How to Turn Heads With Your PowerPoint Headers

Kesha Dougan
Posted: May 22, 2018

Welcome back to Tiny Topics! We took a bit of a break for the last couple weeks with all things #ATD2018 going on.

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Now that we’re back into the swing of things, I’m excited to introduce you to this twist on PowerPoint page headers, inspired by our very own Innovator, Linnaea Marvell.

Headers that state the key point of a section or slide are much more powerful than those that just name the general topic. Consider the difference between these heading pairs below….

Dual Hat Compliance

What Are Your Responsibilities under Dual Hat Regulations?

Credit Card Benefits

Why Introduce Credit Cards to Qualified Clients?

 Which ones draw you in — pink or blue?

Blue, of course! Here’s why headers that get to the point are so effective:

  1. They drive attention to the key point quickly.
  2. They promise a result or resolution.

Pro Tip: If you can’t come up with a great key point header, you might ask yourself why this information is being included, or even if it should be included at all.

If you liked this quick PowerPoint tip, you’ll love our lunch and learn today, where you’ll discover How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides like a Pro — led by myself and Cortney of Alvarado Creative Co!

I hope to “see” you there — together, we’ll #UnlockInnovation!


About the Author

Kesha has been in the learning industry for over 20 years helping companies and individuals reach their highest potential. Helping companies create training solutions to match the needs of the learner is a true passion of hers. She is a true creative person and brings her out-of-the box thinking and can-do spirit into everything she does. Her philosophy is to be open to change and willing to take risks that produce breakthrough performance. Her favorite quote is from Audrey Hepburn – Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m possible!”