I use SlideShare to share my presentations. Here is their summary of the top presentations for 2010 as well as some data on their research into what makes a presentation popular.
“This year’s report also laid out some data about the 1,000 most popular presentations on its site this year:
- Popular Presentations Use a Lot of Slides: The total number of slides in the top 1,000 slide decks has about 63 slides per presentation. The average number of slides for all presentations is 19.
- Popular Presentations Use Few Words: Popular presentations use about 24 words per slide.
- There’s Something About Keynote: While only 2% of all presentations were made in Apple Keynote this year, almost 16% of those in the top 1,000 were made in Keynote.”
I’ve been proud that a few of my presentations made the top presentations or hot lists this year too.