PresentationTips &Techniques#presotipsRuss Unger | @russu                      Image Source © Time Inc.
IIntroduction
Introduction    Who Am I?    Russ Unger    Where Do I Work?    What Do I Do?    User Experience Director    Uh...         ...
Introduction               Who Really Cares?                    Hint: Rhymes with “no one”.                               ...
IIWhat I’m Going To Tell You
What I’m Going To Tell You    Presentation Tips & Techniques    • Preparation            • On Stage    • Structure        ...
IIIPreparation
Preparation              Structure              •Tell ‘em              •Tell ‘em              •Tell ‘em                   ...
Preparation    Timing    • Creation Hours    • Slides Per Minute?    • Minutes Per Slide?    • Average adult attention    ...
Preparation    How I Prepare A Presentation              Research        Notes / Outline         Cards                    ...
Preparation              “    Whitney Hess              I walk through each section, writing in any              voice-ove...
Preparation                                    The Clicker                                    •Buy a Good One!            ...
IVPre-Game
Pre-Game           “   Chris Fahey            You aren’t going to sleep the night before, so            get plenty of slee...
Pre-Game   Light & Easy   • Easy on the caffeine   • Light meals / snacks   • Find your happy place                        ...
Pre-Game           “   Jesse James Garrett            Have something small to eat, not a full [meal]            or anythin...
Pre-Game           Case the Joint                            17
Pre-Game           “   Alex Dittmer            I always go pee when they call “five minutes            to places”. I’m not ...
Pre-Game           “   C.E. Lane               It seems like there’s some sort of inverse               formula stating th...
VOn Stage
On Stage                                      Stage Fright!                                      • Prepare!               ...
On Stage           “    Eytan Mirsky             I try to do some [content] I am most             comfortable with in the ...
On Stage           “    David Armano            Try to focus your presentations on something            you feel passionat...
On Stage    Break the Ice                    24
On Stage                                       “    Scott Berkun                                       If you prepared cor...
On Stage    Stage Presence    • Posture    • Podium use / reliance    • Mics - handhelds,     lavalieres, how to use    • ...
On Stage            “    5 Tips for a Good Stage Presence              1. Stand Tall              2. Keep your head and ey...
On Stage                                      Enthusiasm! YEAH!                                      • Love it            ...
On Stage    Authoritah    • Stand up    • Sit down    • I own you                  Image Source © South Park Digital Studi...
On Stage                                      Presenting                                      •Slow down                  ...
On Stage                                            “    Lee Iacocca                                                      ...
On Stage                                                                                                       Source: ﬔe ...
On Stage    Reading the Crowd    • Quiet != Bad    • Note takers (& Sketchers!)    • ﬔe Twitters                          ...
On Stage                                      Hostiles & Haters                                      • Diplomacy wins     ...
On Stage    Losing Your Flow    • Don’t make a scene    • Find your bearings    • If all else fails: be honest           a...
On Stage           “    Erik Soens             A simple retort such as “Whew... that got             away from me, let me ...
On Stage           “    Eytan Mirsky             Most times people are not as aware of any             mistakes as you mig...
VIQ&A
Q&A                                 Basics of Q&A                                 • Repeat the question                   ...
VIIGeneral Niceties
General Niceties    Appreciation    • Organizing is hard work    • Mistakes happen    • Audience is there for you    • Be ...
VIIITake Aways (What I Told You)
Take Aways   Presentation Tips & Techniques   • Preparation and Rehearsal are your best friends   • Pre-Gaming rituals hel...
IXResources
Resources   Books            45
Resources   Quotes & Interview Experts                                                              Image Source © Nathana...
XClosing Slide
Thank You!#presotipsRuss Unger | @russu
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CrankyTalk Workshop for New Speakers, Chicago - Presentation Tips & Techniques

  1. 1. PresentationTips &Techniques#presotipsRuss Unger | @russu Image Source © Time Inc.
