Optimum deck size
Learn the ideal amount of slides that investors are expecting, borrowing best practice frameworks from top investors like 500 Startups and YCombinator
Show don’t tell
Humans think in pictures, not words. Learn how to use illustrations, diagrams, and icon to enhance your data and make it more memorable and picturable.
Font size consistency
Using modular font scales will help you create consistent typography that helps the viewer understand the context of each line
Using color concepts like brightness, contrast and opacity, you can prioritize elements and make them "pop" or become more subtle reinforcements.
Make it obvious
Making the viewer have to think too much on a slide can confuse and distract the viewer, and can negatively impact the communication of important points.
Learn how to use visual hierarchy to arrange each element on the page according to its importance. This helps getting the most vital points across first.
One idea per slide
Focus is vital as you present your pitch, both in design and the story. In this section you'll learn how to keep your slides easy to understand and distraction-free
Creating a pro looking deck is subtle. People know one when they see one, but can't put their finger on "why". Learn how to use patterns help create that pro look.
Grids help create order out of chaos. Learn how grids can give you frameworks to quickly create legible and organized slide designs.
Using size can create various levels of importance. In this section you'll learn how to use size effectively in both text and illustrations.
How to use background and text colors to create recognizable patterns throughout the deck. This helps the viewer get oriented on each slide faster.
White space helps the viewer understand which items are related and which are separate. Learn how to use space to better organize your slide content.