Is size not important?
How many languages are there?
More than you think.
In a very interesting article – "How many languages are there in the world"? by Stephen R. Anderson, he states that " As of 2009, at least a portion of the bible had been translated into 2,508 different languages, still a long way short of full coverage."
I don't think that a presentation should be as widely spread as the bible but I do believe that a good presentation should be planned to be given in more than just one language. For this purpose, the designer has to think "Multilingual".
Thinking Multilingual – Images
Are we all seeing the same thing?
When planning a presentation – whether it is for a client with global connections, offices or clients, or for a global firm you work for – one should always take into consideration that the image deck we prepare needs to be appropriate for more than just one language.
Most of the time clients/bosses are not aware of the consequences of a great presentation being poorly adapted to another language. The same presentation can achieve totally different results.