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Making Great Presentations
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Making Great Presentations

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Great presentations mean less, not more. Make 'em simple and easy to read, and DON'T TREAT YOUR PRESENTATION AS YOUR SCRIPT. …

Great presentations mean less, not more. Make 'em simple and easy to read, and DON'T TREAT YOUR PRESENTATION AS YOUR SCRIPT.

Great presentations aren't made to be read.

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  1. MAKING GREAT PRESENTATIONS Ian Lurie @portentint ian@portent.com
  2. This + links at http://portent.co/wsaslides
  3. THEIR DAD
  4. I WORK ON THE INTERNET
  5. I WORK ON THE INTERNET I’M A NERD
  6. I WRITE A LOT SOLD 12 COPIES (10 TO MY MOM)
  7. I’VE DONE PRESENTATIONS
  8. LET’S TALK ABOUT PRESENTATIONS
  9. LESSON 1: KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
  10. THE GREAT TREE-TYING CONTROVERSY OF 2008
  11. WHAT DID I JUST DO?
  12. I TOLD A STORY
  13. THAT’S WHAT PRESENTATIONS DO
  14. HOW THIS WILL GO PLANNING CREATING QUESTIONS?
  15. PLANNING
  16. PRESENTATION ≠ SLIDES
  17. PRESENTATION = YOUR INFO
  18. THE GOAL ≠ PRETTY PHHBBT Apologies to My Little Pony
  19. THE GOAL = MEMORY
  20. PEOPLE REMEMBER STORIES PEOPLE REMEMBER SMALL BITES
  21. WRITE SLIDES REHEARSE TALK
  22. STEP 1 WRITE
  23. WHY = VALUE ON ANYTHING
  24. REALLY really?!!!! you can even take notes on pinkie pie you can even take notes on pinkie pie you can even take notes on pinkie pie you can even take notes on pinkie pie you can even take notes on pinkie pie
  25. WHY HOW WHAT
  26. TELL ME WHY I SHOULD CARE (STORIES WORK REALLY WELL)
  27. THIS IS A LARGE, SEMI-AQUATIC RODENT WITH THICK FUR. yawn
  28. IF YOU LIKE DOG-SIZED RODENTS THAT ALWAYS LOOK COOL, THEN CAPYBARAS ARE FOR YOU. @!#*& yeah.
  29. I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE WEIRDEST RODENT YOU’VE EVER SEEN. @!#*& yeah.
  30. THE ‘HOW’ SAY WHAT YOU’LL SAY SAY WHAT YOU’RE SAYING SAY WHAT YOU SAID
  31. “HERE’S HOW THIS WILL GO”
  32. WHAT = THE FACTS
  33. PUPPIES WHY: THEY’RE CUTE HOW THE GOOD THE BAD THE REALLY BAD WHAT 1.  TALK ABOUT MY PUPPY 2.  THEY’RE DUMB 3.  BUT THEY’RE CUDDLY 4.  BUT THEY EAT CAT POO
  34. MAKING THE SLIDES
  35. TAKE WHAT YOU WROTE
  36. GET YOUR FACTS
  37. GET YOUR IMAGES
  38. NOW DO THE SLIDES
  39. CLEAR > FANCY
  40. CLEAN > MESSY
  41. NOT CLEAR. MESSY.
  42. NOT CLEAR. MESSY. LOOKS AWFUL
  43. NOT CLEAR. MESSY. TOO MUCH TO PROCESS
  44. NOT CLEAR. MESSY. •  Hey, check this out. If you can read all of this, I salute you. This is some painful stuff. •  This is a ‘presentation’ that was designed to be read, not heard. While that may be OK if you’re writing a report, it’s not ok when you’re creating a presentation. •  When folks see a slide like this, their brains scream, flip over and run away at top speed. •  Why? Because our brains respond best when they get to absorb spoken words, emphasized by images or other stuff. •  They’re NOT designed to absorb tons of written text on a screen while someone reads that text to them. It causes a total tune-out.
  45. NOT CLEAR. MESSY. •  And no, adding a random image or two doesn’t help, either. •  This is still really hard to read and it just goes on and on until you can’t read any more and your eyes are starting to water and you’re sick of looking at pictures and all you want to do is move on to the next class am I right?
  46. SLIDES ≠ A REPORT
  47. CLEAR. NOT MESSY. BLEEP
  48. BLEEP LOOKS COOL CLEAR. NOT MESSY.
  49. NOT BROKEN DETAILED BLEEP CLEAR. NOT MESSY.
  50. EASY TO REMEMBER BLEEP CLEAR. NOT MESSY.
  51. EASY TO REMEMBER CLEAR. NOT MESSY.
  52. NO BULLETS
  53. EVERY TIME YOU USE BULLETS http://upload.wikimedia.org/ wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/ 4_Kittens.jpg/ 800px-4_Kittens.jpg
  54. EVERY TIME YOU USE BULLETS http://upload.wikimedia.org/ wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/ 4_Kittens.jpg/ 800px-4_Kittens.jpg meep? BULLETS KILL KITTENS 2011 – Dave Estment
  55. EVERY TIME YOU USE BULLETS http://upload.wikimedia.org/ wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/ 4_Kittens.jpg/ 800px-4_Kittens.jpg meep? ANIMATION KILLS KITTENS 2011 – Dave Estment
  56. TIP #5 NO BULLETS (except for lists) noooo… From University of Wisconsin-Madison https://academictech.doit.wisc.edu/tags/tags/powerpoint?page=3
  57. 1 FACT OR IDEA PER SLIDE (SMALL BITES)
  58. 32+ PT
  59. COLORS FOR EMPHASIS
  60. FOR SUPER EMPHASIS VARY TYPE SIZES.
  61. HIGH CONTRAST NOT LOW CONTRAST
  62. VARY SIZES AND SPACING FOR A NICE SQUARE LOOK
  63. VARY SIZES AND SPACING FOR A NICE SQUARE LOOK 1: RIGHT-CLICK 2:
  64. 3:
  65. NO WIGGLING
  66. NO SQUIRMING (IT’S DISTRACTING)
  67. CUT AND PASTE AND IT WON’T MOVE
  68. CUT AND PASTE AND IT WON’T MOVE it didn’t move right?
  69. PICTURES? SURE.
  70. JUST MAKE THEM MAKE SENSE.
  71. JUST MAKE THEM MAKE SENSE. k thx bai
  72. THEY SHOULD REINFORCE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING
  73. PRACTICE
  74. DON’T LOOK AT THE SLIDES (MUCH)
  75. CHECK HOW LONG IT TAKES
  76. THOSE PRESENTATION ANIMALS?
  77. image search, then
  78. free to use or share
  79. wuv you
  80. PLAN CREATE PRACTICE
  81. TAKE A BOW IAN IAN@PORTENT.COM This + links at http://portent.co/wsaslides

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