Do I really need to hire a professional presentation designer
when I can DYI my own slides?
When you create slides for an important presentation, there’s a lot at stake.
You’re giving a presentation because there’s an end-result you want and need. You need to persuade a person, group, or an entire organization to put their trust in you, invest in you, and move the world with you.
Think about it for a second. Over the course of your personal buying experience items with bad design don't come to mind, do they? But things with great design, like Apple products, do. You remember them and even become endeared to them because great design is a core part of their brand.
The tiniest detail doesn't go out the doors of Apple without looking amazing. Because they know that GOOD DESIGN is a key part of persuasion, GREAT DESIGN will make customers feel it in their core and make it effortless for to make a decision because great design installs trust—you aren't buying Apple products with pocket change.
I'm no different from you.
I've had these same questions about hiring professionals (except it was with plumbing and electricity) because why spend good money when it seems so simple and I have the same tools? (BTW, turns it's not simple—hire a plumber.)
Hiring a professional is an investment in your success.
Hiring a professional designer saves you time (which is something we all want) and is more cost effective in the long run with better results and it elevates the enormous stress that comes with creating a great visual for presentations.
Haven't you had enough stress to last a lifetime?