn more, you will begin to discover and hone your unique design style.

Ways to Level Up


Explore different ways to use images within a slide deck.

  • Test out ways to use images that support your message.
  • If your preferred presentation software provides design suggestions, explore what makes them quality or not.
  • Use the 50% Rule - cut half of your content in the slide deck.


Explore different types of color schemes and meanings.

  • Learn how different colors evoke emotion and match those with your message.
  • Gain a better understanding of how colors work together.
  • This will bring to light the different nuances of quality design.


Utilize intermediate or advanced animation strategies.

  • Try out tools without worrying if it is right or wrong.
  • Engage your audience by asking for feedback on the use of your animation.
  • Determine what options detract from your message.

Slide Design Articles

Next Steps:

You have impressive skills and keep the momentum going with building your skill set. Join my Facebook group, Presenting in the Digital Age, to help you on your journey. I post a variety of content about slide design and presenting.

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