The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPointA constant battle I’m always waging is over the use of PowerPoint presentations. Not about if they should be used, but over how they are abused used.  A classic post that quickly became a Golden Rule in corporate design and presentation-building is one that Guy Kawasaki nailed on the head.  The only problem: so many of the heads that were nailed also turned deaf ears. That’s why today so many of us still fight the good fight, day in and day out, on how not to make your audience’s eyes bleed.

Guy says that all Powerpoint presentations should subscribe to these tried and true rules:

“A PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.”

I can’t agree enough.  Via.

Posted by: Dave Smay on December 05, 2008