How to be a usability star<br />The UX Public Speaking Toolkit<br />
Agenda<br /><Break><br />Delivery <br />Evaluation<br />Practice<br />12 pm <Lunch><br />Introductions<br />Ideas<br />Pre...
Ground Rules<br />You speak… then I speak. <br />
Ground Rules - Speaker<br />Come up to the front of the room<br />Shake hands<br />Speak<br />Shake hands<br />4<br />
Ground Rules - Audience<br />Clap when the speaker comes up<br />Clap when the speaker leaves<br />Roles…<br />Timer… Um/A...
Introductions<br />
Introductions (1 min)<br />Your name<br />Where you study and/or work<br />What you do<br />Where you use public speaking ...
About me<br />8<br />
Toastmasters<br />Toastmasters<br />9<br />
Toastmaster Meeting<br />Toastmaster<br />Prepared Speeches<br />Table Topics<br />Evaluation<br />Timer <br />Um/ah Count...
Filler Words<br />Um<br />Ah<br />Well<br />Actually<br />OK<br />So<br />Like<br />You know<br />Anyway<br />11<br />
Evaluation<br />The sandwich method<br />
Ideas<br />Where do they come from?<br />
Ideas Table Topics<br />Ideas are the easy part. <br />It’s difficult to find good presentation ideas. <br />14<br />
Good news<br />You don’t have to be Jakob Nielsen<br />
The first idea is the hardest<br />After that, it’s a piece of cake<br />
Hell is other people<br />Professional Networking<br />
Ideas<br />Evaluation<br />
Presentation Design<br />Do your slides have to be pretty?<br />
Presentation Design Table Topics<br />Every time someone uses PowerPoint, a kitten dies.<br />A picture’s worth a thousand...
Slides are not important…<br />…but they can ruin your presentation.<br />
The Dangers of PowerPoint<br />
23<br />
Information Design First<br />Points and Arguments<br />
25<br />
26<br />
27<br />
28<br />
Presentation Design<br />Evaluation<br />
Rehearsal<br />How to prepare, and how much?<br />
Rehearsal Table Topics<br />Where and how do you practice?<br />What makes it hard to practice?<br />31<br />
Watch yourself<br />32<br />
Timing is everything<br />33<br />
Too much of a good thing?<br />34<br />
Toastmaster Speeches<br />The Ice Breaker<br />Organize Your Speech<br />Get to the Point<br />How To Say It<br />Your Bod...
Rehearsal<br />Evaluation<br />
Break (15 min)<br />Back at 11am<br />
Showmanship<br />
Showmanship Table Topics<br />The ideas are more important than style.<br />It’s entertainment!<br />39<br />
http://whatisusability.com/<br />40<br />
The Sins of Showmanship<br />41<br />
The Perils of Showmanship<br />42<br />
Showmanship<br />Evaluation<br />
Evaluation<br />Judge and be judged<br />
Evaluation Table Topics<br />You can’t improve without feedback. <br />Most of the time, the feedback you get is useless. ...
46<br />The Good<br />
47<br />The Bad<br />
The Off-Topic<br />48<br />
Evaluation<br />Evaluation<br />
Practice<br />…makes perfect<br />
Um/Ah Count<br />51<br />
Practice Table Topics<br />Silence<br />Fear<br />52<br />
Usability Profesionals Association (UPA)<br />Boston UPA Monthly Meetings<br />Annual Mini-UPA Conference (May)<br />Annua...
Human-Computer Interaction chapter of ACM (sigCHI)<br />Boston CHI Bits<br />Boston CHI Monthly Meetings<br />Annual sigCH...
Tech Meetings/Conferences<br />Boston PechaKucha<br />O’Reilley Ignite<br />Refresh Boston<br />Basecamp Boston<br />Agile...
Boston Interactions Calendar<br />56<br />
ImprovActing ClassesOpen Mics<br />
Toastmasters<br />http://www.toastmasters.org<br />
Videos<br />No slides<br />http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_mead_the_magic_of_the_placebo.html<br />All slides<br />http://ww...
Resources<br />Toastmasters<br />toastmasters.org<br />MIT TM Group:tuesday-evening-toastmasters-MIT@googlegroups.com<br /...
Recommended Reading/Watching<br />Presentation Zen<br />@presentationzen<br />Sample Chapter:<br />http://www.peachpit.com...
