Find a compelling dramatic story in which your area/product/technology plays a key role and structure your presentation around that story
Corporate politics.Lack of shared values.Weak communication skills.These, and many others, are reasons why most IT projects fail.IT project success rate 1994: 15%IT project success rate 2004: 34%In 1994, 75% of projects failed to meet customer expectations, 30% never see the light of day. 50% are 200% over budget.Most projects are challenged on the basis of lack of “soft skills”, not hard skills.We tend to worry so much on our technical skills, that we tend to forget this “tiny aspect”. Our employers forget this too, so maybe this is a problem.
“ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication --- Leonardo Da Vinci
Despite my efforts, my first dry-run was a disaster
I had strong images, but lack ofstructure confused the audience
At first, I created a “logical” outline Main Point: Agility + Communication + Creativity lead to success 1. Supporting detail: Agility 2. Supporting detail: Communication 3. Supporting detail: Creativity Summary: Agility + Communication + Creativity lead to success
Reverse Benefits (what, how) (why, WIIFY) (lead-to why)Features Benefits Reversed Benefits E.g.: Candidate Scenario 1Steel Nib Does not leak Leaks A poet struggles to leave herBody Provides physical pleasure Inflicts physical torture mark on this earth. She writesCap Thoughts flow on paper Thoughts don’t flow on paper terrible poetry, her thoughtsBlue ink Can write beautiful poetry Writes terrible poetry don’t flow on paper, all the... … … pens she tries are physical torture for her hand. Until one day…