In order to create a brief, entertaining PowerPoint presentation, the format should be kept in mind. The right format can allow the person to lead their PowerPoint presentations and transition quickly from slide to slide with the right format. These short but effective presentation formats will prove to be beneficial to professionals, educators and sales team members who want to create a tight and focused presentation.
The first presentation format is the the Kawasaki 10/20/30 method. This format consists of ten slides that should be completed within 20 minutes and contain a 30-point font. Using only ten slides is ideal because the average person can’t recall more than ten different concepts at a time, suggests the creator of this format. This format is broken down into ten separate sections. The average person can thoroughly explain any given topic using this format. The twenty-minute recommendation provides the speaker with ample opportunity to engage the audience in discussion once it has been completed.
The pecha kucha 20/20 format consists of 20 separate slides each discussed for 20 seconds. The slides consist of images and the presentation moves automatically from slide to slide. This format requires the presenter to focus and remain on topic. It is designed for individuals who rely heavily on images to market their products or services.
The Ignite PowerPoint presentation format keeps the presenter focused on the subject. In the Ignite presentation format, the person only spends 15 seconds on each of the 20 slides. The entire PowerPoint presentation should last only five minutes. The slides also advance automatically as well from slide to slide.
The presentation formats can be short and equally as effective as a presentation longer in length. The shorter presentation formats allow the presenter the opportunity to really connect with the audience and entertain a longer Q&A format at the end of the presentation.