Images speak louder than words...
Here are two before-and-after examples, just to illustrate some vital points.
Remember, your keynote slides are -wallpaper-. YOU are the one giving the presentation, not Powerpoint! Take this first slide for example. Typical bland slide-dredge: meaningless title on top, bulletpoint with a line of text that nobody in the audience is going to read, standard Powerpoint template clearly indicating that you have no imagination whatsoever and a piece of clipart that was already past its due date in 1988. The point here is that the -message- you are trying to put forward gets drowned in this bland, run-of-the-mill 'death by Powerpoint' stuff. What a waste...!
Here's my rework. NOW the slide projected on the wall behind you is in fact wallpaper, visually underscoring the message YOU are telling your audience! All the information that is really important is present in the slide, either factual in text or inherent in the image. And as you explain to your audience these facts, the wallpaper behind you is quietly doing its job to support YOUR narrative.
Here's another typical example. Nice, huh? Seen stuff like this before? Sure you have, on many, many occasions. Does anybody really believe that someone in the audience who's never been exposed to 'the solution' present in this slide is actually going to put any effort in understanding what is portrayed here at all? No. The colour usage is all wrong, text too small to read (and people don't read on screens), it portrayes an image of messyness, it's got (gasp!) stick figures in it.... Oh my word. And there you are, trying to make clear why YOU are THE partner for this €10 million system integrations deal at the board of the IRS... #fail!
Here's my rework. Nice, clean, simple, self-explanatory. This one people in the audience will be able to understand, follow as you take them through it and -remember- afterwards. Feels nice to have landed that deal, is it not?
Interested? Please contact me and discover how I might be able to help you achieve the same sort of transformation in your next keynote presentation!