For most presentations I did for clients, the backgrounds are almost certainly white. It is clean and make elements stand out. The audience tend to be more focused.
Furthermore, black as a colour has negative connotations and perceptions across many cultures. I have been avoiding this colour to prevent unnecessary "layer of emotional friction" for my clients' audiences.
All presentations have borders, mostly from grey to any dark color. Again, the same reason is to increase focus by centering their views.
Yesterday, I experimented 3 features:
1. No page border
2. Totally black background
3. Only 1 Image to show concept throughout
IMHO, I think the experiment turned out ok. It still has the K.I.S.S, brings focus and delivers messages with zero friction.
If this turns out ok, I might go for it for a series of presentations.
What is your opinion?
Here's the video for your comments :
K.I.S.S. => Keep It Simple Stupid.