Presentation Design & Support Ideas

As you’re thinking through how to present your curation project, you may find the following tips, trainings, and ideas helpful. If you find a helpful tutorial, feel free to add it here too. 

Software/Freeware besides PowerPoint

InDesign – you have free access through Stout

Canva – Check out their presentation templates

Adobe Create Cloud Express – More cool templates for creating graphics and presenting

GoogleSlides – A lot like PowerPoint, but more opensource. Checkout SlidesGo for some free templates. 

Prezi – Is really cool if your topic isn’t linear. 

Learning How

Don’t be afraid to try something new. InDesign, Canva, or Prezi. They can be really easy to learn, and they make you look really snazzy.


Here’s a training about designing better slides in PowerPoint (You need LinkedIn Learning access).

But, if you’re in a hurry – here’s some quick tips


Here’s some basics of InDesign (You need LinkedIn Learning access).

Or, check out this list of tips to help you use InDesign. 


Here’s a training about using Canva for presentations (You need LinkedIn Learning access). 

Or, check out this much shorter video about using Canva.

Or, here’s some tips for you if you use Canva. 

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