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Presenting at ESUG
www.tudorgirba.com
About this talk
•I used to be extremely afraid of speaking in public
•In fact, I was so afraid that I could hardly speak
•...
Slides
•Every decent talk is accompanied by slides
•Text is difficult to read so, slides should not have more than 6
first...
The template in 4 steps
The template in 4 steps (1)
1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right
•The logo should not be too large, b...
The template in 4 steps (2)
1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right
•The logo should not be too large, b...
com
tudor girba
The template in 4 steps (3)
1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right
•The logo should not...
com
tudor girba
(c) Tudor Girba ESUG 2008 - August 2008
The template in 4 steps (4)
1. Align title to the left, and add lo...
STOP
the talk is notyour
slides
story
the talk is your
storytelling at ESUG
www.tudorgirba.com
what is your audience?
choose yourmessage
choose onemessage
slides
slides are visual aids
slides are visualaids
Important sign
•This sign was put here by the authorities in charge.
•At this sign, stop, look around and proceed if no ot...
STOP
detailed effective
STOP
Important sign
•At this sign, stop, look around and proceed if no other car is
coming your way.
•I...
not all detailsare important
I want to open a
fish store.
Vijay, a young indian
we sell fresh fish here
we sell fresh fish here
“we” is not
really needed
the Father
fresh fish sold here
fresh fish sold here
“here” is
superfluous
the Brother
fresh fish sold
fresh fish sold
it’s clear that
the fish is sold.
the Sister
fresh fish
fresh fish
the Neighbor
everyone can see
the fish is fresh.
fish
fish
Vijay himself
everyone can
smell the fish
and Me
I still think fresh
should be stated.
fresh
not all detailsare important
the story is in between
slides are visualaids
slides are visual aids
relax
use a remote control
www.presentationzen.com
www.tudorgirba.com/blog
presenting is storytelling
www.tudorgirba.com
that’s all nice ... but what about
technical talks?
facts alone are boring
demo
a
can bring your facts to life
demo
be comfortable
demo
speak loud
demo
never point to the laptop screen
demo
describe what you do
demo
switch, don’t end the slideshow
demo
demo
ti:meov er
don’t go
presenting is storytelling
www.tudorgirba.com
Tudor Gîrba
www.tudorgirba.com
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
Presenting at ESUG
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  1. 1. Presenting at ESUG www.tudorgirba.com
  2. 2. About this talk •I used to be extremely afraid of speaking in public •In fact, I was so afraid that I could hardly speak •But, because I had to speak, I spent a bit of time thinking about it •Today, I will share with you some of my reflections on how to do presentations •I am actually quite nervous to talk about it here
  3. 3. Slides •Every decent talk is accompanied by slides •Text is difficult to read so, slides should not have more than 6 first level bullets •The text should be no smaller than 12 pt •A good slide has an engaging design •Don’t just use a standard design •Show that you care •Let’s see what a good template is made of ...
  4. 4. The template in 4 steps
  5. 5. The template in 4 steps (1) 1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right •The logo should not be too large, but it should be visible at all time •Adding it to the right, makes it secondary in the visual hierarchy so that it is not compete with the rest of the text com tudor girba
  6. 6. The template in 4 steps (2) 1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right •The logo should not be too large, but it should be visible at all time •Adding it to the right, makes it secondary in the visual hierarchy so that it is not compete with the rest of the text 2. Choose colors and style to match the corporate look com tudor girba
  7. 7. com tudor girba The template in 4 steps (3) 1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right •The logo should not be too large, but it should be visible at all time •Adding it to the right, makes it secondary in the visual hierarchy so that it is not compete with the rest of the text 2. Choose colors and style to match the corporate look 3. Delimit the title zone and readjust the style
  8. 8. com tudor girba (c) Tudor Girba ESUG 2008 - August 2008 The template in 4 steps (4) 1. Align title to the left, and add logo to the top right •The logo should not be too large, but it should be visible at all time •Adding it to the right, makes it secondary in the visual hierarchy so that it is not compete with the rest of the text 2. Choose colors and style to match the corporate look 3. Delimit the title zone and readjust the style 4. Add footer •Slide number is important to let the audience know about the progress •Add your name, just in case they forgot it •Add the date and place of the presentation to show that it is customized for the situation 8
  9. 9. STOP
  10. 10. the talk is notyour slides
  11. 11. story the talk is your
  12. 12. storytelling at ESUG www.tudorgirba.com
  13. 13. what is your audience?
  14. 14. choose yourmessage
  15. 15. choose onemessage
  16. 16. slides
  17. 17. slides are visual aids
  18. 18. slides are visualaids
  19. 19. Important sign •This sign was put here by the authorities in charge. •At this sign, stop, look around and proceed if no other car is coming your way. •Important!!!! The cars coming from the other directions will not have to stop. •This sign concerns vehicles only. Pedestrians should look at the signs dedicated to them. •This sign should not be touched or hindered in any way. Any violation is punishable according to the law.
  20. 20. STOP
  21. 21. detailed effective STOP Important sign •At this sign, stop, look around and proceed if no other car is coming your way. •Important!!!! The cars coming from the other directions will not have to stop. •This sign was put here by the authorities in charge. •This sign concerns vehicles only. Pedestrians should look at the signs dedicated to them. •This sign should not be touched or hindered in any way. Any violation is punishable according to the law.
  22. 22. not all detailsare important
  23. 23. I want to open a fish store. Vijay, a young indian
  24. 24. we sell fresh fish here
  25. 25. we sell fresh fish here “we” is not really needed the Father
  26. 26. fresh fish sold here
  27. 27. fresh fish sold here “here” is superfluous the Brother
  28. 28. fresh fish sold
  29. 29. fresh fish sold it’s clear that the fish is sold. the Sister
  30. 30. fresh fish
  31. 31. fresh fish the Neighbor everyone can see the fish is fresh.
  32. 32. fish
  33. 33. fish Vijay himself everyone can smell the fish
  34. 34. and Me I still think fresh should be stated.
  35. 35. fresh
  36. 36. not all detailsare important
  37. 37. the story is in between
  38. 38. slides are visualaids
  39. 39. slides are visual aids
  40. 40. relax
  41. 41. use a remote control
  42. 42. www.presentationzen.com www.tudorgirba.com/blog
  43. 43. presenting is storytelling www.tudorgirba.com
  44. 44. that’s all nice ... but what about technical talks?
  45. 45. facts alone are boring
  46. 46. demo a can bring your facts to life
  47. 47. demo be comfortable
  48. 48. demo speak loud
  49. 49. demo never point to the laptop screen
  50. 50. demo describe what you do
  51. 51. demo switch, don’t end the slideshow
  52. 52. demo
  53. 53. demo
  54. 54. ti:meov er don’t go
  55. 55. presenting is storytelling www.tudorgirba.com
  56. 56. Tudor Gîrba www.tudorgirba.com creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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