The medical industry is fast paced, and research based.
In working with many partners in this space we’ve come to realize that the research and data can be your friend or foe. Medical presentations that include too little data can come off as unfounded and unconvincing. Medical presentations that are oversaturated with raw data can easily lose an audience. Luckily our team has worked with some of medical’s industry leaders, and we’ve developed an affinity for data interpretation. It’s not something that just any graphic designer gets excited about, but we are Presentation Geeks!
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Our Experience in Medical Presentations
Our team of university trained graphic designers have experience working with data derived from Microsoft Excel to illustrate (and animate) charts that provide the right balance of supporting evidence and audience engagement.
We’ve got experience working with everyone from Doctors, Researchers, Instructors, Medical Sales, Medical Journals, and even Veterinarians!! Our first piece of advice is… “Do no harm” to the audience. Ok bad joke, but we do believe that every presenter should be audience focused. Let our team focus on creative development and provide you with a little more time. After all the one thing we know with 100% certainty is that anyone in the medical industry could use a little more free time. You are on the frontline saving or optimizing lives every day in ways we are all grateful for.
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The Importance of Good Design in Healthcare
Hiring a designer will not only help you save money but can increase the value of your research and work. Seasoned graphic designers understand the power of an image.
Graphic design is not just about eye-catching design, think of how a medicine label is designed. If the designer did not put emphasis on what a patient should read first in terms of a medicine’s usage, that could mean grave consequences. Graphic design is important in terms of making sure each and every element is understood clearly.
We wanted to nerd out and share a story about how design really can really impact the medical community. Deborah Adler, a 29-year-old graphic designer changed the design of the medicine label because tragically, her grandmother Helen accidentally swallowed pills meant for her husband, Herman. The previous design was not effective or aesthetically pleasing for that matter. According to a recent poll conducted for Target, 60 percent of prescription-drug users have taken medication incorrectly. She challenged the industry standard of design, because overall these bottles had inconsistent labeling, put priority on branding, had confusing numbers, poor colour combinations, didn’t account for the curved shape of the bottle, and had very tiny type.
So, her prototype prioritized function over form, implemented colour coding, intelligent expiration technology (on her bottles, a security badge develops a large red X after 24 hours), full medication details (which normally come separate), a suggestion to include a thin magnifying glass and many other recommendations.
What it looked like in the end was, there is an identifier for the drug at the top, a red/orange colour tone, a clearer information hierarchy (the label is divided into a primary and secondary section, separated by a horizontal line, the drug name, dosage, intake being at the top, the quantity, expiration date, doctor’s name below.) Target’s designers also developed a system of six coloured rubber rings that attach to the neck of the bottle so no family member would be confused by whose bottle is whose. Adler also revamped the existing warning symbols so that there were clear warnings on the label.
We find it absolutely inspiring she did this because of something so personal, and used her design eye to help many others not repeat what she had been through. The power of good design goes a very, very long way. There are many interpretations of information across client, patient and other professional, and the most vulnerable probably need the information pared down and understandable. Sometimes when you do work with a high level of expertise, it is easy to forget how someone may be confused or not understand what seems clear to the professional. We believe this applies to presentations as well.
Why You Should Work with a Graphic Designer!
When you are on a budget, it may not seem practical to get external help at a price. But, if you think about starting small, your growth is something to consider. The more you work with a design team or designer, the better they will understand your process and are able to help you save time. You also cut out the cost of onboarding someone new or hiring when you find a team like Presentation Geeks, who come with experience and training. Think about the time it takes to do something like this on your own. Not only do you have to produce the content, but you will have to learn the various design softwares at a fast pace, especially if you have a deadline.
Graphic designers are fantastic at breaking down large ideas and adhere to the idea that design must work like in the example of Adler. Good graphic designers are great communicators because the challenge for them is communicating complex ideas in the most effective way that keeps it bite-sized, memorable and visually appealing.
And sometimes, knowing as much as you do, you see the theory or fact in your mind, but you cannot quite articulate it yet. What better person to brainstorm these ideas with but a graphic designer? They’re not another professional who may inject their own ideas or dismiss yours – working directly with a designer means your good ideas are kept and the bad ideas get rethought. They are not just your yes person either – they will address your questions and your concerns in a professional manner.
You are the Focus!
Overall, the designer works towards the common goal with you to look more presentable and professional. Graphic design’s bar is always being raised and its boundaries pushed, so a graphic designer keeps ontop of these trends in order to stay relevant to each field. They also know where to find good resources fast and how to license them correctly.
