30 tips for awesome presentations

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Learn to create presentations, not slide shows, and start giving awesome presentations.

Learn to create presentations, not slide shows, and start giving awesome presentations.

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  • It’s not a cinch to figure out your ‘why’, but you can make it work. I like to start with this statement and fill in the blank. You can put that in your proposal if you want, but you’ll need to connect it to audience, too. You have to make a gut emotional connection based on the ‘why’.That’s the next step. Hopefully you’ve done this before – it’s kinda what marketing is.
  • I usually fill in the blank in this statement to make this work. It’s not perfect, but it can help. Here’s an example for us:
  • You should be able to tell the whole story w/o slides, first. Slides are a storytelling AID, not the story.
  • Why were David’s hands and head so big? To be better scene from below/at a distance.
  • Why were David’s hands and head so big? To be better scene from below/at a distance.
  • But don’t be a slave to it
  • just do it equally/equitably
  • unless it specifically makes sense
  • just do it equally/equitably
  • We say ridiculous things.
  • You deserve this!!!!
  • just do it equally/equitably

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  • 1. 30 TIPS FOR AWESOMEPRESENTATIONS The Portent Webinar Series Ian Lurie @portentint ian@portent.com
  • 2. portent.co/ian-proposalsYes, like this, no ‘m’.
  • 3. #portentuThis is the hash tag
  • 4. WHY DO PRESENTATIONS SUCK?
  • 5. PRESENTATION <> SLIDES
  • 6. TIP #0USE YOUR TIME WISELY
  • 7. WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  • 8. TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  • 9. TELL ME WHY
  • 10. WHY ASK WHY?
  • 11. BECAUSE ‘WHAT’ IS BORING.
  • 12. THIS IS A DOG-SIZED SEMI-AQUATICRODENT WITH THICK FUR. yawn
  • 13. IF YOU LIKEDOG-SIZEDRODENTS THATALWAYS LOOKSMUG, THENCAPYBARAS AREFOR YOU. @!#*& yeah.
  • 14. I’M TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE IBELIEVE THAT_______________________________
  • 15. IF YOU _______________________THEN YOU’LL WANT TO LISTEN. tip #2: Fill in the blank
  • 16. WHY = VALUE
  • 17. TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRSTWHY = VALUE
  • 18. TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRST
  • 19. TIP #4: HAVE A STRUCTURE
  • 20. SAY WHAT YOU’LL SAYSAY WHAT YOU’RE SAYINGSAY WHAT YOU SAID
  • 21. HAVE STOPSALONG THE WAY
  • 22. CONNECTWHY TO HOW
  • 23. IMPUTED VALUE
  • 24. IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  • 25. IMPUTED VALUEIT’S ABOUT DETAILS
  • 26. LOW IMPUTED VALUE
  • 27. LOW IMPUTED VALUELOOKS BEAT UP
  • 28. LOW IMPUTED VALUEBROKEN FACE WATER DAMAGE
  • 29. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE BLEEP
  • 30. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE LOOKS COOL BLEEP
  • 31. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE MOSTLY INTACT ANATOMICALLY BLEEP CORRECT
  • 32. IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  • 33. TIP #5NO BULLETS
  • 34. TIP #5NO BULLETS(except for lists)
  • 35. TIP #6AVOID ARIAL
  • 36. BLOCK FONTS ARE FUNGOTHAMARIAL BLACKFRANKLIN GOTHICKNOCKOUT IS PRETTY AWESOME
  • 37. BUT DON’T BE AFRAIDTO TRY UNUSUAL STUFFACADEMY ENGRAVEDBAUHAUSIMPRINT
  • 38. TIP #7READABILITY IS PARAMOUNT
  • 39. THE 10-FOOT TESTTIP #6THE 10-FOOT TEST
  • 40. TIP #8THINK BIG
  • 41. at least 32 pt typeTIP #8THINK BIG
  • 42. TREAT TYPE AS ART
  • 43. TIP #9COLORS FOR EMPHASIS
  • 44. TIP #10PLAY WITH LINE SPACING FORDIFFERENT EFFECTS. THISFEELS REALLY ‘TIGHT’ ANDTOGETHER. BUT IT’S HARDERTO READ W/ LOTS OF WORDS.
  • 45. TIP #10FOR JUST A FEW WORDSIT WORKS GREAT, THOUGH.
  • 46. TIP #11FOR SUPER EMPHASISVARY TYPE SIZES.
  • 47. TIP #12VARY SIZES AND SPACING FOR ANICE SQUARE LOOK
  • 48. TIP #13NO WIGGLING
  • 49. TIP #13NO SQUIRMING
  • 50. TIP #13NO SMALL MOVEMENT
  • 51. TIP #13NO WIGGLING i am in a zen state.
  • 52. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • 53. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • 54. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • 55. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • 56. SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY FILLED WITH PHOTO BG COLOR, 50% TRANSPARENCY.
  • 57. TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO
  • 58. 1.6 1
  • 59. 1.6 1 BLEEP
  • 60. TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO(but don’t let it rule your life)
  • 61. TIP #16CAREFUL WITH COLORS
  • 62. FAVOR A NATURALCOLOR PALETTE From Tim Beard
  • 63. TIP #17USE PHOTOS THE RIGHT WAY
  • 64. CONFRONTATION
  • 65. WISDOMGURU-NESSJUST SILLY
  • 66. ANXIETYMY LIFE
  • 67. I’M POORLYGROOMED?
  • 68. TIP #18AVOID OVERUSED PHOTOS
  • 69. TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  • 70. TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  • 71. IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  • 72. USE STRONGLANGUAGE I DONT GIVE A $##@
  • 73. TIP #20LOOK ‘EM IN THE EYE
  • 74. TIP #20‘YOU’ ‘US’ ‘WE’
  • 75. IMPUTED VALUEPRESENTATIONSMUST HAVE IT
  • 76. IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  • 77. TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY
  • 78. TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY30,000! !6,000!!25,000! !5,000!!20,000! !4,000!!15,000! !3,000!! SEO!visits! NB!SEO!visits!10,000! !2,000!! 5,000! !1,000!! 0! !"!!!! Sep"10! Oct"10! Dec"10! Nov"10! Jan"11! Apr"11! Oct"11! Dec"11! Nov"11! May"11! Feb"11! Mar"11! Sep"11! Jul"11! Aug"11! Jun"11!
  • 79. TIP #22SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY
  • 80. I’M A GEEK
  • 81. DAMN PROUD OF IT
  • 82. TIP #23DO REFERENCE GENDER
  • 83. MAN/WOMANBOY/GIRLMAN/GIRLBOY/WOMAN
  • 84. TIP #24CULTURAL AWARENESS
  • 85. SUPPORT YOURAUDIENCE
  • 86. TIP #25UPLOAD TO SLIDESHARE
  • 87. “PEOPLE PAY TOATTEND CONFERENCES”
  • 88. CONTENT = WORKCONTENT = PRODUCT
  • 89. YOURPRODUCT
  • 90. TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  • 91. TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  • 92. TIP #27CREATE A LINK BUNDLE
  • 93. TIP #28DON’T REPEAT
  • 94. TIP #29DO RECYCLE
  • 95. TIP #30DO ANSWER QUESTIONS
  • 96. BONUS TIPDO ENJOY YOURSELF
  • 97. TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  • 98. WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  • 99. @PORTENTINT WWW.PORTENT.COM PORTENT.CO/ian-proposalsNEXT WEBINAR:TIMING IT RIGHT: USING GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR MARKETING PUNCTUALITY http://portent.co/timingitright