What are the Rules for Great PowerPoint Slides?

Part One in a short series on great rules for visuals

bad-powerpoint Karen Reisman Executive Speech coachAudiences are rebelling against PowerPoint. No one goes to sleep at night wishing they had seen another PowerPoint presentation. But, your audiences might end the day wishing they had been more inspired. Inspiration comes from solid stories that reinforce your message that can be supported by great visuals.

K.I.S.  Keep It Simple

6-3-6 Rule     (6 lines, 3 to 6 words per line – no more!) 

Karen’s rule: Does it fit on a  T-Shirt?

Millennial Rules:

  • Keep it visual – USE PICTURES!
  • Use NO MORE THAN 6 WORDS PER VISUAL
  • Make slides that reinforce words, NOT repeat them
  • Do not use cheesy images
  • Create a document that you leave behind with all the info
  • Say no to dissolves, spins or other transitions

Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with organizations on how to communicate to make more money. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog/

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