I love these new AT&T commercials with the businessman talking to a bunch of kids. I still can’t decide whether I think they’re scripted or not. If they are, those kids are great little actors. If they aren’t, well, those kids are hilarious. But that’s beside the point.
Those commercials made me wonder if presentation design isn’t just as “not complicated.” If you sat some kids down and asked them the following questions about designing slides, how do you think they’d answer?
“Which is better? Words or pictures?”
“Larger pictures or smaller?”
“Facts or stories?”
“Crowded or not crowded?”
“Boring or exciting?”
It’s funny how when you say things that way, it’s obvious what’s wrong with most presentations.
Maybe next time you build an important sales deck, ask a six-year-old for help.