The concept of creating an Infographic in PowerPoint Presentation must raise the eyebrows of many. One reason that PowerPoint doesn’t come into the mind while creating an Infographic is perhaps the size of the slides. The size of the slides in PowerPoint are traditionally not the same size as that of an Infographic. However, this problem is quite easy to solve as the sizes can be changed suitably. It can be said without any doubt that PowerPoint is an underused design platform, which, if used judiciously, would create engaging and eye grabbing Infographics for sure. PowerPoint is surprisingly agile.
Talking about the size factor, in order to convey a great deal of information, you will naturally want your Infographic to be longer. Well, not much of a problem. Just change the size of the slides from within PowerPoint by choosing Design > Page Setup. The height and width of the slides can be changed there on the Page setup dialog box. If the Infographic is not extremely long and if you know the size beforehand and keep it unchanged, PowerPoint can be your option to create an amazing Infographic.
Mostly, Infographics are long in their size. And this is something normal as a hearty amount of information and data has to be conveyed via the Infographic. However, this sometimes takes a long time to present in a presentation, and the audience loses interest. Instead of scrolling down a super long Infographic, why not to slice it up into slides, animate them, and make more engaging. PowerPoint can be a significant and apt tool to execute the idea.
Infographics can be formatted into PPT format without any hassle. That would make your Infographic even more pleasing to the eyes, and easy to grasp for the general audience. Infographics are generally created by software like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. In this case, one advantage of PowerPoint is the leaning curve is not as steep as the Adobe program – IMHO.
It is quite easy to create an Infographic in Powerpoint. You just slice up your long Infographic into number of slides depending upon the length of Infographic, and stitch the slides together, just digitally. The complex and complicated data in the Infographic gets segregated into easily understandable nuggets which can be made more and more attractive. The main information being precise and succinct, all the supporting elements are put together into an Infographic element. And this actually works. It glues your audience to their seats through the presentation, as they actually understand it.
A proper layout should be carved that suits the content of your Infographic, and save each of the images separately so that you can put the images after your layout design is chosen. All the images have to be saved in PNG files with transparent background, and then while creating the actual Infographic, put the images according to the order of their sequence. PowerPoint gives you the facility to add clip art sounds, motions, zoom in & zoom out, fade in & fade out, and many more effects to embellish your Infographic slides and present them in front of your audience.
Breaking up a long Infographic into separate slides is a good idea to convey your message to a large audience without any sheer effort. Your audience will get to know everything by themselves. The slides, no matter how many in numbers, come one after the other with the text following that is something worth watching. And it goes without saying that you don’t have to toil after it as such. It is a win-win for both the parties.
After slicing the Infographic into slides, garnish the slides according to your will. Powerpoint does give you this liberty. You give a touch of clip art sound, like a “swoosh” or a “vroom”, the texts can appear in different styles, they can fade in or fade out, or can appear in one of the many styles that PPT offers. At the end your sources can appear just as a credit roll. For that you have to make a separate slide just with the sources on it.
So, without any professional designer, or a rather complex software, you have created an Infographic that is worth viewing.
It is time for now to submit. Your Infographic is all ready and each PowerPoint slide speaks for itself. So now you are all set to submit your improvised Infographic on a dominant Infographic submission platform. Try SlideShare, a well known and esteemed platform for sharing presentations. Your Infographic may go viral since around 60 million unique visitors a month check presentation on this website.
And needless to say, it will garner a lot of praises as you have thought out of the box. Design it in an unusual manner and project the whole idea in a simple and commonplace, yet unique way.
This is what counts. In today’s tech savvy era, uniqueness and creativity are the words of the day… You have nothing new and novel to show, you simply lag behind. Creating an Infographic in PowerPoint is nothing new. But the way you use this underused software create the Infographic and make it unique – that’s what speaks about your creativity and novelty.