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This is my latest deck from my Presentation Elevation class I teach for ThinkLA. Like most decks, it may not mean much without me presenting, but there are some good nuggets, tools and tips.

This is my latest deck from my Presentation Elevation class I teach for ThinkLA. Like most decks, it may not mean much without me presenting, but there are some good nuggets, tools and tips.

Lots of good pointers on how to build Powerpoint Presentation Decks, How to use your body, hands and voice. I talk about Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs and as always there's a slide with Eddie Van Halen.

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Presentation Elevation - How To Become A Better Presenter (updated) Presentation Elevation - How To Become A Better Presenter (updated) Presentation Transcript

  • PRESENTATION ELEVATION Michael Weiss @mikepweiss
  • Who is this guy? AND WHAT IS HE DOING HERE?
  • Still Chasing THE ROCK AND ROLL DREAM
  • Now you know MICHAEL WEISS
  • That is called THE LESSIG METHOD
  • YOU THEM HOW 3
  • YOU
  • You are not the HERO. You are Yoda. The audience is LUKE SKYWALKER
  • We are in the business of PERSUASION
  • Aristotle said that one of the most important parts of a speech is to PRODUCE PERSUASION
  • Communication is the TRANSFER OF EMOTION Seth Godin
  • What is your STYLE?
  • It is critical that you IDENTIFY & ACCEPT your style
  • If you are not NERVOUS you are not HUMAN
  • Be COMFORTABLE
  • Be NATURAL
  • “You’re never really COMFORTABLE. Even though you may think you are…you really aren’t.”
  • Are you CASUAL?
  • Are you FORMAL?
  • What about your CADENCE?
  • Are you a FAST talker?
  • The power of the PAUSE
  • Or do you TAKE YOUR TIME?
  • How do you use your HANDS?
  • Are you aware of your FACE?
  • How do you use your BODY?
  • At the 1988 DNC Clinton was BOO’ED off the stage
  • Clinton uses his HANDS better than anyone
  • Cadence
  • Repetition REPETITION Repetition
  • It was hard not to feel his PASSION
  • Jim Morrison was a master of CROWD CONTROL
  • It comes down to CHARISMA
  • A personal quality making a person capable of INFLUENCING or INSPIRING large ! numbers of people.
  • Is it INNATE or can it be LEARNED?
  • CLTs* (Charismatic Leadership Tactics) * John Antonakis, Marika Fenley, and Sue Liechti
  • Metaphor
  • Story
  • Want to learn how to tell a better story? WATCH COMEDIANS
  • Confidence
  • If you don’t believe it NEITHER WILL THEY
  • “If I'm King, where's my power? Can I form a government? Can I levy a tax, declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can't speak.”
  • Being AUTHENTIC
  • We fear that we are not worthy. And that DISCONNECTS US - Brene Brown
  • We have to be willing to be VULNERABLE* *Do something where there are no guarantees
  • We need to stop CONTROLLING & PREDICTING
  • EMOTIONS are CONTAGIOUS
  • THEM
  • The human brain not only looks for the UNEXPECTED but actually craves it Gregory Berns
  • Create TENSION
  • NESTED LOOPS
  • Open with the CONCLUSION
  • ? It creates MYSTERY
  • It unravels a PUZZLE
  • 2 THE PITCH THE WORKING SESSION
  • Let’s talk about THE PITCH
  • Your proposal is factual and filled with PROCESS AND BUDGETS
  • Your pitch is EMOTIONAL, ENGAGING & INSPIRATIONAL
  • 3 READ YOUR PROPOSAL DEVOURED YOUR WEB SITE KNOW YOU CAN DO THE JOB
  • Bottom Line YOU ARE IN THE ROOM FOR A REASON
  • Now is not the time to talk about ME ME ME
  • Now is not the time to talk about THEM
  • This is just another MEETING
  • A Presentation Is Not A Meeting; IT’S A PERFORMANCE
  • Let’s talk about THE WORKING SESSION
  • Nancy Duarte
  • End Of Class #1
  • HOW
  • STORYTELLING STORYTELLING
  • Campfires have been replaced with PROJECTOR BULBS Nancy Duarte
