Recently, I’ve seen some articles on presentation styles.
A presentation style sometimes called the Takahashi or Lessig method, can be summed up simply: One or two words per slide, keep the pictures simple.
Put more attention on the content and structure and their appropriateness to your message and less on the slides. Simple slides may remove many defects of a bad presentation, but they won’t create a good one.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking to create a smart, fast presentation, you might use this technique. Here are some more tips:
- Let the text on the slide repeat a word or phrase that you’re using, no more.
- Use images that evoke what you’re saying, but don’t add any words to the images.
- Show each slide for just a second or two. This method uses lots of slides, each for a short time.
- Keep the pace fast.
[…] A presentation style that’s sometimes called the Takahashi or Lessig method, involves putting just a word or two on a slide, usually with very large text. The text is used as a prompt, but also as a graphic. I wrote about it in a short post from 2004, […]