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Does your PowerPoint presentation need a makeover?

 

At BGRAPHIC we make sure that it is easy for you to convey your messages in a visually pleasing way – even when you are on a tight deadline.

Here are our five best tips on how you get an appealing and well-functioning PowerPoint presentation:

1 : Have a PowerPoint template professionally designed

The best basis for effective PowerPoint presentations is a professionally designed template with the corporate visual identity, colour scheme and typography tailored to PowerPoint and included in all slides. It is possible to get very simple templates, where you fill in all content from presentation to presentation or you can have more complex templates with special slides designed to support important themes or messages in your communication.

It is important that your templates are well-functioning tools for your purposes. A good template is unique to your company and covers your needs for communicating with various target groups and stakeholders.

2 : Support your messages with infographics and professional images

A professionally designed infographic, illustration or a great photo can be a powerful tool when communicating your messages. It is even possible to design PowerPoint templates in ways that ensure that tables, diagrams and other information from Excel always is displayed with correct colours and typography.

For other types of infographics with complex messages, such as maps and descriptions of processes or services, it will be most beneficial for you to have these designed professionally, so your information and messages are presented in a visually striking way. Design and infographics must support your identity and brand and at the same time make it possible to use the illustrations across your platforms, programs, website and especially social media. An image library with professional and relevant photos will also be a great help in your daily work.

3 : Use animation and video for a more dynamic presentation

PowerPoint includes a range of opportunities for creating animations, which can help create a more dynamic presentation. From the simple, stepwise revealing of text on the same slide to more complex animations and small film sequences. These naturally require more preparation and often professional help. Video presentations of the company, products, processes etc. can be used by all employees in your company and act as a great ice-breaker in presentations, introducing the company or subject, while you get a sense of your audience.

4 : Break the rhythm

During long presentations it is a great idea to insert short breaks with full-slide photos, quotes or questions for the audience to reflect upon because they give the audience a more varied experience – and you have a break. Ideally, the PowerPoint template should include different types of breaker slides, making it easy for you to insert such breaks with relevant content.

5 : It is time to switch from 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9

16:9 is the new standard size for PowerPoint presentations. The format fits large, wide-screen televisions and new projectors. If you still use PowerPoint presentation templates in 4:3, it is time to have a new template designed, because you cannot simply convert from one aspect ratio to the other without the content being jumbled around or stretched out of proportions.

We are the experts

At BGRAPHIC we are experienced in designing PowerPoint templates, infographics, professional images and videos, which work as effective communication tools, with a unique design for you and your company. Presentations are your dynamic and digital brochures and should strengthen your brand and communication. Call us at +45 70 22 87 89 and lets have a chat about the options and possibilities for you and your company.

See examples of PowerPoint templates we have created for our customers.

Improve communication and save time with Word templates

 

This guide gives you a short introduction to different types of customised Word templates and how to choose the right ones for your most important communication and marketing material.

Customised Word templates are especially suitable for communication- and marketing material with similar content or structure. Here are the three most important types of customised templates that can be useful for you:

Templates for regular communication

Basic Word templates can be used for stationery such as letters, memos, agendas, minutes, name tags etc. The templates can be designed as simple, easy to use documents that follow the guidelines for your company’s visual identity. It is easy to develop a range of templates for printed and digital materials that you need to be able to produce at a short notice, such as folders, name tags, invitations and programs for events.

Templates for your publications

Word templates are also suitable for larger reports and publications, such as annual reports, CSR-reports, product sheets, catalogues, fact sheets etc. Customised templates can include special content such as text boxes, tables, quotations, infographics and diagrams, which ensure a coherent and professional appearance every time. Content created in Word, Excel or PowerPoint can be used across your programs and platforms. For instance, it is possible to create templates in Excel using the fonts and colours from your corporate visual identity. This way your diagrams will always have the correct styling when copy-pasted to Word or uploaded to your website.

Templates with advanced functionality

Advanced Word templates can be used to expedite or automate routine elements of your customer journey. This can be forms, contracts, tender requests, tenders and other large documents, which need to contain a mix of customised and standardised content. The templates can be optimised with advanced functionality, importing information from databases, legal information, terms and conditions, disclaimers etc., making it an easy tool in your daily work.

The three categories of templates have different strengths and can be used to optimise many processes and communication tasks in your company.

How do you choose the right templates for your important communication tasks?

You should invest in templates that give the greatest positive effect on your company – both regarding quality and efficiency gains. Before you start a template project, you should consider the following questions:

  • What communication and marketing material are the most important strategically or take up the most time?
  • Which of these materials would benefit most from being set up in a Word template? Or standardised to fit within a Word template?
  • How often do you need to update or create new versions of these materials?
  • How advanced templates can you and your colleagues handle?

The simple templates are easy to implement and can be used by all employees, while the more advanced and powerful templates may require employees with advanced Word skills and special training.

At BGRAPHIC we are experts in designing templates for MS Office. We advise you and help you decide which template you actually need and we design templates that are easy to use and support your communication and marketing goals. Give us a call at +45 70 22 87 89 to learn more about Word templates and how you may benefit from them.

See examples of Word templates we have designed for other companies.

The annual report season is upon us!

 
Spring means brighter days and warmer weather – and annual reports!

We have just received a copy of the annual report from Sund & Bælt! Doesn’t it look great?

BGRAPHIC designs many annual reports and report templates, and in that way we help make the heavy publications beautiful to look at and easier to grasp :-)