How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation (for Keynote or Powerpoint)

In this episode of SPI TV, I'm going to show you how to create an awesome slide deck for your next presentation, one that captivates your audience and supports your talk, not bores people to death and puts people to sleep.

I've performed dozens of presentations myself, and I take great pride in how I approach my slide deck. I'm always getting complimented on my slides, and I want the same to happen to you.

Creating great slides doesn't have to be difficult, and with a few simple rules and some guidelines to follow, you'll stand out as a top presenter the next time you're on stage or presenting in front of a group.

Please note that I do talk briefly about why this is important, however if you'd like

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Kaloyan Tsilev - May 29, 2015 Reply

Great tips as always, Pat!

Just couple of things – first, after your dark slide, it is important that your next slide is not too bright. You don’t want to blind people, especially if the room is dark. Second, Pat, it would be really helpful if you put any links in the description box so people can just copy-paste them.


Upcycled & Co. - May 29, 2015 Reply

Great video thank you Pat! I came across you and your work in Michael Hyatt’s Platform University and have listened to numerous of your podcasts and watched some of your videos. I look forward to learning more from you as I build my platform. Thank you again.

    Pat Flynn - May 29, 2015 Reply

    @Kathryn Price Thanks Kathryn! ๐Ÿ™‚

Keith James - May 31, 2015 Reply

Very nice job. I can’t begin to tell you how many terrible presentations I’ve had to suffer through. There is absolutely no reason that someone can’t create a a compelling presentation.

Just take a few minutes and watch a couple of TED X presentations. 20 minutes seems to be the sweet spot.

Mridu Parikh - May 31, 2015 Reply

SO incredibly helpful Pat. THANK YOU!

Guilherme Carregosa da Costa - June 1, 2015 Reply

Amazing tips… really really good.
I would like to know how would you make presentations for online classes. The teacher give the lectures today using a powerpoint presentation full of bullet points. Two hours of powerpoint background in chromakey with bullet point. The subject is Anesthesia.
What would you recommend? =O

dani g - February 27, 2016 Reply

What fonts do you use? The fonts here are pretty solid.

Maayan Shneor - May 4, 2016 Reply

Nice video! Totally liked it –
just one question: What fonts did you use?
(for both the block letters and the cursive letters?)

Billy - June 20, 2016 Reply

I don’t get it why so many people are complaining. This tutorial was very informative and got me hanging on the edge of my seat.

Powerpoint Pro - July 6, 2016 Reply

Video starts at 4:15 But great video nevertheless ๐Ÿ˜€

    FMV Films - October 17, 2018 Reply

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ you understood nothing i went to your video first and yet i had to come here. There is your clue .

    miss smiles - March 10, 2019 Reply


    cxon - March 12, 2019 Reply

    Realy helpfull! Thanx

    Edwin Fernandez - March 25, 2019 Reply

    I wish I had seen this before wasting the first 4 minutes of my life.

Elizabeth Autumn Watkins - April 29, 2017 Reply

I liked this a lot. I was required to watch it for a class and thought I would be bored but I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Grace Girl Studies - November 7, 2018 Reply

thank you so much!!!! i have a power point presentation in the morning. i haven’t done much. but now i feel more prepared :)))

Debster's Tired - May 15, 2019 Reply

LOL. is blocked by the shitty company I work for, so….

Also, my supervisor wants me to show tons of bullets with tables no one can read, so none of this matters unless you’ve got freedom to be treated like an adult at work.

Rick Girard -Hire Power Radio Podcast - May 29, 2019 Reply

Hey does anyone know how to create the roadmap bubbles in Powerpoint?
So many comments, not sure if i missed it.

MikeTMP_On - June 15, 2019 Reply

1 correct slide size
2 avoid bullet points
3 Topic + at least 1 support image
4 Choose a style that you like
5 Keep the text on the top
6 Show a “road map” (how far you’ve gone into the presentation)
7 Use graphs and tables
8 Higlight the most important portions of your slides
9 Go dark during story time (take people’s attention)

Nidup Gyeltshen - July 22, 2019 Reply

The local text written on Suggestion box is Bhutanese (Tibetan Script) ๐Ÿ™‚

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