How many words should there be on a PowerPoint Slide?

How many words should there be on a PowerPoint Slide?

There is no golden rule for exactly how many words should be on a slide. However, just know that “less is more” when it comes to text. The more text that’s on the screen, the less your audience is listening to the information that’s coming out of your mouth.

Remember that you need to simply convey your message on each slide in three seconds or less. Therefore, you have to keep things SIMPLE and highly visual.

It is important to note that using minimal words on a slide is not about taking shortcuts or ignoring things that are complex. Instead, this is about providing clarity by carefully choosing only what is absolutely essential in communicating the CORE message. As professional presentation designer Garr Reynolds points out in his book Presentation Zen, simplicity is all about getting the maximum output with the minimum amount of input. Keeping the text to a minimum will not only make it easy for you to deliver your message, but it will also make it easier for your audience to understand.

“Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler.”
Albert Einstein.

The above is an excerpt from “Slides Made Simple” by Adam Noar.

This eBook is a simple guide to creating more effective visual slides for your PowerPoint presentations.

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