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NextGen: Powerful Presentations

  1. 1. owerful Presentations: Persuasive Pitches, Poignant PowerPoints, and Prezis with Pizzazz P
  2. 2. 3-4-1: It’s like Happy Hour on New Skills!
  3. 3. A pitch is an invitation to collaboration
  4. 4. Three Stories: 1. Self 2. Us 3. Now
  5. 5. Ask for money and you’ll get advice. Ask for advice and you’ll get both.
  6. 6. owerful Presentations: Persuasive Pitches, Poignant PowerPoints, and Prezis with Pizzazz P
  7. 7. Giving Powerful Presentations 1. How to plan your presentation 2. How to make your presentation 3. How to give your presentation Pro Tip: Agendas really are helpful. They’re not spoilers.
  8. 8. If you remember only one thing, remember this…
  9. 9. The verb is Give
  10. 10. Break any presentation rule you want if it is truly in the best interest of your audience. You’re there for them.
  11. 11. If you’d like to remember a few more things… Audience Platform Content Locating your talk is the first step in planning your talk.
  12. 12. Audience 4 Slides SES 10 Slides GS 14-15 20-40 Slides GS 9-13 All the slides you want Academics Attention Span Pay Grade Attention span is inversely correlated to pay grade.
  13. 13. Platform Happy Hour TED Talk TPS Report
  14. 14. Content
  15. 15. Giving Powerful Presentations 1. How to plan your presentation 2. How to make your presentation 3. How to give your presentation Pro Tip: If you have a lot of content, mark out chunks for people
  16. 16. The verb is Give
  17. 17. The Black and White Rule: –Will your work be projected or printed? Platform Governs Making
  18. 18. is about emotions Content comes from the speaker Slides set the emotional tone: big pictures and evocative words
  19. 19. • Graphs have feelings too • Don’t be afraid of empty space. • You can always make a page of takeaway facts • Use color to guide your audience’s eyes is about emotions
  20. 20. is about clarity of logic. Basic Rules of Memos Apply • Assume your audience hasn’t read it when you present. • Assume they will give it to someone who didn’t hear you present. • Use headings to demark information for easy scanning. • Write clearly and concisely. • Try to limit yourself to 5 bullet points in any list. And Some Basic Visual Rules • You can put much more information per slide. • Use color, but don’t depend on it. • Stay away from photographs, instead use drawings, diagrams and graphs. • Try to keep objects visually aligned with each other – symmetry is inherently pleasing.
  21. 21. How to Make Your Presentation Faster
  22. 22. How to Make Your Presentation Fastest
  23. 23. Giving Powerful Presentations 1. How to plan your presentation 2. How to make your presentation 3. How to give your presentation Pro Tip: Respect the time you’ve been allotted.
  24. 24. The verb is Give
  25. 25. 3 Steps to better presentations: • Rehearse • Rehearse • Rehearse
  26. 26. I’m going to say some stuff about… I’m sure the room will be set up… Just a few last second changes…
  27. 27. Further Reading • To make your presentations better: Give Your Speech, Change the World, by Nick Morgan • To make your pitches more persuasive: To Sell is Human, by Dan Pink • To make your data come alive: Visualize This, by Nathan Yau • On improving your creative skills generally: Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon
  28. 28. Photo Credits • Slide 2 Happy Hour A Paris by beyrouth • Slide 3 Wedding Invitations by Mathew Hutchinson • Slide 4 Clip Art – sometimes it doesn’t suck. • Slide 5 Advice by Lauglin Elkin • Slide 9Gift by Asenat29 • Slide 13 Pheezy teaches music! By jm3, Goring Clean Coal by jurveston, Helping me with my TPS reports by cutoutwitch • Slide 18 Changing the Way We Eat by TEDxManhattan • Slide 25 Rehearsing! By Jonathan Haynes • Slide 26 Red Flagged by Daniel R. Blume
  29. 29. owerful Presentations: Persuasive Pitches, Poignant PowerPoints, and Prezis with Pizzazz P

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