While browsing through articles on STC TCBOK I came across this one (here). I thought it would be interesting to post about this as we have a power point due for our final essay.
Since our younger years we have been assigned to due so many PowerPoints, it’s impossible to keep track. With this, I feel we lose track of the point of a PowerPoint and how one should be organized and delivered. First, it is important to not overwhelm your readers. Although words are the key point of a slide, it is important to not flood the slides with words. You should only be using the text and images on your slides to prompt and open up your speaking rather than vice versa. Nowadays it seems people just read straight from their slides and don’t even give any thought to what they are reading. With this the audience gets lost as well.
What I found very interesting about this article was that Seth Godin states you should never have any more than 6 words per slide. This seems very little to me, I understand it is necessary to not have many words, but this is way too little.
You can read more about it here!