Improve your pitch deck with high-quality images

Adding high-quality, effective images and photos can take your presentation from average presentation and a highly engaging one.

Great images deepen the meaning behind the message and, when used properly, significantly improve the look of your overall presentation. When trying to decide which image to use, Milena Radzikowska, PhD offers up so great advice:

Studying up on rhetorical devices can really help. A rhetorical device is a stylistic technique that’s used to convey meaning in order to persuade the audience to consider a topic from a different perspective. Often though not always, rhetorical devices are used to evoke an emotional response. Most common rhetorical devices are metaphor, simile, and irony. Go beyond the obvious, cliche subject matter, and try using association instead.

UnSplash offers free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. More details on their license here. Other free image banks that we use frequently include:



Milena Radzikowska is an Associate Professor of Information Design in the School of Communication Studies at Mount Royal University
Thumbnail photo on resources page by Samuel Ferrara on Unsplash, and photo in header above:Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash.