Presentation Software

Brookhaven Library

Add Images

Keep your audience focused on your topic by adding images to your slides. Make sure your images are large enough to be seen from a distance and support your text.

Images on Slides Examples

Add Background Colors

Background colors and styles can help to enhance your presentation.

Background Color and Styles Example

Add Background Shapes

Adding shapes and coloring in boxes can also enhance your slides.

Shapes and Boxes Example

Consistent Changes & Design Templates

Make sure you are consistent with your changes on each slide..

Consistent Color and Style Examples

Some presentation programs, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, have design templates you can use to change all of your slides at once.

Design Template Examples

Keep Everything Easily Seen & Read

When changing colors and backgrounds, make sure your changes can be clearly seen and read by your audience.

Example of Bad Layout