  2. 2. IIntroduction
  3. 3. Introduction Who Am I? Russ Unger Where Do I Work? What Do I Do? User Experience Director Uh... 3
  4. 4. Introduction Who Really Cares? Hint: Rhymes with “no one”. 4
  5. 5. IIWhat I’m Going To Tell You
  6. 6. What I’m Going To Tell You Presentation Tips & Techniques • Preparation • On Stage • Structure •Q&A • Timing • General Niceties • Pre-Gaming 6
  7. 7. IIIPreparation
  8. 8. Preparation Structure •Tell ‘em •Tell ‘em •Tell ‘em 8
  9. 9. Preparation Timing • Creation Hours • Slides Per Minute? • Minutes Per Slide? • Average adult attention span: 15-30 seconds Image Source © Time Inc. 9
  10. 10. Preparation How I Prepare A Presentation Research Notes / Outline Cards Slides Practice 10
  11. 11. Preparation “ Whitney Hess I walk through each section, writing in any voice-over that I want to be sure to hit into the Notes area for each slide. 11
  12. 12. Preparation The Clicker •Buy a Good One! •Logitech RS800 (pictured) is Jared Spool’s Current Favorite http://t.co/dX8aG2D 12
  13. 13. IVPre-Game
  14. 14. Pre-Game “ Chris Fahey You aren’t going to sleep the night before, so get plenty of sleep during the week leading up to the night before. 14
  15. 15. Pre-Game Light & Easy • Easy on the caffeine • Light meals / snacks • Find your happy place 15
  16. 16. Pre-Game “ Jesse James Garrett Have something small to eat, not a full [meal] or anything heavy. If you’re going to have coffee, do it well before you have to be on stage. 16
  17. 17. Pre-Game Case the Joint 17
  18. 18. Pre-Game “ Alex Dittmer I always go pee when they call “five minutes to places”. I’m not sure how I started that habit, but it seems to relax me. 18
  19. 19. Pre-Game “ C.E. Lane It seems like there’s some sort of inverse formula stating the harder you are about to rock, the more silent you will become beforehand. Before the biggest solo show I ever played, I fell asleep under a card table. 19
  20. 20. VOn Stage
  21. 21. On Stage Stage Fright! • Prepare! • Prepare! • Prepare! • Remember: You’re the Pro and Authority on the Topic! Image Source © Time Inc. 21
  22. 22. On Stage “ Eytan Mirsky I try to do some [content] I am most comfortable with in the beginning because I know that if/when those go well, I will become more relaxed. 22
  23. 23. On Stage “ David Armano Try to focus your presentations on something you feel passionate about. ﬔat’s one of the reasons my stage fright is pretty minimal. 23
  24. 24. On Stage Break the Ice 24
  25. 25. On Stage “ Scott Berkun If you prepared correctly (meaning you practiced, have clear points, are enthusiasticImage Sour ce © Nath anael Boeh m about them, and understand why the audience showed up) you’ll look like a rock star. (On talking to a bored audience) http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2010/speak-to-bored-audience/ 25
  26. 26. On Stage Stage Presence • Posture • Podium use / reliance • Mics - handhelds, lavalieres, how to use • Know your clicker • Don’t T-Rex Image Source © Time Inc. 26
  27. 27. On Stage “ 5 Tips for a Good Stage Presence 1. Stand Tall 2. Keep your head and eyes UP 3. Smile 4. Never retreat 5. Move with purpose, energy & enthusiasm 27
  28. 28. On Stage Enthusiasm! YEAH! • Love it • Or Leave it • A story: How I Sucked. Image Source © Time Inc. 28
  29. 29. On Stage Authoritah • Stand up • Sit down • I own you Image Source © South Park Digital Studios LLC 29
  30. 30. On Stage Presenting •Slow down • Let people absorb your information • Don’t read your slides • Look at/face the audience • Kill the sarcasm Image Source © Time Inc. 30
  31. 31. On Stage “ Lee Iacocca You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get those ideas across, they don’t do anybody any good. rce: Image Sou f/enwiki/143626 /dic.ns cademic.ru http://en.a 31
  32. 32. On Stage Source: ﬔe Internet 5% Who uses the “Disabled” toilet 95% People Like Stats Perception of Spoken Message in Regards to Communicating Feeling & Attitudes 60 45 30 15 0 Words (7%) Voice (38%) Non-verbals (55%) Source: Monarth & Kase, “ﬔe Confident Speaker” 32
  33. 33. On Stage Reading the Crowd • Quiet != Bad • Note takers (& Sketchers!) • ﬔe Twitters Image Source © Time Inc. 33
  34. 34. On Stage Hostiles & Haters • Diplomacy wins • YOU have the microphone • Be nice • Until you can’t Image Source © Time Inc. 34
  35. 35. On Stage Losing Your Flow • Don’t make a scene • Find your bearings • If all else fails: be honest and forge onward Image Source © Time Inc. 35
  36. 36. On Stage “ Erik Soens A simple retort such as “Whew... that got away from me, let me reiterate” works just fine. 36
  37. 37. On Stage “ Eytan Mirsky Most times people are not as aware of any mistakes as you might think. ﬔey are not focusing on things the way you, as the performer, are. 37
  38. 38. VIQ&A
  39. 39. Q&A Basics of Q&A • Repeat the question • IDK is OK (just follow-up) • Being wrong: also OK • Manage the questioneer • Get out of the way! Image Source © Time Inc. 39
  40. 40. VIIGeneral Niceties
  41. 41. General Niceties Appreciation • Organizing is hard work • Mistakes happen • Audience is there for you • Be classy Image Source © Time Inc. 41
  42. 42. VIIITake Aways (What I Told You)
  43. 43. Take Aways Presentation Tips & Techniques • Preparation and Rehearsal are your best friends • Pre-Gaming rituals help you find your “A” game • Be aware of your stage presence • Find ways to engage your audience •SLOW DOWN • Don’t forget to think about Q & A • Be nice, be appreciative, stay classy 43
  44. 44. IXResources
  45. 45. Resources Books 45
  46. 46. Resources Quotes & Interview Experts Image Source © Nathanael Boehm Alex Dittmer David Armano Scott Berkun Jesse James Garrett C. E. Lane Erik Soens Whitney Hess Chris Fahey Eytan Mirsky 46
  47. 47. XClosing Slide
  48. 48. Thank You!#presotipsRuss Unger | @russu

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