How to prepare an ignite presentation

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How to prepare an ignite presentation

  1. 1. How to prepare an Ignite Presentation?<br />
  2. 2. How to prepare an Ignite Presentation?<br />10 secrets inside!<br />
  3. 3. is unlike anything you have ever done before<br />
  4. 4. It is unlike anything you have ever done before.<br />
  5. 5. It is unlike anything you have ever done before.<br />It’s worth repeating!<br />
  6. 6. You are allowed only 20 slides<br />
  7. 7. You are allowed only 20 slidesSlides advance every 15 seconds<br />
  8. 8. You are allowed only 20 slidesSlides advance every 15 seconds (automatically)<br />
  9. 9. 20 slides x 15 seconds/slide= 5 minutes<br />
  10. 10. 20 slides x 15 seconds/slide= 5 minutes (only)<br />
  11. 11. You are facing 2 challenges<br />
  12. 12. You are facing 2 challenges<br />#1 Less time<br />
  13. 13. You are facing 2 challenges<br />#1 Less time<br />#2 Auto advancing slides<br />
  14. 14. #1<br />Less time<br />
  15. 15. #1<br />Less time<br />Less <br />content<br />means<br />
  16. 16. #1<br />Less time<br />Less <br />content<br />Talk what’s really important<br />means<br />
  17. 17. #1<br />Less time<br />Less <br />content<br />Talk what’s really important<br />No time for introduction (warm up)<br />
  18. 18. #1<br />Less time<br />Less <br />content<br />Talk what’s really important<br />No time for introduction (warm up)<br />No repetitions<br />
  19. 19. #2<br />Auto advancing slides<br />
  20. 20. #2<br />Auto advancing slides<br />Your words and slides should match<br />
  21. 21. #2<br />Auto advancing slides<br />Your words and slides should match<br />Know what’s coming on next slide<br />
  22. 22. #2<br />Auto advancing slides<br />Your words and slides should match<br />Know what’s coming on next slide<br />Rehearse well<br />
  23. 23. Other Tips<br />
  24. 24. #3 Why are you giving the talk?<br />
  25. 25. “In 5 minutes you can only get them excited about the topic. When your PPT ends, the audience journey begins.”<br />
  26. 26. What are the 3 things you want them to remember after your PPT is over?<br />Say only those 3 things.<br />
  27. 27. What are the 3 things you want them to remember after your PPT is over?<br />Say only those 3 things.<br />
  28. 28. #4 Be Confident<br />
  29. 29. You are special.That’s why you have been asked to come on stage. Be proud and confident. You indeed have something meaningful to share.<br />
  30. 30. #5 Who is your audience?<br />
  31. 31. They are a mixed lot.<br />#5 Who is your audience?<br />
  32. 32. So don’t worry about them<br />They are a mixed lot.<br />#5 Who is your audience?<br />
  33. 33. So don’t worry about them<br />They are a mixed lot.<br />#5 Who is your audience?<br />Just keep your talk ‘jargon-free’. A class 10 student should be able to understand your stuff.<br />
  34. 34. Your audience expects to be entertained & inspired.<br />
  35. 35. Your audience expects to be entertained & inspired.<br />Give it to them!<br />
  36. 36. #6 Preparation<br />Ready your slides a week before<br />
  37. 37. #6 Preparation<br />Ready your slides a week before<br />Email it to organisers<br />
  38. 38. #6 Preparation<br />Now<br />you will not worry about the slide at the last minute<br />Ready your slides a week before<br />Email it to organisers<br />
  39. 39. #6 Preparation<br />Now<br />you will not worry about the slide at the last minute<br />Ready your slides a week before<br />Email it to organisers<br />Use the week for rehearsal<br />
  40. 40. #7 Slide Design<br />
  41. 41. Audience needs to listen to you. They should not focus on slides.<br />#7 Slide Design<br />
  42. 42. Audience needs to listen to you. They should not focus on slides.<br />So, write just few words (max 5) on slides which can be read in a flash<br />#7 Slide Design<br />
  43. 43. Audience needs to listen to you. They should not focus on slides.<br />So, write just few words (max 5) on slides which can be read in a flash<br />Use images if it helps to<br />amplify or clarify an idea<br />#7 Slide Design<br />
  44. 44. #8 Practice<br />
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  46. 46. Stand up and rehearse.<br />As if this was the real thing.<br />
  47. 47. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />
  48. 48. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />
  49. 49. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />
  50. 50. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />Your organisers will introduce you before you talk. Make sure you give them a good write-up.<br />
  51. 51. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />Your organisers will introduce you before you talk. Make sure you give them a good write-up.<br />Talk with passion<br />
  52. 52. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />Your organisers will introduce you before you talk. Make sure you give them a good write-up.<br />Talk with passion<br />You cannot ask the organisers to go a slide back<br />
  53. 53. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />Your organisers will introduce you before you talk. Make sure you give them a good write-up.<br />Talk with passion<br />You cannot ask the organisers to go a slide back<br />You cannot exceed your time by even a second<br />
  54. 54. #9 Do’s & Don’ts<br />Use large fonts<br />Watch old Ignite videos<br />Your organisers will introduce you before you talk. Make sure you give them a good write-up.<br />Talk with passion<br />You cannot ask the organisers to go a slide back<br />You cannot exceed your time by even a second<br />No bullet points<br />(and long lists)<br />
  55. 55. #10Last but the most important tipHave fun!<br />
  56. 56. #10Last but the most important tipHave fun!<br />
  57. 57. #10Last but the most important tipHave fun!<br />It is your 5 minutes of fame<br />
  58. 58. Recap<br />Less content – Key messages<br />Rehearse well<br />Be confident<br />Be simple (jargon free)<br />Prepare slides well in advance<br />Simple slides – Low on text & Vivid images<br />Large fonts<br />Learn from earlier speakers at Ignite<br />Have fun<br />
  59. 59. ByVivek SinghPresentations Bloggerwww.allaboutpresentations.comSpoke @Ignite Hyderabad Volume 1Click here for more Ignite tips<br />
  60. 60. Image Credits<br /><ul><li>Sand watch: digitalart
  61. 61. Post it: Master isolated images
  62. 62. Mike: Image: NutdanaiApikhomboonwaroot
  63. 63. Lady standing: Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  64. 64. Back Pack: Image: John Kasawa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net</li>

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