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Presenting is not an art, is a skill. You don't need a software, you need to learn how to make choices, simplify and tell your story.

Presenting is not an art, is a skill. You don't need a software, you need to learn how to make choices, simplify and tell your story.

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  • 1. OPPORTUNITY DOES NOT KNOCK IT PRESENTS ITSELF* *or how to make great presentations by @filipposelden
  • 2. 1.PREPARATION 2.CREATION 3.EXECUTION
  • 3. 1.PREPARATION
  • 4. IT’S SCARY!
  • 5. BIGGEST FEARS
  • 6. Speaking to a group 41% 32% 24% 23% 22% 20% 19% 18% Heights Insects and bugs Financial issues Deep water Sickness Death Flying
  • 7. FOR AMERICANS DEATH IS HALF AS WORRYING AS PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • 8. TYPICAL MISTAKES
  • 9. RUNNING
  • 10. POINTLESSRESEARCH
  • 11. BIG IDEA EXCITEMENT
  • 12. PC FRENZY
  • 13. bad font choice bad color scheme
  • 14. Some people tend to put every word they are going to say on their slides. Although this eliminates the need to memorize your speech, this makes your slides crowded, wordy and boring. Moreover the audience will tire itself to death reading what you wrote instead of listening to you. TEXT
  • 15. IT’S LAZINESS ON THE PRESENTER TO PUT EVERYTHING ON A SLIDE Nancy Duarte everything
  • 16. 0 70.000 140.000 210.000 280.000 350.000 420.000 490.000 560.000 630.000 700.000 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 4.00033.500 52.00084.000 141.000 10.000 7.000 9.000 12.000 83.000 74.000 10.00040.000 41.000 6.00013.00025.00037.00056.00040.000 217.500 626.000 250.000 0 5.000 10.000 15.000 20.000 25.000 30.000 35.000 40.000 1980 1983 1986 Cinema 1991 1994 1997 1998 Years OS 80 OS 90 OS DISCO OS NEW TOT 1998 250.000 250000 1999 626.000 74000 700000 2000 217.500 41000 83000 341500 2001 40.000 40000 12000 92000 2002 56.000 10000 9000 75000 2003 37.000 7000 44000 2004 25.000 25000 2005 141.000 141000 2006 13.000 84.000 97000 2007 6.000 52.000 58000 2008 33.500 33500 2009 4.000 4000 0 37.500 75.000 112.500 150.000 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 7%8% 10% 11% 29% 35% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 MEGA CHARTS
  • 17. • It’ amazing • that so many • still make • endless • presentations • full of meaningless • bullet points... • you have to learn • to synthesize • your work in • order to make • your bullet points...
  • 18. POINTLESS
  • 19. GOING SLOW* *TACKLE A PROJECT RIGHT AWAY AND WITH A CLEAR MIND
  • 20. Too Many Animations
  • 21. JUST LOOKS
  • 22. MISPELLED WOTDS
  • 23. SLIDE SLAVERY
  • 24. IS JUST A FILE A FILE
  • 25. YOU CAN BE THE BEST PRESENTATION EVER* *LOOK MA. NO HANDS! NO PC! NO TOOLS! JUST ME!
  • 26. 2.CREATION
  • 27. HOW TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING?
  • 28. TELL A STORY
  • 29. THE STORY NOT THE SLIDES WILL BE REMEMBERED
  • 30. PERSUASION
  • 31. THIS IS ARISTOTLE* *ARISTOTLE (384 BC – 322 BC) GREEK PHILOSOPHER.
  • 32. 5 STEPS TO A PERSUSIVE ARGUMENT BY ARISTOTLE
  • 33. DELIVER A STATEMENT THAT AROUSES THE AUDIENCE INTEREST ONE
  • 34. POSE A PROBLEM OR QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED OR SOLVED TWO
  • 35. OFFER A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM YOU RAISED THREE
  • 36. DESCRIBE THE BENEFITS OF ADOPTING YOUR ACTION FOUR
  • 37. STATE A CALL TO ACTION FIVE
  • 38. IT’S AN OLD THEORY BUT IT WORKED WELL EVEN FOR STEVE JOBS KEYNOTES
  • 39. THINK SKETCH SCRIPT
  • 40. THINK OUT OF THE BOX
  • 41. THINK ANALOG
  • 42. A GOOD STORY BEGINS, DEVELOPS AND ENDS
  • 43. IS BASED ON OPPOSING CHARACTERS
  • 44. *THE BETTER THE ENEMY THE BETTER THE HERO.
  • 45. IS BASED ON EMOTIONS AND CONFLICT
  • 46. REVEAL YOUR STORY IN GROUP OF THREE
  • 47. THE MAGIC NUMBER
  • 48. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious, and they are many. Barack Obama
  • 49. FIND THE MEANING OF YOUR STORY AND THE BEST TOOLS TO EXPRESS IT
  • 50. THERE IS LIFE BEYOND SLIDES
  • 51. 5W+1
  • 52. WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN WHY HOW
  • 53. YOU WILL BE AMAZED HOW MANY TIMES THE 5W+1 RULE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
  • 54. PEOPLE LOVE SOLUTIONS
  • 55. PEOPLE CARE ABOUT SOLVING THEIR PROBLEMS
  • 56. WHAT DO YOU DO? WHAT PROBLEM YOU SOLVE? HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT? WHY SHOULD I CARE?
  • 57. EXPLAIN THE PROBLEM BEFORE REVEALING THE SOLUTION
  • 58. ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT MATTERS MOST
  • 59. THE APPLE WAY
  • 60. Time Capsule (2008) With Time Capsule, all your irreplaceable photos, movies, and documents are automatically protected and incredibly easy to retrieve if they are ever lost.
