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People retain 20% of what they hear or
retention of 30% of what they see, however people will retain 50% of what is
both heard and seen.
visuals can enhance a presentation tremendously. The 4 main things to
remember when designing visuals for a presentation are to only have a few,
use big text, keep the message simple, and make the presentation as
memorable as possible. Also keep in mind when
designing presentation visuals that contain primarily text and tables, use
the 6 X 6 rule of no more than 6 lines and 6 words per line. For more
details on how 6 X 6 could work for visuals, please see the article below.
How to Use the Rule of Six for Designing Presentation Slides
article will also mention the 6 X 6 rule for charts of no more than 6 data
points per graph. Charts work better than tables or text because they
are more visual and can be understood faster than a list of numbers.
For detail on what types of charts/graphs to use to emphasize different
types of data, also see the article on charts.
How to Select Which Chart Type to Use in an Office Application
The book R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach
contains a 2-page form that teams may use to paln and design presentations.
To get a copy of this form, please send an email request to the author using
the address listed at the bottom of the below web page
Computers make it
so much easier to create and display presentation visuals. It is now
possible to add images. movies, sounds, and other animations to make
the visuals more interesting. However, use caution when adding
these elements to prevent the message getting lost in the use of technology.
Review the article below for more ideas on using technology to enhance a
How to Design Presentation Slides Using Images and Animations
containing instructional steps on how to use different options in PowerPoint
to design presentation visuals can be found at
"It's much easier to consume
the visual image than to read something." -
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no-nonsense and much-needed self-paced guide to planning and conducting
meetings so that they are as productive, effectual, and smoothly run as
A Meeting Wizard's Approach
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