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The Art & Science of
Presentations
(yes, really. go ahead)
Not so
Good
       much
Why?
Life after…
 Death by PowerPoint
Stop doing this…
..and this…
IT Modernization Roadmap
Which leads to…
and costs…
It’s not working
What’s the most common
communication mistake?
TOO MUCH Info
Why do you present?
1   Remember
2   Do Something
Modality
    Cognitive
                            Principle
      Load


                             Working
Coherence
 ...
Sensory              Long-term
inputs                 memory


          Audience
Working
          Memory
Sensory             Long-term
inputs                memory



            3-4
          items
kids
   blah
       blah
 deadlines blah
  blah     money
                   blah
                  blah
blah           bl...
kids
   blah
       blah
 deadlines blah
  blah     money
                   blah
                  blah
blah           bl...
kids
   blah
       blah
 deadlines blah
  blah     money
                    blah
       1   2   3             1   2   3
...
Formula for Better Presentations
Treat them like kings!
Got it?
Preparation
Start
Offline
Curiosity
before
Content
after
10 minutes
audience attention
    steadily drops
Parachute in!
Design
Keep it simple
If you can't explain it simply, you
 don't understand it well enough
                             —Albert Einstein
Reduce Text
No “SLIDE-U-MENTS”
Notes Area
Notes
 Page
Presenter View


Audience   Presenter
Make it visual.
  (But don’t decorate.)
Pictures beat text!
Better recall for visual info

    Text


    Pictures
High
Quality
Images
1 Point Per Slide
Example
Dump the
templates
Imitation is the sincerest
         form of flattery
       Keep it simple
Squint Test
DELIVERY
“Practice is the best
 of all instructors”
              Publilius Syrus
Read books – NOT Your Slides!!
Presenter View
Learn some
 shortcuts!
Learn some shortcuts
Cut the Text

                  Visual w/o     Backup Plan
Who & Why 1st     decoration
                                 N...
Learning Forum




Be a Super Hero
   ^presentation
http://bit.ly/BetterPresentations
http://bit.ly/miketaylor


               T. Michael Taylor
        Learning Development Consultant
               Fossil ...
The Science of Presentations
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  1. 1. The Art & Science of Presentations
  2. 2. (yes, really. go ahead)
  3. 3. Not so Good much
  4. 4. Why?
  5. 5. Life after… Death by PowerPoint
  6. 6. Stop doing this…
  7. 7. ..and this…
  8. 8. IT Modernization Roadmap
  9. 9. Which leads to…
  10. 10. and costs…
  11. 11. It’s not working
  12. 12. What’s the most common communication mistake?
  13. 13. TOO MUCH Info
  14. 14. Why do you present?
  15. 15. 1 Remember 2 Do Something
  16. 16. Modality Cognitive Principle Load Working Coherence Memory Principle Long-term Redundancy Memory Principle
  17. 17. Sensory Long-term inputs memory Audience
  18. 18. Working Memory Sensory Long-term inputs memory 3-4 items
  19. 19. kids blah blah deadlines blah blah money blah blah blah blah spouse blah kids blah lunch blah
  20. 20. kids blah blah deadlines blah blah money blah blah blah blah spouse blah kids blah lunch blah
  21. 21. kids blah blah deadlines blah blah money blah 1 2 3 1 2 3 blah blah blah spouse blah kids blah lunch blah
  22. 22. Formula for Better Presentations
  23. 23. Treat them like kings!
  24. 24. Got it?
  25. 25. Preparation
  26. 26. Start Offline
  27. 27. Curiosity before Content
  28. 28. after 10 minutes audience attention steadily drops
  29. 29. Parachute in!
  30. 30. Design
  31. 31. Keep it simple
  32. 32. If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough —Albert Einstein
  33. 33. Reduce Text
  34. 34. No “SLIDE-U-MENTS”
  35. 35. Notes Area
  36. 36. Notes Page
  37. 37. Presenter View Audience Presenter
  38. 38. Make it visual. (But don’t decorate.)
  39. 39. Pictures beat text!
  40. 40. Better recall for visual info Text Pictures
  41. 41. High Quality Images
  42. 42. 1 Point Per Slide
  43. 43. Example
  44. 44. Dump the templates
  45. 45. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Keep it simple
  46. 46. Squint Test
  47. 47. DELIVERY
  48. 48. “Practice is the best of all instructors” Publilius Syrus
  49. 49. Read books – NOT Your Slides!!
  50. 50. Presenter View
  51. 51. Learn some shortcuts!
  52. 52. Learn some shortcuts
  53. 53. Cut the Text Visual w/o Backup Plan Who & Why 1st decoration Never read Plan before PPT 1 Point per slides Slide “Plain English” Practice Dump the Parachute in. templates Ask for Feedback What the #s MEAN PREPARE DESIGN DELIVERY
  54. 54. Learning Forum Be a Super Hero ^presentation
  55. 55. http://bit.ly/BetterPresentations
  56. 56. http://bit.ly/miketaylor T. Michael Taylor Learning Development Consultant Fossil & Hydro Generation 155 W. Nationwide Blvd Columbus, Ohio 43215 614.583.6050 | audinet: 220.6050
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