A good designer is a flourish to the amount of time and effort you already spend on your work. You could use a break from solving all the hard problems by yourself! The investment alone will save you time and energy, and you can also develop a working relationship with a team that is committed to providing the world with better and more clear information about medicine and care. The focus shouldn’t be the limitations of a design, but you – the presenter! When both a good design and well-versed professional comes together, a great presentation happens!
How are Medical Presentations Helpful?
There are many medical conferences and seminars with medical professionals presenting new ideas, concepts and challenges in the medical field through a PowerPoint presentation, Prezi presentation or other presentation platforms. And now everyone is online and presenting as well. PowerPoint or Prezis are less video intensive when used during a medical Zoom or Skype call.
You also may be working directly with a patient online during the pandemic as well where a medical presentation can be enormously helpful for your client’s need. Medical PowerPoint presentations disseminate information to clients, residents or patients aware about certain medical treatments or facts. Patients would like to know as many details about their health, and even using a medical presentation for a personal analysis of their current situation could be helpful for more complex situations and available treatment.
Content Rich Media and Its Advantages Across Audiences
Medical data, diagrams and charts are highly complex and even more so when explaining to the public in a medical presentation. To give credibility to your medical presentation, hiring designers to create visual, audio, animation, videos and more is highly recommended to create a streamlined and effective medical presentation. There are templates and backgrounds available for the field, but that extra level of care can help simplify information that is highly complex to an audience. You first need to consider your audience and their level of expertise. This is especially true if you are presenting to resident or students, or a general education route for your information. Doing a medical presentation format would be also helpful since it often includes Q&A, which allows your audience to ask many questions, especially about their future careers or any immediate need on their trajectory. Or, perhaps you are highlighting a new technology to investors or your staff through various medical presentations. Whether you are creating engagement or getting the audience how to use a new process, you must consider the different types of learning each person has and make the PowerPoint medical presentations accessible across a wide audience. You want to make sure that the visuals help convey the idea to your audience through your medical presentations.
Free Medical PowerPoint Templates for Presentations
Are you looking for medical powerpoint templates? Just can’t get your medical presentation to where you want it and need a bit of help? There are plenty of medical presentation templates out there that can get you started. We can point you in the right direction for some great medical templates for PowerPoint.
Also built into PowerPoint is PowerPoint Designer, which generates ideas as you drop it inside your PowerPoint. PowerPoint also has its own PowerPoint templates, including PowerPoint medical templates. Prezi has medical templates as well in their subscription. Medical professionals can create an effective and free presentation in PowerPoint and use its prebuilt designer tool. If you’d like to use one of the many free templates, all you need to do is a simple search online and many resources will be there. All you need skill wise to create one is the knowledge of how to input data into PowerPoint and the general basics of the use of PowerPoint to create a medical presentation.
Quick note about copyright and attribution for free resources:
Remember to double check if the free presentation template requires some attribution to the author of the template or they need you to credit them for its use. All it might mean is adding a copyright 2020 or all rights reserved clarification at the end. Be sure to distinguish the copyright 2020 note too – your information should be copyrighted as well in your medical presentation, especially if you post it online for public use! Just keep in mind free use often means you need to attribute the author or at least check if it is necessary to when you create your presentation.
Here are some free template websites where you can find powerpoint templates or medical powerpoint templates that are free to use:
- Presentation Magazine.
- Behance Slide Template Collection.
- PowerPoint Styles.
- Google Slides Templates.
- Slides Carnival.
It's really that easy!
It is easier nowadays to create an on the fly presentation, multiple medical presentations with easy to use, free templates for medical presentations or general presentations. You do not need a deep understanding of design, but you do need to know how to use each platform such as PowerPoint or Prezi in order to input the information for your presentations. So all you really need is some extra time if you mean to do this by yourself and for that, we do recommend a free to use presentation since you are likely a busy professional who may need a time-saving option. You can create a presentation in no time with one of these free to use medical presentations.
You can also use these search terms to find templates to find free to use templates on any search engine online:
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Free to Use Images
You can also source free images that are medical through free stock services like Unsplash, Pexel, Pixabay and Freepik. Think about what specific medical images you’d like to use? Are you highlighting a demographic like an age group? Do you need parts of a human anatomy for a medical image? What tone would you like your images to convey? Would you like it to be corporate, bright and clear or serious and moody? It depends on what medical topic you will create. If you are say, creating a slide about the various benefits of a medicine, it might be useful to select a medical image that shows a happy pharmacist helping a senior citizen. Or, if you’re taking about a global pandemic, perhaps a more formal image of its response or a moody one to convey the weight of the situation would be more appropriate.