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A conference talk on how to deliver conference presentations.

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Presenting you

  1. 1. Presenting You! Emma Jane Hogbin
  2. 2. Abstract <ul><li>You've signed up to be one of those hand waving people at the front of the room and your talk has been accepted. Congratulations! You have lots of things to say. Your module ROCKS! Your code is AWESOME. Your designs are SASSY. But your fear of presenting is also ... well ... a value larger than zero. Come learn how to transform your speaking experience from scary snarling dogs to kittens playing with yarn. (A longer pre-con workshop is also being planned.) </li></ul><ul><li>This slide show is released under the CC SA-BY-NC (Share Alike. By Attribution. Non-Commercial) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>From competing in public speaking competitions, to teaching IT at community college, to delivering engaging and entertaining conference presentations, Emma Jane Hogbin (that's me) has a lot of experience in the art of talking. In this session you will learn some quick tips to help you with your own conference presentation. Specific topics will include: </li></ul><ul><li>* Story time: entertain me; inspire me </li></ul><ul><li>* Presentation styles: are you a Lessig or a Kawasaki? </li></ul><ul><li>* Timing and structure: how to fill up 45 minutes (and how not to go over) </li></ul><ul><li>* Presentation aids: your slides are for the audience, not for you to read </li></ul><ul><li>* Actionable items: have an impact by sending the audience home with a task </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of this session you will know how to develop and deliver a presentation that engages and inspires your audience. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why present? <ul><li>1. Share the love (“teaching”). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Promote your project (seek new volunteers). </li></ul><ul><li>But (more) realistically: </li></ul><ul><li>3. Recharge your laptop. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Simple and obvious
  6. 6. 5P
  7. 7. 5 steps to a good presentation <ul><li>1. Have a passion you want to share. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Plan to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Write a conference proposal . </li></ul><ul><li>4. Practice your message . </li></ul><ul><li>5. Present the highlights. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Passion
  9. 9. Conversation
  10. 10. Efficient conversation
  11. 11. An effective presentation is one that spawns conversation.
  12. 12. Plan
  13. 13. Chisel down to the heart of the story.
  14. 14. Plan your time
  15. 15. Military training: 1. Tell me what I’m about to learn. 2. Teach me what I need to know. 3. Tell me what I just learned.
  16. 16. Give a take-away message to generate action. Tell us your story.
  17. 17. Ensure your audience has the tools they need.
  18. 18. Be selective.
  19. 19. Propose
  20. 20. DrupalCon Proposals <ul><li>1. DrupalCon is like Christmas—you know it’s coming. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Prepare your proposal ahead of time. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Remove 2/3 of what you want to cover. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Post your proposal early. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Start preparing now. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Feeling chicken? Practice
  22. 22. Every time you open your mouth in public, you are a public speaker. Timothy Koegel
  23. 23. “Those who practice improve. Those who don't, don't.” Timothy Koegel
  24. 24. What style suits you? <ul><li>David does data. </li></ul><ul><li>Selena talks dead chickens. </li></ul><ul><li>The Top Ten. </li></ul><ul><li>Dick and Larry show many. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Present
  26. 26. Put the full story online. Present only highlights.
  27. 27. Audience members who expect to participate pay closer attention than those who don’t.
  28. 28. 5 steps to a good presentation <ul><li>1. Have a passion you want to share. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Plan to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Write a conference proposal . </li></ul><ul><li>4. Practice your message . </li></ul><ul><li>5. Present the highlights. </li></ul>
  29. 29. +1
  30. 30. Presentations are never finished , they are merely delivered.
  31. 31. Resources <ul><li>www.presentationzen.com </li></ul><ul><li>blog.duarte.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.beyondbulletpoints.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.presentationacademy.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.hicktech.com </li></ul>
  32. 32. What’s your passion? www.slideshare.net/emmajane [email_address] @emmajanedotnet

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