Michael Hyatt’s 6 Rules for More Effective Slide Presentations

“Few things can ruin an excellent presentation like terrible slides.”

With that in mind, Michael Hyatt offers six rules for public speakers who use PowerPoint or Keynote.

  1. Create a logical flow.
  2. Make them readable.
  3. Avoid clichéd photos.
  4. Use one point per slide.
  5. Remember, less is more.
  6. Create a resource page.

For more on slide philosophy and approach, check out slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations and Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery.

I’m curious–particularly from the standpoint of preaching or teaching a Bible class–what else would you add to Hyatt’s list?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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