Five steps to design awesome slides!

In a recent presentation I made, some of my students commented on the design of my slides and how I created them. I promised I’d make a quick blog post about this. So here it goes!

Making visually attractive slides is as important as the message! Yes, designing beautiful slides takes time, but anything made with quality and love takes time! I cannot tell you how many times I have disengaged from a presentation as soon as the slides are shown. I am sure I am not alone here.

It seems some people just throw some text on the first template they thought looked nice, not really putting more thought into the style or what the images, colors, fonts and text are conveying as well.

Because I teach speaking for academic and professional purposes, I emphasize the importance of the message as much as the visuals. Here’s an infographic I made with important steps I believe anyone should follow when designing slides. I also share links with some helpful resources to make presentations stunning!

Steps to design your slides de Martha Ramirez

Please share if you think this post will contribute to more beautiful visuals in our lives! We definitely need more of them, especially nowadays, when we are stuck in front of the screen and our eyes are inevitably on the slides more than the person!

4 thoughts on “Five steps to design awesome slides!”

  1. Hi!
    I just wanted to let you know that the links for the fonts are both the same and the link for the colors is not working, but maybe you can use this link: It has helped me in the past (there are several tabs to explore).
    And thanks for the blog and all the recommendations! It’s really interesting ☺️
    (I’m going slowly through it)

    1. Hi Sofia! Thank you so much for picking up on the link errors. I designed this in Canva and it has a glitch when you put two links in the same text box! So I fixed it. The color link seems to not be available anymore, so I added another one. The link of adobe color is wonderful. I love it and actually heard about it some weeks ago, so thanks for recommending it!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this comment so I can make corrections I would have probably left unnoticed for some time.

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