Listen and connect more effectively with our NEW Adaptive Listening workshop. Explore training

The Glance Test

Convey your meaning in three seconds or less

Topics covered
What you'll learn
You need a well-designed slide to command attention and communicate complex thoughts at the first glance. It’s a powerful moment—one that delivers the full punch of your meaning, without ever shifting attention away from the presenter.

We created a tool that lets you quickly measure the glance-power of your slide. If you use this test regularly, creating slides that speak boldly will become second nature.
  • Make sure your audience can discern the meaning of your slides in three seconds or less
  • Focus on a single, precise point on each slide and stop muddling your message
  • Arrange your design elements so that people easily see your point
  • Apply contrast and whitespace to emphasize the most important info
  • Use the principles of unity and flow to make your slide easy to read
  • Confirm that the arrangement of design elements on your slides enables comprehension
  • Choose the visuals that highlight your slide’s main point and reduce noise

Download The Glance Test

Knowing how to solve tough communication challenges can be a challenge in itself

This quick assessment will start you on the right path


Step 1/4

I'm looking for training for

(Select one)


Step 2/4

What skills are you looking to improve?

(Select all that apply)


Step 3/4

My specific presentation goals include:

(Select all that apply)


Step 4/4

How would you like to learn?

(Select all that apply)