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5 rules for impactful presentations

1. One message per slide

Got more messages? Add more slides and give your ideas some space to breathe.

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2. Five elements or less per slide

The human brain can only process 5-6 elements at a glance, so remove any extra elements and keep it simple.

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3. Two fonts per presentation

Unless you’re a designer, don’t get cute and start mixing styles. Need some variation? Try using bold, italic or different colors

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4. Seven words or less per line

Why? So people don’t have to listen and read at the same time. This is a PowerPoint presentation, not a Word document.

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5. Three to five bullets per list

Bullets can help or hurt a presentation. Stick to 3-5 points per slide. Need more? Kill some darlings or start a new slide.

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