5
classic
mistakes
people
make
in their
presentations
1
 You should always
  have a surprising
   and important
 No beginning
 question asked early
in your presentation.
   No ...
You should always
  have a surprising
   and important
 No beginning
 question asked early
in your presentation.
   No pro...
Start with the end



 2
in mind. Conclude
    with concrete
     No end of
 actionable steps or
with a summary
  things y...
Start with the end
in mind. Conclude
    with concrete
     No end of
 actionable steps or
with a summary
  things you wan...
By adding weaker



 3
 arguments you are
diluting much
    Too the overall
effectiveness of your
   boring stuff
   prese...
By adding weaker
 arguments you are
diluting much
     Too the overall
effectiveness of your
   boring stuff
   presentati...
Thou shalt not



 4
overload thy slides.
 Too much
      Period. of
  everything
Thou shalt not
overload thy slides.
 Too much
      Period. of
  everything
5
Unless you want the
audience to hate you
  TheIt’s not even
           overall
 learn some design
 skills.
    a competi...
Unless you want the
audience to hate you
  TheIt’s not even
           overall
— learn some design
 skills.
    a competit...
5
1. Have your goal — what do you want
the audience to do — on the last* slide.

2. Have the problem on the first slide.

3...
dare to (be) present



                   Ok, that was me
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5 classic mistakes

  1. 1. 5 classic mistakes people make in their presentations
  2. 2. 1 You should always have a surprising and important No beginning question asked early in your presentation. No problem — no attention.
  3. 3. You should always have a surprising and important No beginning question asked early in your presentation. No problem — no attention.
  4. 4. Start with the end 2 in mind. Conclude with concrete No end of actionable steps or with a summary things you want people to remember.
  5. 5. Start with the end in mind. Conclude with concrete No end of actionable steps or with a summary things you want people to remember.
  6. 6. By adding weaker 3 arguments you are diluting much Too the overall effectiveness of your boring stuff presentation. If something doesn’t inin your structure the middle fit — just leave it out.
  7. 7. By adding weaker arguments you are diluting much Too the overall effectiveness of your boring stuff presentation. If something doesn’t in in themiddle the structure fit — just leave it out.
  8. 8. Thou shalt not 4 overload thy slides. Too much Period. of everything
  9. 9. Thou shalt not overload thy slides. Too much Period. of everything
  10. 10. 5 Unless you want the audience to hate you TheIt’s not even overall learn some design skills. a competitive ugliness advantage anymore, it’s just plain hygiene.
  11. 11. Unless you want the audience to hate you TheIt’s not even overall — learn some design skills. a competitive ugliness advantage anymore, it’s just plain hygiene.
  12. 12. 5 1. Have your goal — what do you want the audience to do — on the last* slide. 2. Have the problem on the first slide. 3. Question the necessity of every slide. 4. Question the necessity of every element on every slide. 5. Make it all pretty. * Slide numbers are approximate — as well as everything else. These are principles, not rules.
  13. 13. dare to (be) present Ok, that was me

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