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The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint


I thought I would repeat a post that I recently put on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts that generated some interest. That is, the “10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint” as originally posted by Guy Kawasaki on his blog and brought to my attention by my friend Patrick Castillo of The Vendor Store.

According to Guy Kawasaki, the 10/20/30 rule of PowerPoint is something we should all seriously consider when giving a presentation. In a nutshell, he proposes the following:

10: Keep the number of slides to no more than 10.

20: The maximum number of minutes for a formal presentation should be 20 minutes, with any extra time devoted to questions.

30: The minimum font of a power point slide should be 30 points. This will avoid jamming too much verbiage into the slide.

Guy’s blog has a lot of detailed information about the 10/20/30 rule that you’ll find interesting. It’s also includes pertinent information for presentations in general. Click here to go to his blog.

And again, a special thank you to Patrick Castillo of The Vendor Store for bringing this article to my attention.

Has this worked for you? Feel free to post some comments and thoughts.

Thank you for your time. I hope you found this information useful.

Until the next time,

Jeff Mehl