  • You don’t have to tell the ENTIRE STORY
  • RULE OF 3
  • The 3 Little Pigs Goldilocks & the 3 Bears The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Stop, Drop & Roll Location, Location, Location Duty, Honor, Country Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • 3 It’s ALL they can remember
  • Be RESPECTFUL
  • #1 Exercise boosts BRAIN POWER
  • If we didn’t move we would have been EATEN
  • UNPLUG
  • GO ANALOG
  • Multitasking is a MYTH
  • #4 We do not pay attention to BORING THINGS
  • Do something different EVERY 10 MINUTES
  • #10 Vision trumps all other SENSES
  • HEAR a piece of information and 3 days later you’ll remember 10% OF IT
  • ADD A PICTURE and you’ll remember 65%
  • CHOOSE YOUR TOOL
  • Too often we build our presentations AROUND OUR DECKS
  • I want you to build your decks AROUND YOUR PRESENTATIONS
  • Swab The Decks
  • Beware Of The Bullet Points
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  • 1 IDEA PER SLIDE
  • Slides are for SUPPORT ONLY
  • Say no to ANIMATION
  • HI-REZ images only
  • Your slide deck is NOT a HANDOUT
  • ENSEMBLE PRESENTING
  • “Jazz, like any language, has its own grammar and vocabulary. There’s no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others.” - Wynton Marsalis
  • #1 Spend time TOGETHER
  • #2 Take calls TOGETHER
  • #3 Rehearse TOGETHER
  • Kibbitz & Nosh
  • "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
  • YOU THEM HOW 3
  • End Of Class #2
  • Setting Up THE ROOM
  • Got Mac?
  • Lights ON
  • Thermostat DOWN
  • Check Out The LAYOUT
  • 10 Things You MUST DO Before You Present
  • #1 Clear Your CACHE
  • #2 Close OUTLOOK
  • #3 Close Your IM PROGRAM
  • #4 Sign Out Of TWITTER & FACEBOOK
  • #5 Check your VOLUME
  • #6 Close EVERYTHING
  • #7 Put Your Presentation On Your DESKTOP
  • #8 Go To The BATHROOM
  • #9 Take A Sip Of WATER
  • #10 Take A Deep BREATH
  • Breathing Exercise 4, 7, 8
  • FOUR PERSONALITIES
  • TASK ASK TELL PEOPLE
  • TASK ASK TELL PEOPLE Analytical
  • TO BE RIGHT
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL PEOPLE
  • RESULTS
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL PEOPLE Amiable
  • APPROVAL
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL Amiable Expressive PEOPLE
  • RECOGNITION
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL Amiable Expressive PEOPLE Indifferent Handshake Quiet In Voice & Posture Asks Questions Does Not Make Statements Tends to Lean Back
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL Amiable Expressive PEOPLE Indifferent Handshake Quiet In Voice & Posture Asks Questions Does Not Make Statements Tends to Lean Back Firm Handshake Aggressive Tone Changes In Voice Quick / Clear Makes Statements Tends to Lean Forward
  • TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL Amiable Expressive PEOPLE Indifferent Handshake Quiet In Voice & Posture Asks Questions Does Not Make Statements Tends to Lean Back Firm Handshake Aggressive Tone Changes In Voice Quick / Clear Makes Statements Tends to Lean Forward Infrequent Eye Contact Poker Faced Acts With Caution Wants Facts / Details Limited Hand Use No Small Talk
  • Infrequent Eye Contact Poker Faced Acts With Caution Wants Facts / Details Limited Hand Use No Small Talk TASK Analytical Driver ASK TELL Amiable Expressive PEOPLE Indifferent Handshake Quiet In Voice & Posture Asks Questions Does Not Make Statements Tends to Lean Back Firm Handshake Aggressive Tone Changes In Voice Quick / Clear Makes Statements Tends to Lean Forward Great Eye Contact Animated / Facial Expressions Smiles / Nods / Frowns Little Effort For Facts Hands Free / Palms Open Up Shares Personal Feelings
  • RELAX Take Deep Breaths
  • Listen & PAUSE
  • Repeat THE QUESTION
  • PEP
  • POINT EXAMPLE POINT
  • It’s Okay To Say I DON’T KNOW
  • End Of Class #3