Picture Slides vs Text Slides

June 6th, 2010

Slide with 1000 words

I believe words are wonderful. You’re reading them now and they are an incredibly effective communication tool if used correctly. The power of PowerPoint is that you can easily mix text, pictures, graphics and charts to get your point across. It depends on your subject, your audience, and the point you are trying to communicate to determine what the appropriate mix is. It is more art than science to get the right mix. Even a good bullet point can be extremely effective – if done correctly as a short phrase – a bullet of text, not a paragraph. Yes, a good picture can be worth a thousand words, but a few well chosen words can paint an amazing picture. Or a great picture can tell the entire story with zero words. Picture Worth 1000 words

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