Good, static infographics in a PowerPoint presentation can be utilitarian – they do their job and quite effectively.
But do they induce a sense of awe in the watching audience? Do they manage to take them out of the rut of watching a PowerPoint presentation where they are fed information and not allowed to think?
If that’s what you want your business PowerPoint presentation to do, then you need to make your infographics dynamic – don’t settle for flat, limp imagery that doesn’t excite your audience.
Animating infographics in PowerPoint 2010 is an easy process.
Below, we illustrate how to create a dynamic PowerPoint presentation on improving the customer service experience and future targets. First we select the right SmartArt for the presentation from PowerPoint:
If you feel that the SmartArt graphics themselves don’t convey the full intent of your information, then add emoticons from 24Point0’s Emoticons deck. These illustrations can give your slides a stronger visual punch:
To give suitable animation effects to this slide, select the kind of effect you want from the Effects section of the Animations pane. We chose the Fade effect for the SmartArt components and text, while applying the Bounce effect for the emoticons:
Choose the effect from the Animations pane and also choose the effect options – in this case, the One by One effect:
You can customize animation effects for each element through the Custom Animation menu.
The animated SmartArt graphics with 24point0’s Emoticons will finally look like this:
As you can see, infographics which have been animated do help in creating a PowerPoint presentation that is dynamic and visually impressive.