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Talk at Tetuan Valley Startup School, Spring 2010.
Byron Stanford from Project Presentation speaks on how to improve today's presentations by traveling.

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  • 1. 1
  • 2. En Project-Presentation we’re trying to change the world 2
  • 3. Presentations aren’t the most important thing, but they are important 3
  • 4. Imagine when you speak 4
  • 5. People listen 5
  • 6. And follow 6
  • 7. You could spread your message, and change your world 7
  • 8. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 8
  • 9. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 9
  • 10. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 10
  • 11. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 11
  • 12. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 12
  • 13. But I looked like this 13
  • 14. I had the pleasure of being Garr’s student. Presentation guru and great mentor 14
  • 15. Author of Presentation Zen, which inspires today’s talk 15
  • 16. 16
  • 17. Why is it important? 17
  • 18. People like Seth Godin 18
  • 19. Or Guy Kawasaki, agree that presentations today impede communication in stead of aiding it. 19
  • 20. These people see more than 10 presentations a day. You should listen to what they say (and follow their blogs). They are the type of people you will be selling your ideas and dreams to. 20
  • 21. But what is a Zen Presentation? 21
  • 22. Why Zen? 22
  • 23. It doesn’t mean you need to meditate before your prez 23
  • 24. Garr relates 3 principle of Zen to Presentations. Restraint, simplicity and Naturalness. I want to relate them to the 3 parts of presentations: Preparation, design and Delivery Restraint in preparation Simplicity in design Naturalness in delivery 24
  • 25. Garr relates 3 principle of Zen to Presentations. Restraint, simplicity and Naturalness. I want to relate them to the 3 parts of presentations: Preparation, design and Delivery Restraint in preparation Simplicity in design Naturalness in delivery 25
  • 26. But how? 26
  • 27. Travelling 27
  • 28. 28
  • 29. Follow me on a journey. The journey of making a presentation 29
  • 30. As in any journey we have a point of origin 30
  • 31. A destination 31
  • 32. And many ways to get there. But this time the shortest way is not the best one 32
  • 33. We could take shortcuts 33
  • 34. But they will only bring you here 34
  • 35. Preparing our trip requires us to decide our destination, what message we want to convey. 35
  • 36. Get away from the computer 36
  • 37. Take a notebook and a pencil to write down everything that comes to mind 37
  • 38. Don’t be afraid to have a lot of ideas 38
  • 39. Learn that destruction is part of the process of creation 39
  • 40. Don’t be satisfied with the first idea that comes to mind. Push your ideas further and then reduce them to their core. Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 40
  • 41. Take those reduced ideas and put them on post-its to create the map of your journey. If an idea doesn’t fit on a post-it it’s too complex. You need to make it simpler. Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 41
  • 42. Organize your topics like stops on the road 42
  • 43. Decide how you will go there. Power Point 43
  • 44. Keynote 44
  • 45. Flash 45
  • 46. 46
  • 47. 47
  • 48. When we tell our friends about our stop along the way Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 48
  • 49. We use images. They are more powerful 49
  • 50. 50
  • 51. 51
  • 52. 52
  • 53. Images you choose because they communicate an emotion to you. Don’t constraint it to the rules. 53
  • 54. Use your image as the background and have your text on top 54
  • 55. Everyday image 55
  • 56. cropped 56
  • 57. Use the rule of thirds 57
  • 58. 80% of people prefer this image 58
  • 59. Choose your colors wisely 59
  • 60. If you need help you can use online resources like Kuler 60
  • 61. Use a power color! 61
  • 62. Design your slide thinking about the person at the back of the room 62
  • 63. This style helps you convey an idea. If you need to give out more info put it in a handout. 63
  • 64. Don’t use ugly 3D graphs 64
  • 65. Use simple graphs that can be understood right away 65
  • 66. Example of a way to show big amounts of data. Convey emotion! Be passionate about your journey! 66
  • 67. Naturalness in delivery through rehearsing 67
  • 68. In the shower 68
  • 69. In the car 69
  • 70. In the elevator 70
  • 71. Walking the dog 71
  • 72. Shopping with your girlfriend 72
  • 73. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Connect with the audience 73
  • 74. Tell your story, your way 74
  • 75. Ex: Dylan Moran comes out on stage drinking and smoking. 75
  • 76. Enjoy. This is your destination, the whole trip was to arrive to this point. Don’t be afraid to enjoy the moment 76
  • 77. Review: Restraint in preparation: keep only the essential. Only make the necessary stops on your way Simplicity in design: Practice design, not decoration. Naturalness in delivery: Enjoy the moment 77
  • 78. 78
  • 79. Become a designer and a writer 79
  • 80. Mind the words you use 80
  • 81. Some words are more powerful than others 81
  • 82. Repetition is essential for people to process your message 82
  • 83. Review: Restraint in preparation: keep only the essential. Only make the necessary stops on your way Simplicity in design: Practice design, not decoration. Naturalness in delivery: Enjoy the moment 83
  • 84. 84
  • 85. People will concentrate on the mistake, not on the message 85
  • 86. 86