This month we will talk about pictures and how you can effectively use them in your slides. With a camera on every phone, it’s easier than ever before to click pictures that you can add to your PowerPoint and Keynote slides. And the presentation pundits have been saying it for years now that you should use more visuals and less text. Finally, it’s easy to heed to their advice since pictures are aplenty — and when you cannot find the perfect picture, chances are you can go ahead and click one! Or two, three or many more. If you end up with 5 pictures that are suitable for a slide, how do you choose just one of them? Or do you go ahead and add at least 3 of them to the same slide? There’s no clear and obvious answer to that question — you have to decide what works best in any given scenario. As a rule of the thumb, try to use just one picture — and also add a second picture only if it adds some extra value to the first picture. For example, you may show a famous building in one picture, and a close-up of some carving on its exterior in another picture.
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