Went to a presentation today, on a topic I find deeply interesting, and I was bored...senseless. Literally doodling in the FRONT row bored.
The presenters had emailed every participant a copy of the 60+ text-dense slides in their presentation in both Word and PP format.
We got there, they started nearly an hour late for no particular reason and then proceeded to read from the f***ing slides for FOUR HOURS!
We left early.
I now present you with Oreneta's rules for PP.
1. Don't use powerpoint. It is an instrument of the devil.
2. See 1.
3. If you must use it because your boss has taken your children hostage, then:
NO more than THREE (3) words per slide
- 3 -
They are illustrations of what you are saying
The only permissible exception to the three word rule is for COMPLEX mathematical formulas or for financial graphs, and no more than 3 of those per presentation.
Rule of three.
Rule one: Use ANY other medium for your presentation
Rule two: no more than three words per slide, so you don't read the f***er
Rule three: no more than three graphs or formulas per presentation.