We've all seen awful slide decks packed with teeny text, blurry graphics, and nonsensical jargon. Ugh. Another sales presentation dead in the water.
Keep in mind that how prospects receive your presentation has just as much to do with your visual aid as it does with the words coming out of your mouth. An ugly slide deck can drown out the prettiest speech.
Friends don't let friends present terrible sales slides. To the rescue comes this infographic from PPTPOP.
According to the graphic, a perfect sales presentation contains an inspiring story, snappy value proposition, social proof, and a call to action, among other components. How do you construct each of these sections and wrap them up in a unified and appealing package? Check out the best practices below to build beautiful slides that sell.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.