  • 61. iPhone 3G (2009) Just one year after launching the iPhone, we’re launching the new iPhone 3G. It’s twice as fast at half the price.
  • 62. Genius (2009) Genius lets you automatically create playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, with just one click.
  • 63. Explain the WHY before the HOW
  • 64. SIMPLIFY
  • 65. IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY THEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT WELL ENOUGH
  • 66. YOU CAN ALWAYS FILL AN EMPTY GLASS
  • 67. MAKE TWITTER STYLE HEADLINES
  • 68. The excitement of the Internet. The simplicity of the Mac.
  • 69. 1000 songs in your pocket.
  • 70. Today Apple reinvents the phone.
  • 71. The world’s thinnest notebook.
  • 72. Twice as fast. At half the price.
  • 73. A GOOD TITLE IT’S CONCISE SPECIFIC AND OFFERS A BENEFIT
  • 74. GREAT TITLES RUN FASTER
  • 75. IMAGES ADD POWER
  • 76. IMAGES ADD IMPACT AND REINFORCE THE MESSAGE
  • 77. 0% 17,5% 35% 52,5% 70% Oral Textual Visual 65% 35% 10% Retention Of Information
  • 78. ORAL 10% BRADD PITT IS SEXY* *SAY IT WITHOUT READING IT (IF POSSIBLE).
  • 79. BRADD PITT IS SEXY TEXTUAL 35%
  • 80. BRADD PITT IS SEXY VISUAL 65%
  • 81. MAKE NUMBERS COME ALIVE
  • 82. FOR SOME PEOPLE NUMBERS ARE JUST MEANINGLESS
  • 83. USE ANALOGIES
  • 84. 1TB HARD DISK
  • 85. 1TB = 1.048.576MB = 60MB 1TB = 17.500
  • 86. 17.500 Crysler Building 319METERS
  • 87. 319m of1TB equals to
  • 88. INFOGRAPHICS
  • 89. EVERYBODY IS USING INFOGRAPHICS WHY SHOULDN’T YOU?
  • 90. CHARTS CAN BE ENTERTAINING ONCE YOU DECIDE WHAT TO SHOW AND HOW
  • 91. 3.EXECUTION
  • 92. REHEARSE
  • 93. TIME DEVOTED TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION REHEARSE
  • 94. REHEARSING IS NOT A MNEMONIC EXERCISE *IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WORKS AND WHAT NOT.
  • 95. TIME YOURSELF* *WHEN YOU ARE NERVOUS. YOU SPEAK FASTER. BE AWARE OF IT.
  • 96. KILL WHATEVER SLOWS YOU DOWN
  • 97. USE COMMON WORDS
  • 98. DRESS CODE
  • 99. LEVEL WITH YOUR AUDIENCE* *DOCTORS ARE DOCTORS. GEEKS ARE GEEKS. ETC. ETC. REMEMBER THAT!
  • 100. ON THE STAGE
  • 101. EYE CONTACT OPEN POSTURE POSITIVE ATTITUDE
  • 102. BE YOURSELF* *IF YOU ARE FUNNY GUY TELL JOKES. IF YOU ARE NOT, DON’T EVEN TRY.
  • 103. LEARN TO IMPROVISE *STUFF HAPPENS. RELY ON WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • 104. WALK AROUND OWN THE PLACE BE IN CONTROL
  • 105. CHANGE TONE OF VOICE* *AVOID IMPRESSIONS. SORRY, YOU ARE NOT JIM CARREY.
  • 106. RHYTHM IS KEY
  • 107. BE PASSIONATE (I MEAN REALLY)
  • 108. PAUSE AND ASK QUESTIONS
  • 109. (PREPARE ANSWERS)
  • 110. WOW MOMENT
  • 111. EVERY STORY HAS A CLIMAX
  • 112. THE WOW MOMENT SHOULD COME AT THE RIGHT TIME
  • 113. USUALLY PRESENTERS PUT THE PUNCH AT THE END* *WHEN EVERYONE IS SLEEPING ALREADY.
  • 114. SEEING IS BELIEVING
  • 115. USE VIDEOS TO CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE
  • 116. REASON EMOTION SHORT ONE TWO THREE
  • 117. STAY UNDER 90 SECONDS* *ONE MINUTE OF VIDEO IS LIKE AN ETERNITY
  • 118. USE VIDEOS TO GET OVER BORING OR DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN SUBJECTS
  • 119. SHOW THE PRODUCT
  • 120. DEMONSTRATIONS ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE
  • 121. When you show that a computer can fit into an envelope. Well, even grandma can understand that.
  • 122. SHORT SUBSTANTIAL SIMPLE
  • 123. DOUBLE* CHECK *even TRIPLE
  • 124. MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK
  • 125. Murphy’s Law If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
  • 126. +EXTRA COPY + EXTERNAL HDD + CLOUD SERVICE + PDF BACK THE **** UP
  • 127. THE BUCK STOPS WITH YOU
  • 128. THE PC THE PROJECTOR THE VIDEO THE AUDIO THE USUAL SUSPECTS
  • 129. CHECK IN ADVANCE SEE THE PREMISES ASK QUESTIONS
  • 130. KEEP GOING (YOU CAN’T FIX IT)
  • 131. NEVER EVER LOSE EYE CONTACT
  • 132. GOOD LUCK!
  • 133. @FILIPPOSELDEN I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME I AM EASY TO FIND