SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 16
NAILING YOUR PERFORMANCE




                 Karen McGrane
                 Bond Art + Science
                 @karenmcgrane


                                      1
Concept ruthlessly stolen from Heather Champ @hchamp
Via Flickr User swirlspice under a Creative Commons License   2
4
5
YOU’RE A STAR NOW



                    6
THE DRESS REHEARSAL




                      7
TIMING IS EVERYTHING




                       8
GET WARMED UP




                9
GET INTO CHARACTER
            _What’s your schtick?
            _Dress the part
            _Know your stage
            _Make the transition




                                    10
“
MANAGING NERVES
             There are two types
             of speakers: those
             that are nervous and
             those that are liars.
                     —Mark Twain




                                11
OWN THE STAGE




                12
LINE, PLEASE




“Don’t cry for me... Ah...”
                              13
LOVE YOUR AUDIENCE




                     14
WORK THE STAGE DOOR




                      15
THANKS!
ROCK ON!


@karenmcgrane
karen@bondartscience.com
www.bondartscience.com
+1 (917) 887-8149

More Related Content

More from Karen McGrane

Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)Karen McGrane
 
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive ContentAdapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive ContentKaren McGrane
 
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentAdapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentKaren McGrane
 
Developing Successful Content Management Solutions
Developing Successful Content Management SolutionsDeveloping Successful Content Management Solutions
Developing Successful Content Management SolutionsKaren McGrane
 
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentAdapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentKaren McGrane
 
Selling content strategy
Selling content strategySelling content strategy
Selling content strategyKaren McGrane
 
Making the most of mobile
Making the most of mobileMaking the most of mobile
Making the most of mobileKaren McGrane
 
How to do content strategy
How to do content strategyHow to do content strategy
How to do content strategyKaren McGrane
 
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSW
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSWAvoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSW
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSWKaren McGrane
 
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users Too
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users TooBaby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users Too
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users TooKaren McGrane
 
Content Strategy for the Web
Content Strategy for the WebContent Strategy for the Web
Content Strategy for the WebKaren McGrane
 
We are all content strategists now
We are all content strategists nowWe are all content strategists now
We are all content strategists nowKaren McGrane
 
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction Design
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction DesignFrom Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction Design
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction DesignKaren McGrane
 
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyHandouts for Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyKaren McGrane
 
Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyWhy UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyKaren McGrane
 
Content Strategy at UX Melbourne
Content Strategy at UX MelbourneContent Strategy at UX Melbourne
Content Strategy at UX MelbourneKaren McGrane
 
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX Puzzle
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX PuzzleContent Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX Puzzle
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX PuzzleKaren McGrane
 
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design For
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design ForUnderstanding Content: The Stuff We Design For
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design ForKaren McGrane
 
User Experience Will Make or Break Social Business
User Experience Will Make or Break Social BusinessUser Experience Will Make or Break Social Business
User Experience Will Make or Break Social BusinessKaren McGrane
 

More from Karen McGrane (20)

Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Optimize Your Content For Mobile)
 
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive ContentAdapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
 
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentAdapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
 
Developing Successful Content Management Solutions
Developing Successful Content Management SolutionsDeveloping Successful Content Management Solutions
Developing Successful Content Management Solutions
 
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive contentAdapting ourselves to adaptive content
Adapting ourselves to adaptive content
 
Selling content strategy
Selling content strategySelling content strategy
Selling content strategy
 
Making the most of mobile
Making the most of mobileMaking the most of mobile
Making the most of mobile
 
Nashville UX Meetup
Nashville UX MeetupNashville UX Meetup
Nashville UX Meetup
 
How to do content strategy
How to do content strategyHow to do content strategy
How to do content strategy
 
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSW
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSWAvoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSW
Avoiding the 11th Hour Sh*storm at SxSW
 
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users Too
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users TooBaby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users Too
Baby Got Backend: Content Administrators are Users Too
 
Content Strategy for the Web
Content Strategy for the WebContent Strategy for the Web
Content Strategy for the Web
 
