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Rethinking
    the Presentation
                   - or -

How not to kill people with your PowerPoint
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Rethinking
    the Presentation
                   - or -

How not to kill people with your PowerPoint
contemplating
 death
    by
powerpoint?
why?
most
presentations
     are
 boring
P LI FY
A M

OUR
MES
   SAG
        E!
✘       ✘

    ✓
it matters
120m                        *

 * - source Microsoft, July 2008
120m
 50
120m
     x 12
 50
120m
     x 12 x 3
 50
86.4m
x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 48 weeks/yr x 45 yrs
a new approach
outcomes
“Buy the project”        “eBusiness”

    “Agree the design”        “vBusiness”

      “Start a WebSphere competency centr...
?
 do i
care
feel inspired
     to do
  better at
presentations
know
 how to
  get
started
planning
Photo by timkelley - http://flic.kr/p/5BfhmJ
creating
1
    point
    per
    slide
high signal




          low
If you put a lot of words on your slides,then your
audience will read them.They won't be able to help
themselves. Oh,and w...
•   The        •   That
•   Same       •   They
•   Applies    •   Usually
•   To         •   Don’t
•   Bulleted   •   Rea...
use photos
not clipart
he has to
go
he has to
go      (hah!)
use
contrast
 to create
emphasis
use
contrast
 to create
emphasis
WRITE STUFF HERE!
rehearsal
rehearsal boosts
confidence
delivery
attention
ten
minute
 rule
emotionally
competent stimuli
emotionally
competent stimuli
emotionally
competent stimuli
emotionally
competent stimuli
emotionally
competent stimuli
in
summary
in practice
30 people in a room...
30 people x 40 mins
30 people x 40 mins = 20 hours
200 people x 50 mins = 167 hours
how important are your

outcomes?
communicating
complexity
slide


        A4 @ 600dpi
http://is.gd/2cMs
that’s it
 http://is.gd/2cMs
 ian_d_smith@uk.ibm.com or @ids
Presentation Camp
     London

 (17th Jan 2010)
Image Attributions
The following images are used under a Creative Commons licence, and have been downloaded
from http://fli...
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How not to kill with your Powerpoint. View in conjunction with speaker notes in Notes tab.

These are more or less as delivered at BarCamp Bradford on 14th November 2009.

Watch this as a video here ---> http://ian-d-smith.me.uk/rtp-resources/

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Rethinking The Presentation

  1. 1. Rethinking the Presentation - or - How not to kill people with your PowerPoint
  2. 2. @ids
  3. 3. Rethinking the Presentation - or - How not to kill people with your PowerPoint
  4. 4. contemplating death by powerpoint?
  5. 5. why?
  6. 6. most presentations are boring
  7. 7. P LI FY A M OUR MES SAG E!
  8. 8. ✘ ✘ ✓
  9. 9. it matters
  10. 10. 120m * * - source Microsoft, July 2008
  11. 11. 120m 50
  12. 12. 120m x 12 50
  13. 13. 120m x 12 x 3 50
  14. 14. 86.4m
  15. 15. x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 48 weeks/yr x 45 yrs
  16. 16. a new approach
  17. 17. outcomes
  18. 18. “Buy the project” “eBusiness” “Agree the design” “vBusiness” “Start a WebSphere competency centre” “Adopt Linux” “Change your architecture models” “Go green”
  19. 19. ? do i care
  20. 20. feel inspired to do better at presentations
  21. 21. know how to get started
  22. 22. planning
  23. 23. Photo by timkelley - http://flic.kr/p/5BfhmJ
  24. 24. creating
  25. 25. 1 point per slide
  26. 26. high signal low
  27. 27. If you put a lot of words on your slides,then your audience will read them.They won't be able to help themselves. Oh,and while they're reading,they won't be listening to you.That's not good,because you might be saying something important. T thisake slide,for example. Aren't you worried,as you read this,that you're missing something I'm saying? I mean,this is quite funny,but what if I’m telling you something really important that you need to know about putting words on slides. It'll be gone forever. Y re probably experiencing some sort of ou' cognitive discomfort by now.Don't inflict this on your audiences.Keep the words in the speaker notes.
  28. 28. • The • That • Same • They • Applies • Usually • To • Don’t • Bulleted • Read • Lists • So • With • Well • The • Proviso
  29. 29. use photos not clipart
  30. 30. he has to go
  31. 31. he has to go (hah!)
  32. 32. use contrast to create emphasis
  33. 33. use contrast to create emphasis
  34. 34. WRITE STUFF HERE!
  35. 35. rehearsal
  36. 36. rehearsal boosts confidence
  37. 37. delivery
  38. 38. attention
  39. 39. ten minute rule
  40. 40. emotionally competent stimuli
  41. 41. emotionally competent stimuli
  42. 42. emotionally competent stimuli
  43. 43. emotionally competent stimuli
  44. 44. emotionally competent stimuli
  45. 45. in summary
  46. 46. in practice
  47. 47. 30 people in a room...
  48. 48. 30 people x 40 mins
  49. 49. 30 people x 40 mins = 20 hours
  50. 50. 200 people x 50 mins = 167 hours
  51. 51. how important are your outcomes?
  52. 52. communicating complexity
  53. 53. slide A4 @ 600dpi
  54. 54. http://is.gd/2cMs
  55. 55. that’s it http://is.gd/2cMs ian_d_smith@uk.ibm.com or @ids
  56. 56. Presentation Camp London (17th Jan 2010)
  57. 57. Image Attributions The following images are used under a Creative Commons licence, and have been downloaded from http://flickr.com. Many thanks to everyone who makes their images available for use in this way. Please consider licensing your own images via Creative Commons. Slide 9, Teleprompter at Cisco by Robert Scoble - http://flic.kr/p/4tUKoz Slide 34, Barack Obama by timkelley - http://flic.kr/p/5BfhmJ Slide 53, Time by John-Morgan - http://flic.kr/p/4y3Rug Slide 55, How to conquer Europe with one smile by e³°°° - http://flic.kr/p/68zgbB Slide 56, Scary Nightmare Horror Scream Girl by Pink Sherbet Photography - http://flic.kr/p/6qJsiA Slide 57, Thunderbolt by mandolux - http://flic.kr/p/3p46fM Slide 58, fire alarm by TheTruthAbout... - http://flic.kr/p/54CNmN I personally made the images on slides 7, 8, 19, 28, 29, 31, and 33. The image on slide 67 is part of a real architecture model, kindly provided to me by Kevin Robson. I licensed all the other photographs from http://iStockPhoto.com, a wonderful source of high quality royalty free images.

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