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  • 9am
  • End 9:15
  • End 9:30
  • 1 of 5 End 9:45
  • -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
  • 4 of 5 End 9:45
  • 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't have enough to sayOthers have already said it... better than me. I have no credentials/don't have 20 years experience like X-I don'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
  • 3 of 3 End 10:00am
  • End 10:05 (3x 1:30 = 4:30)
  • End 10:11
  • 1 of 8 End 10:22Bad impression – Worry about your slides after you'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
  • 3 of 8 End 10:22
  • 4 of 8 End 10:22Worry about your slides after you'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.
  • 8 of 8 End 10:22
  • End 10:25
  • End 10:31
  • 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
  • 4 of 4 End 10:41am
  • End 10:45am
  • End 11:00am
  • End at 11:06
  • 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
  • End 11:20am
  • End 11:26
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  • 1 of 3 End 11:36
  • 2 of 3 End 11:36
  • 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.
  • End 11:40
  • How to get started…Co-presentationsPanelsInterview others – videosAudience interaction cuts your timeTell story of usability elevator pitchTell story of twitter presentation
  • End 12pm
  • End 12pm
  • -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
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    • 1. How to be a usability star
      The UX Public Speaking Toolkit
    • 2. Agenda
      <Break>
      Delivery
      Evaluation
      Practice
      12 pm <Lunch>
      Introductions
      Ideas
      Presentation Design
      Rehearsal
      2
    • 3. Ground Rules
      You speak… then I speak.
    • 4. Ground Rules - Speaker
      Come up to the front of the room
      Shake hands
      Speak
      Shake hands
      4
    • 5. Ground Rules - Audience
      Clap when the speaker comes up
      Clap when the speaker leaves
      Roles…
      Timer… Um/Ah counter… Evaluator
      5
    • 6. Introductions
    • 7. Introductions (1 min)
      Your name
      Where you study and/or work
      What you do
      Where you use public speaking skills
      Why you are here
      7
    • 8. About me
      8
    • 9. Toastmasters
      Toastmasters
      9
    • 10. Toastmaster Meeting
      Toastmaster
      Prepared Speeches
      Table Topics
      Evaluation
      Timer
      Um/ah Counter
      10
    • 11. Filler Words
      Um
      Ah
      Well
      Actually
      OK
      So
      Like
      You know
      Anyway
      11
    • 12. Evaluation
      The sandwich method
    • 13. Ideas
      Where do they come from?
    • 14. Ideas Table Topics
      Ideas are the easy part.
      It’s difficult to find good presentation ideas.
      14
    • 15. Good news
      You don’t have to be Jakob Nielsen
    • 16. The first idea is the hardest
      After that, it’s a piece of cake
    • 17. Hell is other people
      Professional Networking
    • 18. Ideas
      Evaluation
    • 19. Presentation Design
      Do your slides have to be pretty?
    • 20. Presentation Design Table Topics
      Every time someone uses PowerPoint, a kitten dies.
      A picture’s worth a thousand words.
      20
    • 21. Slides are not important…
      …but they can ruin your presentation.
    • 22. The Dangers of PowerPoint
    • 23. 23
    • 24. Information Design First
      Points and Arguments
    • 25. 25
    • 26. 26
    • 27. 27
    • 28. 28
    • 29. Presentation Design
      Evaluation
    • 30. Rehearsal
      How to prepare, and how much?
    • 31. Rehearsal Table Topics
      Where and how do you practice?
      What makes it hard to practice?
      31
    • 32. Watch yourself
      32
    • 33. Timing is everything
      33
    • 34. Too much of a good thing?
      34
    • 35. Toastmaster Speeches
      The Ice Breaker
      Organize Your Speech
      Get to the Point
      How To Say It
      Your Body Speaks
      Vocal Variety
      Research Your Topic
      Get Comfortable With Visual Aids
      Persuade With Power
      Inspire Your Audience
      35
    • 36. Rehearsal
      Evaluation
    • 37. Break (15 min)
      Back at 11am
    • 38. Showmanship
    • 39. Showmanship Table Topics
      The ideas are more important than style.
      It’s entertainment!
      39
    • 40. http://whatisusability.com/
      40
    • 41. The Sins of Showmanship
      41
    • 42. The Perils of Showmanship
      42
    • 43. Showmanship
      Evaluation
    • 44. Evaluation
      Judge and be judged
    • 45. Evaluation Table Topics
      You can’t improve without feedback.
      Most of the time, the feedback you get is useless.
      45
    • 46. 46
      The Good
    • 47. 47
      The Bad
    • 48. The Off-Topic
      48
    • 49. Evaluation
      Evaluation
    • 50. Practice
      …makes perfect
    • 51. Um/Ah Count
      51
    • 52. Practice Table Topics
      Silence
      Fear
      52
    • 53. Usability Profesionals Association (UPA)
      Boston UPA Monthly Meetings
      Annual Mini-UPA Conference (May)
      Annual UPA Conference (2011 in Atlanta)
      53
    • 54. Human-Computer Interaction chapter of ACM (sigCHI)
      Boston CHI Bits
      Boston CHI Monthly Meetings
      Annual sigCHI Conference
      54
    • 55. Tech Meetings/Conferences
      Boston PechaKucha
      O’Reilley Ignite
      Refresh Boston
      Basecamp Boston
      Agile Dev Meetings
      55
    • 56. Boston Interactions Calendar
      56
    • 57. ImprovActing ClassesOpen Mics
    • 58. Toastmasters
      http://www.toastmasters.org
    • 59. Videos
      No slides
      http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_mead_the_magic_of_the_placebo.html
      All slides
      http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/73
      59
    • 60. Resources
      Toastmasters
      toastmasters.org
      MIT TM Group:tuesday-evening-toastmasters-MIT@googlegroups.com
      MIT TM President: Mike Preshmanmpresh@gmail.com
      Slideshare
      http://www.slideshare.com
      Stock Photography
      http://www.istockphoto.com
      Jared Spool on Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/jmspool/
      60
    • 61. Recommended Reading/Watching
      Presentation Zen
      @presentationzen
      Sample Chapter:
      http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1169390
      http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321668790
      Confessions of a Public Speaker
      -@berkun
      Sample Content
      http://oreilly.com/social-media/excerpts/9780596802004/why-speakers-earn-30k-an-hour.html
      61
      Ted Talks
      • http://www.ted.com
      PechaKuchahttp://www.pecha-kucha.org/
      O’reilley Ignite
      • http://ignite.oreilly.com/
    • Where to find me
      Twitter: @kaniasty
      kaniasty@gmail.com
      http://www.slideshare.net/kaniasty
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