PowerPoint-Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Rule

PowerPoint is a mainstay from the corporate board room to outreach community presentations. But, as many of you know, I believe in making the PowerPoint as an aide to your presentation and not the hub.  YOU are the presenter and PowerPoint should only enhance and illustrate your points.

Guy Kawasaki is a brand name on the lips of most folks concerned with business. He is a venture capitalist. His rule may not work for the Lead Poisoning expert conducting a 3 hour training for lead inspectors. Yet, I agree with his focus on making a conscious choice of your slides. Are 100 slides really needed for an hour presentation?

I share this post because it does make sense to develop some kind of rule that will NOT make PowerPoint the mainstay of your presentation. Try to put more stories, less slide reading and less clutter on your slides.

Read his post and view his video. If it can influence you to make at least a reduction by 25% of the number of slides you use in your PowerPoint and increase by 35% interactive strategies in your presentation it might be a major improvement. Note that this post was written in 2005 yet still very relevant.

Read Guy Kawasaki’s  10-20-30 rule let’s make this go viral.

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