Tetuan Valley prez

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Talk at Tetuan Valley Startup School, Spring 2010.
Byron Stanford from Project Presentation speaks on how to improve today's presentations by traveling.

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Tetuan Valley prez

  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. En Project-Presentation we’re trying to change the world 2
  3. 3. Presentations aren’t the most important thing, but they are important 3
  4. 4. Imagine when you speak 4
  5. 5. People listen 5
  6. 6. And follow 6
  7. 7. You could spread your message, and change your world 7
  8. 8. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 8
  9. 9. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 9
  10. 10. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 10
  11. 11. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 11
  12. 12. I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan 12
  13. 13. But I looked like this 13
  14. 14. I had the pleasure of being Garr’s student. Presentation guru and great mentor 14
  15. 15. Author of Presentation Zen, which inspires today’s talk 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. Why is it important? 17
  18. 18. People like Seth Godin 18
  19. 19. Or Guy Kawasaki, agree that presentations today impede communication in stead of aiding it. 19
  20. 20. These people see more than 10 presentations a day. You should listen to what they say (and follow their blogs). They are the type of people you will be selling your ideas and dreams to. 20
  21. 21. But what is a Zen Presentation? 21
  22. 22. Why Zen? 22
  23. 23. It doesn’t mean you need to meditate before your prez 23
  24. 24. Garr relates 3 principle of Zen to Presentations. Restraint, simplicity and Naturalness. I want to relate them to the 3 parts of presentations: Preparation, design and Delivery Restraint in preparation Simplicity in design Naturalness in delivery 24
  25. 25. Garr relates 3 principle of Zen to Presentations. Restraint, simplicity and Naturalness. I want to relate them to the 3 parts of presentations: Preparation, design and Delivery Restraint in preparation Simplicity in design Naturalness in delivery 25
  26. 26. But how? 26
  27. 27. Travelling 27
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  29. 29. Follow me on a journey. The journey of making a presentation 29
  30. 30. As in any journey we have a point of origin 30
  31. 31. A destination 31
  32. 32. And many ways to get there. But this time the shortest way is not the best one 32
  33. 33. We could take shortcuts 33
  34. 34. But they will only bring you here 34
  35. 35. Preparing our trip requires us to decide our destination, what message we want to convey. 35
  36. 36. Get away from the computer 36
  37. 37. Take a notebook and a pencil to write down everything that comes to mind 37
  38. 38. Don’t be afraid to have a lot of ideas 38
  39. 39. Learn that destruction is part of the process of creation 39
  40. 40. Don’t be satisfied with the first idea that comes to mind. Push your ideas further and then reduce them to their core. Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 40
  41. 41. Take those reduced ideas and put them on post-its to create the map of your journey. If an idea doesn’t fit on a post-it it’s too complex. You need to make it simpler. Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 41
  42. 42. Organize your topics like stops on the road 42
  43. 43. Decide how you will go there. Power Point 43
  44. 44. Keynote 44
  45. 45. Flash 45
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  47. 47. 47
  48. 48. When we tell our friends about our stop along the way Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte 48
  49. 49. We use images. They are more powerful 49
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  52. 52. 52
  53. 53. Images you choose because they communicate an emotion to you. Don’t constraint it to the rules. 53
  54. 54. Use your image as the background and have your text on top 54
  55. 55. Everyday image 55
  56. 56. cropped 56
  57. 57. Use the rule of thirds 57
  58. 58. 80% of people prefer this image 58
  59. 59. Choose your colors wisely 59
  60. 60. If you need help you can use online resources like Kuler 60
  61. 61. Use a power color! 61
  62. 62. Design your slide thinking about the person at the back of the room 62
  63. 63. This style helps you convey an idea. If you need to give out more info put it in a handout. 63
  64. 64. Don’t use ugly 3D graphs 64
  65. 65. Use simple graphs that can be understood right away 65
  66. 66. Example of a way to show big amounts of data. Convey emotion! Be passionate about your journey! 66
  67. 67. Naturalness in delivery through rehearsing 67
  68. 68. In the shower 68
  69. 69. In the car 69
  70. 70. In the elevator 70
  71. 71. Walking the dog 71
  72. 72. Shopping with your girlfriend 72
  73. 73. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Connect with the audience 73
  74. 74. Tell your story, your way 74
  75. 75. Ex: Dylan Moran comes out on stage drinking and smoking. 75
  76. 76. Enjoy. This is your destination, the whole trip was to arrive to this point. Don’t be afraid to enjoy the moment 76
  77. 77. Review: Restraint in preparation: keep only the essential. Only make the necessary stops on your way Simplicity in design: Practice design, not decoration. Naturalness in delivery: Enjoy the moment 77
  78. 78. 78
  79. 79. Become a designer and a writer 79
  80. 80. Mind the words you use 80
  81. 81. Some words are more powerful than others 81
  82. 82. Repetition is essential for people to process your message 82
  83. 83. Review: Restraint in preparation: keep only the essential. Only make the necessary stops on your way Simplicity in design: Practice design, not decoration. Naturalness in delivery: Enjoy the moment 83
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  85. 85. People will concentrate on the mistake, not on the message 85
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