One of the constant reminders I have to tell myself when designing slide decks is to remember that “simpler is better.” Rather than trying to load my presentations with bells, whistles, and animations that are more likely to distract, I have to remember to takeaway. I designed this Slideshare (embedded below) to help illustrate the point that it’s better to subtract, than it is to add. Easier said than done. I hope you find it helpful.
Furthermore, if you’re looking to dig in more deeply, I suggest you check out Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. Garr takes this philosophy head on and does an amazing job.