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Another Version of How NOT 2 Suck at Presenting Your Work that was created for a design agency that wants to help their employees improve their presentation performance.

Another Version of How NOT 2 Suck at Presenting Your Work that was created for a design agency that wants to help their employees improve their presentation performance.

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  • 1. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK Because bad presentations can kill good ideas by Megan Mead
  • 2. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | MEGAN MEAD by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 2 ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER & EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER Megan Mead ·  BFA Communication Design, double minor in Theatre & Marketing ·  yrs of theatrical training 15 & experience ·  Worked with brands such as AT&T, 7-11, FedEx, The Long Center, & Westcave Preserve ·  Speaking gigs include SXSWi 2013, RISE Week Austin & AIGA DFW Design: Big Week
  • 3. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 3 WHAT WE WILL TALK ABOUT TODAY · why presenting well is a big deal · what good presentations do/should achieve · how to give a good presentation
  • 4. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 4 WHY IS MAKING A GOOD PRESENTATION A BIG DEAL? BAD PRESENTATIONS CAN KILL GOOD IDEAS · audiences/clients have a hard time separating a good idea from a poor presentation ·  presentations are the bridge between your target audience and your idea · avoid singing a great song badly
  • 5. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 5 WHY IS MAKING A GOOD What we’ll be presenting PRESENTATION A BIGtoday DEAL? to all of you A GOOD PRESENTATION CREATES VALUES The Presentation Tri-force: sustains valuable relationships between these 3 forces CLIENT IDEA YOU YOUR TEAM
  • 6. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 6 WHY IS MAKING A GOOD PRESENTATION A BIG DEAL? MEGG’S SALARY SAGA · how I talked my way into a job ·  presenting well can have a concrete effect on your career path · Age is relative—skills are not
  • 7. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 7 A GOOD PRESENTATION SHOULD… MAKE THE COMPLEX UNDERSTANDABLE · in ways that make sense to your audience/clients · speak to them on their turf and in their terms · they won’t advocate for what they can’t understand
  • 8. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 8 A GOOD PRESENTATION SHOULD… CREATE EMPATHY · understanding an idea(s) is different than caring about it ·  answer these questions: “Why should they care?” and “How will this create value for them now and in the future?”
  • 9. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 9 A GOOD PRESENTATION SHOULD… MEET THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY GOALS · it is well-organized · it is engaging · it is professional
  • 10. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 10 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 3 “P’S” OF PRESENTING · plan · prepare · practice
  • 11. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 11 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 1ST “P:” PLAN WELL · don’t overload your slides! · be a diva—nothing, not even your slides— should upstage you · remember: “You’re not Quentin Tarrantino” tell a well-structured, easy-to-follow storyline
  • 12. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 12 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 1ST “P:” PLAN WELL | STORY STRUCTURE 1 INTRO/FRAMING OUTLINE KEY POINTS 2 ARTICULATE THEM SUPPORT WITH YOUR RATIONALES 3 REITERATE KEY POINTS SUMMARIZE END W/ MEMORY BITE
  • 13. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 13 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 2ND “P:” PREPARE · tailor your presentation to your audience (a CEO requires info & delivery differently from a CD, or a Board President) · vocal warm-ups: prep it up to step it up
  • 14. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 14 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 2ND “P:” VOCAL WARM UPS | WHY? · preps: your voice is your #1 tool · relaxes: your voice can betray you “A warm voice is a confident voice” · focuses: take a minute for yourself
  • 15. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 15 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 2ND “P:” VOCAL WARM UPS | HOW? · shake it out: get loose and get silly to get ready · BDGD: warm up your vocal muscles · tongue twisters: get your mouth ready for any sound, any sentence—anything
  • 16. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 16 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 2ND “P:” TONGUE TWISTERS · Unique New York. You need New York. You know you need unique New York. · toy boat, toy boat, toy boat…
  • 17. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 17 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS WELL-ORGANIZED: THE 3RD “P”: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE · do not “wing it” · practice in a way that works for you · if you practice well, you will present well
  • 18. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 18 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS ENGAGING DON’T READ STRAIGHT FROM THE SLIDES · they can read, so you should talk ·  straight reading kills your vocal projection ·  undermines the strength of your ideas it
  • 19. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 19 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS ENGAGING IMPROV EXERCISE #1: SPEAK ON THE FLY · things rarely go by script—practice extemporaneous speaking · how: grab a magazine, pick a page at random, and speak about its contents for 60 seconds non-stop · why?: doing this helps you practice speaking on the fly, as well as the ability to think on your feet
  • 20. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 20 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS ENGAGING SHOW SOME ENTHUSIASM · if you aren’t excited, they won’t be either · channel your nervousness · fake it ’til you make it
  • 21. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 21 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS ENGAGING IMPROV EXERCISE #2: BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT · practice drawing positive attention to yourself whenever you can · ow: be an audience volunteer, read out loud to your spouse h or pet, make announcements at work · why?: practice creates confidence & confidence is more engaging
  • 22. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 22 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS ENGAGING BODY LANGUAGE & STAGE PRESENCE · stay open: don’t cross your arms or slump your shoulders · stay respectful: stand or sit professionally & confidently · stay appropriate: utilize the “cone of movement”
  • 23. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 23 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE & ATTITUDE · act as if time and money are on the line every time · dress, speak & act appropriately · when in doubt, dress up & speak up
  • 24. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 24 A GOOD PRESENTATION IS PROFESSIONAL IMPROV EXERCISE #3: RULE OF AGREEMENT · how: don’t deny your scene partner’s declarations · use “and” rather than “no” · why?: this helps you appear more professional & unified
  • 25. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 25 TO SUMMARIZE BE YOURSELF, BUT BETTER · a good presentation is a genuine presentation · be true to you (just be a less nervous you) · find what works, forget what doesn’t
  • 26. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 26 AND ALWAYS REMEMBER... PRESENTING WELL IS PARAMOUNT · plan, prepare & practice · utilize some of these tips & tricks to improve your presentation performance · above all, be organized, be engaging & be professional
  • 27. HOW NOT 2 SUCK AT PRESENTING YOUR WORK | QUESTIONS? CONTACT INFO EMAIL | not2suck@gmail.com TWITTER | @hn2s COMING S OON | not2suck.com by Megan Mead | @hn2s | #not2suck | 27