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Presentations are a large part of a lot of careers, yet many professionals don’t know how to create them in an effective way that will optimally display all their hard work.
The good news is, you don’t have to be good at graphic design or be the world’s best storyteller to have the best presentation at your next big meeting. There are people out there who can do it all for you— presentation designers.
Whether you have a big pitch coming up, are presenting an annual report or anything in between, here’s everything you need to know about presentation designers and how they can help you.
What is a Presentation Designer
Presentation designers have an eye for graphic design and understand how to use fonts, colours, animations, transitions, layout, and other design elements to make the best presentation possible. Still, their work goes far beyond the aesthetics of the presentation.
A presentation designer is responsible for creating effective presentations that match the brand’s voice and convey the desired message by using storytelling. This combination of great design and engaging storytelling will take your presentations to the next level and set them apart from everyone else’s.
Presentation agencies, like Stinson Design, will analyze your business, audience, and presentation purpose to ensure that they create a presentation that meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals. This includes laying out your slides in the most effective way, employing design elements to keep your audience engaged, and ensuring your presentation is professional and in line with your brand.
Why Hire a Presentation Designer
You’ve likely spent a lot of time getting all the information for your presentation together so, the last thing you want to do is take extra time designing and laying out your presentation. Additionally, you don’t want all your hard work to go to waste because your audience wasn’t engaged throughout your presentation.
Instead of using your time cutting and pasting your information into a generic template, send your work off to a presentation designer and use that time to rehearse your script and nail down your talking points. The added time to rehearse will help you feel more confident in your presentation and the high-level aesthetic and flow created by your designer will set you apart from others.
While outsourcing work will, of course, infer a cost, the time you will save by hiring someone to create your presentation will make up for it. Even after working with a designer on one presentation, you will see how beneficial their service is and how much time and money you are actually saving.
What to Look for in a Presentation Designer
Choosing the right designer will depend on many factors, including your budget, the type of project you’re work, and the designer’s expertise. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding from which presentation agency to hire your designer.
- Design versatility
- Ability to make revisions
- Options for customizing
- Turnaround time
- What your desired outcome is
- Customer support