Presentations: What Every Planner Needs To Know

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Four hour training presentation on presentation methods for planners. Credit given to Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen; Cliff Atkinson, Beyond Bullet Points; Tim Koegel, The Exceptional Presenter

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Presentations: What Every Planner Needs To Know

  1. PresentationsWhat every planner needs to know<br />
  2. Ryan Link<br />Planning / Public Involvement<br />Michael Baker Jr., Inc<br />Richmond, Virginia<br />804.287.3192<br />Email: rlink@mbakercorp.com<br />Twitter: @Ryan_Link<br />
  3. Icebreaker<br />
  4. Planning moves fast<br />
  5. As planners we are constantly looking for new tools for our toolbelt<br />
  6. Work on mastering the art of presentations <br />
  7. Presentations may be the most valuable tool in your tool belt<br />utility<br />
  8. Planning can get stale<br />
  9. We are born storytellers<br />
  10. Experience trumps research <br />
  11. “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.””<br /> -Charles Mingus<br />
  12. The good, the bad, and the ugly <br />
  13. "One of the things I learned about in the formative stages of my career was public speaking. I learned by watching lots of presentations, and one thing I figured out early on is that most CFO-level speakers — particularly CEOs, particularly male CEOs—really suck as speakers. They're boring; they're long; they wander around. I saw speech after speech, and I discovered that if there's anything worse than a speaker who sucks, it's a speaker who sucks and you have no idea how much longer he or she is going to suck. That's a horrible feeling. <br />To prevent you from getting that feeling, I've developed a Top 10 format. All of my speeches are in Top 10 format, because if you think I suck, I at least want you to be able to track my progress through the speech so that you know approximately know how much longer I'm going to suck."                           — Guy Kawasaki<br />
  14. The evolution of PowerPoint Presentations<br />1987<br />PowerPoint is born<br />1995<br />PowerPoint Nirvana<br />2000<br />Term “Death by PowerPoint” coined<br />2005<br />90% of Presentations Suck (Guy Kawasaki)<br />
  15. PechaKucha: Get to the PowerPoint in 20 Slides Then Sit the Hell Down<br />-Daniel Pink<br />PechaKucha: Still PowerPoint – Just Not Resulting in Death<br />-Author Unknown<br />
  16. Examples<br />
  17. Majora Carter's tale of urban renewal<br />
  18. Al Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis<br />
  19. There are three key components to successful presentations<br />
  20. Preparation<br />
  21. Start with a beginners mind<br />
  22. Design<br />
  23. Cheesy Graphics<br />
  24. (b/f and after examples from PZ)<br />
  25. Picture of traditional bullet filled slide with presenter<br />
  26. Keep it Simple<br />
  27. Delivery<br />
  28. There is more than one way to skin a cat<br />
  29. Beyond Bullet Points<br />
  30. BBP Respects the Limits of Working Memory<br />
  31. Apply familiar organizing structures<br />
  32. Act I: The first five slides<br />
  33. Act II: justifying the call to action<br />
  34. Act III: Back to the beginning<br />
  35. Presentation Zen<br />
  36. What’s your point?<br />Why does it matter?<br />
  37. SUCCESs<br />
  38. Always bring it back to the point<br />
  39. The Exceptional Presenter<br />
  40. Posture<br />
  41. The window to your soul<br />
  42. Five effective ways to incorporate gestures<br />
  43. 84%<br />of the impact you have on the phone comes from your voice<br />16%<br />of the impact you have on the phone comes from the words you use<br />
  44. Read your audience – get them involved<br />
  45. Smile<br />
  46. Exercise<br />
  47. The Scenario:<br />You are a member of a team from Virginia Tech tasked with developing a presentation that will be given to prospective undergraduate and graduate students. These students currently have the Virginia Tech MURP and Public and Urban Affairs programs on their short-list.<br />As a team you must develop a 15 minute presentation that makes the case that Virginia Tech is the right choice, the only choice for these prospective students.<br />The Scenario<br />Rules:<br />1. Open use of graphics, but must cite (not focused on resolution)<br />
  48. Get Started<br />

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