Slides Count for 1 Hour Presentation – Here’s How Many Slides You Need

Written by Tom Caklos

Written by Tom Caklos

Presentation designer

how many slides for 60 minute presentation

It doesn’t matter if you are a student, entrepreneur, or teacher.

At some point, you will stumble upon timing issues when it comes to your presentation.

You’re maybe asking: How many slides for a 60-minute presentation?

One slide in most cases takes up to around 2 minutes of your presentation time. With that being said, on average you will need around 30 slides to make your presentation 60 minutes long. But there’s no set limit on how many yours will require, as the length of the individual slides depends on the complexity of your presentation.

Some presentations require you to be quick, and their slides contain just a few punch lines – while some extensive research presentations will require you to get your hands dirty on slides that will take up anything from 5 – 10 minutes.

Overwhelming right?

But it doesn’t have to be!

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How many slides for a 2-hour presentation?

For 2 hour presentation, you will need around 60 – 90 slides, depending on the complexity and nature of your topic. However, there’s no set limit on how many yours will require, but most of the time a good rule of thumb is 60 to 90 slides.

If I can chime in one tip in this article, it would be to take a bottle of water with you.

Two hours is a very long time – and as you will present, your mouth will get dry very quickly. Do not underestimate this part of the preparation as well!

Here is a longer list that you can always reffer to:

Time for presentationSlides
10 minutes4-8 slides
20 minutes8-15 slides
30 minutes15-20 slides
1 hour30 slides
2 hours60 slides
3 hours90 slides

Just keep in mind, that the actual length of your presentation will be different. It really does depend on the topic of your presentation.

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