Rate My PowerPoint
This tool will analyse some aspects of your presentation and give an overall score (Red, Amber or Green) for your presentation along with some hints and tips on specific improvements you could make.
It’s also worth checking out our 28 Great PowerPoint Presentation Tips article and some of the other Advice and Tips articles in our blog.
This tool is free to use and your presentation will not be stored on our system. Just select you PowerPoint PPTX file below and give it a go!
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There are many hints and tips to help improve your PowerPoint presentation, our popular blog 28 Great PowerPoint Presentation Tips expands on many of these. Below this tool looks at the some of these elements that could make an impact to your presentation.
The 6/6 rule states that you should have no more that 6 bullets per slide and no more than 6 words per bullet in order to keep your audience engaged. There are other forms of this rule the 7/7 and the 8/8 rule depending on how strict you want to be. The overriding principal is to try and keep the number of points on you page to a minimum and try to summarise them in the minum words. Short and sweet! There is a tendancy with presentations to cram lots of points and words on a slide making hard to read and un-engaging. Either try to split these long slides in several shorter ones or consider giving handouts to suplement the slideshow. Remember your audience should be listening not reading!
Guy Kawasaki wrote that a presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. He was talking about pitching to investors but this is fairly solid advice for any presentation. You might need to over-run the 20 minute rule in some circumstances (e.g. a university lecture) but could the additional time be better used for questions and answers?
Use of Media / Images
It is much more engaging to use images and or videos to enhance your presentation. A good picture can convey a great deal of meaning and makes the presentation more insteresting and engaging.
What is the SMOG readability score?
The SMOG grade is a measure of readability that estimates the years of education needed to understand a piece of writing. SMOG is an acronym for Simple Measure of Gobbledygook. So what does the SMOG score mean. Below is table that explains the different score breakdows
|SMOG readability score||UK adults at this level||Typical literacy skills at this level|
|7 to 9||93%||understands short, simple content on familiar topics from familiar sources|
|10 to 11||76%||understands short, simple content from a range of everyday sources (like newspapers)|
|12 to 13||51%||understands simple content of varying lengths on a variety of topics|
|14 to 16||22%||understands content of varying complexity, from a range of sources|
|17 or more||Less than 22%||able to obtain, interpret and evaluate complex content|