Management - Presentation Skills, What They Never Teach You (v1.9)

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With twenty years of experience delivering and watching presentations, I have learned a lot with regards to what works and what doesn’t. Presentation training that I have experienced often focused only on content, and making sure the presenter learns to say the right things. But good presentations are about passion, empathy, emotions, and respect. Good presenters tell an engaging story, regardless of what is projected behind them. It’s about the delivery. In a world that is bombarded by PowerPoint, slide presentations are sometimes frowned upon. But that’s like saying there are too many books in the world. It’s not about presenting slides, or how good the animations look. PowerPoint is just a book and the letters it contains. It’s what’s inside that book that makes it special. It’s all about the story, and how it is delivered. If Content is still King, then Story is the Kingdom.

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  • 1. Gabriel DusilVP Marketing & Corporate StrategyVisual Unitywww.facebook.com/gdusil .cz.linkedin.com/in/gabrieldusil .gdusil.wordpress.com .gabriel.dusil@visualunity.com .PresentationSkills - WhatThey NeverTeach You
  • 2. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 2Download the Original PresentationDownload the native PowerPoint slides, from my blog:• http://gdusil.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/presentation-skills-what-they-never-teach-youOr, check out other articles on my blog:• http://gdusil.wordpress.com
  • 3. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 3AgendaPresentinglikeSteveJobsPowerPointTiming,Mood&FlowEngagingtheAudiencePreparationDo’s&Don’tsContent&Story
  • 4. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 4Content & StoryThe Foundation of a good presentationIs content & story• Without good content, the audiencewill not be engage• If the story does not flow,then the message will be lostIfContentisKing,thenStoryistheKingdom
  • 5. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 5Slidesdon’tmakeagoodpresentation–Thepresenterdoes.Content & StoryA good presenter…• …Can present the same contentwithout slides• …Captivates an audience• …Sparks the audience’s imaginationContent& StoryPresentation
  • 6. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 6Layout• Use color & animation sparingly Where it helps to tell the story• Use only one type of animation Fade is inconspicuousEachslideshouldgiveadifferentperspectiveonyourmessage,butdon’trepeatyourselfPreparation - ConsiderationsGraphics• Ensure they are relevant to the content• Ensure you have content rights to all images• Avoid repeating graphics or textSlides• …should each give a differentperspective on your story• …should progress the story• …should be unique
  • 7. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 7Preparation – The 360º ViewPresent your topic fromdifferent anglesEveryone looksat the worldfrom their ownexperience• Explain fromtheir vantagepointTelling a story fromdifferent perspectivesbuilds a morecomplete picture• Effective forcomplex subjectmattersTop  down vs.Bottom  up• How do the expertsvs. end-users view it?
  • 8. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 8Preparation - Before You Show UpEnsure that the organizershave the proper technology• Audio recording• Audio connection to PC• Computer• Projector• Microphone Head-mount, lapel, or hand-held• Handheld Mouse To advance slides• Laser Pointer? Too ‘90’s? - Use themouse pointer insteadProduction Considerations• Audio recording should takenfrom a lapel or handheld mic• Two camera angles are moredynamicEnsure all slides work on theorganizer’s PC(if you are not using your own)• Varying PowerPoint versionsmay behave differently
  • 9. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 9Preparation - Before You PresentSome audiences or culturesdon’t like PowerPoint slides• Viewed as a lazy method tocommunicateTechnical Considerations• Ensure all technology is working• Ensure the presentation flowsfrom start to finish Review & practice your in “slideshow” mode An improper slide build may catchyou off guard or ruin your flowIt’s OK to be nervous• Ensures that you are alert• If you’re too relaxed, you mayloose your train of thoughtLookinthemirror&makesureyouarepresentable
