Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Great Presentation Tips

I heard Guy Kawasaki speak on the Art of Innovation at SoftSummit in September 2006. I've been following his blog ever since.

Guy promotes the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.

Presentations should:
  • have ten slides
  • last no more than twenty minutes
  • contain no font smaller than thirty points,

Ten is the optimal number of slides because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting.

If you have an hour scheduled, give your ten slides in twenty minutes which allows time in case people arrive late or have to leave early. If all goes perfect you will have plenty of time for discussion.

Force yourself to use no font smaller than thirty points. It will make your presentations better because it requires you to find the most salient points and to know how to explain them well.

related links:
Aspire Communications Relational Presentations



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