Lessons From Presentation ZenHow to rock yourpresentations!                                Kathy E. Gill
Not Rocking!
Ditch this(death by Powerpoint)
First: Step     Away From     The Computer.photo by Nantaskart!- 2005
Second: Know your audiencephoto by Carbon NYC - 2008
Third: Understand your role
What isyourstory?
Ideas.Concepts.Not Slides.
Architecture:Story Board                      Storyboard    Design  Title &    Story                             Cluttered...
Not This Structure!
Compelling Imagery.
Three  VisualPrinciples
1. Simplify
Bulletscan kill
Minimizelines andwords
Ensuresufficientcontrast
Avoidanimation &sound
2. Signal-to-Noise
3. Rule of Thirds
SalsaTrumps
Before  & After
FromGarrReynolds
FromGarrReynolds
FromGarrReynolds
Step Away FromThe Computer.photo by allietheoptimist- 2010
Know your audiencephoto by Kevin Dooley- 2010
Understand your role                   photo by sheiladeeisme - 2012
Then Simplify
Resources • PresentationZen (Garr Reynolds, Blog) • PresentationZen (book, Amazon) • The Rule of Thirds • Life After Death...
CreditsShare&Share Alike; Attribution; Non-CommercialImages CC except those purchased through iStockphoto:How to Succeed I...
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  • http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2000-08-16/
  • photo by Nantaskart! - 2005 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nantaskart/61707169/ Computer software forces us into one mode of thinking -> linear
  • photo by Carbon NYC – 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/15923063@N00/888823443/ Perhaps the most important and overlooked aspect of a successful presentation
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalgrace/90984630/in/photostream/ There are many possible “speaker” roles – each will yield a different approach
  • This is your unique selling point – no one else has your stories
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/14945830@N00/5468544099/ One way to brainstorm away from the computer
  • Then you can begin to think “structure”
  • Source: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2010-02-22/
  • Show not tell
  • Bullets can kill. Use sparingly.
  • http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/ketchup-vs-salsa-by-the-numbers-191/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/43571682@N08/4850932545/
  • photo by kevin dooley 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/5075209982/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheila_dee/7145816361/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • Rock Your Presentation!

    1. 1. Lessons From Presentation ZenHow to rock yourpresentations! Kathy E. Gill
    2. 2. Not Rocking!
    3. 3. Ditch this(death by Powerpoint)
    4. 4. First: Step Away From The Computer.photo by Nantaskart!- 2005
    5. 5. Second: Know your audiencephoto by Carbon NYC - 2008
    6. 6. Third: Understand your role
    7. 7. What isyourstory?
    8. 8. Ideas.Concepts.Not Slides.
    9. 9. Architecture:Story Board Storyboard Design Title & Story Cluttered Images Principle Bad Graph Intro Frames Image 1 Design DesignGood Graph 2 Text Text 3 Text DesignText 4 Text
    10. 10. Not This Structure!
    11. 11. Compelling Imagery.
    12. 12. Three VisualPrinciples
    13. 13. 1. Simplify
    14. 14. Bulletscan kill
    15. 15. Minimizelines andwords
    16. 16. Ensuresufficientcontrast
    17. 17. Avoidanimation &sound
    18. 18. 2. Signal-to-Noise
    19. 19. 3. Rule of Thirds
    20. 20. SalsaTrumps
    21. 21. Before & After
    22. 22. FromGarrReynolds
    23. 23. FromGarrReynolds
    24. 24. FromGarrReynolds
    25. 25. Step Away FromThe Computer.photo by allietheoptimist- 2010
    26. 26. Know your audiencephoto by Kevin Dooley- 2010
    27. 27. Understand your role photo by sheiladeeisme - 2012
    28. 28. Then Simplify
    29. 29. Resources • PresentationZen (Garr Reynolds, Blog) • PresentationZen (book, Amazon) • The Rule of Thirds • Life After Death With Powerpoint (youtube)
    30. 30. CreditsShare&Share Alike; Attribution; Non-CommercialImages CC except those purchased through iStockphoto:How to Succeed In Business, TomatoesSome materials developed by Meg McGough in 2009Kathy E. Gill, http://wiredpen.com/@kegill
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