  • 10. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 10Preparation - Level vs. KnowledgeContent should be slightly above the audience’s knowledgeAudienceKnowledgeAudience Will Be BoredAudience Won’t LearnAnything NewAudience Will Be EngagedAudience Will Be LostPresentingslightlyabovetheknowledgeleveloftheaudienceiseasiersaidthandone
  • 11. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 11Agoodpresentercanmodifytheirpresentationbasedona5minutedialogwiththeiraudience.Preparation – Starting your PresentationStart a dialog with the audience• eg. for small venues or trainingEstablish Credibility• Introduce yourself & yourcredentials  generates Respect• Establish a relaxed atmosphereGauge…• …Language competency• …Expectations• …Knowledge of topicForeignvenuesIf possibleEstablishes atwhich level topresent
  • 12. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 12Engage with Your Audience - PEERIntroduce Yourself• Who are you & where you come from• How you have the authority on the topic• How you got to be in front of themFind Common Ground• Geography• Cultural & Language• Experiences & ExpertisePassionPresent as if itis your life-long projectEmpathyIf they likeyou, they willlisten to youEmotionLove yourworkRespectIf they respectyou, they willlisten to you
  • 13. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 13Engage with Your AudienceEmbrace your audience• Maintain eye Contact• Speak as if you are having a one-to-one conversation with eachaudience memberConnect with the audience• Ask questions• Prepare workshops• Q&A sessionSpeak with Confidence• The first five minutes will set thestage for the whole presentation• If it starts well, then it will go wellIfthestoryisthefoundation,thenPowerPointisjustthepages&lettersMetaphoricallyGood forTrainingsessions
  • 14. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 14Timing, Mood & FlowPractice Your Timing• Ask the organiser to showa countdown timer, or signs for “10 minutes to go” “Time’s up” “5 minutes over”Consider 2-4 min. per slide• Practice which slides take longer• Assume that you will talk fasterduring the actual presentationKnow Your Timing• If you typically spend 4 minutesper slides, and you have 30minutes, then only prepare 7slides (+title & +Q&A)Respecttheorganizers&otherpresentersbyspeakingwithinyourtimeslot
  • 15. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 15Timing, Mood & FlowEstablish the moodat the beginningof the presentation• If the mood is light,people will be relaxed• If you are nervous,the audience will feeluncomfortable• If you are confident,the audience willlisten to your storyCharisma• If you have it, then use itHumor• Not for everyone• Use it if you are confident withyour deliveryEnthusiasm• The audience will feed off yourexcitement– if it’s genuine
  • 16. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 16Timing, Mood & FlowIntro  Body  Climax• The story should flow frombeginning to endStart strong, Finish strong• If you make a mistake,maintain the flowBuild on the story• Make sure you knowwhat is your next slideStoryIntroBodyClimaxtimeExcitingBoring
  • 17. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 17Do’sDefine all your acronymsReference all sourcesTurn off your mobileTurn off any pop-upnotices on your computerThank the organizersUse 16:9 slide ratio• Movie viewing experienceHave backup contentreadyHave any anticipatedfiles already opened• Or hyperlink to filesStick to the PowerPointtemplate structureSpeak slowly & clearlyInternationalvenues
  • 18. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 18Don’tsDon’t use jargon• “We knocked it out of thePark”– baseball reference: meanswe did a great job• “Bang for the buck”- means: getting the most foryour moneyDon’t turn your backto the audienceDon’t Insult anyoneInternationalaudiences Don’t assume everyoneunderstands your accentDon’t let them see yousweatDon’t be guarded,Open yourDon’t be afraid of feelingvulnerable
  • 19. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 19Distribution Social NetworkingDistribute slides in PDF*• Review before sending• Protects your publicationCamtasia can be usedto record PowerPoint http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html• Recorded presentations & videocan be combined in a NLE editorCamStudio is a goodopen source alterative http://camstudio.org/Post ontoslideshareLink to yourLinkedIn profileLink toyour blogLink toFacebook* For company presentations, check your corporate policyNLE = Non Linear Editor – eg. Adobe Premier Pro, Apple Final Cut
