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.

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  1. Adelle Ramcharan on May 29, 2015 at 8:12 am


    • Mari Cruz Jimenez Claveria on March 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Adelle Ramcharan o k l

    • Aldous - The Insentient on December 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      And this comment was 3 years ago

  2. Billy on June 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    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.

  3. Powerpoint Pro on July 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Video starts at 4:15 But great video nevertheless 😀

    • cxon on March 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Realy helpfull! Thanx

    • Edwin Fernandez on March 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm

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

    • NWC General Construction on August 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Ironic that he talks about the drawbacks of boring presentations during that time!

    • Kris Margett on October 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      @Edwin Fernandez What did you have planned for the first 4 minutes of your life?

    • Jeffrey Daniel on October 21, 2019 at 1:47 am

      Thank you

  4. Pat Flynn on August 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Hey everyone, if you’d like to skip the intro (which I would not recommend) and just get right into the tips, skip to about 2:20 in the timeline.

    • Professor Xavier's Youtube account for the gifted on May 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Pat Flynn
      more like the 4th minute! ?

    • Heather K on June 5, 2018 at 12:58 am

      Pat Flynn Drop the free pdf link right here in the description under this video.

    • LadyLyn on June 30, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Hi. Are these tips also for online or youtube presentations or slide shows?

    • Elbert E on July 21, 2018 at 4:54 am

      this is great!! thanks for the tips… very helpful

    • Zoee White on September 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Heather K Its at 16:10 Rewind and get it there. That’s what I did

  5. Andrii Andrusiak on March 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    “They are called bullets because they kill people” LOL aaaaaahhhhh

  6. Jessica Rdz on March 14, 2018 at 4:22 am

    So many amazing tips hopefully I can put all of them to use and make an excellent presentation. Thank you for this video it was very helpful!

  7. RESULTS.pjb on September 1, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Excellent and Creative techniques that will have a huge impact – Thank You!

  8. sadfasdf asdfafsd on October 26, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for the tips dude, appreciated.

  9. The Manifestation Maven on January 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Absolutely loved the presentation tips! I have my first speaking gig in February and will definitely be using these xxx Can’t wait x

  10. Paballo Mokoena on February 21, 2019 at 10:31 am

    hey Pat, really love the template you used here(with the number of slides on top) did you do this with Microsoft?

  11. Caleb Darden on February 28, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Pat, do you have or know where I can find a template for the Roadmap?

  12. Ernar Jandos on June 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    It took you a whole 4 minutes to get in to the tipes

  13. MikeTMP_On on June 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    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)

  14. Carrie Anonymous on June 21, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I’m 2 mins in, and I want the guillotine!

  15. Wolf. on July 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

    How to create an awesome side deck

    – Sidedecking is an art form. You should side counters to various meta and niche decks, but don’t side too specific counter cards.

  16. Vincent Dowd on October 4, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Hey great stuff! Appreciate this can i ask 2 questions? 1. what do you think about using creative short video clips and if you think good where would you get them or have them created? 2. Where do you get great photos that make your point is there a resource library? Thanks

  17. Levi Aringo on October 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I can do all these except being a good story teller ??

  18. Sandra Tiepermann on October 25, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    This was super handy, thanks so much! Very clear, easy to understand, and completely achievable.

  19. John Libonati on November 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Great video! Super tips! This is exactly what I needed.

  20. H Browning on November 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Start each slide with the topic itself don’t talk about irrelevant other slides from the far distant past.

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