“Make it legible. – Make it simple. – Make it obvious.
If you just do these three things, you’ll have a presentation that anyone can probably understand. And since understanding is the foundation for getting someone excited enough to want to talk to you afterwards, it’s a good place to start.”— How to Design a Better Pitch Deck (Y Combinator)
Kevin Hale at Y Combinator wrote this blog post with tech startups in mind, but the takeaways are applicable to any sort of presentation, whether it be to a local meetup group or big ol’ conference audience.
See also: The YC Seed Deck Template