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  • -Who’s heard of it?Speaking clubs – founded in 1924Structured approach for developing public speaking skills2 of 5 End 9:45
  • Talk through table topics3 of 5 End 9:45
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  • Sandwich method; don’t evaluate the content of the presentation5 of 5 End 9:45
  • End 9:51 (3 x 2 minutes)
  • 1 of 3 End 10:00amI don&apos;t have enough to sayOthers have already said it... better than me. I have no credentials/don&apos;t have 20 years experience like X-I don&apos;t know enough about the subject-
  • 2 of 3 End 10:00amIdeas are everywhereYour classesYour jobOther people Co-presenters Conversation at networking eventsConferencesCHI conference - research/panels UPA conference - case studies/methods IA Summit - deliverables/methods/tools
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  • 1 of 8 End 10:22Bad impression – Worry about your slides after you&apos;ve taken care of everything else. Two schools of thought… Visuals are unimportantVisuals are extremely important
  • 2 of 8 End 10:22Bad impression – Isit bad to design your presentation in powerpoint?Sometimes... I do it all the time – Distracts you from your pointsYou start looking for pretty pictures to illustrate your points rather than thinking about what you’re trying to sayDon’t use slides as notesDon’t use clip artUse other visual aidsIt depends on type of presentation
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  • 4 of 8 End 10:22Worry about your slides after you&apos;ve taken care of everything else.
  • 5 of 8 End 10:22Visuals can be very compelling
  • 6 of 8 End 10:22
  • 7 of 8 End 10:22Don’t use clipartDangers of minimalism…People do use your slides after the presentation Printing slides in the conference book - NO. Do a handout with a teaser.
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  • 1 of 4 End 10:41amRecord yourselfBest way of improvingPut your presentation on slideshareHow many people hate the sound of their own voice?
  • 2 of 4 End 10:41amUsed to think I never had enough to sayNow have too muchOvercompensateEnd earlyHow I planned this workshopPlan for the unexpectedTalk faster in real life
  • 3 of 4 End 10:41amusing notesmemorizing presentationreading presentation
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  • 1 of 4 End 11:16pmWhy is jared sough afer?He’s funnyHe tells good storiesBut…Um/ahsNot a rock star
  • 2 of 4 End 11:16pmDon’t use slides as notesOK to use notesDon’t recite from memoryGet to the point! End 11:16pm
  • 3 of 4 End 11:16pmPeople fall asleepEquipment malfunctionsAttention spans are short
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  • 3 of 3 End 11:36Tell story about UPA presentationComplained about his voiceComplained about his shoesEvaluate yourself Initially, you lose track of what you’re saying.
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  • How to get started…Co-presentationsPanelsInterview others – videosAudience interaction cuts your timeTell story of usability elevator pitchTell story of twitter presentation
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  • -Who’s heard of it?Speaking clubs – founded in 1924Structured approach for developing public speaking skills
  • -Who’s heard of it?Speaking clubs – founded in 1924Structured approach for developing public speaking skills
  • -Who’s heard of it?Speaking clubs – founded in 1924Structured approach for developing public speaking skills
  • How to be a Usability Star

    1. 1. How to be a usability star<br />The UX Public Speaking Toolkit<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br /><Break><br />Delivery <br />Evaluation<br />Practice<br />12 pm <Lunch><br />Introductions<br />Ideas<br />Presentation Design<br />Rehearsal <br />2<br />
    3. 3. Ground Rules<br />You speak… then I speak. <br />
    4. 4. Ground Rules - Speaker<br />Come up to the front of the room<br />Shake hands<br />Speak<br />Shake hands<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Ground Rules - Audience<br />Clap when the speaker comes up<br />Clap when the speaker leaves<br />Roles…<br />Timer… Um/Ah counter… Evaluator<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Introductions<br />
    7. 7. Introductions (1 min)<br />Your name<br />Where you study and/or work<br />What you do<br />Where you use public speaking skills<br />Why you are here<br />7<br />
    8. 8. About me<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Toastmasters<br />Toastmasters<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Toastmaster Meeting<br />Toastmaster<br />Prepared Speeches<br />Table Topics<br />Evaluation<br />Timer <br />Um/ah Counter<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Filler Words<br />Um<br />Ah<br />Well<br />Actually<br />OK<br />So<br />Like<br />You know<br />Anyway<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Evaluation<br />The sandwich method<br />
