KISS - Not Just a Rock Band<br />How to make Great Technical Presentations<br />By: David Fung<br />
Agenda<br /><ul><li>Top 4 Pitfalls
Summary
Questions?</li></li></ul><li>Keep it Simple<br />
Pitfall #1: Complex Diagrams<br />
Keep it Simple: Simple Diagrams<br />
Pitfall #2: Selling Features<br />
Keep it Simple: Sell Value(what’s in it for them)<br />
Pitfall #3:Panicking when things go wrong<br />
Keep it Simple:Move along...quickly<br />
Pitfall #4:Getting Bullied by the Audience<br />
Keep it Simple:Be Confident, Firm and Respectful<br />
Summary<br /><ul><li>Simple diagrams
Sell Value not Features
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When presenting to customers, colleagues or your boss, it is important to be able to get your point across quickly and clearly. Whether you are a stock broker, scientist, insurance agent or lawyer, it is easy to get caught up in all the technical jargon. This talk will go through some of the common presentation pitfalls that can plague technically-oriented people.

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  • This is the essence of making good presentations, whether it’s reporting financials, soliciting donations to your charity, or selling a new business idea to venture capitalists. Through the years of both attending and giving technical presentations, I’ve seen and done some bad technical presentations. But the most important thing is that you learn, both from the mistakes of others as well as your own. With that in mind, here’s the first Pitfall I’ve noticed
  • KISS - Not just a rock band - Presentation Camp Toronto 2010

    1. 1. KISS - Not Just a Rock Band<br />How to make Great Technical Presentations<br />By: David Fung<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Top 4 Pitfalls
    3. 3. Summary
    4. 4. Questions?</li></li></ul><li>Keep it Simple<br />
    5. 5. Pitfall #1: Complex Diagrams<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Keep it Simple: Simple Diagrams<br />
    8. 8. Pitfall #2: Selling Features<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10. Keep it Simple: Sell Value(what’s in it for them)<br />
    11. 11. Pitfall #3:Panicking when things go wrong<br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Keep it Simple:Move along...quickly<br />
    15. 15. Pitfall #4:Getting Bullied by the Audience<br />
    16. 16.
    17. 17. Keep it Simple:Be Confident, Firm and Respectful<br />
    18. 18. Summary<br /><ul><li>Simple diagrams
    19. 19. Sell Value not Features
    20. 20. Move along quickly when things go wrong
    21. 21. Be Confident</li></li></ul><li>Keep it Simple<br />
    22. 22. Questions?<br />Twitter: @davidfung2<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dfung<br />

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