We are all content strategists now
We are all content strategists nowWe are all content strategists now
We are all content strategists now
 
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction Design
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction DesignFrom Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction Design
From Typing to Swiping: A Brief History of Interaction Design
 
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyHandouts for Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Handouts for Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
 
Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Why UX Design Needs Content StrategyWhy UX Design Needs Content Strategy
Why UX Design Needs Content Strategy
 
Content Strategy at UX Melbourne
Content Strategy at UX MelbourneContent Strategy at UX Melbourne
Content Strategy at UX Melbourne
 
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX Puzzle
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX PuzzleContent Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX Puzzle
Content Strategy: The Missing Piece of the UX Puzzle
 
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design For
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design ForUnderstanding Content: The Stuff We Design For
Understanding Content: The Stuff We Design For
 
User Experience Will Make or Break Social Business
User Experience Will Make or Break Social BusinessUser Experience Will Make or Break Social Business
User Experience Will Make or Break Social Business
 

Recently uploaded

Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Riya Pathan
 
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental Leave
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental LeaveBack on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental Leave
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental LeaveMarharyta Nedzelska
 
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptx
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptxTransportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptx
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptxSheldon Byron
 
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the Earth
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the EarthSoviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the Earth
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the EarthChristina Parmionova
 
Protection of Children in context of IHL and Counter Terrorism
Protection of Children in context of IHL and  Counter TerrorismProtection of Children in context of IHL and  Counter Terrorism
Protection of Children in context of IHL and Counter TerrorismNilendra Kumar
 
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable Price
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable PriceSpanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable Price
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable PriceFluent Fast Academy
 
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作ss846v0c
 
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024Bruce Bennett
 
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书saphesg8
 
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoubGhobrial1
 
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.ppt
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.pptTraining for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.ppt
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.pptVidalMendoza5
 
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping material
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping materialThomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping material
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping materialsafdarhussainbhutta4
 
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoubGhobrial1
 
Complete Benefits of career counseling in India
Complete Benefits of career counseling in IndiaComplete Benefits of career counseling in India
Complete Benefits of career counseling in IndiaMere Mentor
 
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024Bruce Bennett
 
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一z xss
 
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptx
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptxCareer-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptx
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptxGachaFluffy
 
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan e
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan ePharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan e
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan esonalinghatmal
 
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档208367051
 
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editor
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editorNathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editor
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editorNathanBaughman3
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Escort Service Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
 
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental Leave
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental LeaveBack on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental Leave
Back on Track: Navigating the Return to Work after Parental Leave
 
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptx
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptxTransportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptx
Transportation and Trade Part 5 (1) (1).pptx
 
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the Earth
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the EarthSoviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the Earth
Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever orbit the Earth
 
Protection of Children in context of IHL and Counter Terrorism
Protection of Children in context of IHL and  Counter TerrorismProtection of Children in context of IHL and  Counter Terrorism
Protection of Children in context of IHL and Counter Terrorism
 
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable Price
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable PriceSpanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable Price
Spanish Classes Online In India With Tutor At Affordable Price
 
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作
美国SU学位证,雪城大学毕业证书1:1制作
 
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024
LinkedIn for Your Job Search in April 2024
 
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书
办理哈珀亚当斯大学学院毕业证书文凭学位证书
 
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
 
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.ppt
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.pptTraining for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.ppt
Training for Deaconess, biblical qualifications.ppt
 
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping material
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping materialThomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping material
Thomas Calculus 12th Edition Textbook and helping material
 
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdfAbanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
Abanoub Ghobrial, Planning Team Leader.pdf
 
Complete Benefits of career counseling in India
Complete Benefits of career counseling in IndiaComplete Benefits of career counseling in India
Complete Benefits of career counseling in India
 
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024
LinkedIn Strategic Guidelines April 2024
 
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一
定制(SCU毕业证书)南十字星大学毕业证成绩单原版一比一
 
