Rock Your Presentation!

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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/

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  • 1. Lessons From Presentation ZenHow to rock yourpresentations! Kathy E. Gill
  • 2. Not Rocking!
  • 3. Ditch this(death by Powerpoint)
  • 4. First: Step Away From The Computer.photo by Nantaskart!- 2005
  • 5. Second: Know your audiencephoto by Carbon NYC - 2008
  • 6. Third: Understand your role
  • 7. What isyourstory?
  • 8. Ideas.Concepts.Not Slides.
  • 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. Not This Structure!
  • 11. Compelling Imagery.
  • 12. Three VisualPrinciples
  • 13. 1. Simplify
  • 14. Bulletscan kill
  • 15. Minimizelines andwords
  • 16. Ensuresufficientcontrast
  • 17. Avoidanimation &sound
  • 18. 2. Signal-to-Noise
  • 19. 3. Rule of Thirds
  • 20. SalsaTrumps
  • 21. Before & After
  • 22. FromGarrReynolds
  • 23. FromGarrReynolds
  • 24. FromGarrReynolds
  • 25. Step Away FromThe Computer.photo by allietheoptimist- 2010
  • 26. Know your audiencephoto by Kevin Dooley- 2010
  • 27. Understand your role photo by sheiladeeisme - 2012
  • 28. Then Simplify
  • 29. Resources • PresentationZen (Garr Reynolds, Blog) • PresentationZen (book, Amazon) • The Rule of Thirds • Life After Death With Powerpoint (youtube)
  • 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