    13. 13. Ideas<br />Where do they come from?<br />
    14. 14. Ideas Table Topics<br />Ideas are the easy part. <br />It’s difficult to find good presentation ideas. <br />14<br />
    15. 15. Good news<br />You don’t have to be Jakob Nielsen<br />
    16. 16. The first idea is the hardest<br />After that, it’s a piece of cake<br />
    17. 17. Hell is other people<br />Professional Networking<br />
    18. 18. Ideas<br />Evaluation<br />
    19. 19. Presentation Design<br />Do your slides have to be pretty?<br />
    20. 20. Presentation Design Table Topics<br />Every time someone uses PowerPoint, a kitten dies.<br />A picture’s worth a thousand words. <br />20<br />
    21. 21. Slides are not important…<br />…but they can ruin your presentation.<br />
    22. 22. The Dangers of PowerPoint<br />
    23. 23. 23<br />
    24. 24. Information Design First<br />Points and Arguments<br />
    25. 25. 25<br />
    26. 26. 26<br />
    27. 27. 27<br />
    28. 28. 28<br />
    29. 29. Presentation Design<br />Evaluation<br />
    30. 30. Rehearsal<br />How to prepare, and how much?<br />
    31. 31. Rehearsal Table Topics<br />Where and how do you practice?<br />What makes it hard to practice?<br />31<br />
    32. 32. Watch yourself<br />32<br />
    33. 33. Timing is everything<br />33<br />
    34. 34. Too much of a good thing?<br />34<br />
    35. 35. Toastmaster Speeches<br />The Ice Breaker<br />Organize Your Speech<br />Get to the Point<br />How To Say It<br />Your Body Speaks<br />Vocal Variety<br />Research Your Topic<br />Get Comfortable With Visual Aids<br />Persuade With Power<br />Inspire Your Audience<br />35<br />
    36. 36. Rehearsal<br />Evaluation<br />
    37. 37. Break (15 min)<br />Back at 11am<br />
    38. 38. Showmanship<br />
    39. 39. Showmanship Table Topics<br />The ideas are more important than style.<br />It’s entertainment!<br />39<br />
    40. 40. http://whatisusability.com/<br />40<br />
    41. 41. The Sins of Showmanship<br />41<br />
    42. 42. The Perils of Showmanship<br />42<br />
    43. 43. Showmanship<br />Evaluation<br />
    44. 44. Evaluation<br />Judge and be judged<br />
    45. 45. Evaluation Table Topics<br />You can’t improve without feedback. <br />Most of the time, the feedback you get is useless. <br />45<br />
    46. 46. 46<br />The Good<br />
    47. 47. 47<br />The Bad<br />
    48. 48. The Off-Topic<br />48<br />
    49. 49. Evaluation<br />Evaluation<br />
    50. 50. Practice<br />…makes perfect<br />
    51. 51. Um/Ah Count<br />51<br />
    52. 52. Practice Table Topics<br />Silence<br />Fear<br />52<br />
    53. 53. Usability Profesionals Association (UPA)<br />Boston UPA Monthly Meetings<br />Annual Mini-UPA Conference (May)<br />Annual UPA Conference (2011 in Atlanta)<br />53<br />
    54. 54. Human-Computer Interaction chapter of ACM (sigCHI)<br />Boston CHI Bits<br />Boston CHI Monthly Meetings<br />Annual sigCHI Conference<br />54<br />
    55. 55. Tech Meetings/Conferences<br />Boston PechaKucha<br />O’Reilley Ignite<br />Refresh Boston<br />Basecamp Boston<br />Agile Dev Meetings<br />55<br />
    56. 56. Boston Interactions Calendar<br />56<br />
    57. 57. ImprovActing ClassesOpen Mics<br />
    58. 58. Toastmasters<br />http://www.toastmasters.org<br />
    59. 59. Videos<br />No slides<br />http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_mead_the_magic_of_the_placebo.html<br />All slides<br />http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/73<br />59<br />
    60. 60. Resources<br />Toastmasters<br />toastmasters.org<br />MIT TM Group:tuesday-evening-toastmasters-MIT@googlegroups.com<br />MIT TM President: Mike Preshmanmpresh@gmail.com<br />Slideshare<br />http://www.slideshare.com<br />Stock Photography<br />http://www.istockphoto.com<br />Jared Spool on Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/jmspool/<br />60<br />
    61. 61. Recommended Reading/Watching<br />Presentation Zen<br />@presentationzen<br />Sample Chapter:<br />http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1169390<br />http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321668790<br />Confessions of a Public Speaker<br />-@berkun<br />Sample Content<br />http://oreilly.com/social-media/excerpts/9780596802004/why-speakers-earn-30k-an-hour.html<br />61<br />Ted Talks<br /><ul><li>http://www.ted.com</li></ul>PechaKuchahttp://www.pecha-kucha.org/<br />O’reilley Ignite<br /><ul><li>http://ignite.oreilly.com/</li></li></ul><li>Where to find me<br />Twitter: @kaniasty<br />kaniasty@gmail.com<br />http://www.slideshare.net/kaniasty<br />62<br />
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