Use the power of images in the meaning of your presentation.
A picture is worth a 1000 words.! … These words allegedly come from P. J. Reuter, the founder of the original German news agency Reuters. When you create a presentation, you should not only look for the right pictures, but also for the best ones. That doesn’t mean too advertising but also not amateurish. Professionally authentic could be said.
It’s not always easy … but it’s worth it because the right images in your PowerPoint presentation protect your message from oblivion. According to Dr. John Medina, only 10% of listeners to a PowerPoint presentation remember information heard 3 days earlier. If the information is combined with a picture, the figure is 65%. That is 6.5 times more. Because seeing surpasses all other senses!
With the rule of thirds you will find the ideal picture detail.
The rule of thirds divides an image by two vertical and two horizontal lines into 9 equal parts. The picture section is adjusted so that the most important picture elements lie on the horizontal or vertical lines, or on their intersections.
The rule of thirds – golden section for pictures
The rule of thirds states that the important picture elements should lie on the horizontal or vertical lines, as well as on their intersections. In the example, the horizon lies on the upper vertical line. The left skyscraper is on the left vertical. The right skyscraper is slightly beside the right vertical.
Create a grid for the rule of thirds in PowerPoint.
First: Place 4 vertical lines over the design. Line 1 is on the left edge of the image, line 4 on the right edge. Activate all lines while holding down the “Shift” key and distribute them evenly with → “Arrange” → “Align” → “Distribute horizontally”. Then: Place 4 horizontal lines over the motif. Line 1 is at the top of the screen, line 4 at the bottom. Activate all lines simultaneously with the “Shift” key pressed down and distribute them evenly with → “Arrange” → “Align” → “Distribute vertically”.