The 6×6 rule of presentations

Presentations. They are necessary from time to time, but they need not be evil.

Here is a huge tip for keeping them from getting out of hand: the 6×6 rule.

  • No more than 6 bullets per slide.
  • No more than 6 words per bullet.

Since the grammar rules are loosened for presentations, it’s easy to keep phrases down to six words or less.

If you find yourself needing more than 6 words or 6 bullets, break the idea into smaller chunks of detail and spread it across more bullets/slides.