Distracting background images (uses slide from Gov Cuomo); Slide Makeover #68

Using an image as the background for your slide might seem like a way to increase the visual appeal of your slides, but it can actually distract the audience from your message.  This makeover takes a slide used by NY Gov Cuomo and shows how the message could stand out more without an image background.

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By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.