Presentations can be a real headache to get right, in my experience one of the main things to do is keep things simple and keep content to a minimum on each slide. I think it's much better to have 3 or 4 slides rather than trying to cram a whole lot of information onto one. Putting down everything you want to say on one slide is fine during the planning stage though because it shows me what you want to say.
Here are some before and after slides that I worked on for a company called Project Pro.
The client was aware that the existing presentation needed to be upgraded. She was new to the company and had been tasked with updating all of the company's marketing material.
I worked with her to create a new simplified template that proved very successful in the ongoing marketing presentations. The deck was mostly used on iPads but could also be sent to some clients by email and discussed over the phone or Skype.
Another client of mine, Thrive in the Hive, use powerpoint presentations to great effect in their day to day business. They offer GROUND-BREAKING PRESENTATION TRAINING and can teach anyone to be a stand-out communicator. Ground breaking training means they have to practise what they preach.
Here are some of the slides from a deck I worked on with them. Again simplicity wins the day.
Hopefully you agree that these slides look better those you might see in your average presentation. The people at Thrive in the Hive certainly think so, business owner Eve Tomlinson had this to say after receiving the new deck:
I have worked with Kevin on several projects including presentations and leaflets and he is excellent. He responds brilliantly to a brief, producing creative work on time and on budget.
I've often been asked to help companies explain finances for board meetings and the like. The following slides for University of York, show how quite complicated data can be presented in ways which make it easy to on the eye and interesting.
Kevin Greenhill - Graphic Designer :)