, the father of technical evangelism, has a set of rules when presenting a business plan to him for venture capital funding. In the field of business intelligence, these would be your key performance indicators (KPIs) for PowerPoint. They in fact should apply to any slide presentation. I've summarized the purposes of each KPI and added my own reasons why they should be followed. The original posting is called "the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint."
The KPIs are the following:
- 10 is the maximum number of slides you should have in your PowerPoint presentation. Anything more and you may be overwhelming the person with information.
- You should be able to present those 10 slides in 20 minutes. It forces you to be concise and know your material. My attention span isn't very long so this KPI is especially dear to me. I am part of Generation Now.
- Use 30 point font for your slides. This reinforces the need to be concise and helps you avoid writing paragraphs of text. In fact, other presentation guides suggest having no more than 3 points per slide. However, using that as a KPI would break the nice 10/20/30 concept. :)
There are actually many parallels between dashboards and presentation slides. However, I will save that for another post.
Keywords: Key Performance Indicators
, Power Point Presentations
posted @ Monday, January 03, 2011 10:18 AM