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  • Objective is an actionVision is a state, a mood
  • Horen: ListenVorstellen: Present/Introduce/Put forwardZeichnen: DrawZeigen: Show/Demonstrate
  • Affective: relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes
  • Dr. John Medina, Brain Rules
  • The brain remembers the emotional components of an experienceDopamine
  • Affective: relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes
  • The Mind:Groups into logical categories - Will impose order – Barbara MintoThelistener will order, so easier to present in pyramidSentences to a paragraph, paragraph to a section, sections to a documentWhy? VerticalHow? Horizontal relationshipsSCQASituationComplexity/ComplicationQuestionAnswerExample:We need a budget of $3000 as cash advance for September 15 through account depositWe need to attract applicants to the CMS positionWe need to fill 5 new open positions by September 26We will spend the budget on a Cocktail party for external job seekersInductive and Deductive ThinkingWords presented in a logically organized, hierarchical structure are much better remembers
  • Controlled VocabularyUse methaphores
  • Mind groups
  • Authority, confidence, energyWork at it
  • SimplicityEdit text with violenceThink TwitterAvoid too much informationSimple fontsUse white spaceCrop imagesAvoid BulletsAnd all over the place
  • High quality graphicsRule of ThirdsDress the partBrain likes color/see yellow firstUse metaphorical imagesReadabilityQuotesChart done directly in PPTAvoid templatesBalance between consistency vs contextCrop images
  • She’s Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at Google.
  • Dress up numbersClear headlinesPrepareDramatizeBe funnyStand to the left of screenMake pausesChange gears every 10 minutes
  • Improve your Presentation Power

    1. 1. Improve your Presentation Power<br />Advice on creating and executing an effective presentation.<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Content<br /><ul><li>Your Objective
    3. 3. Traditional Communication Model</li></ul>User Experience<br /><ul><li>Brain Rules
    4. 4. Pyramid Principle</li></ul>You, yes You<br /><ul><li>The Importance of the Presenter</li></li></ul><li>Content is king<br />Short<br />Simple<br />Strong<br />Connected<br />
    5. 5. Objective and Vision<br />What results do you want from you audience?<br />
    6. 6. Communication Model<br />Sender<br />Receiver<br />Message<br />Medium<br />
    7. 7. Idea<br />Research<br />Plan<br />Prepare<br />
    8. 8. User Experience<br />Affective<br />Meaningful<br />Valuable<br />
    9. 9. Brain Rules<br />Multi-tasking is a myth<br />Visual trumps other senses<br />
    10. 10. Attention<br />Emotions<br />
    11. 11. Storytelling<br />Exposition<br />Conflict/Climax<br />Resolution<br />
    12. 12. Memory<br />Brain remembers patterns<br />The Pyramid Principle<br />
    13. 13. Repeat to Remember<br />Be Consistent<br />Summarize<br />
    14. 14. The Presenter<br />We don’t pay attention to boring things<br />
    15. 15. You, yes you!<br />Messianic sense of purpose<br />
    16. 16. Control Engagement<br />Concentrate on what is really important<br />
    17. 17. Find Beauty<br />Pictures beats text<br />
    18. 18. Graphics<br />Marissa Mayer<br />
    19. 19. Have fun<br />Surprise<br />Provoke<br />Showcase<br />
    20. 20. Finally<br />End with your audience taking action<br />
    21. 21. Call to action<br />Please fill out the feedback form at:<br /><br /><br />
    22. 22. Summary<br />The Content<br /><ul><li>Present with a thoughtful objective
    23. 23. Showcase message in a meaningful way</li></ul>The User Experience<br /><ul><li>Brain Rules exist
    24. 24. Take advantage of emotions and structure </li></ul>The Presenter<br /><ul><li>Don’t be boring, you’re the main attraction</li>