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  • 1. Presentation Tips & Techniques RussUnger|@russu UserExperienceDirector HappyCog PhotobyDietmarTemps,Colognehttp://www.dietmartemps.de/
  • 2. IIntroduction
  • 3. Who Am I? RussUnger 3 Introduction Where Do I Work? What Do I Do? UserExperienceDirector Uh...
  • 4. 4 Introduction Who Really Cares? Hint:Rhymeswith“noone”.
  • 5. IIWhatI’mGoingToTellYou
  • 6. Presentation Tips & Techniques •Preparation •Structure •Timing •Pre-Gaming 6 WhatI’mGoingToTellYou •OnStage •Q&A •GeneralNiceties
  • 7. IIIPreparation
  • 8. Structure 8 Preparation •Tell‘em •Tell‘em •Tell‘em
  • 9. Timing 9 Preparation •CreationHours •SlidesPerMinute? •MinutesPerSlide? •Averageadultattention span:15-30seconds ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 10. How I Prepare A Presentation 10 Cards Preparation Research Notes/Outline PracticeSlides
  • 11. Whitney Hess 11 Preparation “ Iwalkthrougheachsection,writinginany voice-overthatIwanttobesuretohitinto theNotesareaforeachslide.
  • 12. IVPre-Game
  • 13. Chris Fahey 13 Pre-Game “ Youaren’tgoingtosleepthenightbefore,so getplentyofsleepduringtheweekleading uptothenightbefore.
  • 14. Light & Easy 14 Pre-Game •Easyonthecaffeine •Lightmeals/snacks •Findyourhappyplace
  • 15. Jesse James Garrett 15 Pre-Game “ Havesomethingsmalltoeat,notafull[meal] oranythingheavy.Ifyou’regoingtohave coffee,doitwellbeforeyouhavetobeon stage.
  • 16. 16 Pre-Game Case the Joint
  • 17. Alex Dittmer 17 Pre-Game “ Ialwaysgopeewhentheycall“fiveminutes toplaces”.I’mnotsurehowIstartedthat habit,butitseemstorelaxme.
  • 18. C.E. Lane 18 Pre-Game “ Itseemslikethere’ssomesortofinverse formulastatingtheharderyouareaboutto rock,themoresilentyouwillbecome beforehand.BeforethebiggestsoloshowI everplayed,Ifellasleepunderacardtable.
  • 19. VOnStage
  • 20. Stage Fright! 20 OnStage •Prepare! •Prepare! •Prepare! •Remember:You’rethe ProandAuthorityonthe Topic! ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 21. Eytan Mirsky 21 OnStage “ Itrytodosome[content]Iammost comfortablewithinthebeginningbecauseI knowthatif/whenthosegowell,Iwill becomemorerelaxed.
  • 22. David Armano 22 OnStage “ Trytofocusyourpresentationsonsomething youfeelpassionateabout.ﬔat’soneofthe reasonsmystagefrightisprettyminimal.
  • 23. 23 OnStage Break the Ice
  • 24. Scott Berkun 24 OnStage “ Ifyoupreparedcorrectly(meaningyou practiced,haveclearpoints,areenthusiastic aboutthem,andunderstandwhythe audienceshowedup)you’lllooklikearock star. (Ontalkingtoaboredaudience) ImageSource©NathanaelBoehm http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2010/speak-to-bored-audience/
  • 25. Stage Presence 25 OnStage •Posture •Don’tT-Rex •Podiumuse/reliance •Mics-handhelds, lavalieres,howtouse •Knowyourclicker ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 26. 5 Tips for a Good Stage Presence 26 OnStage “ 1.StandTall 2.KeepyourheadandeyesUP 3.Smile 4.Neverretreat 5.Movewithpurpose,energy&enthusiasm
  • 27. Enthusiasm! YEAH! 27 OnStage •Loveit •OrLeaveit •Astory:HowISucked. ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 28. Authoritah 28 OnStage •Standup •Sitdown •Iownyou ImageSource©SouthParkDigitalStudiosLLC
  • 29. Presenting 29 OnStage •Slow down •Letpeopleabsorbyour information •Don’treadyourslides •Lookat/facetheaudience •Killthesarcasm ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 30. Lee Iacocca 30 OnStage “ Youcanhavebrilliantideas,butifyoucan’t getthoseideasacross,theydon’tdo anybodyanygood. ImageSource: http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/143626
  • 31. People Like Stats 31 OnStage Perception of Spoken Message in Regards to Communicating Feeling & Attitudes 0 15 30 45 60 Words (7%) Voice (38%) Non-verbals (55%) 5% 95% Who uses the “Disabled” toilet Source: Monarth & Kase, “ﬔe Confident Speaker” Source: ﬔe Internet
  • 32. Reading the Crowd 32 OnStage •Quiet!=Bad •Notetakers •ﬔeTwitters ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 33. Hostiles & Haters 33 OnStage •Diplomacywins •YOUhavethemicrophone •Benice •Untilyoucan’t ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 34. Losing Your Flow 34 OnStage •Don’tmakeascene •Findyourbearings •Ifallelsefails:behonest andforgeonward ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 35. Erik Soens 35 OnStage “ Asimpleretortsuchas“Whew...thatgot awayfromme,letmereiterate”worksjust fine.
  • 36. Eytan Mirsky 36 OnStage “ Mosttimespeoplearenotasawareofany mistakesasyoumightthink. ﬔeyarenot focusingonthingsthewayyou,asthe performer,are.
  • 37. VIQ&A
  • 38. Basics of Q&A 38 Q&A •Repeatthequestion •IDKisOK(justfollow-up) •Beingwrong:alsoOK •Managethequestioneer •Getoutoftheway! ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 39. VIIGeneralNiceties
  • 40. Appreciation 40 GeneralNiceties •Organizingishardwork •Mistakeshappen •Audienceisthereforyou •Beclassy ImageSource©TimeInc.
  • 41. VIIITakeAways(WhatIToldYou)
  • 42. Presentation Tips & Techniques •PreparationandRehearsalareyourbestfriends •Pre-Gamingritualshelpyoufindyour“A”game •Beawareofyourstagepresence •Findwaystoengageyouraudience •SLOW DOWN •Don’tforgettothinkaboutQ&A •Benice,beappreciative,stayclassy 42 TakeAways
  • 43. IXResources
  • 44. Books 44 Resources
  • 45. Quotes & Interview Experts 45 Resources AlexDittmer DavidArmano JesseJamesGarrett C.E.Lane ErikSoens WhitneyHess ChrisFahey EytanMirsky ImageSource©NathanaelBoehm ScottBerkun
  • 46. XClosingSlide
  • 47. Presentation Tips & Techniques RussUnger|@russu UserExperienceDirector HappyCog PhotobyDietmarTemps,Colognehttp://www.dietmartemps.de/
  • 48. Presentation Tips & Techniques RussUnger|@russu UserExperienceDirector HappyCog