The art of slide deck design isn’t so different from the principles used for infographics and other forms of visual communication. Successful visual content should include only as much text as is necessary to communicate your message, leaning mainly on visuals to tell the story. That’s because visual content is proven to be more engaging for audiences and to increase retention.
This is one of the most important principles you should know as you prepare the slides for your next presentation. Why? It will ensure that audiences will pay attention to you and your message, instead of getting distracted trying to read a paragraph on each slide.
Still, keeping text to a minimum is just one way to ensure your slide deck design truly achieves your goals. So here’s our list of essential articles for anyone who wants to know more about effective, visual-first presentation design.