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INSPIRING CURIOSITY
How to create impactful presentations

A presentation by
BRIAN MEAGHER
ABOUT ME
Kansas City

Lima

New York
Why are presentations
important for you?
(literally, think about your real life)
Harry	
  Po(er	
  and	
  The	
  Half-­‐Blood	
  Prince	
  |	
  Warner	
  Bros	
  
This is you
Harry	
  Po(er	
  and	
  The	
  Half-­‐Blood	
  Prince	
  |	
  Warner	
  Bros	
  
This is your audience

This is you
Harry	
  Po(er	
  and	
  The	
  Half-­‐Blood	
  Prince	
  |	
  Warner	
  Bros	
  
This is your audience

THE 	
  

AUDIENCE
is the

HERO
This is you
Harry	
  Po(er	
  and	
  The	
  Half-­‐Blood	
  Prince	...
PREPARE
PREPARE
DESIGN
PREPARE
DESIGN
DELIVER
1

START WITH THE END

	
  
	
  
	
  
1

START WITH THE END
What is the purpose?

	
  
	
  
	
  
1

START WITH THE END
What is the purpose?
Information transfer is not a
satisfactory objective.
	
  
	
  
	
  
1

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Remember the hero.
What is important
for them?
1

CONTENT
Simplicity
If you can’t explain it simply, you
don’t understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein
1

CONTENT
Simplicity
Develop and incorporate some kind of story
Disney	
  Pixar	
  |	
  Toy	
  Story	
  3	
  
1

CONTENT
Simplicity
Develop and incorporate some kind of story
Analog
DESIGN
Cognitive Theory of
Multimedia Learning
Cognitive Theory of
Multimedia Learning
Our brains have limited capacity
Cognitive Theory of
Multimedia Learning
Our brains have limited capacity
Pictures, printed words, and verbal
language are ...
LANDMARKS
(reference points)
2
SIMPLICITY…
AGAIN
One idea per slide
Is it relevant? Does it add value?
Bar Chart slide
Primary	
  Text	
  
Call	
  out	
  Size	
  1or	
  
box	
  f 4	
  
explanaKon	
  or	
  
Secondary	
  Text	
...
DELIVER
Start like a Bond movie
3
3
You are the

PRESENTER,
not the

POWERPOINT
EYE CONTACT
DIGESTION is IMPORTANT!
PRACTICE
SUMMARY
If you had to remember only 3 concepts
from this presentation…
PREPARE

Know
your
Audience
PREPARE

DESIGN

Know
your
Audience

Limited
Capacity…
so keep it simple
PREPARE

Know
your
Audience

DESIGN

Limited
Capacity…
so keep it simple

DELIVER

Practice
Practice
Practice
IMAGE CREDITS
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Slide 4:
Slide 8:
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Slide 15:
Slide 19:
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Slide 34:
Slide 35:
Sli...
Idea credits and inspiration
Several of the ideas shown in this presentation
were inspired by many incredible people.	
  
...
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  1. 1. INSPIRING CURIOSITY How to create impactful presentations A presentation by BRIAN MEAGHER
  2. 2. ABOUT ME Kansas City Lima New York
  3. 3. Why are presentations important for you? (literally, think about your real life)
  4. 4. Harry  Po(er  and  The  Half-­‐Blood  Prince  |  Warner  Bros  
  5. 5. This is you Harry  Po(er  and  The  Half-­‐Blood  Prince  |  Warner  Bros  
  6. 6. This is your audience This is you Harry  Po(er  and  The  Half-­‐Blood  Prince  |  Warner  Bros  
  7. 7. This is your audience THE   AUDIENCE is the HERO This is you Harry  Po(er  and  The  Half-­‐Blood  Prince  |  Warner  Bros  
  8. 8. PREPARE
  9. 9. PREPARE DESIGN
  10. 10. PREPARE DESIGN DELIVER
  11. 11. 1 START WITH THE END      
  12. 12. 1 START WITH THE END What is the purpose?      
  13. 13. 1 START WITH THE END What is the purpose? Information transfer is not a satisfactory objective.      
  14. 14. 1 KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Remember the hero. What is important for them?
  15. 15. 1 CONTENT Simplicity
  16. 16. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
  17. 17. 1 CONTENT Simplicity Develop and incorporate some kind of story
  18. 18. Disney  Pixar  |  Toy  Story  3  
  19. 19. 1 CONTENT Simplicity Develop and incorporate some kind of story Analog
  20. 20. DESIGN
  21. 21. Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
  22. 22. Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Our brains have limited capacity
  23. 23. Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Our brains have limited capacity Pictures, printed words, and verbal language are competing for limited cognitive resources.
  24. 24. LANDMARKS (reference points)
  25. 25. 2 SIMPLICITY… AGAIN One idea per slide Is it relevant? Does it add value?
  26. 26. Bar Chart slide Primary  Text   Call  out  Size  1or   box  f 4   explanaKon  or   Secondary  Text   special  point   Size  10.5   Series  1   Series  2   Series  3   500   450   400   400   385   350   350   275   300   250   200   150   100   50   0   Category  1   Source: text here Category  2   Category  3   Category  4  
  27. 27. DELIVER
  28. 28. Start like a Bond movie
  29. 29. 3
  30. 30. 3 You are the PRESENTER, not the POWERPOINT
  31. 31. EYE CONTACT
  32. 32. DIGESTION is IMPORTANT!
  33. 33. PRACTICE
  34. 34. SUMMARY If you had to remember only 3 concepts from this presentation…
  35. 35. PREPARE Know your Audience
  36. 36. PREPARE DESIGN Know your Audience Limited Capacity… so keep it simple
  37. 37. PREPARE Know your Audience DESIGN Limited Capacity… so keep it simple DELIVER Practice Practice Practice
  38. 38. IMAGE CREDITS Slide 1: Slide 4: Slide 8: Slide 8: Slide 8: Slide 15: Slide 19: Slide 23: Slide 26: Slide 34: Slide 35: Slide 36: jkvill1 flickr Warner Bros Poche flickr Poche flickr Frinkiac flickr Greenog flickr Disney Pixar Tinou Bao flickr Techaramis flickr Solentx flickr Aleks J Clark flickr WoodleyWonderworks flickr
  39. 39. Idea credits and inspiration Several of the ideas shown in this presentation were inspired by many incredible people.   Audience is the Hero: Duarte, N. (2010). Resonate. Wiley. Retrieved from http://www.duarte.com/book/resonate/ Overall structure (prepare, design, deliver) inspired by Garr Reynolds Reynolds, G. (2011). Presentation zen. Berkeley, CA: New Riders. Retrieved from http://www.presentationzen.com/ Start like a Bond Movie: Henry Broaddus, Dean of Admission and Associate Provost for Enrollment, College of William and Mary Inspiring Curiosity: Shawn Cornally of The Big Ideas Group Overall Design inspired by: Emiland De Cubber and Scott Belsky
  40. 40. 636presentationdesign.com brian@636presentationdesign.com
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