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This presentation is all about making good presentations. It talks about the biggest mistakes, guides you through 5 different aspects of making presentations, and gives you some final …

This presentation is all about making good presentations. It talks about the biggest mistakes, guides you through 5 different aspects of making presentations, and gives you some final warnings.

Rock those stages!

*Interested in a workshop in your company? You can always hire me for a half day or full day workshop on the matter! ;) *

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  • 1. How To Make Good Presentations and how to make sure your audience doesn’t fall asleep... Ine Dehandschutter @matuvu www.matuvu.nu 2012Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 2. @matuvu Hi, I’m Ine, a designer & photographer @ matuvuWednesday 11 July 12
  • 3. @matuvu I Learned A Thing. Or 2... (Which I want to share with you!)Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 4. @matuvu Most Made Remarks On Bad Presentations 1. too much text, 2. reading of screen, boring 3. too complicated to understand 4. lack of preparation/practice 5. too much animationWednesday 11 July 12
  • 5. @matuvu BasicsWednesday 11 July 12
  • 6. @matuvu Know Your AudienceWednesday 11 July 12
  • 7. @matuvu Outline Your ContentWednesday 11 July 12
  • 8. @matuvu Blahblahblah Add The StoryWednesday 11 July 12
  • 9. @matuvu Add A Sauce Of DesignWednesday 11 July 12
  • 10. @matuvu Make It SharableWednesday 11 July 12
  • 11. @matuvu 1/ AudienceWednesday 11 July 12
  • 12. @matuvu Know It Before You Enter The Stage It saves your day.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 13. @matuvu 2/ OutlinesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 14. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it STRAIGHT & SIMPLE!Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 15. @matuvu Most Of Us Remember Only 3 Things So don’t try to fit in 30...Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 16. @matuvu 1 Slide = 1 Idea You’re giving a presentation, you’re not handing out a document!Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 17. @matuvu The 10-20-30 Rule Guy Kawasaki says: 10 slides, 20 minutes, 30 fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  • 18. @matuvu This Is A 72point Fontsize This is a 30 fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  • 19. @matuvu This Forces You To Think In Billboards Terms You’re giving a presentation, you’re not handing out a document!Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 20. @matuvu Stick To Your Time Always If you get a 20min talk prepare for 18.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 21. @matuvu 3/ The StoryWednesday 11 July 12
  • 22. @matuvu Structure Of A Story beginning, middle, end vs tensionWednesday 11 July 12
  • 23. @matuvu Basically Your Story Needs: 1. a problem 2. a solution inbeween some crises and atleast 1 jokeWednesday 11 July 12
  • 24. @matuvu Use This Structure For Your Outline It works fasterWednesday 11 July 12
  • 25. @matuvu The Joke Is Essential! You can drop all the other stuff.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 26. @matuvu On The Jokes 3 ways to integrate jokes: 1. Tell it 2. Integrate it in the slide + talk 3. Only show it in your slide and have the audience notice it.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 27. @matuvu Connect With The Audience You you need to make a personal connection with the audience. A joke is a good way. Asking interaction is another. (Hard in Belgium!) Add eye contact, don’t read your slidesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 28. @matuvu 4/ DesignWednesday 11 July 12
  • 29. @matuvu Use A Comprehensive Structure Make sure people ‘get’ the underlying structure through your design (same titles, same structure)Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 30. @matuvu Align! Make sure everything is aligned the same way.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 31. @matuvu STRONG Soft Contrast Use contrasting slides. What works on your computer doesn’t on projectorWednesday 11 July 12
  • 32. @matuvu Add A Nice Touch Not Only Arial Helvetica Times New Roman Use 1 Or 2 Personal Fonts It shows emotion. Use it for your titles.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 33. @matuvu Go Big!!! Use Big Fonts Take the age of oldest person of the audience and devide it by 2 = min. fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  • 34. @matuvu Drop The Bullets! Only place where to use it: at the start or in the summaryWednesday 11 July 12
  • 35. @matuvu Use Images To Tell The Story They add emotion to your story iStockphotography.com, Flickr.com, Veer.comWednesday 11 July 12
  • 36. @matuvu 45% Make Numbers Comprehensible No need for complex graphs, use simplicityWednesday 11 July 12
  • 37. @matuvu 45% Information Is Beautiful Transform complex knowledge into simple stuffWednesday 11 July 12
  • 38. @matuvu Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 39. @matuvu No To Animation Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 40. @matuvu Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 41. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 42. @matuvu Yes To Subtle K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 43. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 44. @matuvu 5/ ShareWednesday 11 July 12
  • 45. @matuvu PR-aspect Every presentation has a big PR purpose for your company. 1. Tell who you are 2. Don’t overdo 3. Add share elementsWednesday 11 July 12
  • 46. @matuvu Start Slide With clear info on your presentation and who you are + links to sitesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 47. @matuvu End Slide Small thank you + your name + contact info + links to sitesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 48. @matuvu Twitter If you have an internet savvy audience or it’s a key conference: add your twitter name on all slidesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 49. @matuvu Share Afterwards Share your presentation afterwards, make sure your links are clickable. ( Check slideshare.com)Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 50. @matuvu MistakesWednesday 11 July 12
  • 51. @matuvu What Are The Biggest Mistakes? Too many words No practice Technical hassle (bad internet connection, missing adaptor) Be prepared :)Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 52. @matuvu Recap...Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 53. @matuvu Remember Know your audience Outline the content Add the story Add a sauce of design ShareWednesday 11 July 12
  • 54. @matuvu Rock Those Stages!Wednesday 11 July 12
  • 55. Thank You Ine Dehandschutter www.matuvu.nu @matuvu www.linkedin.com/in/matuvu www.slideshare.com/matuvuWednesday 11 July 12