Use of Graphics
“Graphics are essential. Each page should have a photograph, a drawing, a diagram, or an animation. The graphic you use should relate directly to the point you're making. Don't use bland symbols (like two hands shaking or a skyscraper) unless you can come up with a new slant on it.” (World Class Solutions)
Use of Animated Graphics
“Animated graphics can be very powerful - but they must be directly related to the point you are making in that specific slide. If you choose properly they are very powerful because they will draw attention to your key points.” (World Class Solutions)
What are the advantages and disadvantages in using slide templates, slide layouts, and color and animation schemes already built into PowerPoint.
“An advantage to using a PowerPoint template is the lack of work involved. If working under an immediate deadline, templates are a viable option.” (eHow tech, 1999-2012). The advantage of using slides is that they can save you a considerable amount of time, as you can simply type your information directly into them. “If you don't have much experience using presentation software, using a template can help to provide your PowerPoint presentation with a cohesive look. They can