Anyone who’s ever put together a visually interesting and dynamic presentation knows that it can take quite a bit of time to put together a polished presentation. And if you’re one who’s not very artistically inclined, this can be daunting.
Luckily for all of us, there is a solution. Simple Slides.*
The folks at Simple Slides create some of the most effective and visually interesting infographics and slides you will find on the Web.
Before Simple Slides, I created all my infographics from scratch.
Inserting shapes, adding connectors, merging shapes, controlling layers, adding animation… it took a LOT of time, patience, and creativity. Three things that are in short supply these days for most people.
The idea of a roadmap slide was not new to me, I had used them in earlier courses to showcase to the students wherein the learning process we had traveled.
As you can see, compared with roadmap slides from Simple Slides, my old roadmap slides left a lot to be desired.
The slide doesn’t seem like it took much effort to create, but this was easily a day’s worth of work. Much of this work was spent researching other presentation ideas, then through trial and error, cobbling together my version of a roadmap.
Formatting, aligning, animating… these things take time. For many of us, a LOT of time. We often spend more time creating the visuals than we do on the topic material.
Had I known at the time of Simple Slides, I would have browsed their library of existing slides, found one that was the closest fit to my own, then plugged in the data and changed the icons to fit my needs.