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Anuj Malhotra

85 posts
Aug 24 2015

A writer learning to be a good designer. After all "a man is known by the design he keeps."

  1. 15 Ways to Turn a Very Text-Heavy, Bullet-Ridden Slide into Amazing! [Presentation Hackathon Part 3]

    15 Ways to Turn a Very Text-Heavy, Bullet-Ridden Slide into Amazing! [Presentation Hackathon Part 3]

    Beware if you are still creating slides full of bullet points!   Very soon, you will find audiences leave the hall in disgust or hold a placard in protest “No Bullet Points, Please.” Already you will find them moan in pain as soon as they see a bullet-ridden slide. That’s...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra November 4 2015
  2. How to Create a Fantastic PowerPoint Agenda Slide Template in 5 Steps [Presentation Hackathon 4]

    How to Create a Fantastic PowerPoint Agenda Slide Template in 5 Steps [Presentation Hackathon 4]

    Have you heard of the word Priming? More popularly used in psychology, it “refers to an increased sensitivity to certain stimuli due to prior experience.” After watching a scary movie alone at night, you become more sensitive and thus primed to slightest noises around you like creak of the bed...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra November 18 2015
  3. 9 Beautiful Color Palettes for Designing Powerful PowerPoint Slides

    9 Beautiful Color Palettes for Designing Powerful PowerPoint Slides

    Color is fascinating. It is stimulating. It is like the universe itself- Infinite.   No matter how much you read on colors and their meanings, color theories, color wheel and types of color schemes, importance of color in design and what not, it still appears fresh and enlightening. Such is...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra June 16 2017
  4. 11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations

    11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations

    Many presenters are using images horribly in their presentations!   From pixelated visuals to copyright images with watermarks clearly visible on them to many other disasters, presenters are coming up with unique ways to kill all the fun. Are you guilty of poor selection of visuals? Are your experiments at...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra February 11 2016
  5. Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

    Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

    PowerPoint 2013 has some amazing features that are no less than those offered by Photoshop and other image editing softwares. One such effect that I love the most personally is the ‘Merge Shapes’ feature that lets you create breathtaking effects.   One such effect (we gave it away in the...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra March 18 2016
  6. 6 Easy Steps to Create a “Stand Out” Slide and Beat the Background Noise

    6 Easy Steps to Create a “Stand Out” Slide and Beat the Background Noise

    UPDATE: The highlight picture effect explained in this article was created in PowerPoint 2013. Users of PowerPoint 2010 have to customize their PowerPoint Ribbon to use this hack. Please see the steps given at the end of this article to create this effect in PowerPoint 2010.    There are many...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra January 25 2016
  7. 7 Awesome Gradient Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them

    7 Awesome Gradient Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them

    Gradients can be a tricky thing. If done right, they can make your slides look artistic and professional. If messed up, they can cause a disaster (read Death by PowerPoint).   We know plain white color can become a bit too boring. Solid colors are a safe bet. Rich, warm...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra May 18 2016
  8. How to Storyboard your Presentation for the Best Results (Product Launch Case Study)

    How to Storyboard your Presentation for the Best Results (Product Launch Case Study)

    “Now at our studios we don’t write our stories, we DRAW them.” Walt Disney   Storyboards, one of the essential tools in making of animated movies, happens to be one of the most neglected practices in designing a PowerPoint presentation. The most common reason could be that many are not...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra March 7 2016
  9. 17 Presentation Design Trends to Look Out For in 2017

    17 Presentation Design Trends to Look Out For in 2017

    2017 is here. And it is going to be good, nay great, for presentations. Already by the end of 2016, presenters were expressing the desire to make their presentations better. They want their presentations to be visual, interesting and modern.   What stopped them from doing that in 2016? The...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra December 27 2016
  10. 7 Amazing PowerPoint Template Designs for Your Company or Personal Use

    7 Amazing PowerPoint Template Designs for Your Company or Personal Use

    This article guides you how to create a professional PowerPoint Template in 10 minutes that you can use for the next 10 years- without paying a penny to a professional designer.   Your Presentation Template is the face of your brand. When you are out there pitching to your target...
    Anuj Malhotra Anuj Malhotra April 14 2017

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