Tag Archives: Slide Presentation

PowerPoint Math: PP does not equal TP

Here is a simple PowerPoint math equation: PowerPoint ≠ Teleprompter A PowerPoint presentation is not a teleprompter. You read a teleprompter; that’s what it’s for. If you’re reading your PowerPoint presentation, you’re doing it wrong! Reduce your text and learn … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Math: The 10-20-30 Rule

An analysis of Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Rule of PowerPoint. Continue reading

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PowerPoint: The Tipping Point

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PowerPoint Math: 120 into 5

Here’s a presentation, the format of which might, at first blush, seem counterintuitive. The presentation, for a company named Cincom, consists of 120 slides shown in 5 minutes. That’s a lot of slides compressed into a short period of time: … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Math: The 1-6-6 Rule

Today I want to discuss the 1-6-6 Rule. Quite simply, this “Rule” says that each PowerPoint slide should have one main idea, a maximum of six bullet points, and a maximum of six words per bullet point. Two caveats: I … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Math: When in Rome, do as the Romans do

In my previous post, I mentioned an article by BBC Magazine that contains some interesting information about PowerPoint. Here are two figures from that article worth pondering: It is estimated that businesses make around 30 million PowerPoint presentations every day. … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Math: Happy Birthday!

We celebrated a birthday last year. Perhaps you missed it, but it was a milestone. Yes, in 2009 we celebrated the 25th birthday of PowerPoint. Photo Courtesy of ThinkVegan To put this into perspective, the top Hollywood movies of 1984, … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 19)

“No more than six words on a slide. Ever. There is no presentation so complex that this rule needs to be broken.” — Seth Godin

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Remote Control

Invest in a remote control for your PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows. It is an affordable way to add a professional touch to your presentations. Continue reading

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A public speaking fable

“The Tale of the Fishmonger” – A public speaking fable. Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

Eye-tracking technology shows where we look when the slides we are shown contain pictures and text. Knowing this information provides public speakers with a powerful tool for designing effective PowerPoint and Keynote presentations. Continue reading

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Dave Gorman – Googlewhacked!

Dave Gorman is a very funny comedian from England. But his show has some serious value for public speakers and presenters. Dave demonstrates the proper way to use PowerPoint. Continue reading

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