  • 20. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 20PowerPoint - SlidesFirst Bullet• Second Bullet Third Bullet34points24 points22 points, withcontrast color20 points,greyThe First line doesnot need to bebulletedNo need formore thanthree levelsLarger text canhave line spacingas low as 0.6Don’t use lessthan 18 points
  • 21. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 21PowerPoint - SlidesFirstBulletFont spacing can becondensed to .6 ofnormal spacing, orhigher for larger fontsFonts can becondensed to savesentence spacingShadow onGraphics foremphasis
  • 22. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 22PowerPoint - StructureLayouts should have distinct titles• When merging two presentations,then slides with the same titlewill adopt the new layoutFive Layouts are all that is needed• Minimum Structure neededfor a PowerPoint TemplateQ&A layout can be part of template.• Prevents needless repeating graphics• Use at the end of each sectionTitle SlideTitle & ContentTwo ColumnsTitle OnlyBlankQ&A
  • 23. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 23Presenting like Steve Jobs"Plan in analog”Play with ideas on whiteboards. Don’t get stuck in PowerPoint"Answer the most important question”Why should I care?"Develop a sense of purpose”Convey your passion for your content"Create Twitter-like Headlines”People don’t want to read, they want to hear a story"Draw a road map: Beginning, middle & end”Use a structure so the audience feels the presenter is organized“Introduce the Antagonist”What is the problem that needs to be solved or the enemy to overcome?“How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience”, by Carmine Gallohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bakadesuyo/~3/jaDYUNlsvpk/#ixzz2AlZf7IP7123456
  • 24. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 24“Reveal the conquering hero”What is the solution? What will lead to victory?"Channel their inner Zen”Keep everything simple. To the point & minimalist“Dress up your numbers”Present stats in a context that is relevant to your audience“Use ‘amazingly zippy’ words”Review your copy closely, and edit, edit, edit“Share the stage”It’s not a one-man show. Rotate in other presenters“Stage your presentation with props”Add life and break up stretches of talk by giving demos789101112Presenting like Steve Jobs“How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience”, by Carmine Gallohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bakadesuyo/~3/jaDYUNlsvpk/#ixzz2AlZf7IP7
  • 25. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 25Presenting like Steve Jobs“Reveal a Holy Shit moment”There’s always a surprise at the end - a scripted one“Master stage presence”Manage your body language & delivery“Make it look effortless”Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse"Wear the appropriate costume”Dress like the leader you want to become“Toss the script”• Once you’ve rehearsed, make it relaxed & natural“Have fun”Even if things go sideways, roll with it131415161718“How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience”, by Carmine Gallohttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bakadesuyo/~3/jaDYUNlsvpk/#ixzz2AlZf7IP7
  • 26. www.facebook.com/gdusilcz.linkedin.com/in/gabrieldusilgdusil.wordpress.comgabriel.dusil@visualunity.com
  • 27. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 27Synopsis - Presentation Skills, What TheyNever Teach You• With twenty years of experience delivering and watching presentations, Ihave learned a lot with regards to what works and what doesn’t.Presentation training that I have experienced often focused only oncontent, and making sure the presenter learns to say the right things.But good presentations are about passion, empathy, emotions, andrespect. Good presenters tell an engaging story, regardless of what isprojected behind them. It’s about the delivery. In a world that isbombarded by PowerPoint, slide presentations are sometimes frownedupon. But that’s like saying there are too many books in the world. It’snot about presenting slides, or how good the animations look.PowerPoint is just a book and the letters it contains. It’s what’s insidethat book that makes it special. It’s all about the story, and how it isdelivered. If Content is still King, then Story is the Kingdom.
  • 28. ©2013  gabriel@dusil.com gdusil.wordpress.comPage 28Tags - Presentation Skills - What They NeverTeach You• Gabriel Dusil, Presentation Skills, Presentation Techniques,Presentation Training, PowerPoint, PowerPoint training, Presentations,Presenting, Management Skills, Management Training, Training Skills,Presenting like Steve Jobs, Content is King, Story is the Kingdom