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10 presentation tips in under 10 minutes by @matteoc


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Discover 10 simple actionable tips that can instantly make your next presentation a success. Presentation Hero is a framework to structure, design and deliver any kind of presentation. In this first document we focus on presentation structure: how to captivate your audience, how to structure your narration, how to start, how to conclude your presentation? Discover the simplicity and clarity of Presentation Hero and improve your presentation skills.

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  • 2. In fact you are working on one right now... You do presentations.
  • 3. 1/3 & you have barely enough time. It’s due tomorrow
  • 4. Say you meet me. I’m Matteo by the way...
  • 5. 1/3 I’m part visionary entrepreneur and part presentation freak.
  • 6. I have just 10 minutes. I’m also out of time
  • 7. In just 10 minutes together, these are the 10 most useful presentation tips I would give you.
  • 8. Before we start... You can download the slides at This is a link you can actually click!
  • 9. 1. Know your audience
  • 10. If you have the time to do one thing, then devote all of it to knowing your audience.
  • 11. Put yourself in their shoes, imagine what they would want to get from your presentation.
  • 12. Think about ways to simplify the relationship between your audience and your material.
  • 13. Over the course of this presentation every tip will come with an example related to exactly this presentation.
  • 14. Example “My audience is composed by people that - for their work - need to make presentations”
  • 15. For the next tips imagine that you step on the stage...
  • 16. 2. Tell your audience who you are
  • 17. Make sure that everyone in the room has understood your name, but also that they are also able to describe who you are.
  • 18. Example “Hello, I'm Matteo, visionary innovator and entrepreneur”
  • 19. 3. Tell your audience why you are there
  • 20. Explain your motivation for presenting, let your unique knowledge and perspective show.
  • 21. Help your audience understand how passionate you are about what you are going to talk about.
  • 22. ...will mean a lot to your audience too. If you care, chances are your presentation...
  • 23. Example “Why am I here? Well, I’m a bit of a presentation freak...”
  • 24. 4. Tell your audience why they are there
  • 25. Within the first minutes of your presentation provide your audience with a sample of the advantage they will gain by following your presentation till the end.
  • 26. Show them what they will gain from your presentation and, more importantly, how it will change them.
  • 27. Example “I bet you have found already something actionable among my tips. Well done!”
  • 28. 5. Develop a story based on the transformation you wish to happen in your audience
  • 29. Your presentation should elicit a change in the way they see, feel or relate to your topic.
  • 30. If you are not eliciting a change, then you are not providing enough content.
  • 31. No change No presentation =
  • 32. Example “You are going to get much better at making presentations. Starting now!”
  • 33. Do you like the presentation so far? Click to share on Twitter Click to share on Twitter! 10 presentation tips in 10 minutes: a sneak preview of #presentationhero via @matteoc
  • 34. 6. Everyone reacts differently
  • 35. Every individual in your audience will react in a unique manner. And that’s totally fine!
  • 36. Some will just understand, many will reject your ideas, some will be confused, some will look for the the tweetable content, others will be all over your data & research.
  • 37. the same time Don’t try to please everyone...
  • 38. Example “Not everybody likes lists. These 10 tips are ment for the pragmatists among you”
  • 39. 7. Clearly mark the moment you deliver your most important concept
  • 40. I’m talking about a climax
  • 41. Imagine the climax as the summit, the peak, the high point of your narrative, the moment you deliver the most insight, the one concept that is most transformative.
  • 42. This is the moment where your audience understands that they have arrived at the core of your idea.
  • 43. It’s all down hill from that moment on...
  • 44. Your audience knows that this marks also the beginning of the end of the presentation.
  • 45. Don't disappoint your audience by remaining on stage too long after your main climax.
  • 46. Example “Let’s check the fuel. We are at tip # 7. Do you already feel like opening PowerPoint and fixing your presentation?”
  • 47. 8. Provide a summary of what you have covered
  • 48. Towards the end of your presentation provide a summary, a birds eye view of what you have covered.
  • 49. This will help your audience understand your material & aid them in making sense & remembering it.
  • 50. Example “We climbed the climax and are getting ready for a smooth landing”
  • 51. 9. Provide actionable to do’s
  • 52. Let your wisdom show through something actionable, that your audience can apply to their every day life.
  • 53. This is your gift to them!
  • 54. You're allowed to end on a call to action, a hope, a wish, a word of wisdom. Make it quick though.
  • 55. Example “You can apply most of these tips to your presentation, even if your presentation is tomorrow”
  • 56. Last but not least...
  • 57. 10. Be comfortable with your material
  • 58. Make sure you feel comfortable with your material. If you aren’t it will show and no trick will save you.
  • 59. Presentations shed a spotlight on you and your abilities. Make sure you are ready.
  • 60. Structure, design, delivery are good skills. Being knowledgeable about the topic is essential.
  • 61. Know your stuff.
  • 62. Or go back to your desk & learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn...
  • 63. Example “I truly am a presentation freak. Does it show?”
  • 64. You made it, almost... Download the slides at Click on the link to download!
  • 65. To summarize
  • 66. 1. Know your audience 2. Tell your audience who you are 3. Tell them why you’re there 4. Tell them why they are there
  • 67. 5. Transform your audience 6. Everyone reacts differently 7. Mark your most important concept
  • 68. 8. Provide a summary 9. Provide actionable to do’s 10. Know your material
  • 69. Presentation Hero is much more than this... Do you want more presentation advice?
  • 70. Subscribe to the PRESENTATION HERO email list to access more content like this! click: or scan:
  • 71. This deck is for you to keep! Download the slides at
  • 72. Share this deck! Click to share on Twitter! 10 presentation tips in 10 minutes: a sneak preview of #presentationhero via @matteoc
  • 73. Thank you! Special thanks: Andrea Volpini, Tommaso Lana, Daniela Berto, Rafael Swiniarski, André Pankratz, Livia Patta, Davide Novelli, Stephanie Richards, Alessandro Pedori, Elisabetta Cassese Photo Credits: Stefano Corso Music: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) Lost Moon Cosmic Forest by Questiion Icons: Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) Projection Screen designed by Garrett Knoll from the Noun Project Crowd designed by Alex Kwa from the Noun Project Frame designed by irene hoffman from the Noun Project Transform designed by Daniel Hug from the Noun Project Independent designed by Griffin Mullins from the Noun Project Picture designed by Chris Clausen from the Noun Project Compass designed by Jens Windolf from the Noun Project Compass Rose designed by Proletkult Graphik from the Noun Project Book designed by Edward Boatman from the Noun Project PRESENTATION HERO is produced by LA FABBRICA DELLA REALTÀ Share on Twitter! 10 presentation tips in 10 minutes: a sneak preview of #presentationhero via @matteoc