Mobile slide presentations are used by almost every student and employee these days to achieve different objectives. Some use it with a full video presentation perspective and some simply like a set of content based visuals. Though the difference in content while viewing it on the personal computer and mobile is slowly reducing due to the advanced rich media mobile platform applications like Drona. For a complete byte-by-byte breakdown of the M-slide format, contact Drona Support! Take a look at these perfect 7 tips that summarize an impressive M-Slide;
1. Diminutive Mobile Screen: M-Slide data will vary upon the size of the screen of the mobile, not all mobiles have big screen display. It depends mostly on your target audience smartphones. Are they are wielding iPhone or Blackberry’s? If this is the case, you can bump your data load a little further and include rich text characters in your presentation.
2. Image Impact : Increase the ease, effectiveness and management of smartphone presentation created by using
meaningful visuals, an image size of 120px width seems to be a good choice as it is optimized for almost all smartphones available in the market. If this is not enough, choose a 176×144 pixel as minimum resolution display or even 160×140 pixels could be an effective dimension for an image on mobile screen. Your audience connects with images in the presentation on a more emotional level.
3. Content Restrictions: Mobile users comprehend better when information is presented in small chunks or segments that use bullet-points. A Title will be quintessential provided it is in a decent, legible font and that it should best summarize your slide topic or be in lines with keywords that pull the slide strings together. Involve figures, charts, graphs, and other info-graphics to substantiate trends.
4. Color Schemes: Do you suffer from RGB color blindness? Think twice about using red or dark orange print on a dark background or black print on a red background? Every color has its own effect on the audience. Make sure you take a color scheme lesson before you try creating your slide template, content and imagery. If you have a lot of dark colors, your presentation might be too loud; don’t loose your audience before you even begin, because they might prefer subtlety. Experts suggest dark text on light background or light text on dark background and only use three major colors in the presentation color schemes.
5. Time Perspective: Remember not every user’s smartphone will be plugged in when they view your slide or video presentation. Although fairly judge how many slides you might need to fit in all your content one by one on a mobile screen. Ideally slides ranging between 4-8 minutes are most popular among users. Shorter presentations (less than 4 minutes) are typically marketing related. Longer presentations (12+ minutes) are generally for training.
6. Space Utilization: Clutter free design template selection also caters to the space utilization aspect. Allow your content and imagery to stand out and yet be assimilated as a significant part of that presentation. Show some space in your slide that helps your user focus on the object more clearly.
7. Audio Narrative: is equally essential when converting those M-slides into a video presentation. Using a verbal informative narrative to quote concrete examples, promotes active cognitive processing, which is the natural way people learn. Your slides could be an enhanced tool that helps users connects with the audio narrative. As an example, Microsoft has created almost all its customer case studies through video presentations.
Conclusion: Users are busy interacting with the tiny numerical pads, and their amazingly small screen, viewing slides or even video presentations on the move. Of course every mobile slide is affected by smartphone hardware differences, model varieties and therefore needs to integrate GUI (Graphical User Interface) and device compatibility patches are crucial. If your M-Slide caters to all the above tips, all your users need to do is click on the presentation and it’s ready to roll byte by byte.
Caution; Test it of course, before you play it live!