Too often people’s slides are simply lists of ideas that they plan to discuss. While a list is an improvement over too much descriptive text, it should be taken further. Specifically, there is often a relationship among the ideas hidden within what we first thought was simply a list. Consider the following slide that lists “dos” and “don’ts” for visuals.
Now the challenge is finding a way to organize the list that can illustrate the relationships between the ideas. For the previous slide, I use this series.
The solution is an easy 5 step process.
In order to walk you through these steps and show some examples of how this work can transform regularly formatted lists, I have done a quick video that you can access here:
And for more on morphing and other transitions, go here:
Next time you are putting together a presentation and have a list of ideas, find a visual that can help your audience better understand the relationship between your ideas. As a bonus, this process will help you better understand the list as well, and therefore be better able to explain it!