Answer to quiz on the cover slide

What's wrong with this slide?

Quiz: What's wrong with this cover slide?

Here are the main things wrong with this cover slide:

  • Title. The title isn't the largest font on the slide.
  • Image. The image is rather small and doesn't seem relevant.
  • Clutter. There's too much on the slide. Delete all the stuff at the bottom.

This slide is an improvement, isn't it?

Good cover slide

Notice that:

  • The image is bigger and more relevant (it suggests helping clients). It also has a grid in the background which suggests the rows and columns of a relational database.
  • The title stands out because it's in a larger type size than the other text—and uses a dominant color.


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