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptx
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptxCareer-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptx
Career-Orientation-for-Grade-9-and-10.pptx
 
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan e
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan ePharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan e
Pharmacoepidemiology... Pharmacovigilan e
 
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档
格里菲斯大学毕业证(Griffith毕业证)#文凭成绩单#真实留信学历认证永久存档
 
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editor
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editorNathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editor
Nathan_Baughman_Resume_copywriter_and_editor
 

Nailing Your Performance

Editor's Notes

  1. \n
  2. \n
  3. First talk was at IA Summit, went well, gave me a false sense of confidence\nGot myself scheduled to do a workshop at Internet World, precursor to Web 2.0\nObsessive detail about structure, slides, agenda slides\nGuy who came after me showed screenshots of websites, talked about why they were bad\n
  4. Thought my job was to be a lecturer\nTo communicate information, ideas, arguments\n
  5. My job was to be a performer, provide “Edutainment”\nPeople want to see a performance, and at the end feel like they walked out with some new information\nPeople don’t give a shit about your outline, about the structure of your talk\nThe structure of your talk is for YOU, to make YOU feel more confident\nYour ability to perform, to entertain, that’s what is going to make people think you are GREAT\n
  6. My job here today is to help you think of yourself as a performer, as a STAR\nWhich is not to say that I don’t think that structure and logic and ideas and organization are important—THEY ARE\nBut to be a great presenter, someone who really connects with an audience and gets ideas across\nYou need to have both great ideas and a great performance. And to have a great performance, you have to think of yourself as a star.\nGetting comfortable isn’t just on stage. It’s telling stories at dinner, giving talks at work. Practice.\nAs you’re prepping, you will start to transition from “having ideas” to “practicing.” And the point that all revolves around is the idea that you should REHEARSE.\n\n
  7. I teach a class in the interaction design MFA program at the school of visual arts, and the final project in my class is a presentation, and I swear to you, the class BEFORE the last class is basically me saying to the students “you better rehearse! I will know if you didn’t rehearse!”\n\nBut what does that mean? What’s (nod to Russ Unger) the right way to rehearse?\nScott Berkun, author of Confessions of a Public Speaker, will tell you that he stands up at his desk and delivers his talk as if he were giving it to an audience, 3-4 times before he actually gives it.\nMe, when I try that, I last about one slide before I’m sitting down, fiddling with the notes. But I will work through the cadence, the timing, the stories that matter obsessively in my head, while I’m showering, brushing my teeth, walking down the street, I will be polishing my talk. \nBelieve that rehearsal is bullshit because there is no audience. The only thing that matters is timing.\n
  8. Timing is the whole reason you rehearse. You need to feel confident that you have the rhythm, the cadence, the pacing right. Great presentations have a story arc, emotional highs and lows, they feel choreographed and not haphazard or rushed.\nI can tell pro speakers from novice speakers by their ability to deliver a well paced talk.\nSo... you’re prepped, you’re ready, what do you do before your performance?\n
  9. If you were in the performing arts, you would have a whole routine before you went on stage.\nYou need that. Gym? Food? \nScope out the room?\nGreen room prep?\nTech setup? Microphone, remote, dongle\n\n
  10. All of your prep is in the service of getting into character\nIf you were a theater actor, it would be obvious that you on stage was not you as a person\nAdopt that in our work too, you have to be bigger and bolder and fearless\nWhat is going to help you adopt the persona of a character\n
  11. You will be nervous. \nPhysical manifestations vs psychological manifestations.\nPhysical = rituals\nPsychological = harness the energy, indistinguishable from excitement\n\n
  12. Learn how to move, gesture, emote, be bigger than you think you need to be\n\n
  13. You’re the only one who notices/cares about errors, move on and don’t let yourself get tripped up\n\n\n
  14. Worst feeling as a speaker: having someone walk out\nDon’t get bogged down in distractions, people who aren’t engaged\nFind people who are engaged and refer back to them when you need a lift\n\n\n
  15. Performance isnt over when it’s over\nQ&A\nTransition to normal life\n
  16. \n