Numbered checklist slides are one of the most common types of slides you would see in a presentation slide deck. Here is an example of the slide type:
While the slide looks clean and professional, the design is not very creative.
In this article, I will show you some interesting ways in which you can construct this slide, to grab your audience’s attention instantly.
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Idea 1: Using interesting pictures instead of the boring numbers
If you want to keep your presentation light and interesting, you can replace the numbers with images of a hand showing the numbers as follows:
Of course, you can use your own variations for the pictures – like silhouettes, actual photos etc. depending on the kind of presentation you make.
Idea 2: Use the picture of a hand
You can use the picture of a hand to represent a numbered checklist slide. You can use the digits of the hand to represent the numbers. Take a look at the example here:
I’ve used the picture sideways to accommodate more text. You can use the vertical orientation too.
Idea 3: Use SmartArt
If you want a faster way to create a variation for your checklist, you can use a SmartArt graphic as shown below:
Idea 4: Use a framework
Instead of listing the numbers from top to bottom, you can try using a simple framework to list your numbers as shown below:
The framework can be popular models like SWOT, PEST etc.
Idea 5: Illustrate the points with relevant icons
You can make your numbered list more memorable by adding illustrative icons as shown below:
Studies have shown that, using ‘visuals with text’ makes your information 6 times more memorable than using text alone. So, this variation really works.
So, as you can see – by applying a little bit of creativity and imagination you can make one of the most boring slide types sizzle with freshness.
What are some of the creative ideas you’ve used to present your numbered checklist slides?
Please share them with our readers in the comments below.