Why is the number 3 special?Hi Liam here.

In this video I wanted to talk about the number ‘3’, if you are a regular visitor to Presentation Expressions I’m sure you’ve noticed that Carl and I often talk about the number ‘3’. Maybe we have suggested that you break your presentation into 3 areas and break each of those areas into ‘3’ further areas. We often talk about the number ‘3’ and how important it is for your presentations but…

“What makes the number 3 special?”

I wanted to give you the answer in this post. To get the answer let’s look at some things you might know.

Movies and Books

We all watch movies and read books so you might have heard of the movie ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’, that’s right we can see the number 3, the good, the bad and the ugly. You might also be familiar with the fairy tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and another fairy tale ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears’.


It doesn’t matter if you’re not a Christian the number ‘3’ also appears here as well. ‘Father, Son & Holy Spirit’ as an example. ‘Heaven, Hell & Purgatory’ and also ‘The Three Wise Men’. These are the most obvious ones to me.

General Everyday Life

For instance ‘The Union Jack’ has ‘Red, White & Blue’ in it and ‘Traffic Lights’ have ‘Green, Amber & Red’ lights. Also if you cross the road you ‘Stop, Look & Listen’.

As you can tell from this post the number ‘3’ is all around us. Remember ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’, the ‘Father, Son & Holy Spirit’ and ‘The Union Jack’ has ‘Red, White & Blue’ in it. The reason we use the number ‘3’ and we encourage you to use the ‘3’ is because it’s a very familiar number to people and they are very comfortable with it even if they are unaware of it.

Next time you do a presentation if you’re not doing it already use the number ‘3’.

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