Creating beautiful, effective and easy-to-read presentations isn’t always easy. There are times when you may need to bring in the professionals. There’s no shame in handing over your presentation to a professional for some extra love. That’s what they’re there for.
But how do you know when it’s appropriate to consult an expert? Below are some recommendations to save time and possibly a lot of frustration:
When in a high-stakes sales presentation: Do you need to land that account? And is this piece of presentation collateral key to getting your message across? Have a professional PowerPoint consultant look at it.
When your presentation templates need an upgrade: Is your presentation template just not equipped to create presentation the way you need to? Don’t force-fit new masters, get a new presentation template designed right. Designers build effective templates within brand and are highly functional.
When you have highly complex presentation slides: Are you mixing a lot of type with detailed diagrams? Is your presentation slide starting to look like you just threw a whole bunch of stuff on there? Will it confuse the executives you are presenting to? You know what to do.
When you need to save time: Your team gets paid to be innovative, not to layout presentations all day. Throw your great ideas on the presentation slides and have professionals tidy them up.
Presentation have too much content and you can’t cut it: A professional can help reframe content, spread it across pages, and rework material so it is succinct – something all executives and audiences love.
A good question to ask yourself is whether the importance of your message outweighs the cost of hiring a design firm. If so, then hire an expert. They will know how to make your message clear and beautiful.