I have started using SlideMagic 2.0 extensively now to shake out every single possible bug (I can’t believe all the things that can go wrong in software). The more I use the tool, the more I come to realise that SlideMagic is a design language that happens to be supported by a tool, and not the other way around.
Titles, footnotes, (small) corporate logo, page numbers, the slide content, all of them have a fixed place in the layout
Mainly greyscale slides with one strong accent colour to make things pop out
Rigorous adherence to the grid, everything lines up with everything, text, images, arrows, data charts, labels, everything
You can use any shape you want, as long as it is a rectangle with sharp corners
It is technically not possible to create a bullet point dot on a slide
It is technically not possible to stretch images out of their aspect ratio
The constraints of email and instant messages have made corporate communication a lot simpler and more efficient: text can be brief, informal. Something similar needs to happen to presentations.