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The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

rulersBuilding stronger presentations is as simple as 10/20/30 with a rule devised by entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. When it comes to PowerPoint, he says any presentation can be broken down into a maximum ten slides. The overall presentation should be finished in twenty minutes. And finally, the text on the slides should be in thirty-point font. Ten slides ensures not going overboard, twenty minutes guarantees not running late when technical difficulties arise, and thirty-point font means everyone can see the slides and forces you to be economic in your use of text in slides. Maybe do not follow this rule exactly all the time, but staying in the spirit of this rule will certainly make for more digestible presentations.

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid’s Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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