If you take a ready template with http://www.pptstar.com/, then 30 minutes. If everything is done by hand and draw a background of the picture, and the week will be enough.
Building the 10 slides (I assume we are looking at a 45-60 minute presentation) should not take more than an hour or two as long as:
- You already have your storyline sorted out
- You have a good idea of how little text to put on the slides (it's easy to write a dozen lines to transmit an idea, it's much harder to use a picture or just a couple of key words)
- you have your image resources (photos, graphs, cartoons, etc) already to hand.
From start to finish (from idea to white paper to storyline to presentation) takes me anything from half a day to 3 weeks depending on the topic.
So I guess I'm saying "it depends" :D
Recommended reading though is Nancy Duarte's brilliant book "Slide!ology"
The real question you should be asking is what do I put on those 10 slides and in what order do I deliver my message?
I teach a very specific 10 slide format that works well for Federal prospects and for teaming as a sub contractor with other firms.
You start with a short intro about your firm and why are you are there and you wrap up with a next steps and thank you. The eight slides in the middle are the key pieces where you explain the opportunity or the problem you can solve, your core capabilities, your key differentiators, and the results your audience will get from working with you.
You should also follow the "rule of 6's" on each slide: no more than 6 bullets per slide and no more than 6 words per bullet point.
A good slide presentation of 10 takes me about 1 to 2 hour depending on the graphics, images and any videos
It depends what you mean by "make", Chris. If I am simply creating slides to go with material I've already developed, this could take 10 minutes (simple background reinforcement of the topic) to an hour (detailed information on-screen for complex topics like insurance training).
If you are including the development of the topic, itself, and not just the slides, this is an unanswerable question, since 10 slides could be 30 minutes or it could be 3 hours, depending upon the topic. Furthermore, the time to develop a topic depends upon experience with the topic. I can deveop a 3-hour workshop in a couple of hours if all I'm doing is reorganizing information I've presented before and am an expert on. For a new topic, it may take me hours to craft just the right presentation for a 30-minute spot.
If all the Data and information is available it should not take more than 90 minutes max.
This truly depends on understanding what the key points are that you are trying to get across in your presentation. It also depends on knowing your target audience, which can give you a better understanding of what content they may want to know. I've made presentations for various situations (academic and industry) and that is key in my opinion. I also think that each presentation is unique so having a time limit on it is relative. However, once you do one presentation and have a template you like, it can become quicker from there.
I think "Good" is a relative term to what the objective is. If you are well prepared and have a solid outline with a clear concise message, the presentation can be completed rather quickly.
If you really want to learn how to effectively give a presentation, I would read "SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham". It helped me develop a sales strategy that made presentations a thing of the past.
Best of Luck!
It really depends on your pace. Are you doing 1 slide per minute of talking, or 1 slide for 10 minutes of talking? The design and approach is different.
When I make slides for myself, I average about 10-15 minutes per slide, which covers 3-5 minutes of talking. This includes fitting into a "script", digging up images or research data, formatting, and proofing. If I'm going to spend more time talking on a slide, I tend to spend more time preparing it.
It probably depends on a few things. First - how well do you know your subject. Two - how big is the message you are trying to deliver? Third - can you deliver the message with images? The fewer words the better. No more than one sentence per slide. And, fourth - are you delivering the presentation or does it have to do all the lifting itself. Once you know all these answers you should have a better idea.
Chris, I always find it easy to first map the direction of the presentation- titles, sub points etc on a piece of paper. Once I have done that, it doesn't take much time 20-30 minutes to transfer it to PPT's
The answer to this question depends on what you mean by "good," your style, and what you want to get across. What are your objectives? Do you need visuals, as in smart graphics, movies, pictures, etc. to get your point across? Are you worried about branding the presentation? If so, then you have to think about colors, themes and everything else that goes with that. Are you including notes for yourself or the speaker who will be presenting the information? And finally, how well do you know the subject matter? Even knowing the subject matter, it may take me an hour or more to prepare ten slides, without counting the practice time.
When you decide all of the above, make sure your slides are not cluttered, there is nothing worse than a cluttered slide…no, there is nothing worse than a cluttered slide that is then read to you by the speaker! Make sure you have extra information to talk about. Have that conversation with your audience so that it doesn't sound like a lecture.
When you say "make" I believe that you are asking how it will take to "give" the presentation. If so, I would plan for no more than 2-3 minutes per page from you. If the prospect or audience has questions or comments during your presentation, of course, it will extend the time. The whole point in making a presentation is to begin a conversation resulting in another meeting to move the sales process forward. If you take longer than 20-30 minutes to present your case you are talking too much. Focus on the benefits of your product or service that apply specifically to that prospect.
The max it takes me is 1 hour. I create the outline and points in Word then turn the Word document into a PowerPoint presentation and all the text is laid out for me.
Since the presentation should not have all the words on screen, it takes me no more than 10 minutes per slide. I make sure to follow the 4x4 rule for bullet points: one thought per line with no more than 4 words per line and no more than 4 lines per slide.
Chris, a "good" 10 slide presentation should not take a long time, it is important that the slides are not overloaded with words. Graphics and process flows work best with limited verbiage.
One hour. I make sure to print out the slides to give away as a hand-out. The slides can be more basic if you are having a more elaborate presentation orally and the audience can take notes on the handouts.
If you have a clear idea of what you will put into the presentation along with the specific information, it should take around 1 hour.
Depending on your presentation format and your personal style, I have presented in various situations from 1 person to 300 people and high level info and operational level training and instruction it can be 10 mins or 10 days give us more info on what you want to achieve and I will happily advise in specific detail.
Think in terms of :
What you want to say
How you want to sat it
And what you want the audience to get from the presentation vs the presenter
That's a great place to start
Hope it helps
"Good" being the keyword there- it takes me forever! I start just by laying out the content on each slide and then try to find design inspiration on slideshare because I am certainly not a designer. My biggest challenge is that I know my own design isn't good, but I can't figure out why/how to make it better. I can fiddle with that part from anywhere between 2-5 hours.