Tips for Presenting

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Introducing the Viget team to some tips and strategies for presenting. Done in a very rough Lessig style as an illustration of style.

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Tips for Presenting

  1. 1. presenting
  2. 2. lots of things
  3. 3. content
  4. 4. visuals
  5. 5. ...
  6. 6. presenting
  7. 7. =
  8. 8. helping an audience
  9. 9. understand
  10. 10. your message
  11. 11. 1
  12. 12. content is king
  13. 13. message
  14. 14. story
  15. 15. only thing
  16. 16. matters
  17. 17. irrelevant
  18. 18. how do we keep a message
  19. 19. cohesive?
  20. 20. start small
  21. 21. one sentence
  22. 22. “I’m going to present about presenting”
  23. 23. three points
  24. 24. “Content, visuals, delivery”
  25. 25. five paragraphs
  26. 26. I didn’t actually do this part, but I could have...
  27. 27. one hundred twenty slides
  28. 28. cohesion
  29. 29. toughest part
  30. 30. 1>3
  31. 31. organization
  32. 32. information design
  33. 33. do what you
  34. 34. always
  35. 35. do
  36. 36. break down the concept
  37. 37. build
  38. 38. make sure:
  39. 39. everything relates
  40. 40. everything matters
  41. 41. edit
  42. 42. 1I
  43. 43. slides support
  44. 44. message
  45. 45. one rant:
  46. 46. slides
  47. 47.
  48. 48. presentation
  49. 49. repeat:
  50. 50. slides
  51. 51.
  52. 52. presentation
  53. 53. reason:
  54. 54. In order to tell the story you need to tell in an effective way, you may need a lot of words. If your story is to be understood away from your presentation, you may well need many words on your slide. People read much faster than you speak, so once they figure out that all your content is on the slides, they’ll start reading ahead of you, ignoring what you’re actually saying. Seriously, it happens. You’re doing it right now. Raise your hand when you read this line. Seriously. Raise your hand right now.
  55. 55. moral:
  56. 56. bullets and lots of words are bad.
  57. 57. your slides
  58. 58. & your voice
  59. 59. the interface
  60. 60. understanding
  61. 61. your message
  62. 62. III
  63. 63. presentation is delivery
  64. 64. be yourself
  65. 65. your style
  66. 66. know-it-all
  67. 67. funny
  68. 68. really funny
  69. 69. understated
  70. 70. storyteller
  71. 71. literature
  72. 72. three downfalls:
  73. 73. passion
  74. 74. preparation
  75. 75. trust
  76. 76. let’s talk:
  77. 77. passion
  78. 78. own every point
  79. 79. believe it
  80. 80. don’t go nuts
  81. 81. but show passion
  82. 82. let’s talk:
  83. 83. trust
  84. 84. who are you?
  85. 85. why do they care?
  86. 86. name?
  87. 87. experience?
  88. 88. skill?
  89. 89. introduce yourself
  90. 90. demonstrate
  91. 91. banking on your skill with your
  92. 92. ugly slides?
  93. 93. banking on experience without showing
  94. 94. your clients & work?
  95. 95. banking on your name with a
  96. 96. let’s talk:
  97. 97. preparation
  98. 98. don’t be like me
  99. 99. know your story
  100. 100. WAY BETTER
  101. 101. know your slides
  102. 102. also:
  103. 103. know your flow
  104. 104. know your clock
  105. 105. know your audience
  106. 106. practice
  107. 107. cues
  108. 108. slow down
  109. 109. move on
  110. 110. read your presentation
  111. 111. out loud
  112. 112. with friends
  113. 113. to a mirror
  114. 114. ugly slides?

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