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A lightning talk I gave on giving great presentations at the Maemo Summit 2009 in Amsterdam, in reaction to seeing so many poor technical presentations at conferences I attend. I hope people find it ...

A lightning talk I gave on giving great presentations at the Maemo Summit 2009 in Amsterdam, in reaction to seeing so many poor technical presentations at conferences I attend. I hope people find it both entertaining and useful.

With thanks to Seth Godin, Garr Reynolds, Nancy Duarte and Guy Kawasaki for inspiration and material.

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    Giving Great Presentations Giving Great Presentations Presentation Transcript

    • Giving Great Presentations • Dave Neary • maemo.org docmaster 1
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    • 1. Think of your audience 4
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    • Have a point, and get to it. 7
    • 2. Tell a story 8
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    • 1. Problem statement 2. Proposed solution 3. Supporting evidence 4. Conclusion 10
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    • 3. Design slides that compliment content 12
    • Slide design • Don't write everything you're going to say on the slide • Otherwise people will just read it, and won't concentrate on you • You might as well just write a document and stay at home • Bullet points are especially bad for this – avoid them • Slides should be sparse. Pictures work better. • Use images that reinforce your point – show, then tell. 13
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    • 4. Practice 15
    • 100 people x 30 minutes = 50 man-hours 16
    • So do it! 17
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    • Thank you! 19
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