Photographs can add a lot of impact to your PowerPoint presentation. But they have to fit into the context and be of really good visual clarity to wow your audience. Taking a low resolution photograph and blowing it up is not a good idea – clarity will go down, the visual appeal of the slide will disappear and the audience will spend more time trying to figure out what the picture is rather than processing the content it conveys. So when using photographs in PowerPoint, ensure that they are of a good size and will be as visually appealing when magnified via the projector as they are when seen on your computer monitor.
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While this is not an expansive list of the common errors in the creation of PowerPoint presentations, they are the most commonly overlooked and the ones that can be rectified the easiest. Keeping just these five tips in mind will help you create PowerPoint presentations that are powerful communication tools.