Sometimes, a simple design is the most effective when it comes to powerpoint presentations. The goal of every presentation should be to support visually the text your presenting. A while back, I felt the need to preach about Matthew 5:16 which says, “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” All through the thought process of designing the presentation, I focused on lights. I looked at several photos but discovered a vector that really invoked what I wanted to see.
Narrowing down the title was a bit more difficult. I thought of several ideas, light, shine, and bright and tried all of them with the image as shown below.
After some deliberation, I settled on “Shine” as the title. Not only did it represent what I wanted to teach, but it also visually worked the best. It centered the light and did a better job of framing the entire slide. You’ll notice that I moved the light bulb above the text and centered it from the top of the bulb to the bottom of the text.
When it came to content slides, I decided to keep the same font, Shelldon, which can be downloaded from http://www.dafont.com for free. However, I used lower case writing so it would be a bit more legible.
I usually move the image to the lower left or right corner on the text and content slides but felt it was more fitting to keep it high and center. Something about that light hanging above the content felt right.
As you can see, designs don’t have to have a ton of bells and whistles to be effective. Sometimes, something simple and understated supports the sermon wonderfully.