Dec 11, 2017

17 Impressive Slides from 'Google for India' Keynote 2017

Google for India Conference (GFI 2017) took place last week in New Delhi, India. There were various keynote speeches delivered at the event. The overall quality of presentations was excellent. Here are 17 slides I have handpicked for your inspiration. Read the takeaways below, after you have browsed through the slides.


Rajan Anandan, Vice President - Google 






Anuradha Aggarwal, CMO - Marico









Other Speakers








TAKEAWAYS FOR YOU

MAKE BOLD SLIDES

Write important numbers in big and bold. It will create impact and catch attention. If you are at a big venue with hundreds of people in the audience your slides will be visible to someone in the last row too. Look at this slide.


PICK ONE MAIN COLOUR

Every speaker had one colour theme. Rajan Anandan's slides had red, Anuradha's slides had pink and Ford India's slides were blue. The other colour was dark grey. The choice of main colour was in tune with their brand colours. But more importantly, the colours were used well. Look at these slides.



Since blue was chosen as the colour for Anurag Mehrotra's slides (MD - Ford India), notice how it is used in all 3 slides. The right side of slide 1, the icons and highlights in slide 2 and the background in slide 3. Read this great tip on how to use colour to design great slides: 5 Tips to use Colours in presentations [Design secret #1]

LESS TEXT ON EACH SLIDE

There are no wordy slides at all in this Google conference. That is why the slides are so good looking. The tip for us is - write very few words on the slide. They are just your cue. Rehearse well for your keynote speech and you will create a wow experience for your audience. Read this well-researched article too: How to use FONTS to design better presentations? [Design secret #2]

USE LOTS OF BIG IMAGES AND ICONS

Lots of slides have full screen images and they look fascinating. In case they could not use a large image, they have used icons. Using images and icons makes your slides beautiful and helps your audience get the message quickly. Look at these two slides.

Wondering where to get such amazing images and icons. Read this comprehensive guide: 7 Secrets of designing beautiful PowerPoint Presentations

Preparing a keynote speech? Check this article on how to structure it.

Let me know your views on these slides. Is there a slide that you like? Share it with me. Email: vivek [at] jazz factory [dot] in.